Arrow

Season 1 Episode 7

Muse of Fire

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 28, 2012 on The CW
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  • DIDN'T SEE *THAT* COMING!

    Arrow "Muse of Fire" Review: And the Well-Dressed Man Is...

    I'm rather excited about the narrative avenues this opens up for the show.

  • Episode Summary

    Oliver meets a kindred spirit: the daughter of a mobster who has her own desire for vengeance. Meanwhile, Tommy turns to Laurel for help.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Deja Eeeuuuw!

      5.0
      The episodes are starting to blur together. For a while it was fun bit of mindless escapism and now I can feel the edge of monotony creep in. The breaking point was the atypical comic book . of supposedly a mob princess who can't shoot great by in hand to hand can take out one or mob strong arms, the last of which she pins and holds with one hand faster than the male protagonist.



      Give me a break... please! It's not only deja woes within the show but also like I've now seen these characters many times over. Something better than unbelievable cliches had better come along soon.moreless
    • tempo de compartilhar o presente.

      10
      H cinco anos Oliver Queen estava na ilha de Lian Yu, longe de sua famlia, amigos e todas as menininhas safadinhas as quais costumava levar para jantar em Starling City. No foi fcil para o playboy inconsequente se adequar nova vida, tomado pelo dio e sede de vingana, e lutar por sua sobrevivncia. O passado de Oliver foi responsvel por formar o presente de desafios e elaborar uma nova viso de mundo. Dessa forma, 'Muse Of Fire' mostrou como um episdio pode ser interessante do ponto de vista do presente. Sem flashbacks, tivemos um dos melhores episdios da srie at aqui.



      Escrito por Geoff Johns, tambm responsvel pelos episdios 'Legion', 'Absolute Justice' e 'Booster' em Smallville, 'Muse of Fire' um primor de histria porque aborda de forma maestral os sentimentos de dor, dio, solido e vingana de seus protagonistas. um episdio espetacular por introduzir uma antagonista a altura de Oliver Queen e desenvolver suavemente a mitologia da personagem com o conhecimento que Johns possui. S como registro, Geoff Johns reconhecido por trabalhos nas histrias da Sociedade da Justia da Amrica, Lanterna Verde e Flash.



      Nossa histria se inicia quando um atirador misterioso comea a assassinar pessoas relacionadas com a mfia de Starling City: Paul Copani, capanga de Franco Bertinelli e responsvel pelas negociaes entre a Bertinelli Construction e a Queen Consolidated, assassinado em frente Bitch Queen. Assim fomos introduzidos famlia Bertinelli. Disposto a entender os interesses de Franco com sua me e Starling City, Oliver faz uma visitinha na Manso Bertinelli para tratar dos assuntos relacionados ao Departamento de Cincias Aplicadas Robert Queen. Felizmente, China White foi introduzida na trama para nos deixar aproveitar os momentos deliciosos entre Helena e Oliver Hot Queen.



      Helena decidiu se sacrificar ao jantar com Oliver no Russo's e fez questo de intensificar o clima libidinoso que j estava no ar desde que os dois trocaram olhares na Manso. A conversa transitou por assuntos dos mais diversos: famlia, amor, cruzes, safadeza e solido. Todo mundo sabe o que Helena queria perguntar ao rapaz que passou cinco anos isolado numa ilha. Se ele se sentiu feliz por estar sozinho?! Helloooo! Voc queria saber como ele se "resolvia", ainda que j soubesse a resposta. Safadezas e terceiras intenes parte, a trama se desenrolou para que o Arqueiro descobrisse a identidade da Caadora e vice-versa. A caa, felizmente, foi Oliver Queen.



