Arrow: (S05E18) “Disbanded”

Review: I was planning on writing the review of the episode of the last week and the episode of this one together in one post, but there was no new Arrow episode this week, so instead, I’m just super late with the review of the 18th episode!

First things first, Oliver (Stephen Amell) had one of his mood swings yet again and he decided to “disband” the team Arrow. Which, in the end, didn’t last. Instead of asking his team for help, he called Anatoly (David Nykl) to the town and asked Bratva to kill Adrian Chase (Josh Segarra). Which … In the end … Didn’t happen.

Did ANYTHING happen? Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) officialy joined the group of hackers by asking them to help her reveal Chase’s face in the costume of Prometheus. And they actually suceeded at that. I like the fact that the hackers have more screen time, because it reminds me of Mr. Robot.

Otherwise … You can tell that the writers are struggling with including the “little” characters in the story. What do I mean? There’s no Thea (Willa Holland), no Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson) …  And every time that Lance has screen time, it feels kind of cringey. I don’t know. The entire storyline of this season is just about Prometheus, no character development and no off-the-road stories. I’m sadly simply disappointed.

It feels like they will defeat Chase sooner or later and Diggle (David Ramsey) is still the best part of the show. The Bratva throwbacks are coming to an end and I feel like they could have made more out of them.

Next Arrow episode will air on the 26th of April … Tune in. I will, nonetheless.

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