So many heart-breaking and anger inducing moments have led to these two episodes detailing the final battle (at least, for now) between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Deathstroke (Manu Bennett) and oh what an excellent finale!
Unthinkable finally sees the full return of Roy (Colton Haynes), now powerless (leading on from the cure for which he was the guinea pig) but not without his training. Thankfully, without the Mirakuru his judgement is no longer clouded by anger, resulting in a huge, exciting and seamless fight scene in the tunnels. This fight is used in conjunction with a similar fight five years ago, and impressively they were used interchangeably, avoiding pauses and constantly remaining interesting.
We were promised a surprise ending and rumours of a main character’s death have been up in the air, and it’s sad to see Quentin in such a state. With blood spluttering from his mouth and some sort of clear internal injuries, there doesn’t appear to be much chance for the detective, a much-loved hero of the show. It was concealed well, but surely there’s no way he could have known…perhaps even in potentially inevitable death he wanted to protect his daughters from any form of harm, emotional or otherwise-a bittersweet moment following a clear indication that he would willingly die for his children.
Could Laurel now become the Black Canary? She seems to be set up for it. Her sister has been given the name the Canary, she has her jacket, and will surely miss her sister greatly. In addition to this she is not without her reason to want to join the vigilantes in their plight to save the city from itself and she knows better than anyone just how much help Starling City needs. It would be an exciting event for this to be the making of her vigilante alter-ego.
Season two of Arrow has seen the rise of Oliver from a wallowing mess who is scared to fight crime in the event that he might again kill, to a true hero who honours his best friend through showing the strength to let his enemies live. This has been an amazing season and hopefully this will remain to be the case for the future of all of the Arrowverse. The Flash included! (Who can wait for more of Barry Allen? (Grant Gustin)) Definitely one of the better characters to come from the conflict between Oliver and Slade, and he certainly deserves his own show.