Arrow Season 5: A Serious Mistake Which Only Die-hard Fans Could Make Out

I consider myself as one of the biggest Arrow fans which are why I was very disappointed to see the finale of season 4 where the show-makers defied logic and reason to put away Damien Darhk. For instance, nobody knows how those 1,500 missiles up in the air disappeared just like that.


I was ready to bury the hatchet and was all fired up about the new season of CW’s Arrow. But something struck me and didn’t add up, in fact, I believe it’s a serious mistake on the part of Arrow writers. I thought to myself – Have the makers also forgotten what they showed to the audience in season 4?


In the episode 19th of Season 4 titled “Canary Cry”, the show-makers introduced a new character called Evelyn Sharp (it’s Evelyn Crawford in DC Comics) who donned the mantle of Black Canary in order to take revenge from Damien Darhk and RuveDarhk for the murder of her family. She single-handedly took down the CCPD security detail of Mayor RuveDarhk, outsmarted the entire Team Arrow and was ready to pull the trigger on the mayor until Green arrow pleaded her to stop as this is not something Black Canary would have wanted. She was first introduced as part of New 52 series titled “Birds of Prey” as an old friend of Laurel. In comics, she is the daughter of super-villains Tigress and Sportsmaster and a member of Injustice society. In DC animated series “Young Justice”, she became Green Arrow’s sidekick after Roy Harper left Team Arrow.


Madison McLaughlin has reprised her role as a troubled teen Evelyn, but this time, she is not impersonating Black Canary instead she will forge her own identity as a masked archer known as Artemis. The show-makers decided to lend her a new identity in season 5 to avoid backlash from Black Canary fans. She is now a member of new Team Arrow but guesses what she is shown to be a weak cry-baby who ain’t initiated to take on bigger challenges. Really? She made everyone believe that Black Canary is alive as she was that good. She is a darker version of Black Canary, closer to comics rather than Laurel who was the lawyer first and vigilante later.

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Anuj Aggarwal

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