Arrow

Season 1 Episode 21

The Undertaking

85
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 01, 2013 on The CW
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9.4
out of 10
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  • Episode Summary

    Left with no one but Felicity to rely on, Oliver goes after an accountant and gets a lead on Walter's whereabouts. With Diggle out of his life, Oliver turns to Felicity for help in the field. Meanwhile, Tommy tells Laurel the truth about what he's doing, and Malcolm remembers working with Robert Queen and Frank Chen to alter The Glades forever after the death of his wife.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Spectacular.

      10
      Major developments aplenty - as you might have guessed just from the episode title realy - and The Undertaking certainly didn't disappoint.



      Major developments on the Walter front which was highly interesting and something we've been waiting for a long time.



      I loved Felicity's little stint undercover - that was loads of fun and it was nicely executed. Definitely an enjoyable series of events there.



      Still not too keen on Diggle's vendetta because they almost killed Helena who was trying to do the same thing, but when Diggle is doing the same plan of revenge, all of a sudden it's all good. Doesn't work that way...



      And I have to agree with one of the previous reviewers in that Frank's role in the Undertaking and the whole Queen's Gambit ordeal is rather dubious. I hope we get that cleared up, although it's unlikely since he's dead...



      Looking forward to the final two episodes of the season - this was almost perfect!moreless
    • Felicity always knows what to say!

      10
      I love Felicity's quirky-humor she has. Especially when she is around Oliver. "It feels really good to have you inside Couldn't stop laughing when she said that!!! The friendship/partnership between her and Oliver never fails to entertain.
    • another Batman?

      9.0
      We don't need another Batman
    • A couple of strands...

      9.0
      By my relatively high score you can tell that I liked the episode a lot.

      In the main the characterizations and plots are pretty well done...



      What conerns me was Frank Chen being a Malcolm partner on the killing of Robert and yet he teamed up with Moira to off Malcolm... and I really still don't get the "Tommy" thing - he seems a bit immature and frankly, Laurel is better off without him.



      On the plus side, Felicity, as a character is getting great development - she's both sassy and smart. Oliver is really lucky to have both her and Diggle.

      The program is really enjoyable and as a series well worth a second season - hope the finale lives up to the promise.moreless
    • The Undertaking

      9.5
      The Undertaking was an excellent eepisode of Arrow. There was a lot going on with various characters and the stories intersected or overlayed with past events. It was awesome to finally learn more about The Undertaking. Oliver discovered more about his mothers invoIvement and he found someone important. The action was great but the relationship drama between the characters was even more captivating. I look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!





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    Jamey Sheridan

    Jamey Sheridan

    Robert Queen

    Guest Star

    Chin Han

    Chin Han

    Frank Chen

    Guest Star

    Ray Galletti

    Ray Galletti

    Dominic Alonzo

    Guest Star

    Colin Salmon

    Colin Salmon

    Walter Steele

    Recurring Role

    Emily Bett Rickards

    Emily Bett Rickards

    Felicity Smoak

    Recurring Role

    John Barrowman

    John Barrowman

    Malcolm Merlyn

    Recurring Role

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