Arrow

Season 2 Episode 20

Seeing Red

86
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 23, 2014 on The CW
9.3
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When Roy kills a man under the effects of Mirakuru, Oliver and Sara disagree on how to stop hm. Meanwhile, Thea tries to lure Roy to Verdant in the hopes that his feelings for her will let him combat the serum.

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  • Such incredible drama.

    10
    This episode leaves me feeling both extremely stunned and happy with a phenomenal hour of television, and extremely mad at the way things played out.



    The good parts of this episode was basically all of it. Impeccable drama, incredible revelations and scenes. The stuff with Roy was kinda frustrating - I love his character but it always feels like one step forward, two steps back - I just wish we would get some actual progress in a forward manner for a change.



    But I am so mad Moira went out like that. I think her story was FAR from over... she still had a big part to play in things in the future and I think her character was instrumental in more than a few outstanding storylines - Malcolm Merlyn being alive and all, not to mention that flashback stuff with Oliver now having a child somewhere. I don't think they should have gotten rid of her - I think Thea was way more expendable if they had to kill someone - not that I wanted either to die - but I think Moira had so much more to give.



    As for Slade, he is pure evil now, but I love him. He is an incredible villain to have on the show, and I am excited to see his next move.



    Also I hate the way Sara left - if indeed she is leaving like that - it was just out of the blue and kinda nonsensical...



    A big episode though - can't wait to see what the final three episodes of the season bring. Kinda disappointed not to see Caitlin Snow again. :Pmoreless
  • Major Shocks and revellations!

    10
    Wow, amazing episode. We finds out that Oliver's mom knows he's the arrow, she's known this for a year, then we find out that Oliver has a child he doesn't know about then a super shock character death, did NOT see that coming. No laurel this week, which was brilliant.
  • Interesting Characters

    6.0
    It's a funny way that the writers have chosen to do character development. Arrow/Oliver is the hero. But he was really not a great guy. Slept with anyone in a skirt, without condoms, glad he didn't get to have a child he irresponsibly fathered, hurting folks along the way and then back as a hero with an officious bearing. Are they trying to have us not like him?



    Moira had to go - it was too far fetched that a woman who was complicit in the killing of 503 citizens was running for Mayor, and winning.



    Laurel had a right to be upset - but should have gotten over it and been stronger instead of this self-destructive arc that she went on. Her domineering behaviour to her Boss is a bit unbelievable.



    Thea... I don't know what to say.



    Never liked Sara with Oliver.



    Slade's behaviour is over the top - but a hero must have his psychopath.



    So, Diggle and Felicity are my favourite characters, and they are written as minor ones. Hmmm.moreless
  • Well of course things can and should get bad

    9.5
    I'm not saying that I like when sad effed up things happen like the end of this episodes happen, but there has to be times when the good guys seem down and out. A couple of people here have complained that Oliver and co have been getting their asses kicked and fighting a losing battle, it has to be that way. If Oliver was always the badass and never at least lost a fight than it would defeat the purpose of the show. Shows like these are meant to be this way, the hero can always kick the villain of the week's ass, but the seasons long villain HAS to be an actual threat, always stronger and smarter than the heroes to the point where we wonder how can they possibly win up until the end of the story arc/season where in the final battle our heroes finally come up with a plan and are victorious. If Oliver managed to kick Slade's ass every week than he would be no more than a long term villain of the weekmoreless
  • Getting a bit silly..

    5.0
    Arrow is supposed to be a super hero, yet lately he's getting the crap kicked out of him. The Roy/Thea story is just plain boring and why kill off the mother? It would have been better killing off Laurel, Thea and Roy then that would drive Arrow to revenge, and return him to the killer of bad guys he should be, allowing him to continue his romance with black canary, another killer hero. Instead we have our hero a broken man, his mother killed, his fortune gone and his girlfriend leaving him wtf! How can they get rid of black canary when there is so much more of the island flashback story to be revealed, and is lately far more interesting than the present timeline. I hope the writers get back on track with Arrow and return him to the killing machine he was in season one.moreless
Nicholas Lea

Nicholas Lea

Mark Francis

Guest Star

Anna Hopkins

Anna Hopkins

Sandra

Guest Star

Roark Critchlow

Roark Critchlow

Clinton Hogue

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Kevin Alejandro

Kevin Alejandro

Sebastian Blood

Recurring Role

Caity Lotz

Caity Lotz

Black Canary

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Bex Taylor-Klaus

Bex Taylor-Klaus

Sin

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