favorite part in this ep

Break down the old to become the new- 5.17 Review and meta

Wow. Just wow. It’s been over 45 minutes and I’m still completely emotionally wrecked from Arrow tonight. It was extremely well done and hats off to Stephen Amell for nailing his performances and making us feel every emotion. He really nailed it and gave so much on and off screen. Thank you. Now honestly I still don’t care much for flashbacks, they have always been my least favorite parts of arrow eps (with exception of Felicity flashbacks, Olicity or the starling city s3 ep). I’m just much more interested in the present tense way more and Felicity is my favorite character with Oliver right behind her, so scenes I know won’t have her in it, lessen my excitement. This was an extremely heavy flashback ep, I think even more than the Odyssey, but it completely tied to the present time and paralleled and contrasted perfectly so I don’t mind them and enjoyed them (just won’t rewatch).

Now the present time was basically Adrain psychologically and physically torturing Oliver to get him to say he enjoys killing. That’s Chase’s endgame for this particular set of torment and it works. But guess what Adrian, Oliver is not the same guy he was when killed your dad, if he was this unfeeling serial killer like you believe, he would never have broken and wouldn’t have forgiven Evelyn (that fucking snake). I don’t believe Oliver enjoys killing. I do believe what Anatoly said in Russia that he uses the hood to justify his killings and use it as an excuse. It’s something Oliver has always done. He tries to separate the two or choose over the other and he can’t. I think the lesson this season is for Oliver to accept all of the parts of himself and embrace them as all of who is he, love himself, accept people love him for him, and see himself the way the people who love him do. For Oliver to truly be a fully realized superhero, he has to accept himself and love himself. That in turn will also allow to finally completely give in to love and love wholeheartedly. How can you expect someone to love you, if you don’t love yourself and you can’t be right for somebody else if you’re not right for yourself. This the gateway to Olicity finally being together for good. Now the other very big lesson here is killing. Oliver can’t kill anymore. I think the biggest reason Oliver went back to killing so easily after being so grounded on it for 2 years, is bc he wasn’t abstaining for himself bc he thought it was right, he was doing it bc he was trying to honor Tommy and he stopped bc Tommy thought it was wrong. Now Oliver will see he wants to stop killing for himself bc he doesn’t want to and there’s always another way and he isn’t a killer. Oliver was forced and manipulated and psychologically forced to start killing and trained by several people and put through so much that he believed killing the bad people was ok. He was a victim of trauma, torture, manipulation and PTSD. But Oliver has grown and learned and now he will no longer kill the people who “deserve it”. Which is why he can’t kill Prometheus. That will be the game changer. Oliver will have ample opportunity but won’t. It’s gonna be epic.


Now for the other tidbits in this ep.
Chase brought up Felicity THREE times. He isn’t an idiot. He knows she’s his true love and his weakness. ( the growl and anger and protectiveness Oliver excuded when Adrian showed him he stole her glasses; gawd that was intense and awesome). And he brings up Thea, William and Diggle. These are the most important people in Oliver’s life and he knows it. Exploiting him and taunting him in every possible way. Ugh
Prometheus is by far the best big bad arrow has ever had. He’s just so evil but so smart and tricky and conniving and witty and a psychopath and he has no strings, no weakness (yet). He is extremely well thought out and fleshed out. S3 and s4 all started with good villain but by mid to end season they completely fell flat. Prometheus is such a great success. I’m looking forward to the next 6 eps. We have so much juicy stuff coming and of course an Olicity heavy ep coming!!! We got this fandom!!

Originally posted by moan-s

Originally posted by whoeveryoulovethemost

this was the most realistic episode of the walking dead, thanks tara 

  • “I’M COOL” 
  • “okay or we can just keep doing this”
  • attempting a thumbs up while handcuffed to an air conditioner 
  • aggressively slurping stew 
  • “are you sure a larder isn’t a boat?” 
  • awkward not-quite fist bumps 
  • wearing pink stunna shades all the way home to ya homies 
All my favorite Soukoku parts from Ep 9...

What are they looking so cool for?

I mean…

…they are…

…literally…

…two dorky brats…

…squabbling on a playground.

Honestly, there’s not much of a point to this post.

I just wanted to screencap Soukoku.

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And poor little abandoned angry precious baby Chuuya. <33