Amell wasn’t the only performer who brought his very best to the screen in “The Fallen.” John Barrowman proved that Malcolm is as pretty a crier as he is a schemer and murderer, and Willa Holland brought a touch of humor to an otherwise somber episode with some of her expressions as post-Lazarus Pit Thea. Emily Bett Rickards was a powerhouse as she held her own opposite far more experienced actors, and anybody who did not begin to sniffle when David Ramsey’s eyes welled up as Diggle said goodbye to the only brother left to him officially has no soul. The emphasis on character would not have worked with less nuanced performances, and the actors reminded of why the show is capable of succeeding in spite of occasionally bizarre twists.
—  Laura Hurley, Arrow S03E20: What worked, what didn’t, and what needs to happen next

When we last saw “Arrow,” Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) had just made Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) an offer he couldn’t refuse – to replace Ra’s as the head of the League of Assassins.

So more mystical and magical elements will apparently make their way into the show with the introduction of the Lazarus Pits in last night’s “The Offer.” I’m not quite sure how I feel about it yet. Gonna take a wait-and-see approach with this one. As long as “Arrow” doesn’t overdo it (and start bringing dead people back), I think I’ll be OK.

In 3x16 “The Offer” Ra’s refers back to Oliver surviving his sword. I find it interesting how Ra’s said he defied death not by the use of the Lazarus Pit, but rather his own will to survive. (He couldn’t die yet, he wasn’t ready to go.)

And who did he think about right before he was flung off that cliff and died?

She’s his reason for living. Yup. Not over it.

You don’t have to come back if you don’t want to.”

Even though I hate all the things Malcolm has done this season, I truly believe he loves his daughter. The line spoken in the trailer makes me worried for the Lazarus Pits and their effect on the recently deceased. It says something that Malcolm is okay with her dying rather than experience the side effects of being resurrected. Poor Thea :’(

amjsocysci asked:

Marc, are you and your writers aware of the legacy of Black Canary?! Seriously EVERY SHOW you guys are minimizing her capabilities. In comics she's known as one of the best fighters in the universe - yall made her the worst. She's known to be a metahuman - yall give her some device. She's one of the only ppl to actually go into the Lazarus pit - y'all are doing that to Thea. You also gave Sin to Sara & Laurel can't ride a motorcycle. WHAT ARE YOU DOING??! Why are you mistreating the character?

We’re all huge comic book fans.  And fans of Black Canary.  But our goal is to do right by the story that we’re telling and right by the character of Laurel Lance as we’ve developed her.  Sometimes those goals aren’t consistent with the goal of 100% fidelity to the comic book characters.

Hears a little fact when joker descoved he had cancer he decided he would go to a lazarus pit to cure him self ( found by riddler when he had cancer and hush ) . When you enter a lazarus pit you will emigre insane for a fue minuets this always happens to ra’s al ghul, however when the joker emerged he became perfectly sane for a fue minuets ( this just proves how far from sane joker is )