TV Club: Arrow: “The Offer”

It’s so rare to see Oliver smile, and it really is a lovely sight. “The Offer” is what we might call a reset episode, an hour primarily devoted to sifting through the fallout of the big revelations that led us into the show’s recent mini-hiatus. It’s not a bad episode, by any means, but it’s a story that is largely played in a minor key, with the climactic battle at the precinct providing the only really big blast of action in what is otherwise a largely contemplative Arrow entry. More than anything, “The Offer” takes stock of where the characters now find themselves. For as much as Oliver finds peace, or something like it, by the end of this episode, Thea is more lost and more hurt than she has ever been. Captain Lance is at best estranged from both his daughter and the Arrow, and …

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