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  1. Yeah, but they did have Mina killing people, that was the character they decided to write. To a certain point, we've got to at least accept the basis of the story the writers make. Mina was remorselessly killing people on her way to achieving her goal that she deemed getting in her way and also didn't care at all about collateral damage. With the security guard at the beginning of the episode, Mina didn't even give him a chance to give her the artifact, she just killed him using the stone lion. Becky wasn't actively hurting anyone, that was a pretty passive ability, though one she could've taken steps to mitigate. Ralph does arrange for the last artifact she steals to be sent back to the Native American tribe it originally came from.
  2. Here's my theory: In 3x10, Imra said that in the 25th Century, there's an unknown cataclysm that wipes out Earth's population and its culture, leaving a massive gap in history. Mon-El says in the same episode that all that's known in regards to Supergirl and Reign in the 21st century is that Supergirl recovers from her injuries and that "Reign leaves". And now Imra's saying that she needs to tell him the real reason they came to the 21st century. My theory is that the Legion has traveled back in time to change the timeline from their current one and to help Supergirl either kill or defeat the Worldkillers; I'm leaning towards "kill". In the original timeline, Supergirl has her initial fight with Reign and it ends the same way that we saw in 3x09 with Kara badly beaten, but the DEO's able to heal her and Alex helps Kara out of her coma with the same tech that Alex used to get Kara out of her Black Mercy fantasy. At some later point, Kara and the DEO fight Reign, Purity, and Pestilence and this battle results in Kara's death and the heavy wounding of Reign, with possibly Purity and Pestilence being killed. The Worldkillers leave Earth to recover and take centuries to do so until they return in the 25th century to "cleanse" Earth, resulting in the cataclysm that Imra talked about in 3x10. There's several clues that support this, but I'm doing a fair amount of guesswork. First off, Reign's fate is left so ambiguous that it begs a more defined reveal at some point in the season. "Reign leaves", meaning that she isn't dead but also because the destruction of Earth doesn't occur until 2455 means that she didn't finish her job, and we know that she's got a very singular focus. Her job is to cleanse the world of sin, but she's an extremist with a "if you're not for me you're against me" viewpoint, so perhaps Reign's mission evolves into wiping out life on Earth to start fresh. And after seeing Purity in last night's episode, I feel like she might be responsible for wiping out the Earth's culture; it could just be a byproduct of the apocalypse, but it fits with Purity's name to purge the world, especially depending on how broad her definition of "sin" is. I also think that whatever Imra saw when Psi accidentally blasted her is related to Reign and that her vision will serve to drive the plot later in the season. So why not tell Kara or Mon-El from the beginning? The Legion knows based on what Mon-El's told them that Kara is strongly against killing, especially if she were to find out that Sam was unwillingly Reign. And if they told Mon-El, he'd tell Kara. Now if this theory is true, what does that mean for the Legion's timeline? Idk.
  3. Oh, well forcing metas to fight in cage matches and drugging them to be compliant is so much better than just selling them to people. As a black guy, I saw what Devoe did to Dominic as very much like "Get Out", but I didn't really think about the racial politics past that, because Devoe's take over of Dominic made sense, he's got a super brain and Dominic's powers made him a perfect match to be taken over - he was just unlucky. This past episode though...woo. So we've got Ralph (who I'm still on the fence about) doing an elaborate form of blackface, Iris referring to a Scottish character as "Braveheart" (which was funny, but still), and Devoe giving his wife a meta-roofie so she stayed with him. It's like the "The Flash" writers saved all their controversy for this episode. Thoughts?
  4. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

