Oliver: “Earlier today I was looking at Sara and I realized something. One of these days it’s going to be me. This life that I’ve chosen, it only ends one way.”
“Sara” is the October 15 episode of “Arrow.” If you haven’t seen it yet, beware of spoilers. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from tonight’s episode. “Arrow” airs Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. CT on the CW.
Sara being brought back to the lair by Laurel is all sorts of heart breaking. The same can be said for Felicity saying there has been a death in the family. Sara impacted the lives of many on Team Arrow, and it is great to have everyone have a little moment reflecting on Sara.
The most heart breaking thing of all is that in this time of grief, all Oliver wants to do is talk to Thea. He misses his sister. Oliver and Thea haven’t always had the greatest of relationships, and Thea herself hasn’t been the most enjoyable to watch.
This is a good way to get viewers to miss Thea or at least start to care about her more than they previously did. Her absence is causing Oliver pain. Now all the writers have to do is amp on the mystery about where Thea is, and the scene at the end is good enough.
In this episode, it’s more of an emotional loss of Thea. It’s not about the mystery of where she is. Seeing as how this episode is about dealing with Sara’s death, the focus should be on emotions and emotional responses. There does not need to be a big mystery element.
Roy finally shows Oliver the note from Thea. It’s nice that the writers don’t make Oliver get really upset about this. Instead, Oliver just says okay, and they move on. The focus really isn’t on Roy’s relationship with Thea, which isn’t a bad thing in this episode.
However, it would have been nice to see Roy talk about Sara. He isn’t really shown grieving or anything. Roy doesn’t try to reach out to someone to talk to, and he doesn’t try to get Oliver or Felicity or someone to open up about their feelings. Roy is just kind of there.
Felicity taking the job at Queen Consolidated is interesting. Her reasoning is that she wants more out of life. What’s unclear is that if she is referring to working for the vigilante or to waiting for Oliver to come around. The writers definitely need to explain this more. Also, it will be curious to see how much we see of Felicity at Queen Consolidated.
Oliver does a lot of thinking about his future. Sara’s death causes him to realize that he will one day end up on the slab in the lair. There’s not another outcome for him. All Oliver has right now is his mask. Oliver Queen lives in the lair now. He doesn’t do anything else. Hopefully, all of this will push Oliver to get a life without a mask.
The decision to keep Detective Lance in the dark about Sara’s death is interesting. There isn’t a clear endgame here. The writers have to be wanting to accomplish something, and it can’t just be to prolong the pain. Do you think Laurel should have told her dad about Sara?
Alright, what are the odds that there are two archers running around Starling City at the same time? It’s a little too coincidental. This would have to be by design of whoever killed Sara. Otherwise there needs to be a reason to make this coincidence acceptable.
The only good thing to come out of this is Laurel. She goes a little dark side. Okay, she goes way into the dark side. All Laurel is feeling is rage. This is something that Oliver understands, even Roy understands it. Now there just needs to be more conversations between them and Laurel.
What did you think of the episode? Did you enjoy seeing Tommy again? It’s nice to know that he never gave up on Oliver. Who else teared up when Diggle said he would name his daughter Sara? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.