      A Caadora uma personagem criada por Joe Staton, escritor de quadrinhos e ganhador do Eisner, o Oscar da nona arte. Staton o responsvel pela ideia original da personagem e por todas as outras verses que surgiram. Inicialmente, a personagem foi criada com o nome de Helena Wayne, filha de Batman e a Mulher Gato em um dos universos paralelos da DC. Helena se torna a Caadora depois que sua me assassinada e ento decide se vingar dos assassinos. Sua recriao, em 1988, mostra a personagem como Helena Bertinelli, filha bastarda de Franco Bertinelli, e fruto de um affair entre Maria, sua me, e Santo Cassamento. Nessa verso, sua famlia tambm assinada pela mfia e a aventura como Caadora tambm iniciada por vingana. Helena Bertinelli dessas personagens que tem inmeras histrias diferentes com universos paralelos. Durante sua jornada j participou da Liga da Justia, das histrias do Batman, namorou Dick Grayson (Robin) e atuou como Batgirl. Sua histria mais conhecida como integrante do grupo Aves da Rapina, formado por superherinas, e que inclui a Canrio Negro de Dinah Lance. Inclusive, o antigo canal The WB, hoje CW, produziu em 2002 uma temporada com 13 episdios da srie Birds Of Prey. A srie tinha como base as Aves de Rapina da DC Comics. A recepo do pblico foi ruim e a srie foi cancelada.



      A jornada de Helena Bertinelli em Arrow baseada em sua histria dos quadrinhos, com algumas adaptaes sutis. A famlia seu alvo de vingana por conta da morte injusta de seu noivo, Michael Staton (clara referncia ao criador da Caadora). A Bertinelli filha descobre as relaes de seu pai com a mfia e est disposta a cumprir sua tarefa de vingana porque acredita que, em algumas situaes, essa a melhor forma de justia. Por ter uma identificao ideolgica com Oliver, a parceria entre os dois funcionou neste primeiro momento. A personagem apareceu para dar um alvio a todas as mentiras que o Rainha estabeleceu para proteger sua famlia.



      O Drama Queen se estabeleceu na Manso com a fragilidade de Moira depois da tentativa de homicdio e a ausncia de Walter do outro lado do travesseiro. No bastasse a presena de Thea para fazer piadinhas a respeito da TV americana, tivemos os momentos mais fofos e compreensivos do episdio. Moira convenceu Chzinha de que todos possuem segredos e tem o direito de guard-los. Nesse momento visualizamos a tentativa de manipular a filha a seu favor. Bitch Queen possui segredos relacionados com a mfia e o homem misterioso. o tal do Mr. Merlyn. Antes de falar da famlia mgica, devo citar a genialidade dos produtores/escritores/criadores de Arrow ao criar o universo expandido da srie.



      Descobri nos ltimos dias que esto sendo lanadas semanalmente HQs digitais da srie. As histrias cumprem o papel de nos apresentar elementos que no foram desenvolvidos na srie: tramas que no teriam espao no mundo de imagens e sons, mas podem ser compartilhadas no mundo digital. Ao fim de cada episdio lanada uma HQ que ajudar a compreender melhor o episdio seguinte. Portanto, importante cair de olhos grandes nas pginas digitais para compreender melhor esse universo delcia. Tudo isso para dizer que em uma das edies vemos como Moira conseguiu recuperar o Queen's Gambit e descobrir que o naufrgio foi causado pelo Mr. Merlyn e uma bomba implantada no iate. J sabemos que Moira, Robert e o Mr. Merlyn tinham uma parceria mafiosa e so integrantes de um grupo secreto. Basta-nos saber at que ponto vai essa parceria. Inclusive, lembram do Scott Morgan, empresrio do ramo de energia de Starling City que foi citado por Oliver no episdio passado? Em umas das HQs vemos a histria de Scott e como ele morto pela prpria mfia, na presena do Mr. Merlyn e Moira. bapho de primeira, camaradas! As HQs so disponibilizadas no site da DC Comics por 0,99 dlares e para aqueles que no tiverem a oportunidade de ler, trarei semanalmente o resumo de cada uma delas. No fim deste texto, trouxe o resumo das que j foram lanadas.



