…[T]his episode deals very much in death… I …loved feeling the dread, because this show is one that WILL kill its characters, realistically and not spare them for story. Of course, their deaths don’t always mean permanence…
It’s not that I’m disinterested in boys’ stories. I just hold them to the same standard to which I hold girls’ stories and Show isn’t living up to that. The boys’ stories they’re telling here aren’t being given the same depth and are doing nothing to subvert the traditional narrative.
As much as this episode may be titled Broken Dolls and consist of a plot involving some psycho who turns real women into dolls, it really is about only one very important person who is perhaps the biggest broken doll, the Hood’s masked savior in his time of need, the Black Canary. So, I am going to talk about her and no one else right now.
Wow, really looking at my craft room in a new light. And my glue gun, I think I even have that duct tape.
I like Ruth Negga’s Raina much better as an ongoing antagonist. For the first time this season, I actually felt the show got the casting of a guest star right. In a single episode they were able to illustrate for us how manipulative, persuasive and downright cold-hearted she can be – a chilling combination that is really at the heart of all good villains.
Guess what’s new in Starling City…there’s a new show intro! Not good enough? How about a new shirtless workout sequence? Well, if that isn’t good enough for you either (and I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t be), then there is more to talk about.
Truth be told, the season premiere last week was not on my radar at all, even though Rick’s face was on my NYCC badge all last weekend. Once Upon A Time finished, John turned the Steevee to AMC and I opened of Fergus Macbook to shop for a dress upon which to build my Mothra costume (the “Sexy” is silent, like the “k” in “knife).
This week’s episode felt good, like a quality sugar rush. Okay, I made cookies instead of pie this time, but the sensation was quite similar. In the spirit of sugar consumption, I decided to model this review after the aforementioned food item. So, let’s begin our acrostic, shall we?
I also loved the three threads of all the clones being suspicious of the people in their lives…. It’s little moments like this where you see their a likeness even if they go about things very differently. Nature vs. Nurture indeed.