Queen is portrayed by Stephen Amell who has the looks of a playboy billionaire, which he so happens to be. It's not until he finds himself stranded on a deserted island for nearly five years that he realizes he has a calling; he has the resources to fight crime and corruption in his hometown. Of course, every superhero has to have a love interest, and Queen falls head over heels for Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy). Cassidy is a terrific actress; she was sensational on the reboot of “
Both Lance and Queen have an interesting history as the two dated; he also had a relationship with
The series does a great job of presenting the audience with flashbacks of Oliver and that mysterious island he was on. He is very much traumatized. He has the instincts of an animal; he’s super alert of his surrounding so much that when his mother attempts to waken him from a nightmare, he nearly kills her. In a shocking turn of events, Oliver is kidnapped, but manages to find a way to escape his captors. That grabs the attention of Detective Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) who just happens to be the father of Laurel Lance.
Amell brings a charm to Oliver; he’s cocky, he’s arrogant and has no shame in displaying it to the world. He does however have a soft spot for his little sister. Of all the people in his family she is the one I feel he would sacrifice his life to protect. Arrow’s first mission after returning to town is to bring down Adam Hunt, a businessman who uses money to get what he wants. He throws a huge bash to divert attention from himself as he swindles over $40 million from Hunt, who has no idea how the vigilante outsmarted him.
Perhaps the two final scenes in the first episode are what sealed the deal for me; this is a show I need to keep watching. The audience discovers that Oliver’s father killed another survivor then committed suicide, leaving Oliver as the sole survivor of the shipwreck. That was one reveal I did not expect. The shocker of the night came when it was revealed that matriarch Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson) was the mastermind behind Oliver’s kidnapping.
You would think the woman would just be happy that her son that was presumed dead was alive, but no she has to get to the bottom of just what happened to her son on that island. Looks like mommy is hiding some secrets and I think the audience wants to know just what. “Arrow” brings something fresh to television; a superhero without boundaries. There is no moral code he stands behind, except to fight corruption. With the ever-evolving chemistry between Cassidy and Amell on the screen I can only imagine what other surprises audiences can expect this season. “Arrow” airs Wednesdays at 8pm on the CW.
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