Season 1 Episode 22

Darkness On the Edge of Town

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 08, 2013 on The CW
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  • Episode Summary


    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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    • Loving it!

      This episode was explosive - that last scene alone absolutely is one of the best scenes of anything I've ever seenn. Hood and Dark Archer learn one another's identities in a very blatant manner, and with the events going on at the same time in the Glades, it is quite simply chilling to think of what could happen next.

      Moira's life is falling apart on many fronts, and I absolutely love her character and am keen to see what she does next, now that she has almost nothing to lose.

      Can't agree more about Felicity - she is glamorous. Love her!

      I also love Roy and I hope he gets his meeting with the Hood... although we might need waiting until Season 2 for that with so many other storylines coming to a head in the season finale.

      CANNOT wait to see that finale!moreless
    • Charming !

      Felicity Felicity Felicity Felicity Felicity and that's all she's CHARMIING !

    • Yao Fei?

      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

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

      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
    Eric Floyd (II)

    Eric Floyd (II)

    Dr. Brion Markov

    Guest Star

    Jarod Joseph

    Jarod Joseph

    Alan Durand

    Guest Star

    Michasha Armstrong

    Michasha Armstrong

    Merlyn Security 2

    Guest Star

    Manu Bennett

    Manu Bennett

    Slade Wilson

    Recurring Role

    Roger R. Cross

    Roger R. Cross

    Detective Hilton

    Recurring Role

    John Barrowman

    John Barrowman

    Malcolm Merlyn

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • 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

    • ALLUSIONS (1)