The year is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established their own lawless Republic on the island of New Providence where corruption, greediness and cruelty are commonplace. Among these outlaws is a brash young and selfish Welsh captain named Edward Kenway. Kenway joins with Blackbeard and other legends of the sea to become the bane of Templars and the enemy of empires.
Arrow 5x17 - “Kapiushon”
What we know What we hope
What we know
THE BREAKING POINT — Prometheus (Josh Segarra) goes to great lengths to break Oliver (Stephen Amell). Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Anatoly (guest star David Nykl) becomes worried about Oliver’s increasingly violent tendencies, which come to a head in a brutal confrontation.
Cast from IMDB
But there an added tidbit on the Stunts list Note: it could be some mistake
So Ms Madison McLaughlin aka Evelyn aka Artemis is going to appear too. Even if she’s not listed on the cast. The fact is confirmed by Marc Guggenheim himself on his Twitter answering a fan who asks when Evelyn will be back he answers “Next week”, adding to that Madison was spotted in Vancouver around the time they were filming either 5x17 or 5x18, so it all fits.
Brian Ford Sullivan & Emilio Ortega Aldrich
They did the Teleplay for 3x21 “Al Sah-him”
They wrote 4x11 “A.W.O.L.”
I think I see a pattern here, they do dark, both Dark Oliver and Dark Felicity. They also seem to be the ones loving to torture both Oliver and Felicity (I am considering that Felicity was torturing herself in 4x11).
What we expect
After 5x16 promo that focused on things that turned out to be mostly irrelevant to the episode I’m a bit weary as to what is shown in the promo but I will take it at face value with a grain of salt.
There appears to be a clear divide between the stills and the promo. The stills are all from Flashbacks. It’s exciting to see Kovar back (should I say Dolph Lundgren back), the woman may be Taiana’s mother. She’s not listed on IMBD Cast so she could be someone else, but Taiana’s mother makes sense as Oliver is supposed to have come to Russia because of a promise he made to her (Did you forget? Don’t worry I almost did too).
Apart from this, it looks like Oliver in Flashbacks really is committing himself almost exclusively to The Hood (Kapiushon) and his violent ways, enough to worry Anatoly. And that should be alarming in itself as Anatoly is a violent man himself, he is a Bratva Captain after all.
I do not know if this is the episode where Oliver kills Kovar but from the Synopsis and the stills there’s going to be a serious fight between Oliver and Kovar/Kovar’s team. I’m hoping for epic. I’m hoping for an Anatoly surprised and worried about his friend tackling such a powerful foe.
Meanwhile the Promo is almost all about current time. Oliver is chained, being tortured by Prometheus. He still doesn’t know what Prometheus wants from him… or maybe he does and doesn’t believe it. Prometheus just wants Oliver to suffer it seems, but his game is not really about physical pain but rather psychological. Keeping Oliver in the dark, away from the world, with a mind weakened by torture, probably lack of sleep and you can create a all World of pain inside anyone’s brain.
Maybe he really just wants Oliver be a Monster, just like Adrian himself? Maybe that’s it?
We know how CW and Arrow PR work, the episodes are more about what they don’t show on promos and stills than what they show. Let’s see a couple of things they don’t show in the promos and stills for 5x17:
- Team Arrow
- Felicity Smoak
Based on what I can foresee / venture a guess happening on this episode from all of the above I’m expecting:
- Team Arrow to be trying to find Oliver. Adrian is with Oliver dressed as DA which probably means he’s still doing his day job, giving the team some hope of being able to at least track him, while they wait on Felicity’s info. Sure Adrian will be expecting that to happen, he may even be using it to taunt Oliver; it will be fun to watch;
- Felicity Smoak doing a really bad, illegal, immoral, criminal thing for Helix to get information on Oliver. Information I’m guessing is at least known by Adrian that is going to be expecting the Team. The writers did Dark Felicity, I’m excited to know that they are the ones writing the Felicity drop into Darkness too, still…
- Artemis. There are two ways this could go, one good for Oliver the other bad. Being that Madison needs a stunt double I’m almost certain she will be fighting, either fighting the Team or fighting Prometheus. I’m hoping she’s somewhere where she watched the news and found out Prometheus is worse that The Hood, and comes to redeem herself by helping the Team. But that’s me going along with hope on something that could easily be the other way around, as far as we know she can even be Talia new student.
