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  1. From what the creators said in the panel yesterday Wally is really for real gone. But also this isn't my first or seventeenth rodeo, and nobody ever truly dies in comic books or comic book shows? I'm gonna be reading spoilers once the episodes start airing, that's for sure.
  2. I'm super conflicted. On one hand, one of my fave characters of all time, on the other, they killed one of my favorite 'ships ever when they disappeared Wally. I still haven't watched the S2 finale. Hee.
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    Yeah, this would be my spec as well. And then we can add the whole Felicity and Friends thing last season that also left lots of butthurt in its wake, it totally explains why we're getting a misery porn episode right now, even though it doesn't exactly fit the narrative at this point ["does Oliver like killing" feels like an S2 question, not an S5 question], and that might unintentionally end up retconning 100+ episodes of established motivation for their main character. But it's not like Guggenheim ever cared for that. LOL.
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    I tend to think it's the other way around, that they created a villain specifically to explore the zeitgeist of manpain. Guggie wanted an in to the misery porn game he's seeing everywhere else, but he's aware that his show is a soapy drama at 8pm on the CW, so he can't do it all season long, but by the lords of trope cannibalization, he'll devote an entire episode to it.
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    I don't think torturing a character is manpain [duh]. But I do think this episode is part of a pattern that all sorts of media are going through right now: the idea that complete deconstruction/breakdown of male characters [and it almost always happen to white males] to the point of abject misery is some sort of higher, deeper, more complex story. The manpain doesn't belong to the character, it's embedded in the fabric of the narrative. It's been drilled into the heads of Hollywood writers that [white] man suffering great amounts of pain is the current epitome of storytelling. Man feeling pain is put above anyone else feeling pain by the entire industry [and that's the definition of manpain: assuming a man's pain is the most important one], and thus large amounts of stories must address that in the current zeitgeist. And this is Arrow going into the pattern of narrative manpain that I've been seeing everywhere lately.
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    I'm thinking most of 518, but yeah, just that ep. - Oliver shuts everything down at the end of 517 - Diggle has to rally up the noobs to get Oliver back in 518 while I'm guessing Felicity is off getting deeper into Helix [maybe she is pissed Oliver disbands the team, I don't know]. Team gets back together by the end of 518. Minus Felicity, maybe? - Then 519 is Team Arrow vs. Team Felicity, which I'm wondering if it's not ultimately about getting Felicity back from her Helix downward spiral. I figure the team-ness issues are over then, but the O/F issues remain, which is why they get trapped in a room in 520 until they solve them.
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    The entire point of this thread is to NOT wait until we know for sure to talk about it endlessly.
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    BUT WHAT WAS HE COOKING DUN DUN DUN
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    I have this [completely unfounded] theory that their plans for S4 flashbacks were something else entirely that they realized they couldn't afford for whatever reason, that they had to scrape and go back to the island because filming in a public park + casting Poppy cost them like, 17 dollars.
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    HAHAHAHA LOLNO, GUGGIE. Like, seriously, he's saying "our hope is I'm gonna give you a ~shocker~ dialogue line that is obviously just another piece of plotty driven shit on our 109th episode that'll make you look back at 108 previous hours of television in a different way", oh, go fuck a cactus, hack showrunner.
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    It doesn't even look to me like they have a second option, because they have never shown anything remotely close to Oliver enjoying killing someone [guessing the flashbacks will go there in this ep? But it'll be the first time], so if it turns out that hey, Oliver likes killing, it's basically retconning the entire show.
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    This is the only thing that makes sense to me, tbh. Chase getting Oliver to such a breakdown point that he'll admit to being a monster, and maybe even believing he is one, but this is the lowest point because we're only at episode 17 and there are still 6 episodes for Dig and Felicity to pep talk him back into hero. I wonder if the flashbacks in this episode are gonna go extra hammy with Oliver killing people, to go with the I want to/I liked it line. But egads, the potential for the dismount here to be a full head first fall is ginormous.
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    The thing is, this makes very little sense, because a 4D array just means programming multiple arrays into the code [used to program in C a lifetime ago and we used 3D arrays all the time. Adding an extra array would mean more brackets and commas, but that's about it]. Which is what the OP was saying -- Arrow's technobable is just computer programing related words put together, but it doesn't mean anything.
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    I'm gonna need this to segue into 518 being Oliver sitting alone in a room listening to a Smiths best of record.
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    Oh, yeah, me too, this kind of storytelling they're doing makes me wanna punch Guggie up the nose with a full print out of TVTropes.