On this week's Arrow, a long-kept secret is revealed, a hero is born, a life-changing proposal is made & a bunch of useless extras are killed. Tables turn, minds are blown away & we are supposed to wait until the hiatus is over on march 18.
Once upon a time, Arrow used to be a ground-breaking show with good storytelling, interesting characters & a sense of reality. 'Nanda Parbat' showed us that those times are long gone, since pretty much nothing made sense on the episode. First of all, Oliver's reasons for letting Malcolm live & trying to save him are just ridiculous as hell, he killed the love of his life & used his sister to do it, but still he's fine with him being around. That's not the Oliver we know, he cares for a limited amount of people & when they are hurt, he retaliates with all he has. It's pretty that the writers are forcing Oliver's hand into being patient & kind, sadly they are forcing it too much, because the character is not acting as himself & everyone is pointing that out.
Secondly, it felt so unrealistic when Dig & Ollie arrived to Nanda Parbat & started to attack some members of the League of Assassins, those men are highly-trained professional assassins in charge of guarding the temple's gates, but they were taken out as if they were common burglars on Starling City. We know those two are good, but not that good. It all felt arranged by the writers, again.
What only felt natural was Laurel's reaction after learning the truth, she understood clearly that Thea's involvement was not her fault & decided to avenge Sara by getting rid of Malcolm.
A possibly brand-new Arrow spin-off was conceived on the episode, the moment Ray Palmer suited up as The Atom, we knew that would happen eventually & it did. Welcome to the neighbourhood mechanic hero!
At last, Oliver AKA The Arrow was offered the possibility to become the new Ra's al Ghul by the man himself, the decision will be made when Arrow returns with all-new episodes on march 18.
The verdict from 'Nanda Parbat' reflects the impact it had on me as a viewer, as well as plot-related issues.