Season 5 Episode 10 - "Who Are You?" - January 25, 2017
I sometimes hesitate to start watching Arrow as Ollie can be such a downer and I have to gird my loins to be able to bear so much depression, I do think the writers have a much better balance and don't go down to the dark pits of despair so much any more. It was fun to see Laurel/Dark Siren again. Someone needs to tell the girl the bronze glitter eyeshadow and dark blood looking lipstick are not a good look for her. I must say actors do a much better job of acting evil and are much more interesting because of it. When Katie Cassidy first started at Laurel I absolutely loathed her but she grew on me as the writers gave her more depth. I have to give the Arrow writers kudos for writing such strong female characters which is unusual in a TV show. Yeah, they may be the girlfriend of the hero but they are more than that.Oliver welcomes the seemingly-revived Laurel into the team; but it becomes clear that she is Laurel’s Earth-2 doppelganger, having been broken out of S.T.A.R. Labs by Prometheus. Laurel escapes and calls Oliver for an arrangement, ending in her capture. Learning about Paul, Rene convinces Curtis to focus on his capabilities, not his flaws. Laurel is captured, and Oliver places her in an A.R.G.U.S. facility, hoping to change her one day. Oliver reveals his plans to follow (Earth-1) Laurel's dying wish, to find a new Black Canary. In a bar in Hub City, a woman with a sonic scream stops an attempted assault in a bar. Meanwhile, Oliver convinces Adrian to represent John. The latter’s corrupt superior, General Walker, arrives to assume his custody; but Adrian manages to bring John to his own jurisdiction. In flashbacks, Gregor, the Bratva traitor, attempts to force Oliver’s obedience; but the latter is rescued by a female archer named Talia.