      Depois de citar o drama de Moira e seu envolvimento com a mfia, devo falar de Thea. Ela definitivamente a personagem mais amada desse samba cheio de estrelas e tem mostrado que no veio ao mundo para ficar calada, quieta e no colocar o dedo na ferida da sociedade. Alm de assumir o papel da menina que vai causar azia na cidade inteira, nossa especialista em chs tem estabelecido uma carreira promissora de conselheira. Fico imaginando um consultrio montado: div e panfletinhos distribudos no Glades com os dizeres "Venha ao meu consultrio tomar chzinho de camomila e ter os seus problemas resolvidos. Curo seca de exilado em ilha por cinco anos, reuno casais nada carismticos que comem pizza gelada e te ensino a como dar vexames em festas badaladas. Preo camarada!'. Tenho certeza de que a riqueza da Queen caula iria triplicar, mesmo que ela s fizesse isso por hobbie, como sempre tem feito.



      Em relao a Tommy, no podemos dizer que ele est por cima da carne seca e todo trabalhado na riqueza. Papai Merlyn resolveu fechar o cofre do filho em Gringotes, que s queria piar como canrio macho na gaiola da passarinha. A jornada passou da comida japonesa para a indiana e terminou no sof de Laurel, com a iminncia de uma refeio gelada na mesa. Nos quadrinhos, Laurel ama sushi! Deixando a pobreza de Tommy de lado, preciso explicitar o quanto estou satisfeito com o desenvolvimento da relao entre os pombinhos. Definitivamente o casal tem qumica e merece alguns episdios de felicidade at que Oliver retome seu lugar de direito. Tommy que fique esperto, porque com tanta sensualidade trabalhada em Lian Yu, o pobreto agora est em desvantagem. Meus votos sinceros para que antes da disputa entre amigos role um Kamasutra a dois, a trs.



      Enquanto Oliver pagava a conta de seu jantar com Helena e Laurel pagava a comida indiana, John Diggle protagonizou a chatice do episdio e no vai ganhar muito espao nesta review. Quem realmente merece destaque Quentin Lance, que destilou sua mgoa de cabocla e avisou Oliver do perigo que estava correndo ao jantar no Russo's. Agora que eles esto quites, a briguinha pode recomear. Apoiado!



      No fim das contas, Walter Steele voltou, Nicki Salvati foi morto e a guerra entre gangues est batendo porta. A importncia da Trade Chinesa est ficando cada vez mais clara e a relao entre Caadora e Arqueiro tem tudo para se aprofundar da melhor forma possvel, se que me entendem. Foi um episdio bem escrito, coerente com a apresentao de elementos a que se props e introdutrio para os conflitos dos prximos episdios. As atuaes continuaram excelentes, com exceo de Jessica De Gouw que fez uma Helena difcil de se levar a srio. Estou feliz por Oliver ter encontrado uma alma gmea e no estar mais sozinho no dio. Afinal, dizer a verdade libertador e todos temos segredos.

      . Muito amor Thea fazendo a linha irm dedicada. Todos ns amamos.

      .2. Foi ver a placa da moto, Oliver? Urrm, senta l e toma ch! Thea mais esperta que isso, esqueceu? Ela a ligeirinha.

      .3. "s vezes, Oliver, eu no entendo voc. E por s vezes quero dizer QUEEN; Thea.

      .4. Oliver Queen: a Lindsay Lohan dos ricaos!

      .5. "No one can know my secret", frase dita por Helena neste episdio, a mesma frase dita por Oliver no primeiro episdio da srie.

      .6. Todo pai vilo luta esgrima, isso?! Vide Lionel Luthor.moreless
    • Not quite what I was expecting...

      5.5
      With each passing week, I've done my best to keep my inner-fanboy at bay, viewing each episode with new eyes and judging the series on its own merits, until now. I don't want to come across as a DC nut (because I'm not), but when it comes to Helena Kyle, there are a few prerequisites that I don't think the series quite managed to capture. I tend to enjoy most iterations of Huntress - she's badass! - from her Justice League debut to that Birds of Prey series that I'm only half-ashamed to admit enjoying.

