I too had no clue who the Human Target was. I thought maybe he had appeared last season, since I only watched the first few episodes and then quit. He did seem to come out of nowhere. Thanks for clearing things up G-man and GJS.
That bit of confusion aside, this was a good episode. I was surprised to see Church taken care of that quickly, but I like how it played out. It shows that Oliver and his new team are starting to work together better and can get results. Plus it's good to see them actually get a bona fide win.
I was wondering if Prometheus was going to show up again since Church wasn't leaving the Green Arrow alone. Like you, LoTS, I'm thinking Prometheus might have already known that Oliver was the Green Arrow. Either that, or he just doesn't care considering his complete lack of a reaction other than killing Church.
It's nice to see Oliver (even if it wasn't always Oliver) dealing with actual issues affecting the city and trying to make the city a better place outside of his Green Arrow persona. The Human Target was right in that Oliver has more or less abandoned his Oliver persona except for when he needs to be "Oliver Queen." Otherwise he's Green Arrow all the time.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Oliver basically run for mayor unopposed? If that's the case, the reporter doesn't have much of a right to say that Oliver is unqualified since the other alternative was having no mayor.
While I'm loving Ragman, I fear that the writers aren't really taking into consideration everything they've shown he can do. Think about it. Wearing the rags, he survived a nuclear explosion. A nuclear explosion. Just think about that. We've also seen him shrug off bullets and another, though much smaller, explosion. They've basically established that while wearing the suit he can't be hurt. I mean, if a nuclear explosion doesn't faze him, how can a bullet or a punch to the face?
Who was the DeathStroke wannabe?
Good question. No idea.
That photo the guy gave the reporter isn't going to be as powerful of evidence as she thinks it will be, not with someone else having portrayed being Oliver to take bullets. Oliver could just claim it was the same guy, pretending to be him, thinking that Oliver was dead. Easily explained away.
He doesn't even have to do that. He could just say it wasn't him. Unless the reporter gets more proof she can't 100% say that is Oliver in that photo.
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