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ARROW Recap: “The Canary Lies”

In an interview with TV GUIDE, Arrow Producer Wendy Mericle confirmed that Laurel Lance would return to Arrow. “I can definitely tell you that there’s a way we’re going to bring her back and she’s going to be alive and well.” But that wasn’t the truth; Laurel Lance did not come back, Black Siren just showed up from Central City. That’s where Team Flash locked up Black Canary’s evil Earth-2 doppelganger last year. So we were deceived, and it wasn’t even done well. They could have at least given us a multi-episode arch where we at least ‘thought’ our Laurel was back, before revealing the truth. But instead they gave away Black Siren’s identity in the episode’s trailer. So we knew the twist before the episode even aired. At no time did we think Laurel was back. Shame on you Wendy Mericle. Shame on all of you.

This wasn’t even a good episode. The all-powerful, and predictable, Prometheus sneaks into Star Labs and spirits away Black Siren, then sends her against Team Arrow. How did Prometheus know she was there? And how did Prometheus get past The Flash, Kid Flash, and company? That’s never explained. So when we eventually find out who Prometheus really is, it better explain a few things. Meanwhile, Team Arrow manages to capture Black Siren and put her in an Argus prison, end of episode. Really! That’s all we get? And to add insult to injury, in the end tag they introduce another female vigilante that just happens to, coincidentally, have her own Canary Cry. So they didn’t bring back Black Canary, they just re-cast her. That is the straw that breaks this Camel’s back. I’m giving up, clearing my DVR. Goodbye Arrow, you’ve been joyless and abusive too long.

 

LAST WORDS: I am speechless!!!!!

 

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