      Here, while there are undercurrents of a darker persona fans of the character are accustomed to (that slots in nicely with Arrow's oh-too-serious tone); her debut on this series left me rather whelmed . Not over, not under, just whlemed . Given the same kind of tortured millionaire treatment of our titular hero, Oliver Queen, Helena lacks her usual arsenal of sassy one-liners and fatal kicks that make her a character worth watching!

      Even with Kelly Hu and BSG's Tamoh what's-his-face guest starring, the hour never manages to rise above its own mediocrity. It's superheroics by-the-numbers. And with more wishy-washy, puppy eyed scenes on hand, this is The CW in spades.moreless
    • Arrow.

      9.0
      Another great episode, i'm glad Walter is back & i never thought in a million years that Tommy's father was (John Barrowman). Everything is starting to tie in, Helena / Huntress great alias name, i hope she sticks around, i like her chemistry with Oliver. What they both said at the end was interesting.

      Oliver "What Your Doing Right Now I Know That It Feels Like Justice But Its Not, Its Revenge". Huntress "Sometimes Revenge Is Justice, Isn't The Man In The Hood Fighting To Set Things Right" "Why Is Your Vendetta More Valid Than Mine, We're The Same You & I". Oliver " No We're Not". Cant wait for the next episode, Thumbs Up, well done CW.moreless
    • Another good, not great, episode

      7.0
      After a week without an episode, I wasn't really excited to watch Arrow. The series' episodes are great, but so far don't have an arc, so I had nothing to look forward to.



      In this episode the viewers are introduced to a new character: Helena Bertinelli, a girl that is on a personal vendetta, killing the corrupt. Sounds a bit familiar don't you think? She is exactly the same as Oliver. She even said the line: "No one can know my secret" as she was snapping a guy's neck; just like Oliver said in Arrow's very first episode. But when Oliver found out she was killing the bad guys, he started criticizing her, telling her that she was wrong and they, Oliver and Helena, were nothing alike. I found that totally hypocritical! They were doing the exact same thing: riding Starling city of mobsters. They did have one difference: their motive. Oliver is trying to fulfill his father dying wish; Helena wants to avenge his fianc's death. Helena blames his father for the death of his boyfriend, Michael. Yes, her father sent one of his guys to kill Michael, but Helena's fianc was killed because he was suspected of treason. A laptop full of information of Helena's father was found in Michael's bag, so he was killed. Turns out that laptop was Helena's. So, in my opinion, if she wants to blame someone for Michael's death, she should blame herself. She was already investigating her father and knew what he was capable of, why would she leave all that information somewhere easy to be found? More importantly, why would she implicate her boyfriend?



      Tommy and Laurel's relationship is going good and strong which is not good news. She is going to end up with Oliver eventually and I just found out that Tommy will turn into Oliver's archenemy: the archer Merlyn. I'm guessing Arrow's creators wanted to appeal to Smallville fans by having a best friend that will turn out to be the worst enemy, or maybe they just want drama. While watching Smallville I suspected (but really hoped I was wrong) that Clark and Lex were going to turn on each other because of Lana and I was right. Now I'm guessing Oliver and Tommy will turn on each other because of Laure. Again, I really hope I'm wrong.



      Some good things did happen in this episode. First we found out that John Barrowman's character is Tommy's father. This is great news because it means I'll see more of Barrowman. However, his relationship with Moira and their businesses are still in the shadows.



      At last somebody said what I've been screaming every time I watch an Arrow episode. Moira said to Thea, that they have to remember that Oliver spend five years on a "deserted" island, away from civilization. That the doctor told her, Moira, that the Oliver they lost might not be the one they found and that they have to be patient with him. At last somebody puts in perspective what Oliver went through. Of course, Thea couldn't understand and her reply was "So what, he gets like a free pass?" maybe thinking Oliver is just acting detached and lying about things because he wants to party a lot, I don't know.



