3 Moments of Goodness from Arrow Season 1 Finale “Sacrifice”
[WARNING: Major Spoilers forÂ ArrowÂ Season 1 Finale]
The season 1 finale of Arrow was amazing. Incredible. Action-filled. And emotionally-exhausting. There are so many good performances and moments that I hardly know where to start. That being said, if youâ€™re reading this article that probably means that youâ€™ve SEEN “Sacrifice” for yourself and know exactly what Iâ€™m talking about so instead of recapping the whole episode, letâ€™s focus on my top 3 Moments of Goodness.
- After seeing Laurel and Oliver get hot and heavy last week, I was unsure how their interactions this week were going to play out. But their scene in the foyer? Phenomenal. Stephenâ€™s ability to convey emotion has long been obviousâ€¦the looks on his face, the gleams in his eyes, when he delivers, it always feels 100% genuine and hits us at the core.Â Â His admission that the island didnâ€™t really change him, but rather made him the person heâ€™s always been deep down inside was an incredible revelationâ€¦especially since thatâ€™s the same person that Laurel has always seen in him. It gave us a real understanding as to why Oliver feels such a deep connection to Laurelâ€¦when someone believes in you at a time that you donâ€™t believe in yourself, thatâ€™s powerful stuff.
- Moira stepped up! Like Oliver, I did not see that press conference coming and I honestly do not think she couldâ€™ve possibly dealt with it better. I love that Moira finally realized that she had to come out from the shadows and do the right thing, not the right thing FOR HER but the right thing. Moira puts on a tough front, but Iâ€™ve long felt she was a weak character, bending to the demands of Malcolm. So to see her call out Malcolm and expose his plan, even though it meant she would be arrested, was a great way for her to take Oliverâ€™s words to heart and essentially be a vigilante of her own.
- And a finale wouldnâ€™t be a finale without my favorite pairingÂ Â – Ollie and Diggle! They had a handful of great scenes together, but watching them take on the Dark Archer put Batman & Robin to shame. I loved that Diggle would not let Oliver take on the Dark Archer himself becauseÂ “A soldier never lets aÂ brotherÂ go into battleÂ alone“. These two and Felicity are what the Three Musketeers WISH they could be. Anyways, back to the fight. Diggle and OllieÂ know each other so well that they were able to anticipate one another’s movements and I seriously felt that they each brought their own individual skills to the battle and complimented each other so well. That being said, Malcolm had clearly had some SERIOUS training because even in a 2-against-1 battle, he was holding his own and even dominating most of the time. When he stabbed Diggle, I felt my stomach drop, but having the final face-off conclude with Oliver and Malcolm was necessary. As Oliver said before, he had been beaten by Malcolm twice before, so this was his fight to finishâ€¦but the fact that Diggle was still there physically to support Oliver on the rooftop, even though he wasnâ€™t able to fight, was a phenomenal metaphor for their dynamic.
Now I know what youâ€™re thinking, what about Tommyâ€™s death?! No worries, that moment has a whole article of its own, just as it deserves. Click here to see my ArrowÂ Moment of Sadness. So, whatâ€™d you think of the finale? Where will season two go now that the Dark Archer is dead? Will there be another overarching plot or will Ollie simply clean up the cityâ€™s criminals one by one? I canâ€™t even begin to guess what will happen when we return and as much as I hate to wait til fall for more new episodes, Iâ€™m on board! And in the meantime, Iâ€™ll just be here, slapping my water.
Arrow returns for season two this fall on the same night in the same time slot, Wednesdays at 8/7c on the CW.
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