-Talia. Lexa is listed and she only gets listed when she does appear on the episode, so she will be there, question is when. She could appear on flashbacks or on present time. I’m thinking present time because she hasn’t show in Flashbacks for at least 2 episodes now but she could. In current time I know what I would like, I would like to see her walk into Helix. Felicity never met her, so if no one says her name Felicity won’t have a clue as to who she is and she could be there to watch Felicity take the last step into darkness, like Adrian is making Oliver return into his own darkness.
I’m hoping for a very interesting episode not only because of… well… you know… reasons.
but for the psychological warfare between Adrian and Oliver.
I know the torture is going to be bad, Oliver found his evil twin of sorts, but the acting is going to be epic.
Felicity is going to give the Team enough for them to save Oliver. Oh how I wish to see them hug when they finally get together again
but maybe we will get Oliver in the Hospital with EWR by his side, she’s still his girlfriend after all (humm… not vomiting as much as I was before, it’s probably the expectation of the door kicking EWR butt on her way out).
Felicity will know she’s in deep trouble. I wish she would talk to Oliver about it but I’m guessing she’s not. First and foremost she will care about the fact Oliver is alright, or at least, out of Prometheus clutches and torture; second she knows it will hurt him, she knows he will blame himself when it was her choice, she’s a grown woman (like she told Curtis) and she made a choice.
I’ll just be here…
Even if I do enjoy the view I don’t think I am ready for watching Oliver being tortured nor Felicity sacrificing herself. Plotwise it’s interesting, as an Arrow fan this is great, but my heart… oh my heart…
I know they will be okay but I’m guessing I was wrong for all this time, they pushed up the time scale, this episode seems to have all the makings of 3x21 (even the writers/teleplay writers), just like 5x16 ended up shadowing 3x20, with a great (even if muted) Olicity scene and Oliver being taken away from everyone leaving Felicity willing to risk everything to get him back.
If my reasoning is correct that may mean we will have a 3x23 earlier than 5x23 and that gives me hope
Note: I got a request to post this earlier this time. For the ones use to get it on Monday I will repost then.
To combine two of my passions, I decided to make a compilation of TV shows and movies related to mass murder! The following focus solely on random and/or public incidents, so basically just no familicides. All of the descriptions were taken from Wikipedia or IMDb.
School Shooting TV Shows:
Millenium Episode Teotwawki (1998)
“Frank and Emma search for answers when a gunman fires upon high school students.”
Third Watch Episode …And Zeus Wept (2001)
“Sully takes Tatiana to meet his mother, and offers
her a way to get her Green Card. A kid takes a gun into his high school.
Faith has a physical exam.”
Rebus Episode Question of Blood (2006)
“Detective Inspector John Rebus and his sidekick DS Siobhan Clarke are called to investigate a shooting at a local college.”
Numb3rs Episode Dark Matter (2006)
“Charlie helps the team solve how many shooters there were in a school massacre.”
American Horror Story Episode Piggy Piggy (2011)
“At Westfield High School in 1994, a shooter enters the school and
begins killing students.”
Utopia Series 1, Episode 3 (2013)
“The group feel the full weight of The Network’s power as Grant is framed for a mass murder at his school.“
19-2 Episode School (2015)
“In the season two premiere, the entire squad is
involved in an intensely tragic school shooting which profoundly impacts
School Shooting/ School Revenge Movies:
“In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil
Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in
The Deadly Tower (1975)
“The infamous story of Charles Whitman, ‘America’s
favourite sniper’ (in Stephen King’s words), is told here once again.”
Massacre at Central High (1976)
“Maimed by bullies at a California high school, a new student (Derrel Maury) engineers acts of revenge.”
“In order to get out of the snobby clique that is
destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a
dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids.”
Murder of Innocence (1993)
“Newlywed Laurie Wade finds her marriage, and eventually the rest of her life, shattered by her deep-rooted psychotic behavior.” Based on Laurie Dann.
Hostage High (1997)
“An armed man with a grudge against a former teacher holds students hostage at his high school.” Based on Eric Houston.
Duck! The Carbine High Massacre (1999)
“Two bullied high-school students
fight back against their oppressors in a hail of bullets and blood.”
Bang Bang You’re Dead (2002)
“A teacher suggests a student take the
lead role in a play, despite the teen’s earlier threat to blow up the
Home Room (2002)
“A high school shooting has repercussions on the town and students.”
Heart of America (2002)
high school students plot a shooting spree that they plan to unleash at
the school moments after the final bell on the last day of the school
Zero Day (2003)
“Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.”
