#3 – Oliver Begins Assembling His Army
When all of your allies are taken, what do you do? You force yourself to team up with someone like Malcolm Merlyn as John Barrowman returned this week since we saw him briefly in the 100th episode. Even though I think Malcolm has run his course on Arrow, I didn’t realize until he showed up tonight how much I had actually missed Oliver and Malcolm’s interactions. We also got to see the return of Katrina Law as Nyssa Al Ghul who despite her differences with Malcolm, agreed to help Oliver. The moment when Malcolm decided to drop the Talia bomb on Nyssa was hilarious, despite how brief it was. I think the best return though was at the very end when Oliver goes to see an old enemy…Slade Wilson. Even though it was just for a minute or so, words can’t describe how great it was to see Stephen Amell and Manu Bennett share the screen again.