He physically left, yes. But he had emotionally checked out long before, which is what made her check into the other guy. She was looking for what she lost when Jake stopped paying attention to her.
I've been thinking some more about Black Canary and her origin story. I think we're seeing the comparison of Laurel's island story. As much as it annoys some to see Oliver talking in his whiny voice, given the much stronger hero we know now, he had to get there. That didn't stop him from doing what he had to do, though. That said, Laurel suits up prematurely because of her sister before her and her desire to keep the loss from her father and other reasons to keep the heart of Sara alive. I like your idea that by the finale they'll truly be fighting together. I hope, until then, Team Arrow doesn't just yell at her, but embraces her as they each were embraced themselves in their time. In Canaries, I think we'll be focusing on either Laurel or Sara flashbacks, so it may be an Oliver free episode. We'll find out!
Delia does need to open up. I'm finding it really difficult to care about her work scenes, for example, without any context outside of her being a divorce lawyer. Who IS she? She's just a name. I need more. I didn't mind Becca and Jake at all, but Jake jumped into something serious when he hadn't had an opportunity to determine why he stepped out of his marriage. He obviously loved Abby, so why did he walk away emotionally, making her feel abandoned? Before he can truly find happiness, he has to know why that happened.
She had no problem telling him not to think with his dick, but she was saying that because she was afraid of her feelings, which kind of nixed any bad ass attitude she may have been trying to pull off. Being afraid of being alone, whether by going to your ex for computer help or by pushing a guy away is still fear. Delia and Phoebe haven't been given enough substance yet. They're all exterior at this point. I don't doubt we'll learn more, but I'm antsy. :-)
It appears you think the Bravermans pick losers as spouses and yet you want Amber to tell the drug addicted, alcoholic and aggressive Ryan about the baby. Fatal flaw, my friend.
You're a sweetheart. Something to think about. If I have a wide viewing spectrum, and you read what I write, then we have that in common! Editing has also given me the opportunity to see into other shows. I've started watching Criminal Minds on occasion, which I had never watched (OK, Jennifer Love Hewitt helped, I admit). But I know a lot more about a lot of different shows than I ever have before. As for Reign, Conde is finally starting to look like the tool he is. Francis seemed amazing tonight, even after the Cardinal tried to tell him off for using love against him. He's hardly up for calling anyone out on good behavior. Excited for more Bash and Kenna. I've missed them!
Hey Spindae, I have a question for you -- can you email me?
You're right, Steve. I think you're in the majority. Yes, we all knew he was coming back. Major duh. But to feel his absence would have made an impact whether we knew he was coming back or not. Opportunity lost. That should have been the name of the episode, come to think of it. They are never going to get that opportunity again. What a shame.
Reality adictt and I are going to have to ask you to go back and read your first post from the first episode on and see how much you've grown since then. giggle. Sorry, RA. I just couldn't resist.
No need to be quite so curt. Go back and read the review and recap of the former season if you need a refresher. It's all there in black and white, right here on TV Fanatic. For free.
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