ARROW Episode 1x05 "Damaged" Poll & Discussion, Press Release For 1x07 "Muse of Fire'

What did you think of the fifth episode of Arrow? Sound off with your vote within and discuss what you liked or didn't like about the episode? Discuss spoilers here!

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By Mark Julian - 11/7/2012


So, what did you guys think of the fifth episode of Arrow? Impressed by the show's depiction of Deathstroke and what did you think of the way Arrow escaped the suspicion of the Starling City police?




DC COMICS’ VILLAIN DEATHSTROKE APPEARS ON THE ISLAND WITH OLIVER — After Detective Lance (Paul Blackthorne) arrests Oliver (Stephen Amell) for murder, Oliver tells Moira (Susanna Thompson) the only lawyer he’ll allow to represent him is Laurel (Katie Cassidy). Laurel takes the case which puts her at odds with her father. Oliver offers to take a polygraph in front Detective Lance but things get tense when Lance asks him if anyone else was on the island with him. Oliver flashes back to when he got his first scar, courtesy of Deathstroke (guest star Jeffrey Robinson). Colin Donnell, David Ramsey and Willa Holland also star. Michael Shultz directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski (#105).




THE HUNTRESS RIDES INTO STARLING CITY AND HEATS THINGS UP WITH OLIVER - Oliver (Stephen Amell) encounters a mysterious woman, Helena Bertinelli (guest star Jessica DeGouw), daughter of mob boss Frank Bertinelli (guest star Jeffrey Nordling), who he can finally be himself with, but he soon comes to realize she’s hiding dangerous secrets of her own. Helena is on her own personal mission of vengeance and Oliver is caught in the middle. Meanwhile, Tommy (Colin Donnell) is blindsided by an unfortunate turn of events and turns to Laurel (Katie Cassidy) for support. David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Susanna Thompson and Paul Blackthorne also star. Posted at GreenArrowTV. David Grossman directed the episode with story by Andrew Kriesberg and teleplay by Geoff Johns & Marc Guggenheim (107)


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Running Time: 60 min
Release Date: October 10, 2012
MPAA Rating: Unknown
Starring: Katie Cassidy, Stephen Amell and Willa Holland
Directed by: David Nutter
Written by: Greg Berlanti (story/writer), Marc Guggenheim (story/writer), Andrew Kreisberg (writer), George Papp (character) and Mort Weisinger (character)

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BIGGGHEADTJ - 11/7/2012, 7:51 PM
I like the show just needs a little bit more action
jimpinto24 - 11/7/2012, 7:53 PM
Arrow continues to improve.
GetsugaTensho22 - 11/7/2012, 8:15 PM
I'm calling it right here, right now, Fan Girls are going to start going crazy over the Digg/Ollie bromance. We're going to have Diggle merchandise, people!
DCjohnny - 11/7/2012, 8:32 PM
loved it....
AshleyWilliams - 11/7/2012, 8:43 PM
Great episode.
Space - 11/7/2012, 8:54 PM
I wished the fight between Yao Fei and Deathstroke was longer.
TheAbomination - 11/7/2012, 9:04 PM
Just watched this show for the first time tonight with friends. It seemed like Nolan's Batman + Smallville.
superotherside - 11/7/2012, 9:06 PM
Great, sad Deathstroke didn't get to be in it a bit longer... but still it was really great that they didn't kill him so quickly like Deadshot. Looking forward to the next episode. :)
TheMarvelWay - 11/7/2012, 9:31 PM
The shows still progresses from the pilot. Each actor seems to fit into their roles.
I knew last week how Ollie would use his bodyguard to get out of his predicament so no drama there. And his idea to get arrested and fingered as Arrow is a bit crazy.
Why not just make sure Arrow is seen while hes arrested for public drunkenness?
LP4 - 11/7/2012, 9:36 PM
Deathstroke was barely in it. But for the few scenes he appeared he was pretty awesome :)

His fight with the asian guy was really cool! And I liked when he caught the arrow in mid-air and broke it in half.

The episode just left more questions in my mind than answers though. Like...who is that organization that captured Ollie on the island and what were they doing there? Why were they searching for the asian guy and is Deathstroke really dead? I'm sure Deathstroke will return but that episode left a lot of questions in my mind nonetheless.
Fless22 - 11/7/2012, 9:42 PM
@LP4.

Then it did its job.

