Arrow s4e11: AWOL

Arrow — “A.W.O.L.” — Image AR411b_0207b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): David Ramsey as John Diggle, Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Amanda Waller, Eugene Byrd as Andy Diggle and Audrey Marie Anderson as Lyla Michaels — Photo: Liane Hentscher/ The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rating: 10/10

After Felicity loses movement in her legs and is healing, John Diggle and Lyla is attacked by an enemy from his and Andy’s past. They enlist the help of Amanda Waller in order to find who’s hunting them.

Decent one-shot, which is kind of nice to say now that I think about it. Shows used to be set-up around a series on one-shots, where problems happened but no matter what, everyone went back to the way it was at the beginning of the episode. So if you missed an episode, it rarely mattered. Now, things are very different, shows are made so people can watch them in order and made so each season is more of a mini-series that tells a complete story. Arrowverse shows are interesting in that they’re kind of half and half, that each season has its own villain that Arrow has to face while still having episodes like this throughout which detract from the main story while telling its own and things are usually “back to normal” by the end so they can continue the main story in the next episode. This is just interesting to me, not really criticising either way.

Anyway, as a one-shot, this was a good episode. I like seeing more into Andy and John’s somewhat secret past in the army, and seeing how Felicity copes with being a paraplegic while she’s also hallucinating her old self. So good action and drama in a very good one-shot episode.

SCORING:

+10: Great episode that gives John Diggle the focus this time

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