When I heard that Fox and Marvel were adapting Chris Claremont’s X-Men character Legion for TV, I had many thoughts of what that TV show might look like. Coincidentally, an eclectic and fascinating psychological thriller was not one of those thoughts.
Oliver has come a long way since he got off of that island two years ago. He’s descended into murderous vigilantism, dealt with the loss of his best friend, risen from the ashes to be a more virtuous hero, dealt with loss again in his mother, and faced off against his most dangerous foe Deathstroke. He’s got a team this time, with Roy, John, and Felicity at his side, Roy literally so in the streets of crime. Starling City is different, too. It’s safe for once, thanks to the Arrow and his gang. But as Marvel’s Hydra likes to say, cut one head off . . .