Sorry for the delay on the review. I was…a little drunk. No I am not kidding. I thought it best to, ya know, sober up before thinkin’ my thoughts.
I feel like I’ve been in a game of chicken with Marc Guggenheim the last four weeks. I was determined not to swerve first, but after it was confirmed that Oliver & Nyssa get married…I swerved. I’ll admit it. I swerved right into a bar and drank my feelings all up.
Well, first I let out a barrage of mildly humorous yet bitter tweets. Then I hit the bar.
Anywho, I prepared myself for a necessary second viewing because I told my husband to make strong margaritas and he’s an over achiever.
The only other episode I’ve watched twice before writing the review was The Canaries (shudder). I’ll admit…this was rough. But a rough Arrow episode is still 98% better than the other crap on television. I also realized during my second viewing there was no reason to swerve. All the spoilers, articles and Tiffany Vogt tweets (oh yeah Tiffany…you are so on my list)…were simply the very road signs I’d been warning against.
Stephen Amell once commented that it’s always darkest before dawn. He was right. Arrow 3×22 was a difficult episode – painful, heart wrenching, devastating and downright enraging. We went into the dark in “This Is Your Sword”. So much dark it’s difficult to see what’s on the other side…
Let’s dig in…
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