This is their story, and they're sticking to it.
Warning: Full spoilers for Arrow Season 7, Episode 20 below. If you need to brush up on where we left off, here is our review of season 7, episode 19.
Arrow finds himself in a bit heavy as the season 7 finale approaches. The series takes its sweet time, which sets EMIKO queen and the ninth circle as the dominant threat this year. This leaves little room to build on this foundation and the escalation of the conflict up to the season finale. Fortunately, the season got a lot of ground because of the "Confessions" tightly episode that applied made the most of their unusual shape and left Oliver Queen in poor condition. And if Olli suffers, you know that May is around the corner.
It is basically an unwritten rule that any show that stick around this long has to do an episode in Rashomon style at some point. This is such a well-worn trails now that the novelty factor has almost completely disappeared. Fortunately, the "recognition" was able to breathe a little life into the formula. As a rule, the idea is that you have a bunch of unreliable narrators listing their separate versions of the story. Here, unreliable narrators are coordinating with each other to distort the truth just enough to throw the police off. A subtle difference, but the long-awaited wrinkles anyway.
The main advantage of non-linear format & # 39 is that it has allowed a lot of story to be squeezed into one episode. Conventional fluff and banter were kept to a minimum, leaving only two issues that should be considered – what happened on this ill-fated mission, and that the shooter is trying to hide? There was a steady, exciting build-up to the big reveal, with several members of Team Arrow, seemingly involved before the real culprit was finally revealed.
This show does not disappoint, either. I want Roy was not returned to the game because of a sudden, with the & # 39; being a just in time to take part in a new murder mystery. But that aside, revealing him to be the murderer was a big, fleshy unexpectedly by solving the mystery. And more Cool twist, is not a return Mirakuru formula that caused the deadly fury of Roy, but the fact that he was killed and resurrected in the Lazarus Pit.
Best of all, it has allowed a number of finds, finally, to use the relationship between the team and the SCPD Erey intelligently. Perspective Green Arrow morphing of vigilante outlaws that completely replaces the character was attractive, but so far the series entirely made almost nothing with this potential. After that one episode focused on the tense relationship between the team and their colleagues Arrow SCPD, the whole thing seemed to have been removed. But this episode proves that there is still a lot of gold left to mine in the area.
Ollie's so hard to legitimize the Green Arrow, and Emiko, perhaps, destroyed all their good work in one hit. This is similar to the flow that can pass for the season finale and final season this fall. And if it really hits home much more than contrived shows that Emiko was the hand of the Queen's Gambit drowning. This little retcon never really clicked, even this episode came back a little and showing that she just let it happen, not directly organized the act.
In short, the "Confessions" covers a lot of ground in a short time and helped make this series the momentum it needs heading into these last two episodes. Between this episode and "Emerald Archer," it's hard to ignore the fact that a number of shines brighter when he takes the most risk story. This is what the authors have to keep in mind for 8 seasons.