(spoilers) I watched tonight's episode and am still baffled that everyone seems to be okay with Malcolm Merlyn. No one is forming a queue to kill him. This seems weird, but okay. As I pondered this strange behavior, I came across a great article on Felicity Smoak and her awesomeness.
I immediately felt bad for being irked by her costume development. When we first meet her, her hair is in low, frizzy ponytails. She wears layers and patterns and is a bit adorkable. She's a low-paid IT girl, and she dresses like she shops at Ross or TJ Maxx. Then Oliver promotes her, she makes more money, and she starts to lose the patterns and lose her sleeves (which bothers me excessively—the men are in wool suits and leather; you can bet that ArrowCave is kept chilly). She starts color-blocking and showing off her cleavage. This makes sense to me, since she may very well be dressing so her crush notices her as a woman. Totally relatable. I miss the patterns, but I get it. This article applauds her style-shift. I love the way it sees her style choices—as someone girly and smart. I have always loved the way Arrow treats Felicity. She's one of the guys, with equal voice in things. I now love the way they've started to dress her. She started out as Pam from The Office,
and she'll leave there as Jessica Pearson from Suits.
And she will have earned every bit of it.
And also, since we're way down here, does anyone else find it strange that no one wants to kill Merlyn for killing Sara? Did I miss something? He decided Sara was expendable, and hypnotized/brainwashed his daughter to kill her, right? How is he still breathing? I know, I know, it's Barrowman, and for all we know, he's died already. A bunch.
I still think killing off Sara was the show's biggest mistake, and should be its biggest regret. I think she was too awesome, and they'd created a monster. Laurel is drying paint compared to Sara. I like to think this was why her story took such a drastic turn.