Arrow

Season 1 Episode 22

Darkness On the Edge of Town

74
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 08, 2013 on The CW
9.4
out of 10
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211 votes
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  • Episode Summary

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    The Dark Archer visits a seismologist to further The Undertaking. Meanwhile, Laurel makes a decision after Tommy tells her the truth, and Roy and Thea try to find The Hood. In flashback, Fyers tells the captive Oliver, Shado, and Slade of his plans for the missiles and for Yao Fei.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Yao Fei?

      8.0
      I'm surprised that nobody noticed that Yao Fei's death is a big inconsistency in the storyline. Early in this season Diggs asked Oliver during one of their training sessions "Who taught you that?" and Oliver answers "His name was Yao Except he apparently never got the chance to teach him anything. So, writers! please, pay attention to what you're writing, because this is really annoying to see such mistakes in a great show!moreless
    • Felicity good performance

      10
      felicity was great sexy charming I big up with the flirting loved the episode
    • Good episode, bad moderators and script writers...

      9.5
      When i was watching the episode I noticed a blooper in it - Felicity says: there's at least a teraflop of data to go through". Wierd how no-one noticed while filming it that they got their units wrong(ought to be terabytes). Even wierder is the fact that there was a comment in this site before me about the same blooper but it seems to have been deleted. When you search google for "Oliver asks Felicity about the download, she says that there's "at least a teraflop of data to go the first result you get is from but as it seems the comment has been deleted.



      On a brighter note: the episode was a good fast-paced one and not a boring moment. 9.5 points from me(loses 0.5 because of the blooper)moreless
    • Just one week

      9.5
      Just one lomg week to see how this plays out. It was a fantastic episode, great pace, lots of action and a bit of emotions. These were the somehwat lesser part of the episode. Although I get why Tommy needs to see Oliver and Laurel together to get his final push to go to the dark side, I never get why people in tv-series never close their windows.
    • Arrow.

      10
      Just when you thought this couldn't get any better, no surprise for me that Walter wanted a divorce from Moira, he knew all along that she was involved with his kidnapping. (Moira What Are You Going To Do, Your Unraveling). Felicity is something else, the three of them are a perfect team Oliver, Diggle & Felicity, i have to admit Quentin did surprise me when he liked Oliver with his daughter than Tommy & as for Tommy, so glad he saw through the window at Laurel & Oliver just about to get it on. Back to the island Malcolm was involved with that as well or is Moira involved & Yao Fei is dead now. 2013 at the end when Malcolm was confronted by the Arrow, Malcolm just told Arrow everything & what a fight scene, but now Malcolm knows the true identity of the Arrow. (Just When I Couldn't Get More Angry). Just a quick mention of Thea & Roy (Speedy) they will get back together & i'm sure in season 2 Roy will find out who the Arrow is. Just One More Episode Left, Ya Know Its Going To Be A Cliff Hanger, The Extended Promo On YouTube Is Better. Thumbs Up.moreless
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    Jarod Joseph

    Jarod Joseph

    Alan Durand

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    Michasha Armstrong

    Michasha Armstrong

    Merlyn Security 2

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    Manu Bennett

    Manu Bennett

    Slade Wilson

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    Roger R. Cross

    Roger R. Cross

    Detective Hilton

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    John Barrowman

    John Barrowman

    Malcolm Merlyn

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • When Felicity brings up the Star newspaper website about the Unidac massacre, the first sentence talks about the massacre. The second sentence makes no sense ("So far, the only investors they have been able to sustain are the evidence in question."). The rest of the article is about Edward Rasmus and the Moores bringing suit at him: a recycled article from the preceding episode that has nothing to do with the Unidac massacre.

      • When Oliver visits Merlyn Global, he says that his appointment is at 11:30. However, the digital clock on Tommy's desk says 5:35

      • When Oliver asks Felicity about the download, she says that there's "at least a teraflop of data to go through." Data is measured in bytes, not flops. Flops (floating point operations) is a measurement of computing power, not data volume. The correct term would be a "terabyte," not "teraflop."

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Felicity: Are you okay?
        Olivia: My mom and my best friend's dad are involved in a conspiracy that may have dire consequences for this city, and I'm pretty sure they murdered my father. I'm not planning on using the word "okay" again anytime soon.

      • Felicity: Well, no, the last time the vigilante paid your mom a visit, you got shot and I got to play doctor with you. Ahh! My brain thinks of the worst way to say things.

      • Oliver: Don't look down.
        Felicity: Too late. I should mention that I'm afraid of heights. Which I just learned.
        Oliver: Hey, Felicity.
        Felicity: Hmm?
        Oliver: Hold on to me tight.
        Felicity: I imagined you saying that under different circumstances. Very platonic... circumstances.

      • Oliver: Roy, we haven't met. I'm Thea's disapproving older brother.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Music: Radioactive (Imagine Dragons)

      • Injoke: The jetliner belongs to Ferris Airlines. In the comics, Carol Ferris is the on-again/off-again girlfriend of Green Lantern Hal Jordan, and owns Ferris Arlines.

      • International Airdates:
        Canada: May 8, 2013 on CTV
        UK: May 13, 2013 on Sky1
        Australia: September 25, 2013 on Nine
        Portugal: December 29, 2013 on RTP
        Finland: February 27, 2014 on Sub

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