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Open Thread: Arrow – Blast Radius

where does he get those wonderful toys

When last we left Oliver Queen, things took a fantastic comic book turn. Definitely-not-any-shade-of-green Arrow made its mid-season return last night on The CW, let’s see how it went… 

We’re trying out something new here at The Mary Sue. If you don’t watch Syfy’s Being Human, you might have missed this post where we explained it. Basically, we’d like this to be a place where fans can discuss the episodes of their favorite series in full detail, without worrying about spoiling anyone. Share your likes, your dislikes, GIF reactions…anything! And we’re still trying to come up with a name if you have any thoughts on the matter.

I would give talking points like I did for the Being Human premiere but I actually didn’t get to watch last night because I’m sick and doing anything but laying down while on Nyquil is a bad idea. But I’ll give it a shot:

  • Oliver and Felicity’s serious discussions.
  • Oliver and Laurel’s concerned discussions.
  • Oliver and Diggle’s serious and concerned discussions about Felicity, Laurel, and The City.
  • Flashbacks.
  • Justice.

How’d I do?

Anyway, talk amongst yourselves. I’ll probably watch tonight and hop into the comments tomorrow.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."