Arrow season 4 episode 12 was actually a pretty great episode, even though it seemed like it would just be another filler villain-of-the-week type episode. With the return of Roy and that end reveal a lot happened. So let’s discuss Arrow season 4 episode 12!
Roy’s back! Well for one episode anyways. It was good to have the old Red Arrow back, even if it was because he was under the control of some bad guy. I forgot just how good of a dynamic Roy had with everyone else in Team Arrow. As his character grew, he definitely had an interesting presence on the show, and the relationship between him and Oliver was always great to see, especially once they had been through some stuff together. But Roy is once again gone, but at least he had a sweet explosion scene before he left.
Now I’m thinking it would have been easy to make Roy the one in the grave. Have him come back for an episode, listen to Thea’s nice speech about him having a nice, happy normal life, and then killing him. Not that I would want them to kill Roy, but he would be an easy character to kill off, considering the character isn’t on the show anymore.
Anyways also back this episode was Nyssa who luckily enough escapes to get the Lotus which will save Thea at the exact time Thea needed it. But the catch is that Oliver must kill Malcolm to get it, so once again we’ll see a Malcolm vs Oliver fight. Speaking of fights, any excuse to bring Katana in is fine by me. I’m wondering if she’ll survive for any longer though, because it looks like Arrow may be being forced to kill off any characters that are in the main cast for the Suicide Squad movie. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
But now let’s talk about Felicity and that reveal. Many people speculated for a while that Calculator may be Felicity’s dad, and they were right! It makes sense, I mean she didn’t get her intelligence from her mum.
So who is Felicity’s dad? Who is The Calculator? Well he’s not really that big of a character in the comics, but he’s described as being like Oracle, but without any of the morality. And considering that on the show Felicity is their version of an Oracle-like character, in the sense of her intelligence and computer skills, it was a natural choice to make Calculator Felicity’s dad.
Interestingly enough in the comics, the Calculator did have a daughter, and a son. And they too were heroes and ended up joining the Teen Titans. However after one of them got hurt, the Calculator basically vowed revenge on the Titans for not doing enough to protect his children. Sound familiar?
Maybe Calculator is going to want to take out some anger on Team Arrow for letting Felicity get hurt. Of course right now he doesn’t know about Felicity and her Team Arrow life, but I’m sure he’ll find out soon. It’s good that at least this one mystery is solved.
Overall Arrow season 4 episode 12 was a pretty strong episode that had a lot of interesting character moments. I’m curious to see how they’ll be handling Felicity’s dad on the show from here on out.
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