ARROW Gets a Big Brother

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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.

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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…)

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

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