ARROW Episode 20 'Home Invasion' Poll & Discussion

What did you think of last night's episode of The CW's Arrow? Mr. Blank (J. August Richards) was originally slated to be DC Comics villain Onomatopoeia but he was certainly an interesting foe in his own right. And what about Deadshot vs Diggle?

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By Mark Julian - 4/25/2013





Another great episode of Arrow last night as new episode finally returned after a bit of a mini hiatus. A lot of developments happened this episode for characters like Diggle (David Ramsey), Tommy (Colin Donnell), Laurel (Katie Cassidey) and even Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) and Thea (Willa Holland). There wasn't a lot of action during the island flashback scenes with Shado (Celina Jade) and Slade Wilson (Manu Bennettt) but we saw how Oliver (Stephen Amell) received some of the deadly skills he's now using in Starling City.



DEADSHOT (GUEST STAR MICHAEL ROWE) FIRES OFF A NEW ROUND IN STARLING CITY — Deadshot (guest star Michael Rowe) returns to Starling City after taking down a U.S. Ambassador and six others overseas. By keeping tabs on A.R.G.U.S.’s manhunt for the assassin, Oliver (Stephen Amell), Diggle (David Ramsey), and Felicity (guest star Emily Bett Rickards) learn that a sting operation is underway to capture Deadshot – alive. Diggle is determined to see his brother’s killer dead, with or without Ollie’s help. Meanwhile, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) takes drastic steps to protect a young witness, exacerbating friction between Tommy (Colin Donnell) and Oliver. Later, Roy Harper (guest star Colton Haynes) unconventionally pursues all leads to find his new hero, but runs afoul of Detective Lance (Paul Blackthorne). Back on the island, Oliver recalls how Shado (guest star Celina Jade) helped him incrementally gain confidence with a bow and hit the target for the first time. Willa Holland and Susanna Thompson also star. Manu Bennett, Byron Mann and Audrey Marie Anderson guest star. Ken Fink directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Beth Schwartz (#120).



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Arrow (CW) Trailer by All Thats Bueno

Running Time: 60 min
Release Date: October 10, 2012
MPAA Rating: Tv-14
Starring: Katie Cassidy, Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Byron Mann, Colin Donnell, Colin Salmon, Paul Blackthorne, Emily Bett Rickards, John Barrowman, Roger R. Cross and Willa Holland
Creators: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Characters: George Papp (character) and Mort Weisinger (character)

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.


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unknownfacts - 4/25/2013, 6:45 AM
This show is really picking up steam.Each episode is better then the last.
GuardianAngel - 4/25/2013, 6:46 AM
Loved this episode! The fight in the mansion was epic!
jlabatman - 4/25/2013, 7:57 AM
Deadshot beat Diggle's ass! Great episode!
HavocPrime - 4/25/2013, 8:27 AM
Thought the assassin was [frick]ing awesome, shame they didn't keep him though.
ndwwrestler2 - 4/25/2013, 8:47 AM
I like this episode. It's good writing. Oliver tells people about his secret and he's learning there are consequences for it.

I didn't mind the whole Tommy leaving thing, because I knew that was going to happen. But....Diggle! Why!? That's not supposed to happen.
ThatOneDude - 4/25/2013, 9:48 AM
Well Tommy is definitely going to become the Merlyn we all know and love...

But Diggle why?! WHY?!
WruceBayne - 4/25/2013, 11:23 AM
I think they've gotten rid of Diggle to make room for the inevitable Red Hood sidekick. They can get rid of Diggle without any ramifications from fanboys because his character was created just for the show.
gmoney0505 - 4/25/2013, 12:31 PM
Great Episode. No worries about Diggle. I'm pretty positive he will be back and probably bring Deadshot to justice instead of killing him. Diggle is a fan favorite and alot of people will storm them if they entirely get rid of Diggle.

J. August Richards was great in this episode. Wish they really went the Kevin smith villain for him. HE was like a black Agent 47 from Hitman. All he was missing was the bar code tatted on his head.

I really hope Tommy does not become The Dark Archer. I really love John Borrowman and hopefully since almost 100% of people like him too, they keep him on and not kill him.

My fav scene is probably when Detective Lance went to the morgue and show Thea and Roy that dead body. He pitch it perfect to me.

Keep giving us more great superhero tv shows like Arrow.
CharacterAssassin - 4/25/2013, 1:01 PM
You know... there are some villains you just don't kill off in one episode and sadly this was one of them. What the hell happened to Digs man? He's Oliver's right hand man. I'm hoping they do something with Tommy. He's beginning to look like the wuss in the entirety of the show.
RedTurboRanger - 4/25/2013, 3:50 PM
Great episode. There were two important ties that were severed in this episode that will obviously have significant ramifications going forward. I thought the fight between Deadshot and Diggle could have gone on a bit longer, or at least given Diggle more of a "fighting chance" before he was beaten. It felt like his training with Oliver hadn't really paid off after losing to Deadshot so quickly. One more note on Digg: I know he'll be back and I don't suspect they'll kill him off as some are now speculating. He is like the "Daryl Dixon" of this show; fan favorite whose demise would cause an uproar.
As for Tommy, I see his break-up with Laurel (great "Canary" moment, by the way) as the final straw that pushes him further into his inevitable role as a villain, but as it Oliver years to become himself, he likely won't be anyone of consequence yet. Same can be said of Roy Harper, who I look forward to joining Team Arrow.
Great episode to what has become my favorite show. Keep it up!
PeterParker1991 - 4/25/2013, 9:22 PM
Good episode. Very suspenseful. Def. adding this one to my collection
TheSoulEater - 4/26/2013, 4:56 AM
This show keeps getting better!!
SentinelofLiberty - 4/28/2013, 11:59 AM
First, when is Oliver's training on the island going to get crazy intense. He didn't become a fighting machine based on these few lessons.

More importantly, did anyone else see the RIDDLER style green question mark, spray painted on the wall, at the end when Thea and Roy are talking?!?! It's on the right side of the screen, and looks like a Riddler challenge from the Arkham games!

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