'Arrow': Stephen Amell Talks Vixen Crossover, Oliver's Future with Felicity
Feb 25 2016 by Johnnie Parsons
"So it will be interesting to see what they do with the Oliver-Malcom dynamic, because they've neverreally been sworn enemies".
"...when she finds out this information that she would hope to have known, we can probably predict how she is going to react!" Vixen comes through the window to help and pits her magical powers against Darhk's. That's why we watch, friends, to find the answers to questions like that. And boy, did it. Darhk, who still hasn't figured out Oliver and the Arrow are the same guy (seriously, just look at the jawline, bro), busts in on Oliver and Felicity as they leave her physical therapy to announce the kidnapping - created to coerce Oliver to drop out of the mayoral race.
So first of all, Felicity is standing at the altar, which means that Curtis Holt must cure her paralysis, either temporarily or permanently, in an upcoming episode.
There's a lot to like about Vixen's showing here: Her channeling the spirit of a gorilla and charging Darhk. At the time, she and Donna thought there were no more secrets between Oliver and herself. He has until 6 pm Friday to drop out of the mayoral race. She asks Samantha for an object that belonged to William.
Yeah, there's an unpleasant talk coming. Compared to Green Arrow or The Flash, Vixen's animal abilities are kind of lame.
"Maybe it would be easier to name those who don't know about your son". But the magically-powered villain has gone even further now, as we saw at the conclusion of last week's episode - targeting a child by snatching Oliver's son, William. What can he do that the police can't?
"You'll fire an arrow at me?" In it, he explains everything, including the fact that he's the Green Arrow. So after a throwaway line claiming that Constantine is "literally in hell", they decide to ask for Vixen's help. But he might know someone else ...
Vixen was the first black woman superhero for DC Comics.
For an episode seemingly built around the live action introduction of Vixen (which rocked, by the way), "Taken" pulled no punches in regards to the major story arcs of the season.
Everyone gets to see the Arrow Lair today! That's a meta joke to beat all meta jokes. Unfortunately, Oliver tells us he's in hell. Everyone gets their marching orders. She tries to cut ties with him right then and there, but it's clear that unlike Oliver's relationship with his son, Malcolm wants to be as close to Thea as possible despite his toxic influence and it makes for a pretty striking contrast. Merlyn lies about telling Darhk about William, because of course he does. Seeing her admit to her father that, even though she knew Oliver wa s a crap boyfriend, this revelation still hurt her felt so incredibly real - as did Detective's Lance assumption that Oliver has a whole army of illegitimate children running around. So too is it a big deal for her to take such an active role in handing Darhk his most significant defeat yet.
Oliver isn't the only anxious parent, however, as William's mother Samantha is furious, fearful, and confused about what's happened to her son.
But now it's action time. Mari saves him, but Damien disappears simultaneously.
Grave theory time! It's nearly certain Malcolm is the "him" Oliver intends to kill, and Samantha and William are safe, so is the target back on Thea?
Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Katie Cassidy as Dinah "Laurel" Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, John Barrowman as Malcom Merlyn, with Paul Blackthorne as Detective Lance. Oliver, Laurel and Thea fight off some goons only for Darhk to take all three of them on with his Force choke magic.