    So my opinion could very well change about this movie, but I didn't like it, but it was extremely interesting in the choices the director made. And if you really liked The Force Awakens and it was your entry into Star Wars, I don't know if you'd like this movie. It has a very different tone from The Force Awakens and while TFA played more like a traditional Star Wars movie with only one main plot line to follow, The Last Jedi has three: Rey and Luke on Ahch-To, Poe's conflict with Holdo (which was also pointless as she could've just been upfront with the crew and had better morale and teamwork), and Rose and Finn trying to find a hacker that can disable the First Order's tracker. Rose and Finn's plot line could've been completely removed from the movie and I don't think the main plot would've changed. The FO still ends up chasing the very remnants of the Resistance to Crait and Finn and Rose don't impact that chain of events in any way. I'm disappointed with how Finn's character was handled because it seemed like the writers leaned on making him a comedic character and paired him with Rose and yet made Rose the more competent of the two. It feels like Finn was basically made the "funny black sidekick" even more so than TFA. Kelly Marie Tran did a great job with Rose, no question, but I wonder why more time wasn't spent developing Finn. Kylo killing Snoke was the first thing that made me genuinely interested in where the movie was going and I liked that if a redemption is coming for Kylo, it was held off until Episode 9. Kylo was the most interesting character in the movie, because how long had he been planning to kill Snoke? Was it when Snoke electrocuted him or had he been planning earlier. In a way, Kylo's an angry young man, sick of the current system that the galaxy runs on and wants to burn everything old away to create a new system, which is very interesting and echoes a lot of the young people in America that find themselves on the right and left of the political divide. However, it's still unclear why Kylo turned to the dark side and I wish we had gotten more background on Snoke before he was killed because he's very old so where did he come from? The show of the Resistance cruiser bisecting Snoke's ship was fucking gorgeous and the complete silence of the moment and the black and white coloring made it more so.
  5. Just throwing it out there, but maybe the dynamic between Curtis and Oliver doesn't work because Curtis is basically a male version of Felicity? I don't know if I just noticed it this season, but it really seems that most of Curtis' lines could easily be things that Felicity says and they both have the habit of rambling for too long relative to the urgency of a situation and saying things that the average person might think unwise to say. And Oliver's very broody and no-nonsense when it comes to superhero activities so combine those two mannerisms together, and I feel like the dynamic between them comes off as stiff. Oliver's in love with Felicity so her rambles and comments are cuter and break through his brooding. Curtis with his current personality is redundant. Dinah has potential but she feels very one note a lot of the time as she's too broody and she doesn't get many scenes at all of her being playful or flirty or vulnerable. The writers didn't develop her at all in Season 5 except for her intro episode and it seems her feud with Black Siren has been dropped. Whatever her relationship with Quentin was in the beginning of season 6 was also dropped. I feel like her character would almost benefit from a romance, because at least we'd see a different side of her, being more flirty or softer, but there's no one to pair her with that would allow large amounts of time to showcase the romance without sacrificing the plot. Oliver's married, Curtis is gay, Dinah would never get with Renee, and Diggle, who she's got great chemistry and sexual tension with, is also married with a kid. Renee's the most developed of the newbies and that's probably when the writers chose him as the betrayer.
  6. S06.E09: Irreconcilable Differences

    My problem isn't Felicity as a character and when Olicity is handled with minimal bullshit drama, it's very cute. That's why I said that the larger problem with the episode was the earlier parts of Season 6a. Imo, a midseason finale needs to hit the ground running from the title sequence on, not waste time by sprinkling little bits of plot through the first 10 minutes. I'm not specifically hating on the reception, it's just that for me, the plot really began 10-11 minutes in.
  7. S04.E09: Don't Run

    But the writers had that at the end of season 3 and they backtracked it like nothing happened come season 4.
  8. S06.E09: Irreconcilable Differences

    A really disappointing episode that I think suffered more for the season that came before it than its particular plot line. While the wedding reception was nice and everything, it meant that the plot of the episode didn't start until literally 10 minutes in, which for a midseason finale is just fucking terrible, especially when its compared to Supergirl and The Flash. My fear about Olicity is that it's starting to eat the plot like Delena did near the end in The Vampire Diaries and how Ezria did in Pretty Little Liars - too much of an okay thing. The show spent so little time developing the newbies and/or giving them interesting storylines that the tension of who betrayed Oliver was really nonexistent, especially since it didn't seem like 1. any of the newbies were struggling with the demands of Team Arrow and their personal life so the idea that one of them would betray the team came out of nowhere and 2. there was nothing hinting at Renee's betrayal. I understand why Renee would prioritize the custody of his daughter over the Team, but he should've come to the Team about the deal Watson made him, surely Felicity and Curtis would be able to figure out something to find out what evidence Watson had against him. Also, Renee had the chance to get his daughter back and he fucking choked, so my sympathy for him is very limited in this situation. Why in the world would the Vigilante ally himself with known villains and criminals? Imo, this season has been very unfocused because it seemed to lack a major villain and the other minor villains were introduced and then gone, all without a motive given, even if it's as simple as wanting to make more money. It was nice to see that Black Siren was given a backstory, and that she does retain some softness towards Quentin like she demonstrated last season, though that doesn't excuse or explain why she takes so much glee in killing people. It's one thing not to care if what you do gets people killed, but it's another layer of psychopathy to actively go out of your way to murder. Out of the various Arrowverse midseason finales, Arrow's is definitely the weakest, and it doesn't really give me a desire to keep watching. I wish I had more to be positive about I really can't think of much. It's great to have Thea back, hopefully the writers don't stick her in the background again.
  9. S06.E07: Thanksgiving

