TV: Arrow s3e8: The Brave and the Bold

Arrow — “The Brave and the Bold” — Image AR308a_0170b — Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as The Flash and Stephen Amell as The Arrow — Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW — © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rating: 10/10

Arrow and the Flash team up to take down Captain Boomerang in Starling City. The teams from both cities meet and get along in the “Arrow Cave.” In the past, Oliver learns why you shouldn’t hesitate to torture people.

This episode was a good one, and with the addition of the Flash, a very exciting, superhero-centered episode with tons of action, a decent mystery, and a good team-up episode involving all the major players from both Arrow and the Flash shows. I like the Arrow and the Flash are definitely on the same side in this one rather than having them fight again.

Something I noticed this episode was just how much the people who make this show like to use drinking alcohol as a way to show people having a good time, or just having a conversation. I feel like this is weird being that Detective Lance is a recovering alcoholic as is Laurel, so you’d think at one point or another the creators would address the fact that everyone on these shows seem to have a drinking problem. This isn’t a complaint on this episode, just something I noticed.

Also, considering how much criminals/supervillains seem to be able to deflect, or flat-out catch, Oliver’s arrows, I think he should start doing more trick shots and the like. I mean, I thought it was clever in the last Flash episode when he tricked the Flash in training, and then later towards the end, in order to get a shot in, I thought it was clever and different. But I’m not sure if he ever learns anything from this or not. Again, not a complaint.

Also, maybe Oliver should start fighting more villains with super-powers. I feel that would really close the gap between Oliver’s abilities and that of the villains he fights.


+10: A very good episode, more crossovers please

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