I have added screencaptures from last night episode of Arrow.
- Screen Captures 2×19 – The Man Under the Hood
With Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) determined to ruin Oliver Queen’s (Stephen Amell) life, the last thing Arrow’s billionaire playboy-turned-vigilante needs is more people learning the truth about his extra-curricular activities. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what Slade had in mind when he showed up at Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) door to tell Ollie’s former love the truth about the emerald archer. But that doesn’t mean Laurel will believe Slade.
Naturally, the inquisitive ADA will set out to uncover the truth for herself in Wednesday’s episode (8/7c, The CW), which finds her slowly putting the puzzle pieces together in more ways than one. The truth, of course, could also set her father free since Det. Lance (Paul Blackthorne) was thrown in jail for working with the vigilante and refusing to give up his name. But would Laurel be as kind if placed in the same position?
“When Slade told Laurel, he thought that was going to be yet another devastating death charge into Oliver’s life,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says. “She’s not just taking it at face value, but being smart about it, and then her emotional reaction to the news is surprising. Most people assume she’s going to react one way and that she reacts a different way is great.”
One more person is in the know of Oliver Queen’s secret life as the hood, a fact executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says shifts Laurel’s world view immensely.
The ball is in Laurel Lance’s (Katie Cassidy) court.
Last we left off on The CW comic-book drama, Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) dropped an Arrow bombshell, revealing to Laurel that her former lover/friend Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is actually the Arrow — a calculated move on his part to weaken Oliver’s world.
“Laurel obviously has had a very rough year. When Slade told Laurel, he thought that that was going to be yet another devastating death charge into Oliver’s life,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said.
But life is more complicated than that and Laurel’s reaction to the news isn’t as simple as Slade may have hoped.
“I think that Laurel’s reaction to finding out the news — for one, not just taking it at face value, but being smart about it — her emotional reaction to the news is surprising. I think most people assume she’s going to react one way,” Kreisberg said, alluding to her past days spent popping pills and drinking excessively. “That she reacts in a different way is great.”
Kreisberg compared Laurel’s entry into Oliver’s Arrow universe to that of Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell), who found out about his best friend’s vigilante life in season one.
“Once he knew, it changed his character so much,” Kreisberg said. “There was so much more you could write for him and the way he looked at everything in the world. Every scene suddenly became supercharged with him, even if it was a small scene that didn’t really have anything to do with the main plot.”
“With Laurel, now that she knows, whatever she’s doing, whenever she’s in a scene with somebody, her world view has shifted and it’s different. Katie has really risen to it and it’s really exciting to see how it plays out,” he added.
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.
Fans still have to wait for the next episode of “Arrow” Season 2, but thanks to the “DC All Access” web series, you can get a peek into what’s coming to the show’s world. Footage from episodes 19 and 20 — “The Man Under the Hood” and “Seeing Red” — appears in the video, as well as cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
The cast interviews come first, featuring chats with Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Caity Lotz and executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. During these chats, fans can learn important Season 1 facts like the number of shirtless Oliver scenes (23) or the number of arrows shot (142).
One of the highlights of this webisode is an extended clip from “The Man Under the Hood,” featuring Danielle Panabaker and Carlos Valdes — Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon from the “Arrow” spinoff, “The Flash.”
After an interview from the comic-book side of things, the web show moves on to stunts (starting at the 6:00 mark) and costumes (7:20).
Interspersed throughout the web video are clips from both episode 19 and episode 20. Good luck catching them!
“Arrow” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.
After Slade (Manu Bennett) threatens to take everything Oliver (Stephen Amell) loves away, Oliver decides the fastest way to stop further bloodshed is to surrender to his enemy. Knowing that surrender will surely lead to Oliver’s death, Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) go to extreme measures to keep Oliver from confronting Slade. Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) considers leaving town, and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) resumes her crusade against Sebastian Blood (guest star Kevin Alejandro). Finally, Slade unleashes his assault on Starling City.
Thanks to my friend Kelly I have added screencaptures from Stephen’s role as Philip Seaver in The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice.
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The mirakuru sends Roy (Colton Haynes) into an uncontrollable rage and he unleashes on the city. After Roy’s deadly fight with a police officer, Oliver (Stephen Amell) realizes the mirakuru has taken over Roy completely and must figure out a way to stop him. Things get more complicated after Sara (Caity Lotz) declares that Roy is too far gone and the only way to stop him is to kill him. Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) believes she can breakthrough to Roy so she goes on camera at Moira’s (Susanna Thompson) campaign rally to lure him to Verdant. Her ploy works but after Roy attacks Thea, Team Arrow unleashes on him.
So Slade’s plan is officially underway, and the first three steps seem to be as follows: 1) Tell Thea that Malcolm Merlyn is her biological father. 2) Hijack a bus full of prisoners in order to expand his army. And 3) Tell Laurel that Oliver is the mother freakin’ Arrow. Yep, that just happened. Let’s get into it!
We started right where we left off last week, in the car with Slade and Thea. Things seemed fine at first, as they discussed heartbreak and how it’s something Slade knows “all too well.” But Slade was quick not to bury the punch line: “You’re not going home, Thea.” And cut to her running away, straight into the arms of Skull Mask/Sebastian Blood.
At headquarters, Roy was really sucking at archery when Felicity informed Oliver that he couldn’t avoid being a CEO forever. Ollie had to attend a board meeting, which quickly evolved into him attending his mother’s mayoral debate, where things really got going. When the first “video question” of the debate came from a kidnapped Thea Queen, Oliver put two and two together. He needed to find Slade. Step one of that plan meant he couldn’t be bothered with stupid work stuff. Therefore, Oliver appointed Isabel Rochev temporary CEO of Queen Consolidated so that he could find his baby sister. Yes, it was dumb. And step two involved a League of Assassins poison that Sara had concocted. That? Not so dumb. Team Arrow shot Slade with it in order to get him arrested.