Oliver/Al Sah-him finishes his training and is left with two final tasks to become the next Ra’s al Ghul. Ra’s threatens Nyssa and delivers some shocking news. Meanwhile, Malcolm makes a surprising offer to Team Arrow and Thea goes to see Roy.
First things first, some of this episode was good. It was awesome seeing Katana, The Atom, Black Canary, and other members of Team Arrow all suit up and murder League of Assassins members in broad daylight. Katana especially, I didn’t expect her to get a costume this season! And Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer continues to be hilarious and awesome, even if it’s currently just an Iron Man knock off.
However, what the hell are the writers thinking? The episode ends on yet another shocking twist, but are we really supposed to buy it at this point? I mean, the midseason finale was Oliver getting stabbed and kicked off a cliff, and one episode later he was fine. There’s simply no tension in Nanda Parbat, any deaths can be easily undone thanks to the Lazarus pits. Furthermore, Ra’s al Ghul is a moron. He’s completely oblivious to pretty much everything happening around him, twirling his mustache as he arranges a marriage for his daughter.
If there is any justice left in the world, Diggle will reveal that his real name is John “Diggle” Stewart and that he took sculpting classes in college. ARGUS then gives him a Green Lantern ring, setting up the next season to be Green Lantern/Green Arrow. “My sister, Speedy, is a junkie!” I need this.