“Several ordinary high school students go through
their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.”
American Yearbook (2004)
“Will is the kid-next-door, but is relentlessly
terrorized by school bullies. Then the mysterious Chance eventually
convinces Will that they should get a gun and take the bullies out: pull
The Only Way (2004)
“Devon Browning is viewed as an outcast and is a victim of physical and
emotional abuse from his classmates. After a tragic death in his family,
his life begins to fall off course. He eventually seeks revenge by
bringing a gun to school and opening fire on his classmates.”
Dawn Anna (2005)
“The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life’s obstacles.” Based on Lauren Townsend’s mother.
Killers by Nature (2005)
“B-movie stalwart Eric Spudic directs this story about two bullied high
school misfits who exact deadly revenge on those former classmates who
did them wrong.”
“A high school student who is constantly bullied at school and abused by parents at home, had enough and took several other students hostage.”
State’s Evidence (2006)
“When 16-year-old Scott Byers decided to bring a camcorder to school, none of his schoolmates ever imagined what was to come.”
The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
“As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting
approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the
“An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied
classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the
class. As teenagers’ honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in
“A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female
engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.” Based on Marc Lepine.
April Showers (2009)
“A survivor (Kelly Blatz) of a high-school shooting tries to come
to terms with the horrors he witnessed, along with the loss of his best
The Final (2010)
“A group of high school outcasts get revenge on the students that torment them.”
Amish Grace (2010)
“A grieving woman copes with the loss
of her daughter after a gunman kills Amish schoolgirls in Pennsylvania.” Based on Charles Carl Roberts.”
Beautiful Boy (2010)
“A married couple on the verge of separation are
leveled by the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass shooting at
his college, then took his own life.”
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
“Kevin’s mother struggles to love her strange child,
despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up.
But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond
anything anyone imagined.”
Nothing Can Touch Me (2011)
“The outsider Katrine survives a school shooting and
is the only one to see who the shooter is. The hunt for the boy begins,
and slowly Katrine realizes that she has more in common with him than
any of her other classmates.”
Pivot Point (2011)
“A psychological drama that follows four high schoolers down a dark ride.”
An American Terror (2012)
“A group of friends hatch a plan to get revenge on the bullies who have been tormenting them.”
“An alienated teenager’s posturing online threat ignites a firestorm of fear in a small community.”
Hello Herman (2012)
“Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision.”
White Rabbit (2013)
“A bullied high school student starts having visions of a rabbit that he
killed when he was a kid, soon putting him in a state where his
imagination threatens to cause him to carry out violent acts.”
“Roman has to travel to a small village in Bavaria, in order to get some
files from a local police station. These files keep records about a high
school massacre committed by a student a year ago.”
The Dirties (2013)
“Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting
revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn’t joking.”
“After a grieving father finds a box of demo tapes made by his now-dead son, he forms a band in hope of finding some peace.”
Almost Mercy (2015)
“Jackson and Emily aren’t like the other kids. Two
burgeoning sociopaths on the brink of total meltdown. Ticking time bombs
seeking revenge. Who will unravel first?”
Natural Selection (2015)
“While attending a new high school, a teen’s budding
friendship with a fellow student leads to harsh
Some Kind of Hate (2015)
“A bullied teenager is sent to a reform school where
he accidentally summons the spirit of a girl, herself a victim of
bullying, who takes vengeance on his tormentors.”
Ditch Party (2016)
“Five students trap themselves in the basement of
their high school during an all-out assault on students and faculty, all
at the hands of one disturbed student geared with guns and explosives.”
Mass/Spree Murder TV Shows:
Cold Case Episode Rampage (2006)
“A 1995 mall shooting spree, in which two teenagers
killed and wounded several people before committing suicide, is reopened
when it is found that there may be a third person involved.”
Criminal Minds Episode Elephant’s Memory (2008)
“When a spree killing begins in a small Texas town,
Reid’s identification with the killer may endanger the girl with him,
and cause Reid to put his own life in jeopardy.”
CSI Episode The Fallen (2014)
“A teenage boy shoots up LVPD headquarters and then holds Russell and one of his shooting victims hostage.”
Mass/ Spree Murder Movies:
“An elderly horror-film star, while making a personal
appearance at a drive-in theatre, confronts a psychotic Vietnam War
veteran who’s turned into a mass-murdering sniper.”
Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
“Herr R. throws a dinner party for his boss and colleagues, but is humiliated when a toast he proposes
falls flat. As his days repeat the same boring routine, Herr R.’s
Two-Minute Warning (1976)
“A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game.”
Bloody Wednesday (1987)
“A mechanic who lives alone and sees a
psychiatrist gets hold of a machine gun and opens fire in
a coffee shop.”
The Fisher King (1991)
“A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a
terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged
homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.”
Stalking Laura (1993)
“A Silicon Valley engineer (Brooke Shields) cannot escape a co-worker (Richard Thomas) who has become obsessed with her.” Based on Richard Farley.
Falling Down (1993)
“A borderline personality disordered defense worker
frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to
psychotically and violently lash out against them.”
“Excerpts of the life of a waiter who, living alone and isolated from the
outside world developed an abysmal hatred of his fellow man.”
Tag der Abrechnung - Der Amokläufer von Euskirchen (1994)
“This movie depicts the story of Erwin Makolajczyk, a psychopath who killed 9 people in a courtroom on the 9th of March 1994.”
Charming Billy (1999)
“Billy Starkman is a seemingly ordinary man living in a small Midwestern
town who one day wakes up, murders his family, climbs a rural water
tower with a high-powered hunting rifle and begins shooting innocent
Out of the Blue (2006)
“Based on the Aramoana Massacre that occurred on 13 November and 14 November 1990.” Perpetrated by David Gray.
He Was a Quiet Man (2007)
“A frustrated office worker becomes a reluctant hero after saving a woman’s life.”
“Based on the spree killing committed by Campo Elías Delgado that took place in Bogotá in 1986.”
Le Banquet (2008)
“A bloody drama and an apocalyptic vision of the universities, and more generally of Québec society.”
“A group of strangers form a unique relationship with
each other after surviving a random shooting at a Los Angeles diner.”
“A frustrated young man dons body armor and executes random strangers.”
22 Mei (2010)
“A bomb explodes in a shopping mall. Sam the security agent tries to save
the victims, but at the end he runs off. Later he encounters all the
people he saved. They all think that somehow he is responsible for what
Odd Thomas (2013)
“In a California desert town, a short-order cook with
clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark,
“The lives of five disaffected suburbanites come together in a shopping mall after a shooting spree.”
Rampage: Capital Punishment (2014)
“Bill Williamson hatches a plan to exact revenge on the rich while ripping Washington apart.”
Amok: Hansi geht’s gut (2014)
“Lorenz, a middle-aged accountant living a monotonous life, goes on a violent rampage after a promotion triggers buried memories.”
I, Olga Hepnarová (2016)
Based on the female Czech mass murderer.
Rampage: President Down (2016)
“Bill Williamson returns to bring down the president of the United States and his Secret Service detail.”
“Codename: Kids Next Door follows the escapades of five eager, yet bumbling, ten-year-olds as they join forces against adulthood to fight for the right to enjoy all the fun things in life.” (from the IMDb page)
If you know me, you know I hate how sectuh V was described back in season one. Look how much they all grew, look how much they all developed. There’s so much more to KND than what’s on the surface.
In celebration of Halloween, I’ve compiled a list of horror films from several different sub-genres along with links to their respective IMDB pages. Please note that the films listed below may contain scenes that some find triggering, disturbing, or upsetting; if you have any concerns over a film’s content, I highly encourage you to research it prior to watching in order to make as informed a choice as possible.
HORROR: films that inspire fear and tension by creating an unsettling
Do we know the names of the kids in Logan? I’m trying to find out from imdb cast list things, but I am failing… I will make up names if I have to, but I’d like to know what they were supposed to be named
The list is a bit all over the place but, it’s Beth Schwartz, so no surprises there. Nice episodes not much Olicity but not anti neither.
What we expect
The stills give me a two story vibe like I never saw before on the show but, at the sametime, I can’t help but feel that Oliver and Felicity are stepping on the same path.
Oliver steps into Talia’s mini-LoA (or is she rebuilding LoA?) lair, finds and talks to Talia; Felicity steps into Helix lair, finds and works with Alena.
The parallel is screaming at me. Maybe Oliver is reinitiating contact with Talia (the one that turned him into a monster) as Felicity is initiating contact with Alena (the one that “will” turn Felicity into a “monster”).
