Episode Title: Second Chances
Original Air Date: February 1, 2017
Episode Number: 5×11
In his quest to take down Kovar, Oliver gets help from a surprising source – Talia al Ghul. However, when she reveals what she wants from him in exchange, Oliver isn’t sure he can accept her help. Felicity attempts to hack the NSA to help free Diggle but when her online efforts are flagged, she faces off against an unknown adversary. Meanwhile, Curtis tells the team about a female vigilante, Tina Boland, he uncovered online who has been wreaking havoc all over the country.
This show is slowly losing me and I’m disappointed to admit this because I absolutely loved the first three seasons. Why is the show focusing on new characters and bringing on more people onto the team? Why not delve further into the current crop of characters that are already on the show and give them a little bit more of a background? Look, I wasn’t the biggest Laurel fan and I’m a bit offended that the team is just going to replace her with someone because Oliver says so? I don’t get it. What is the point?
And whatever happened to Thea? Why isn’t she a superhero anymore? Yes, I know it has been explained already, but I don’t buy it. Why hire someone else to be on the team when she can just suit up again and retcon whatever excuse she had for not wanting to be a vigilante/superhero anymore?
Oliver wanting to help Tina and convince her to be on the team…I mean, she was doing fine the last three years that she’s been vigilante-ing and it just so happens that she’s up against someone who she can’t take on by herself and it just so happens that Oliver and team are in Central City. How convenient, hmm. She doesn’t need a man to save her, please. Yes, the team helped and she probably would have died if she went against the drug lord by herself, but it annoys me that a man would think she’s helpless and that she needs saving.
In any case, I kinda like Tina and was pretty surprised that she shot that guy. Let’s see how she blends in with the team. Can’t wait to see her dynamic with Felicity. I would be shocked if they even have a conversation because having two women talk on this show only happens once in a blue moon.
The writers are really doing their best to write Wild Dog to not come off as a dick. For the second episode in a row (and as much as I hate admitting this), he amused me with his quips. Oliver and Curtis’ reaction to him eating his stacked burgers was hilarious.
Felicity, or rather Ghost Fox Goddess, has a fan! That was a cute scene. I wonder if Felicity will take her advice to heart and go back to her hacktivist ways. I would love to see that.
Again, I ask, why the sudden need for a new Black Canary? I don’t get it.