      Thea still gets on my nerves. She is so stiff and she growls her words, she doesn't open her mouth when she speaks! On a previous episode's review I noted she was improving, I guess those scenes were just a lucky shot.



      The ending was totally predictable and expected. I still don't know how I feel about it.

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    Jessica De Gouw

    Jessica De Gouw

    Helena Bertinelli/Huntress

    Guest Star

    Jeffrey Nordling

    Jeffrey Nordling

    Frank Bertinelli

    Guest Star

    Tahmoh Penikett

    Tahmoh Penikett

    Nick Salvati

    Guest Star

    Kelly Hu

    Kelly Hu

    China White

    Recurring Role

    John Barrowman

    John Barrowman

    Malcolm Merlyn

    Recurring Role

    Colin Salmon

    Colin Salmon

    Walter Steele

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Tommy: Will you go out with me? Like, on a date?
        Laurel: You brought me dinner to ask me to dinner?
        Tommy: Well--well I also did throw you a really big charity gala.
        Laurel: See, I thought you threw it for the hundreds of people that would benefit.
        Tommy: Yeah, yeah, yeah, hundreds of people... plus one more.

      • Laurel: What, is it too spicy for you, Merlyn?
        Tommy: No, no, not really. I'm, just, um, I'm just crying because I was thinking of a Hallmark commercial featuring a sick kitty. It was very emotional.

      • Oliver: I have a confession. I didn't want to go out with you tonight.
        Helena: That makes two of us.
        Oliver: I'm really glad I did.
        Helena: That makes two of us.

      • Thea: I'm sorry if I was a bitch with you earlier.
        Oliver: There were a few times. Could you be more specific?
        Thea: Don't push it.

    • NOTES (4)

      • Music: Next to Me (Civil Twilight)

      • Huntress

        The Huntress first appeared in DC Super Stars #17 (Nov/Dec 1977) and was created by Paul Levitz and Joe Staton. She came from the parallel world of Earth-2, where she was the daughter of that world's Batman and Catwoman. After her mother was killed, Batman retired and Helena donned a costume and brought her mother's killer to justice. She later joined the Justice Society of America and was killed during the Crisis. Post-Crisis, the Huntress is Helena Bertinelli (first appearance Huntress #1, April 1989), born in Gotham City into a leading family in the Mafioso. In what came to be known as the Palm Sunday Massacre, Helena's family was assassinated. She fled to Sicily where she received training from her cousin before returning to Gotham. As the Huntress, Helena's extreme vigilantism crossed the line and put her at odds with Batman but he later invited her to join the Justice League to moderate her anger. He later kicked her out when she almost killed someone, but she remains in Gotham and works with the Birds of Prey on occasion. During the 2011 DC reboot, she received a modified origin and is tied to Earth-2. In all incarnations, the Huntress was a skilled martial artist and used a collapsible crossbow with anesthetic darts.

      • International Airdates:
        UK: December 3, 2012 on Sky1
        Sweden: March 19, 2013 on Kanal 5
        Australia: June 19, 2013 on Nine
        Portugal: July 21, 2013 on RTP
        Finland: November 14, 2013 on Sub

      • Injoke: Staton, the surname of Helena's fiance Michael, is also the surname of comic book writer Joe Staton who created both the Helena Wayne and the Helena Bertinelli versions of the Huntress.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Title:
        Referencing the opening line of Henry V: "O! for a Muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention."

      • Nick: This isn't about money, Richie Rich.
        Referencing the world's richest kid, who first appeared in Little Dot #1 (September 1953). The only child of multimillionaire parents, Richie is nonetheless kind and generous. Along with his girlfriend Gloria Glad and friends Freckles and Pee-Wee Friendly, Richie has many exciting adventures.

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