It was also exciting to see Ted Grant’s Wildcat side finally explored. Although he didn’t actually suit up, the groundwork is laid for him to join the team in a future episode. J.R. Ramirez does a great job with the Ted Grant character, helping to smooth over what might otherwise be a rough transition for Katie Cassidy’s Laurel Lance.
The whole show is doing a very good job of using its cast well. Although the show’s namesake is definitely still the focal point, he manages to take a backseat to some of the other character developments, further solidifying his transition to more of a leader and role model, which is not a position that is natural or comfortable for Ollie.
After it’s revealed that the murderer attempting to frame Ted Grant is Wildcat’s former assistant, Isaac, who was also responsible for the killing 6 years prior. Ted was just trying to cover for him. The circumstances show Oliver that now it is more important than ever that he stick by Roy
Using a meditation technique he learned in Hong Kong to reveal Roy’s suppressed memories, Oliver shows Roy the memory is actually of him killing a police officer while under the influence of the mirakuru. This clears Roy of Sara’s murder, but weighs on him as confirmation that he is in fact a killer.
Although this episode featured more of a one-off villain, it effectively served in moving multiple character stories forward, even if it didn’t necessarily directly serve a larger narrative. Stephen Amell has said on several occasions that they are building their very own Justice League on TV, and slowly, but surely, that vision is becoming more clear.
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