We start with a quick shot of the current Avengers (in a possible future MCU line-up) being captured.
Next up, we are in a dark basement, where MARIA HILL and CLINT BARTON are meeting up, both look tired and banged up. CLINT is wearing a hearing aid, has a white strip over his broken nose and his chugging a big cup of coffee.
CLINT: So what now?
MARIA: There’s something you need to see.
She drops a bunch of files on top of the table he’s sitting at.
ENTER MUSIC AND MARVEL LOGO.
We see BILLY sitting on the buss, red hoodie thrown over his head, headphones on, blackened eye.
MARIA (Voice Over): William Kaplan. Code name: Wiccan. He’s a reality warper.
Shot of BILLY talking to CLINT in some diner.
CLINT: Are you even actually wicca?
BILLY makes a funny face and shrugs, shaking his head. Next shot, BILLY is flying through the air, hands shining blue as lightning crackles around him.
MARIA (VO): Thomas Shephard. Goes by Speed.
TOMMY, identical to BILLY, sips around a room full of bad guys like a blur, stops in a corner, leaning cheekily against the wall.
TOMMY: You guys didn’t think I’d let you have all the fun without me, did you?
MARIA (VO): Teddy Altman.
TEDDY sits on a couch, arm wrapped around BILLY comfortably.
MARIA (VO): Kree-Skrull hybrid, shapeshifter.
Quick shots of TEDDY in his green alien form, flying around, fighting aliens; punches through them with a roar. Next up, a CLOSE UP of BILLY looking shocked.
BILLY (aroused): Whoa.
MARIA: Next, there’s Hawkeye.
CLINT looks confused.
MARIA: Kate Bishop.
CLINT: You mean like Hawk-girl or Hawkete.
MARIA: No. Hawkeye.
Shot of KATE, looking preppy and beautiful with purple sunglasses. She smirks, arching an eyebrow.
KATE: Believe me, I’m the better Hawkeye.
Quick shot of KATE, jumping though the air and shooting arrows, looking badass.
We return to the first shot of her in civilian clothes.
KATE: Barton’s got nothing on me.
CLINT drops the files on the table with a grunt.
CLINT: You gotta be kidding me. Who’s next.
MARIA (dropping the next file in front of him): Miss America Chavez.
CLINT (arching an eyebrow): Related to Cap?
MARIA: Who knows? We’re still not sure where she came from, or exactly what she can do.
Appears AMERICA, dressed in stars and stripes. Slams her fist against the ground, making it tremble with waves. She flies off to punch a bad guy. When she turns to the next one, her eyes light up but don’t see any of her star portals yet.
Shot of the YOUNG AVENGERS sitting together in some sort of lair. KATE sends AMERICA a look.
KATE: So what’s your deal?
AMERICA (with a wink): Wouldn’t you like to know, Princess.
Back to the basement with CLINT and MARIA.
CLINT: Who the hell put this kids together?
MARIA quietly hands him one last file.
We see the YOUNG AVENGERS back at the same lair. Someone stands in front of them. We see CASSIE LANG facing them, suited up in an Ant-Man suit.
CASSIE: I need your help to find my father… Are you in?
The YOUNG AVENGERS share a confused look. BILLY, nervous, finally takes a step forward and nods.
BILLY: We’ll stand with you.
Series of shots of the YOUNG AVENGERS in battle against assorted bad guys (humans, aliens, monsters).
Next, we see a young boy with dark hair and green eyes, standing in front of them, both hands behind his back.
LOKI: You are going to need help in this new endeavor of yours. I could provide some assistance.
AMERICA pushes her way to the front of the group to face the kid, a glare set on her face.
AMERICA: Oh, no way we’re falling for that, Chico.
BILLY: America, c’mon, he’s just a kid.
LOKI smiles, pulling out his hands behind his back. His fingers sparkle green. Without missing a beat, AMERICA punches him hard, sends him crashing back through several walls.
AMERICA: No. He’s not.
More shots of the YOUNG AVENGERS fighting. Next, a wide shot of them standing in front of an entire army of aliens, flying towards them. CLINT is standing with them, next to KATE.
CLINT: Okay, this looks bad.
TEDDY: Guys! We need a plan!
AMERICA: Punch everyone.
New quick glimpses of them in battle.
CUT TO THE TITLE CARD: YOUNG AVENGERS.
TOMMY: No way are we calling ourselves that.
We see CASSIE growing suddenly for the first time. The rest of them gasp as she towers over them.
BILLY: I didn’t know you could do that!
CASSIE: Neither did I- Watch out!
