Arrow Season 1 Review “Legacies”

This week’s episode of Arrow seemed to signal the start of a possible transformation in the type of hero that Ollie would become. For the first time Arrow moved away from corporate criminals and focused on street crime. Through that shift, "Legacies" was able to parallel Oliver’s past with the story of the Royal Flush Gang’s, Kyle Reston, and show us how the burdens of a parent can often be unfairly transferred to their children.

At least on the surface, Ollie resisted Dig’s suggestion that there were other ways to save the city besides hunting down billionaire criminals. Ollie returned from the island with one mission on his mind, so this foray into fighting street crime sort of marked a turning point. Because of Dig’s influence, Ollie’s narrow scope widened just a little bit and created a tiny opening for Ollie to begin creating his own future as a hero beyond the hit list his father left behind. Read More...


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