Episode 13: Heir to the Demon
Another episode of The CW’s Arrow, another familiar DC face turns up. With all of the previous allusion to Ra’s Al Ghul, here we get introduced to his other daughter, Nyssa (Katrina Law). Arriving in Starling City to clip the wings of Canary (Caity Lotz) and take her back to the League of Assassins, Nyssa makes her mark and attacks Sara Lance where it really hurts: her family. Kidnapping Dinah Lance (the returning Alex Kingston), viewers will be shocked by the rationale behind Nyssa’s take-no-prisoners mission. Elsewhere, Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) struggles to convince those closest to her that she did not take an overdose and was actually spiked, Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson) begins her mayoral run, and we’re treated to secrets and reveals galore in the best episode since Arrow’s mid-season return. Oh yeah, and there’s also the exploits of a certain Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) to cover – you know, the guy whose show this actually is?
Heir to the Demon is another fantastic episode of Arrow, and the character of Nyssa is a brilliant addition. Certain elements and actions won’t be revealed here for fear of spoilers, but it’s safe to say that this daughter of Ra’s is most definitely a badass. From the character’s introduction in the opening of the episode, Nyssa is depicted as a clinical, efficient, brutal and innovative fighter who is arguably the most impressive Arrow character that we’ve seen to date when it comes to kicking ass.
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