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Honor Thy Fathers 

Oliver faces the forced release of criminals prosecuted by Adrian Chase, while a crate is delivered to Oliver's office containing a corpse in concrete.

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Thea Queen
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Felicity Smoak
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Adrian Chase
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Quentin Lance
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Oliver returns to the mayor's office and faces one of his most pressing issues yet - the forced release of dozens of violent criminals prosecuted by Adrian Chase. Meanwhile, a crate is delivered to Oliver's office containing a mysterious corpse encased in concrete. Written by sarah_l91

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The title of this episode mirrors the title of season 1 episode 2: "Honor Thy Father." See more »

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At 13:56 when Oliver and Diggle were rescued from the concrete trap, the circular section that fell out of the metal ceiling floats. See more »

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Oliver Queen: I'm taking you somewhere to explain why I'm what I'm doing.
Anatoly Knyazev: I spent a year on this island. You never told me there was a bar.
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10 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Now, that is an episode I can get behind. This was a perfect example of a show scarcely using their villain to great results. Flash has consistently failed at doing this (somehow managing to have the last 5 episodes result in no plot progression and little involvement of Savitar), but Arrow has done a much better job at involving its lead villain, Prometheus, in just the right ways.

There was a lot going on this week, a big difference from last week, as Thea returned, Rene made progress in gaining custody of his daughter (somewhat), Derek Sampson returned to the streets (as did all of the criminals prosecuted by Chase), and Ollie went back to Lian Yu for the last time in the flashbacks. But really, the important thing was that Adrian Chase was captured and locked up in a cell. As expected, I think that was just another step in his master plan.

Of course, the team didn't seem to think so, as they were seen celebrating the win of imprisoning him "for good". Little do they know that William is seemingly kidnapped by Chase and there's plenty more of Chase's overall plan to come. Tonight his main goal was accomplished by tarnishing Robert Queen's legacy and ripping apart what Ollie and Thea thought of him as a person. It's a rather inconsequential task at this stage, because you know, he's dead after all, but the elaborate way in which he came to these conclusions was haunting to say the least. Delivering a corpse to Oliver's office? Yikes.

This was one of the first steps in this show giving us closure in the events of the past 10 seasons. I hardly thought we were going to get more Robert Queen in season 5, but I'm glad we did. Did anyone really think Chase was that upset that his father "disowned" him after he learned of his insanity? Even if that was an actual surprise on Prometheus' face, if Ollie killed him he would be proving exactly what Prometheus' has been trying to prove all along, that he's a killer.

Overall, I enjoyed the tension throughout and the progression made on this season's storyline (something CW has seemed to avoid over the last few months). I can't wait for the last two weeks.

+Prometheus' plan continues to work

+Haunting

+Closure on Robert Queen's legacy

9.0/10


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