Arrow 1.10 Review: ”Blast Radius”

If one would compare this mid-season premiere of Arrow with last year’s “Burned,” this episode comes out a lot stronger in comparison. Both episodes featured new DC characters with Firefly in “Burned” and Shrapnel (played by the great Sean Maher) in “Blast Radius.” Shrapnel was a very dark and twisted character to bring on for the mid-season opener. While not much was learned about him, they did at least leave the door open for him to return later this season unlike Firefly. The strong part about this villain was to see whether or not Oliver would kill him after he put so many people in danger, including his family.

While Laurel has been a character that has received a lot of criticism this season, this drug addiction storyline is definitely heading towards Laurel being broken down in order to rise even stronger. However it was good to see her actually noticing that there is something very off with Sebastian. Wonder what her reaction would be like if she saw that scary skull mask. Laurel will most likely get into a lot of trouble for digging up Sebastian’s mysterious past, but on the bright side, she gets to do something else instead of just taking pills all the time.



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