After last week’s return to the hellish island of Lian Yu, Slade’s great comeback and Thea’s newly acquired knowledge of the event caused by Malcolm Merlyn,Arrow
returns for yet another episode. This time around our favorite characters are found in “Nanda Parbat”, so let’s find out what they’re ve been up to.
It all kicks off with Ra’s al Ghul recovering in the Lazarus Pit, before Nyssa interrupts to tell him Oliver Queen is alive. He is well aware though and knows it wasn’t him who killed Sara, but she insists that he should die for defying him. At the same time, the club remaines securely closed for Oliver and Thea to train with Malcolm. Thea avoids a conversation about Sara with Laurel, while Diggle is pretty worried for his pal, as the Arrow just won’t stop training. The first flashback finds Oliver being questioned for his A.R.G.U.S. mission, before he’s sent back to Japan along with the Yamashiros, to move on with his life and go where he wishes.
In real time, Thea finds comfot in Roy for killing Sara and having to deal with her sister on a daily basis. As Ray’s been missing for a week, Felicity pays him a visit, only to find him sleeplessly working on his Atom suit. Laurel calls her father who refuses to speak with her, before Thea comes in and tells her the whole story about killing Sara. Thankfully, she does see the full picture and blames Malcolm, but insists that she shouldn’t be working with him. The next thing we know, she goes straight to Oliver and confronts him about not telling her anything about her sister’s death.
Right after, Oliver is hit by the news of his sister trading their safety for Malcolm. As the Black Canary tries to get Merlyn killed for revenge, Nyssa jumps in with other assassins and takes him away. The vigilante is now giving Laurel a hard time for being reckless and he rushes to save Merlyn, in order to avoid his sister from killing her own father. Another flashback finds Oliver chatting all casual and relaxed with the Yamashiros, before they’re being shot from everyone around them.
Back to reality, the Arrow tries to get Malcolm back but fails, even though he’s got Nyssa down. Now he’s holding Ra’s al Ghul’s daughter hostage and he tells him where to find Nanda Parbat - the cityof the League - only ‘cause she thinks he’ll get himself killed there. Even though everyone tries to talk him out of going there, Diggle privately shares the thought that he’s not doing it just for Thea. Meanwhile, Felicity makes sure to stop Ray from his madness and make him rest. Lyla sends Diggle alogn with Oliver, as he’s not made for letting a friend alone in battle, and he asks for an A.R.G.U.S. jet.
Thea is trying to prevent her brother from going to Nanda Parbat, but he’s joined by John and is on his way. In the meantime, Malcolm is begging Ra’s for mercy, but he won’t be getting any. Felicity once again visits Ray who looks like the regular billionaire again and the two share a kiss. Over at Nanda Parbat, Oliver and Diggle are spotted and attacked by the League, so they are not quite at ease. Another flashback finds Oliver covering for the Yamashiros to make it out of the shotgun area, as Amanda Waller’s men are after them. Real time again, Laurel reaches for Nyssa at team Arrow’s lair and the two have an intimate talk about Sara.
Oliver and John are now inside Nanda Parbat and manage to find Malcolm, but they were set up and are now prisoners. While chained, Oliver reveals that he’s not just doing it for Thea, but also ‘cause he can’t stand the thought of Ra’s beating him. As things get intimate between the two men for a moment, Diggle asks him to be his best man, with little hope of them making it out alive. Maseo interrupts to take them to his boss and paves the way for another flashback, in which shooting gets serious and Oliver is asked to take the little Yamashiro boy away from the scene.
Roy tries to further comfort Thea, but she takes responsibility for her conscious decisions and actions, revealing her darker side. Roy wakes up from bedtime with Felicity and completes his Atom costume, putting it on and setting it in motion for the very first time. Up next, Thea visits Nyssa and reveals that she killed Sara, without telling that she was drugged, giving the assassin a sword to avenge her lover’s death. As Oliver stands in front of Ra’s, he dares the League’s leader to kill him but begs him to let John Diggle go.
However, the man’s interest is far from killing the Arrow, as it turns out he’s got something completely different in mind for him - I’m sorry, I shouldn’t spoil that for you! Everything I’d like to say perfectly sums up in “WOW!”, so just follow the link below at your own risk.
MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!
Well, we can call it a wrap for now, but “Nanda Parbat” is an episode you shouldn’t miss. With a cliffhanger like that, you’ll sure be coming back on March 19, when the Arrow returns on The CW. See you then folks!
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