There's only one way to describe this episode - contrived fluff cheesefest.
This episode had great action sequence. That's about the only positive in it.
Otherwise, Laurel continues to be neglected by the writers and this episode confirmed that bringing back Sarah from the death serves absolutely no purpose at all, as she is made into a plot device in the past and a mary sue in the present and leaves without affecting anything.
The show yet again failed to move forward, yet again showcased that making Sarah into fake-Canary was absolutely pointless and yet again failed to give meaning or great plotline to Laurel, even the measly "addiction plotline" barely got any attention. What should have been a PIVOTAL storyline for Laurel (I MEAN HER SISTER IS IN TOWN?! THE CHARACTER THAT DROVE HER MOTIVATION FOR WHOLE SEASON ONE?! AND SHE DOES NOT EVEN BECOME AWARE OF IT?!), was turned into cheap action flick
Sarah Lance turned into one huge plot device, both in the past and in the present storyline. At least her past storyline makes her relatable, but her present storyline makes her border on mary sue - oh wow, how great she is at everything and how suddenly everything centers aroung her!~ Not. I still can't seem to see ANY real substantial reason on why she is back - she came and left without affecting ANYTHING in the show, except managing to steal the role and the awesome scenes Laurel should have when she gets into her Canary storyline. Also BOOHOO Oliver's harem of sexism grows - another female pining after him.
Its sad to see show falter so much. The production values are easily best out of all cw shows and the fight choreography is great, but the show struggles to develop any character not named Oliver Queen, especially failing at developing female characters.
S1 finale was such a great thing and its depressing to see this show falter.
"she wouldn't die because its way to soon to kill off a main character"
Not in the Whedon show.
In Angel The Series, first lead character bit the dust within first 7 episodes.
I find it borderline hilarious that the best episode of this show has most likely lowest review rating here. Oh well
Maybe it was my memories for Angel The Series and what happened to Amy Acker's character there, but this episode was incredibly tense for me and I feared for Simmons life since the very start when the body fell down(I was like "Uh oh that's not good").
And then the serum on rats did not work and my heart sank. And then it was revealed that it did work and yet she still jumped because she did not know and oh gods.
Also I LOVE THE FACT That while they are still dealing with Coulson mystery of his death and physical ramifications of it, Whedon family does not forget the PSYCHOLOGICAL ramifications - I mean, even if nothing was truly weird about his survival(hint: it is weird), the man died. He was dead. That leaves a scar on your mentality and far too many shows (*cough*tvd*cough*) seem to ignore the fact that even if person "gets better" from being dead, that does not always apply to his/her mental state.
This has to have been the most emotionally taxing episode of this show yet.
Also this show is REALLY lucky to have caught the actress who plays Simmons. She really shone this week as did C.Greg's Coulson.
not to mention the fact that its still almost consistently third highest show of the night every week.
This sounds a bit sensationalist, tbh, considering the live+7 ratings have remained steady implying that same amount of people catch the show, just at different times.
Agreed. Aiden will betray emily, everyone will think Ems is dead, only for her to return after hiatus with fresh dose of revenge.
Also considering how much OUAT "borrows" from Fables and what Regina And Rumple seem to be cooking up to deal with Pan, could it be that they will deal with Peter Pan in the exact same way Fables dealt with Adversary? Especially considering that The Adversary was originally planned to be Peter Pan.
Why do I get the feeling that sending Ariel to Storybrooke will be a HUGE mistake for Regina, considering how Tinkerbell turned out.
LOVED the fact that show did not dance around the fact that Nealfire is a jerk and that Emma has no reason to actually like him or feel positively about him. Dude put her in jail for gods sake. Everything that's screwed up about Emma, every little wall, every little bit of mistrustis thanks to him. And by all means that should NOT change by him simply waltzing in into Storybrooke last season. She has no reason to have positive memories about him yet and its NEAL who has to prove himself and not Emma.
Also loved the fact that after all of Pan's melodramatics, Hook outright just went up and told it all to Charming and Snow as if no big deal. Also that love confession....my heart.
Snow can't really keep a secret even if to save her life, eh? I so want this to be a running gag from now on.
Ughh, S3 of revenge started out so promising, but with last two episodes it went to s2 level of nonsense already
Plots still jump from one to other, Emily still deals with random distractions and Aiden is still alive.
Except that it also now has thrown away any semblance of logic for 100% soap opera hijinks(gold bricks in the warehouse? SERIOUSLY? Oh and Patrick is a murderer but that's okay! He did not mean to!), where 99% of characters(except Emily) act completely out of character.
If not for the end part of this episode hooking me on the show again, I would have dropped out after today.
This show continues to be top-notch brilliance mix of macabre and awesome
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