Episode 2.20: Seeing Red
With three episodes left to follow Seeing Red in Season 2, things get shaken up on a huge scale here. When we left the previous The Man Under the Hood episode, Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau) was seemingly brought back to life via Deathstroke (Slade Wilson) and the mirakuru-enhanced blood of Roy Harper (Colton Haynes). Similarly, Deathstroke had created himself an army of mirakuru-riddled soldiers.
Seeing Red picks things up in the aftermath of this, with the Arrow (Stephen Amell) having taken the unconscious Roy to the Arrow-cave. After Roy awakens and alludes the clutches of Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), the hunt is on to track down the possessed Harper. When the Arrow and Canary (Caity Lotz) finally do track him down, courtesy of a tip-off from Sin (Bex Taylor-Klaus), it soon becomes apparent that Roy isn’t Roy. Unstable, unstoppable and massively pissed off, Roy well and truly takes the fight to Ollie and Sara, leaving the Arrow in need of medical treatment.
Away from Team Arrow, things are coming to a head between Moira (Susanna Thompson) and daughter Thea (Willa Holland). With Moira’s mayoral run stepping up a gear, the relationship between the Queen ladies seems more fractured than ever. On the plus side, the relationship between Oliver and his mother seems to finally find some peace. To emphasis the pair’s relationship, we’re treated to a younger Oliver and Moira in flashback form, where we get an insight into the once playboy ways of young Master Queen.
For the full review of this explosive episode, head over to Starburst Magazine.