Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk in Arrow (Season 4, ep. 2
Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk in Arrow (Season 4, ep. 2 "The Candidate"). Supplied by Foxtel. Photo Contributed Contributed

Arrow S4E03: Restoration review

*potential spoilers lie ahead if you haven't seen up to season four episode three*

REVIEW: Just because you have power to do something does not necessarily mean you should do it.

Laurel Lance (Kate Cassidy) and Thea Queen (Willa Holland) may be about to learn that the hard way after they made the decision to take Sara Lance's body to Nanda Parbat.

The purpose: to use the Lazarus Pit to restore Sara's (Caity Lotz) life.

It is a decision that should not be made lightly, though its use to revive Thea (despite her recent side effects) in season three left Laurel no other choice.

Nyssa (Katrina Law), daughter of the former Ra's al Ghul, protests the decision, arguing the Sara that comes back will not be the Sara they remember.

Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), who now owns the title of Ra's al Ghul, allows Sara to be revived, but not before helping Thea fulfill a "blood lust" gained since her revival.

Merlyn's actions reinforced why he is such a bad guy, and in doing so Barrowman showed why he is one of the finest components of the series.

Meanwhile, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and John Diggle (David Ramsay) put themselves in danger through their refusal to work together.

Metahuman Double Down (Jr Bourne), who has the ability to remove tattoo cards from his skin and throw them with deadly force and accuracy, is sent by Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) to take out Queen/Arrow but ultimately to no avail.

His ability did make for an wild death, and a superb show of power by Darhk, though he was no match for the reunited Green Arrow and Diggle.

A few more things:

- Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) and Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum) were attacked by Double Down but worked their way out of the situation. Holt knows about the lair but has no idea who the Arrow is. How long until if he finds out?

- Sara is going to be an ongoing problem. She needs some humanity restored or will have to taken down for everyone's safety.

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Arrow airs Thursdays at 6.30pm (AEST) on Fox 8 (Channel 108).



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