Penance, the 4th episode of Arrow, was written by Brian Ford Sullivan & Oscar Balderrama and directed by Dermott Downs.
Oliver’s team captures an associate of Church’s and delivers him along with his package to the SCPD. Rory leaves the team, saying that he can not work with Felicity. Oliver leaves to work with Lyla on breaking out Diggle, who finally agrees to escape. Oliver takes him to a H.I.V.E. safe house. Meanwhile, Quentin and Adrian personally deliver the package to the SCPD warehouse, where it explodes, giving Church’s group the chance to break in and steal weapons and tools necessary. Quentin and Adrian manage to escape. The team finds out that Church is planning to kill his associate in custody. They intervene, with Rory rejoining the team, and help Adrian, the associate, and other staff escape the facility; but Church captures Rene, intending to torture him to his death. Oliver returns and vows to rescue Rene. Adrian decides to trust the vigilantes’ motives. In flashbacks, Anatoli tasks Oliver to gain information from an associate of Kovar’s and kill him. Oliver gets arrested and visits the associate in custody, forcing him to reveal the IP address of Kovar’s “Dar Web” and killing him. He is freed and Anatoli welcomes him into the Bratva.
A decent episode, some good character development and some pretty bad ass action sequences involved, could’ve had a better story to work with but hey, could’ve been a lot worse.
The New Rogues, the 4th episode of season three of The Flash, was written by Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes and directed by Stefan Pleszczynski.
Three years ago, Sam Scudder and Rosalind Dillon, former cohorts of Leonard Snart, were caught in the original particle accelerator explosion. In the present, Barry begins training Jesse on how to use her powers. Wells suggests the team locate a doppleganger of his from another Earth to replace him on the team once he and Jesse leave. Scudder returns from being trapped in a mirror-like dimension with the ability to transport himself and others through reflective surfaces. He reunites with Rosalind, who now has vertigo-inducing powers, and the pair go on a crime spree. Barry and Jesse, as “Jesse Quick”, confront them, but are defeated and Barry ends up trapped inside a mirror by Scudder. Caitlin secretly uses her emerging ice powers to help Barry free himself from his predicament. He and Jesse then successfully capture Scudder and Rosalind. After evaluating the candidates, the team recruits the Wells of Earth-19, despite the Earth-2 Wells’ misgivings. Jesse and her father then return to Earth-2, with Wells apprising Cisco about Barry’s suspicious escape. That night, Caitlin accidentally freezes the water in her shower and her appearance begins showing signs of her Earth-2 doppleganger.
A pretty intense and exciting episode with good story development, good character development, great action and some pretty good twists and turns.
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