ARROW Gets a Big Brother



Episode 305 “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak”

[photos: Diyah Pera/The CW]

So, this season the Arrow writers said to themselves, “Hey, let’s make a Batman show…” And that was right after seeing a Lord of the Rings movie, and hey-ho! We’ve got the Eye of Sauron on Arrow claiming to be Brother Eye.

And oh, yeah… we see Goth Felicity.


The opening sequence of scenes — Oliver and Roy sparring, Laurel and Ted sparring, Thea and Malcolm sparring, then Felicity barely making it through her tenth sit-up… priceless. It’s a great way to contrast her character with everyone else. Because she’s the tech. The geek girl. So it’s a nice setup to the arc — the origin story of Felicty “Oracle” Smoak. (Even though they’re not calling her that yet…)


The show goes over the top in presenting Felicity as the ordinary one. She brushes her teeth. She…

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