TV Review: Arrow "Deathstroke"

Arrow makes up for last weeks flat episode with Deathstroke where things start to heat up between Slade and Oliver.

In this week's episode we got to see the Arrow team in full capacity, and it's been great to see this team come together over the course of this season.

Sure we had Diggle and Felicity last season, but now things are even better with Sarah and Roy in the mix. Deathstroke picks up right where last week's episode left off, with Thea getting kidnapped by Slade.

Manu Bennett has always been awesome as Slade, but was even more so this week.

Slade has really become a powerhouse and is terrifying when he's on screen, you're never sure what he's going to do next making his scenes all the more tense.

The action in this weeks episode was great as well, seeing Oliver let loose and take down some of Slade's cronies was a treat and very well choreographed. I also really liked the flashbacks, seeing why Slade would still be upset about Shado through the use of her talking to him, it was eerie but interesting to watch. This episode is very much the dark before the dawn, with Oliver falling into all of Slade's traps without fail.

He gave away his company, allowed Slade to tear apart his team, and even had Slade turn his sister against him. Things are not looking too great for Ollie, but I look forward to see what happens next week.

Especially now that Laurel knows that he is the vigilante.

This episode was entertaining throughout but there were a few things that I didn't like, particularly with Thea's kidnapping. For starters, why would Thea choose to learn "Oliver's secret" from a man who has obviously lied to both her and her family in the past.

Why would she choose to stay with the incredibly dangerous psychopath instead of just leaving her kidnapper when she had the chance? Finally, it didn't make sense that Thea would be mad at Ollie and not her mom for not telling her about Malcolm Merlin.

Sure, Oliver could have told her who her real father is, but wouldn't it make more sense if she was mad at her mom?

Although this week's episode wasn't perfect it was still a lot of fun to watch. The action was good and the twists that were in this episode were things you'd never see coming, keeping the show fresh.

Oliver and his team was really put through the ringer and I look forward to seeing what they'll do to come out on top next week.