This episode was a 5/10. This was Arrow's first bad episode IMO. It felt like a Smallville episode. All the dialogue was predictable and cliche. All the character scenes were loaded with sappy CW music. The teleplay writers did a half-assed job. None of the great Oliver/Diggs dialogue was present. Everything just fell flat. No surprise this episode was brought to you by the team that brought you Green Lantern 2011 (Geoff Johns and Marc Guggenheim) The show completely lost it's cinematic feel. The Merlyn and son thing is too much of an obvious retread of Lionel/Lex and Norman Osbourne/Harry, as I feared. Barrowman is miscast as the father. Tommy looks 30, and his character almost is. The Tommy/Laurel stuff dragged. Walter's return was random and uneventful. What was the whole point of his departure? Dancing with the Stars? Huntress was... iffy. The promo for next week looks super cheesy but I'm hoping they find a way to make her character work.