I knew Deathstroke wouldn't be in it too much going in, so the lack of screen wasn't a surprise. The character was played by a stuntman and had no lines so my guess is he will return with a much larger role and being played by an actual actor with lines and shit.
LancerEvo - 11/7/2012, 10:37 PM
Naw Deathstroke's still kickin. They'll probably save him for later on to tangle with Ollie.

The way I'm seeing this going; Deathstroke and his employer looking for Yao Lin are connected to the same people that wanted Robert dead and anyone that was with him the night the Queen's Gambit was sunk. Moira and whoever else included on that list of names Ollie/Arrow is taking out will start to get desperate and are likely to call in Deathstroke to take out Arrow :P

Heh, man I'm excited to see which direction this show takes!
Allura - 11/7/2012, 10:44 PM
My favourite episode so far. The fight sequence between Deathstroke and Queen's saviour (Yao Fei?) was breathtakingly well done and the drip-drip feeding of Moira Queen's secrets are now (finally) beginning to excite me. Only one teeny weeny niggle - I had always imagined Deathstroke to be athletically built but the one we saw had the bulky physique of Bane which I thought looked wrong.
SaintCrow - 11/8/2012, 12:42 AM
my only problem with Deathstroke is that they made him seem like a goon, which is far from what he is. also would had loved for him to have some lines, but overall great episode.
Battabing - 11/8/2012, 1:09 AM
Maybe the Chinese government wants Yao Fei (The Most Accomplished Physician) back, and Deathstroke's been hired to bring him in. He is a member of the Great Ten after all.
comiccow6 - 11/8/2012, 3:15 AM
The episode was awesome, but why did Deathstroke have both eyes?
thingrock4 - 11/8/2012, 4:40 AM
AWSOME EPISODE! THIS SHOW IS KICKIN ASS!!
LegacyFilms - 11/8/2012, 4:44 AM
@comiccow6 I've seen screenshots where he is missing the right eye, so I'm guessing on the episode he returns in, it'll show how he lost it on the island. Either to Yao Fei or Oliver somehow to add drama.
WruceBayne - 11/8/2012, 5:06 AM
I'm not a real big fan of the show but this episode was pretty sweet. Deathstroke was a good adaptation of his character. Hands down better than any Smallville episode.
crazycharliemma - 11/8/2012, 5:42 AM
I honestly always saw Deathstroke as a leader. Here hes just a quite henchman :/
Fless22 - 11/8/2012, 5:53 AM
...He's a mercenary.

It's his job to follow the orders of whoever pays him and it was obvious the dude was paying him.

Yea at points Slade has gone off on his own and shit and on occasion he may turn on his clients but he's still a mercenary.
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 11/8/2012, 8:08 AM
Great episode of Arrow. Good depiction of Deathstroke, cannot wait to see more of him.
soforizo - 11/8/2012, 10:42 AM
The shows hitting the right tones, never would've figured I'd be liking a Green Arrow show.
metahumanboy - 11/8/2012, 4:18 PM
I really liked this episode and it is obvious that the show is improving in every way! BUT i hated the last scene when Ollie jumped and took down the first shooter. The shooter reacted so bad and slow, it was just pathetic and ridiculous. Still to much bullet dodging.
Yeaton10 - 11/13/2012, 4:56 PM
Arrow is looking good. I think its best show CW ever had. But since is a movie website, I just noticed a really strong resemblance to a direct to DVD animated movie Batman: mystery of the Batwoman (2003). In this movie Kathy Duquesne (pronounced Du Kane like Kathy Kane, the silver aged Batwoman), is the daughter of a gangster who assigns thugs to protect her--she is very good at avoiding them when she goes off to disguise herself as Batwoman. This should be starting to sound familiar. She further is able to evade detection because other people sometimes disguise themselves Batwoman when she is visible somewhere else--for example with Bruce Wayne. Like Arrow she has limited ability to control her violent streak. Unlike Arrow, its a family cartoon so being really violent will not actually kill anyone.

The cartoon is older than the Green Arrow year one on which Arrow is primarily based. It has too little realism to generate the kind of tension that you see on Arrow, but it does have a very strong sense of humor (something Arrow could use more of), and great scenes of Batman fighting Bane (Arrow could also use a little more action).

So, I just thought Arrow fans looking for a descent comic book movie might check out the 2003 Batwoman.

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