TV Review: Arrow S5E15 Fight Fire With Fire

arrowWhen Vigilante attacks Oliver while he’s acting as the mayor, Diggle leads the team on a mission to stop Vigilante once and for all.

Arrow bounces back from last week’s forgettable episode with one that’s full of action, reveals, and twists.

Picking up from last week, Oliver’s mayorship is on the line as impeachment discussion begins and he’s dragged before the city council. Will he tell the truth? Will he cover things up? Will he come up with a plan to save himself?

While Oliver looks to be sinking, he’s now a target of Vigilante who attacks him and that kicks off the action of the episode. From there it’s fights with some political maneuvering thrown in there. It’s a combination that works and works really well.

There’s some excellent moments in the episode. Actually a lot of excellent moments. Felicity gets her hacker back on which is cool. Vigilante kicks all sorts of ass. Mr. Terrific gets closer to his comic counterpart. Oliver makes an interesting decision. And, we finally learn the identity of Prometheus. That part is not too shocking of a reveal, but it’s still interesting to see where it goes and why.

Last week’s episode was a bit of a downer, but this week’s is a bounce back the storm after the quiet with next week teased to be even more explosive.

Overall rating: 8.35