Review/Recap Arrow | ‘The Calm’


By: Cynthia Ayala

“With crime at an all-time low, Oliver lets his guard down and is taken by surprise by a new villain; Oliver and Roy take on the Count; Diggle becomes a father; Lance gets a promotion; Laurel joins the inner circle.”

  • Synopsis provided by Shazam

I waited all summer for this show and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! I was incredibly happy with the creative design behind the episode and the cast, full of action and character development. Brandon Routh makes an amazing Ray Palmer. Routh just seems to have this knack for playing the perfect superhero Boy Scout. Stephen Amell as well, well he was just amazing! The whole team dynamic is amazing as it has always been. The tension and the strength between the team members is so strong and captivating, bringing a lot to the show.

Not only that, but they are very fun to watch. The scenes with the light humor, even in when they happen in the background, capture the audience’s attention and make them smile. That is the very essence that makes a comic book what it is. Despite all the drama that pushes the characters into all these different and tense directions, there is still a lightness to it, a lightness to the writing and the show.

So I think I’ve made my point. The writing behind the show and the casting is spectacular. It was an incredibly fast-paced episode that left off on such a monumental moment, dropping the jaws of the viewers all around. It was incredible and sad and just, so unexpected.

That sure is one heck of a way to start off a season.

Directed by:
Glen Winter

Written by:
Greg BerlantiAndrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim & Jake Coburn

Starring:
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Susanna Thompson, Paul Blackthorne, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Manu Bennett & John Barrowman

Genre: Superhero, Drama, Action, Mystery, Science fiction

Original Air Date/Time/Channel: October 8, 2014 | 8 PM | CW

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