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TV Review: Arrow S3E7 Draw Back Your Bow

arrowOn this episode of Arrow Oliver must stop an Arrow-obsessed serial killer, Carrie Cutter, who is convinced that The Arrow is her one true love and will stop at nothing to get his attention. Unfortunately, her way of getting his attention is to kill people. Meanwhile, Ray asks Felicity to be his date for a work dinner with important clients. Thea auditions new DJs for Verdant and meets Chase, a brash DJ with whom she immediately clashes.

I’ve never heard of Carrie Cutter/Cupid before this episode, but watching the episode had me want to check out the character more and see the comic portrayal.

Amy Gumenick, the actress who plays Cutter/Cupid, does a fantastic job playing the Arrow obsessed nutter than a loon character. She’s pretty fun to watch, and takes what could easily be a goofy character and makes a little something of her. I’m kind of hoping we’ll see more of her down the road, especially since where she winds up.

The bigger story and theme of the episode is the relationships of a few characters, especially the triangle that is Ray Palmer/Felicity/Oliver. Who’s interested in who, and who will admit what is mixed around a bunch. Oliver is still struggling with his feelings towards Felicity, and to see things not going perfectly for him is actually really nice.

As usual the last moments of the episode is where it’s at. Not only do we get to see a bit of the rendering of Ray Palmer’s Atom suit, but also our first look at Captain Boomerang, the Flash’s Rogue, who’s debuting here instead, further intertwining the two series.

Overall rating: 7.75

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