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TV Review: Arrow – Season 2, Episode 17

Birds of Prey Episode 17: Birds of Prey As the episode opens, we’re encouraged to cast our memories back to Jessica De Gouw’s appearances in Season 1 as Helena Bertinelli, aka the Huntress. We quickly find out, largely thanks to the detective skills of Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), that Helena has been scouring Europe in order to hunt down and kill her father, Frank Bertinelli (Jeffrey Nordling). Having tortured and killed Mafioso types during her quest, the Huntress, who just happens to be an ex of Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen, is relentless. Safe to say, when her father turns up in Starling City, it’s only a matter of time before the Huntress resurfaces. Key to the arc of Birds of Prey is the presence of Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy). Now seemingly at a stage where she has fully come to terms with her alcohol issues, Laurel is trying to make the right choices in life. When she ends up in the crosshairs of the Huntress, it isn’t long before sister Sara (Caity Lotz), aka Canary, looks to step in. With Sara being Ollie’s current beau and Helena being one of Ollie’s exes, the tension between the pair is plentiful. As Oliver finds himself stuck between a rock and a hard place, he has to foil the Huntress, protect Laurel and stop Canary from crossing the line. Elsewhere, Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) is back working with ‘Team Arrow,’ although he’s still struggling to control and harness his powers. Deciding that a relationship with Thea Queen (Willa Holland) is maybe not wise, Roy tosses around the idea of taking Thea out of his immediate circle and out of harm’s way. Of course, that opens up the possibility for certain other characters to maybe take the young Thea under their wing. For the full review, head over to Starburst Magazine.


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