    I think it's cute. I mean, include in my AO3 fanfic level cute.
  10. S06.E07: Thanksgiving

    How much longer is the show going to drag out this fucking plotline? How many times has Oliver gotten arrested for being the Green Arrow/Hood/Vigilante? I feel like Felicity has always been more of a computer whiz and is mainly focused on programming and hacking whereas Curtis is more focused on inventing various gadgets. Also, H O S S E T T E O S S E T T E I really liked how Renee called Felicty "Hossette" and while the writers have disappointed me with their storylines, they're really done a good job with Renee's characterization.
  11. S03.E05: Damage

    For me, The Flash is too silly at times to really enjoy on a story level. And I think out of all the shows, Supergirl does the best job with the emotional beats episode after episode that genuinely make me feel.
  12. S06.E05: Deathstroke Returns

    Okay, I read a post on the arrow subreddit by a guy who works with crossbows that said that the SPCD forensics team should be able to determine that the Green Arrow is shooting a different time of arrow and is using a different type of arrow-shooting machine, but on a show with T-spheres, expecting realistic physics is too much at this point.
  13. S03.E05: Damage

    I noticed that too, but that reference made sense and wasn't that shoehorned. All the Alex and Maggie scenes were very emotional and made me tear up in a few scenes. I STILL can't believe that it never came up once if they wanted to have kids at some point. It's especially ridiculous because Alex has never come across as a maternal woman AT ALL. Morgan Edge is such scum, but he's wonderfully acted and his conversation with Kara at the end of the episode was the best part for me, along with Kara and Lena's conversations. They've got great chemistry. Supergirl's the best show on the DCCW right now.
  14. S06.E05: Deathstroke Returns

    It's also a bit suspicious that the Green Arrow is now a hulking black guy who shoots crossbow bolts instead of a white guy using a conventional bow. But I guess Black Siren's the only person in Star City with observational abilities. This episode was better than the last, though I have to say that I saw Slade's son secretly being evil coming from a mile away. I was hoping there was going to be some other twist, but alas, the writers still aren't bringing their A game. I liked that Dinah got more screen time and development as I feel like a Black Canary character should have a presence on a Green Arrow show, it was interesting seeing her as shaken as she was about Vigilante (who's got the most useful power ever!) because she's always so chill about most things. The cast still feels too bloated, I really think that the writers missed a great opportunity on Lian Yu by not thinning out the herd a bit. Curtis adds nothing to the show and honestly would probably be more at home on LoT to fulfill the "snarky and socially awkward hacker" slot. The last fight scene was great and Manu Bennett had the best performance of the episode. For all the cheese that Spartacus had, it had a lot of great actors. I hope that whatever goes down with the Slade-Oliver plot, it ties back into the main plot of the show, otherwise, we'll have wasted two episodes. Does anyone know what's supposed to be the main villain of the season? I read somewhere that the writers were planning to divide Season 6 Arrow into sections like Agents of Shield did last season since that worked so well for them. One thing I didn't like was Oliver saying that he didn't know how he ended up with Felicity. Have some confidence Oliver! He went from useless trust fund bro to bratva hitman to vigilante to mayor. That's more life accomplishments than most people manage.
  15. S06.E04: Reversal

    Yeah, that'll always be one of the stranger moments of Arrow. "Please come back Oliver, we need your help (and heavily implied leadership ability)!" "All right, do this, that, and the other and we'll then meet back." "Uuuuhhmm, why are you giving orders?" I agree with other posters here that Curtis is borderline useless as a character and I'm not sure why he's still on the show. Nothing against Echo Klum, but I'm not quite sure what he brings to the table that Felicity doesn't. Yeah, Curtis is more of an "inventor" and Felicity is more of a straight up "computer geek/hacker", but half the time he's on the screen, he and Felicity are doing the same job. His jokes are often a "miss" with me as well so I wouldn't mind if he got bumped down to "recurring cast" status. The "destroy the internet" plot was an insult to Arrow fans' intelligence. Alena looked ridiculously hot in this episode, though that might just be my attraction to Marina on The Magicians bleeding over. It's nice to see Olicity in a functional relationship, I just hope that the writers resist the urge to bring needless drama into it.