Arrow Season 1 Review “Muse of Fire”

Oliver seems to have stumbled upon a kindred spirit in this week’s episode of Arrow, "Muse of Fire." Like Oliver, Helena Bertinelli, the daughter of a wealthy and corrupt Starling City businessman with mafia ties, has inherited a certain inescapable burden from her family.

Oliver can’t help but be drawn to Helena. Without having to prompt her, she could already imagine his time on the island and understand that while he may have suffered incomprehensible amounts of loneliness and sadness, there also had to be an incredible freedom in being completely released from the roles they were expected to play in society. Like Dig, Helena had no personal history with Oliver, so he had no reason to keep up normal appearances for her and was relieved to be able to talk candidly about missing certain aspects of his time on the island. Read More...


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