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Arrow: “The Odyssey” (Season 1 Episode 14)

arrow-tvBroadcast date: Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 2013

The Odyssey is one of my favorite episodes of the season so far. As Oliver staggers off after being shot by his mother, he enlists the help of Felicity. Felicity takes him to the hideout, where Diggle works on saving his life. During this time we flash back to the island, and the flashback dominates the episode in a big way. We see Oliver get trained by Slade, we hear Fyers’ benefactor on a telephone, and we are introduced to Shado, Yao Fei’s daughter, who appears to have a much different role here than she does in the comics, although we are shown both Shado’s and Oliver’s shoulder dragon tattoos for a reason. The name of the episode comes from the code phrase used for the airplane landing on the island, which is out of the pages of the Odyssey, a book Oliver is familiar with, and makes him finally of some use. We know Oliver won’t escape the island yet, since he hasn’t done his bow training with Yao Fei yet or interacted with Shado.

There were also several humorous quotes in this episode:

Slade: “I’m impressed. You didn’t puke.”

Oliver: “I just swallowed it!”

And this:

Oliver: “I’m trapped on an island and my only friend is named Wilson.”

So in other words, we get more Felicity and she joins the team in a self-limiting capacity, we get some humor, and we also get lots of kick-butt action on the island flashbacks. Awesome episode!

February 23, 2013 - Posted by | tv shows |

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