It’s important to remember that Talia never told Oliver she was Talia al-Ghul. Will Oliver find out on this episode? Maybe. The LoA vibe could be enough for him to at least suspect a connection exists. If this happens in this episode it will be Oliver’s shock #1
A seemingly forthcoming Talia tells Oliver that Prometheus calls himself Adrian Chase. Oliver’s shock #2
I believe Oliver will understand Adrian Chase has been playing him. But he won’t know the real extent of Adrian grand scheme.
It also strikes me odd that Talia says “calls himself Adrian Chase”. Can it be that he’s not really Adrian Chase?
Will Oliver confront Adrian? Will Adrian walk up to Oliver? Not sure, but they will face each other, masks off, for the first time, and Prometheus tells it straight: both him and Oliver are playing a game, and he’s 10 moves ahead of Oliver who doesn’t even know what game they are playing. I add that Oliver didn’t even know he was playing a game.
He also drops the fact he has taken Susan hostage.
Paraphrasing a Reedit guy (fanboys do understand current Oliver better than I do) Oliver has been “gaga” over Susan for weeks/months, having her in this situation because of him will make Oliver’s head spin and, taking GA attire (even with all the ACU and SCPD after him), he goes out to find her. That’s what I see from the promo. No matter how I feel as an Oliciter I do understand Oliver has to go after Susan, not only because she is his GF (Oh God… help me… I’m feeling sick) but, more importantly, he’s the hero.
Meanwhile, under Oliver’s radar, Felicity is getting entangled with Helix. Helix she sees as something that helps, a group of people like her.
I don’t know how this is going to play out exactly but I wish that the help Felicity asks Helix and that they use to push her on to do something for them in exchange, is Susan related (read Oliver related).
My hopes in all this are not very high. I do think this episode is pivotal on setting up the rest of the Season:
- Oliver finally finds out who his opponent is. Trouble is the opponent has him in deep trouble already
- Felicity takes on her dark path
- Susan is in trouble.
Prometheus has her all tied up but I don’t think things are as violent as they seem as Josh Segarra stated there’s going to be some kind of relationship developing and EWR will feel betrayed by Oliver (probably a hint to EWR going to align herself with Prometheus)
- I think Diggle
with the rest of the Team
will to busy out with Oliver getting EWR and protecting GA from ACU and SCPD. He will probably be too busy to notice Felicity working with Helix.
- A guy on Reedit posted that we will find out in this episode that Felicity joined Helix because of Oliver. Pretty much everything they show us on the show is Oliver/Arrow related, it’s his story. Granted they do a backstory on every character on the Team but Felicity already had hers, every thing they show from Felicity will connect to Oliver one way or the other. So this, for me is no spoiler, besides it really doesn’t tell us anything, did she join Helix to keep away from Oliver? Did she joined Helix to help Oliver? Did she join Helix to protect herself from Oliver? It’s just “joining Helix because of Oliver” which really doesn’t tell us anything. The fact it’s a Reedit guy and that he was unhappy about it makes me think she joins to help Oliver, but this is just a theory not more than that.
- Lexa on interview said Talia is going to ask something of Oliver (something different from what she asked in the past). I’m hoping we can get both Oliver and Felicity in a situation where the ones that made / are making them “monsters” will ask something that they won’t want to do. That would be “walking in the same steps” in present time. Maybe they would decide to deal with it together
- I’m totally prepared for Felicity dark arc
- I’m totally unprepared to watch Oliver going out to save EWR
- I’m totally prepared for Prometheus to take EWR mask off. Her all act needs to stop, Oliver needs to see who is the real EWR. Telling him is not enough, clearly he needs to see it.
Sidenote: How is it Stephen can’t see that? He’s no troll, why can’t he see that? What did the writers do that isn’t translating on the show?
SideSideNote: See Oliver, wouldn’t it be much better if EWR had just lost her job and cut all ties to you? Maybe she would be safe now.
- I’m totally unprepared for Oliver to be okay with Felicity joining Helix, but I’m guessing he will. They told us Oliver wouldn’t react as we expect, I’m guessing he’s going to be okay with it.
I’m not thrilled about the episode but I think it’s going to be interesting to watch. A lot of build up to upcoming episodes, and major plotlines finally moving forward. No more episodes just to fill in the Season, all major plotlines will be in play.
Ben Sullivan who portrays Riley is listed to appear in these episodes.
Disclaimer: Usually I refrain from posting imdb listings but info about smaller roles/unknown actors is often right. Still take this info with a grain of salt just in case. These episodes were listed before 402 aired.