She moves quickly to step on a group of aliens that were about to attack them.
a perfect television show. To be fair, I don’t know one that is, but I never
needed Arrow to be perfect. All I need
from Arrow is a good story. My frustrations
with Oliver and Felicity’s break up, and the Baby Mama storyline, aren’t a
secret. I found their break up to be wildly problematic on multiple levels.
However, the one caveat I always held to was if Arrow can piece together some
interesting character growth for Oliver and Felicity it would go a long way of
easing my ruffled feathers. We’ve been
dealing with the ramifications of Oliver’s lie about William since 4x08. That’s
35 episodes. We’ve waited a long time for Oliver and Felicity’s individual arcs
to come to fruition.
The wait was worth it. At least for
of “good story” vary as widely as our perceptions of
“perfect” but “Underneath” is a good story for me. It’s almost perfect. 35
episodes. This road was long. It was hard but, in the end, I feel like I understand. It connects all the dots that need to be
connected (and some I didn’t expect) while delivering some real character
development that feels earned.
In the midst
of the crazy world of arrows, masks, Mirakuru soldiers, 15 different canaries
and Barry Allen resides the relationships between Oliver and Felicity
These characters, and the love they have for one another, is the sanity
in all the madness. It’s the real in the fiction. Oliver, Felicity and Diggle
are the beating heart of Arrow for a reason.
The love we have for these characters is the reason we watch and
“Underneath” returns Arrow to center. It focuses on the love stories
that made us fall in love with the show. In particularly, it brings Oliver and
Felicity’s individual arcs to fruition and FINALLY merges their roads into one
Forgiveness. Compassion. Humility. These
aren’t always popular concepts in our society, but they are the building blocks
to any relationship. You lose one, the whole house can come down on you. Love feels like it has its own inertia, like
it chooses you and not the other way around. And maybe that’s true. Maybe we
can’t choose who we love. However, we
can choose how we love.
If you are
either Team Felicity or Team Oliver in the break-up- Baby-Mama-drama then
there’s probably things about “Underneath” you didn’t like. As for
me, I believe there are things both
Oliver and Felicity need to learn from the breakup and “Underneath”
addresses those things. But more than anything, I am ready for Arrow to rebuild what they broke. I am
ready for Arrow to fix it. Are you?
This is, by far, my longest review. We’re going all the way back to the
pilot and discuss about five different episodes. This took me about 22 hours to
write. No need to comment on how long it is. I am well are.
“Imagine being Ramsay’s prisoner in Winterfell and waiting to be rescued by Jon.”
Requested by @iknowyouwuvme: “Jon x Reader where he’s really protective of the reader and he finds out that she was raped by Ramsay and Jon kills him.”
Warnings: Spoliers from season 6 of Game of Thrones, implied rape, violence, murder, Ramsay being Ramsay.
You’d been the prisoner of the Bolton Bastard for what felt like forever. He was a cruel monster that never failed to surprise you with new torture methods, mental and physical. He’d raped you, beat you, and over the past month, even flayed you. Your only solace was when you allowed your thoughts to drift back to Jon. The only man you’d ever loved, the man you were taken from and brought here.
You stood in the room you’d been locked in, your eyes focused on the battle taking place outside Winterfell. You wrapped your arms around yourself as you watched. Dread filled you, Ramsay had promised to bring Jon back, alive, to Winterfell just so he could force you to watch him kill him in front of you or kill you in front of Jon. It would depend on his mood. You stepped away from the window when you watched the wildings and other men who fought with Jon being overwhelmed in the fields.
You knew that Ramsay didn’t fight fair, he would lead Jon into a trap. Your eyes went wide as you thought about the possibility of never having Jon hold you in his arms again. How did things become like this?
The “Arrow” alum will be back as a series regular in Season 6, playing Black Siren. She will first appear in the final two episodes of the CW show in the current fifth season.
An original cast member of “Arrow,” Cassidy portrayed Laurel Lance/Black Canary for the first four seasons, before being killed off in the midst of Season 4. After she was killed, Cassidy signed a deal with the CW to appear across the DC universe portfolio of shows in a guest capacity — then she reappeared as Black Siren, the villainous Earth 2 version of Black Canary, in “Arrow’s” midseason premiere of Season 5.
If 5x19 is
indicative of the final four episodes of Season 5, then we are in for one hell
of a ride.
After setting Oliver and Felicity off into trajectories, Arrow
returns to the center as Felicity’s relationship with Helix come to a head. Original Team Arrow is splintered as Felicity
aligns herself against Oliver and Diggle. Smoak versus Arrow is more than just Felicity
going head to head with those who know and love her best. It’s about diving into Felicity’s real
motivations. Sure, we were told Felicity’s grief over Billy is pushing her over
(keep singing that tune Arrow),
but we knew there was more. The truth
is, Felicity’s motivations haven’t strayed too far from center after all.