TV Review: ARROW “League of Assassins”

In last week’s episode of ARROW, one little name set the internet on fire. Ra’s Al Ghul. This week’s episode is entitled “League of Assassins”, and the focus shifts from […]

In last week’s episode of ARROW, one little name set the internet on fire. Ra’s Al Ghul.

This week’s episode is entitled “League of Assassins”, and the focus shifts from Oliver to Black Canary, who was revealed to be Sara Lance. We start to see of some of Sara’s back story, as to what happened to her when she was swept out to sea.

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We are introduced to the League of Assassins. They first appear at Oliver’s mansion, attacking him and Sara. Oliver’s first reaction is it’s Malcolm Merlyn, back from the dead. So a connection is made there. I’m hoping the show will explore this further.

We also see what’s going on with Oliver’s mother, Moria in prison. The DA wants to give her the death penalty, and Moria isn’t putting up too much of a fight. Of course Oliver and Thea try to convince her not to do it and to take a plea bargain. Obvious Moria is hiding something.

Sara has to deal with the fact that she has now put her family in danger. So it’s up to her and Oliver to protect them.

One of the cooler things about this episode was the introduction of Professor Ivo. He talks about improving the human body. It’s an interesting subplot I can’t wait to unfold.

This episode was extremely tense. The layer just keep pealing back and more unfolds.

I’m enjoying how Oliver is going from killer to hero. He may not be killing criminals anymore, but he’s still a hunter at heart.

So far the second season is really shaping up. I almost think it’s better than the first.

“League of Assassins” airs Wednesday October 6th on the CW.

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About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.