‘Arrow’ – S01E20 – “Home Invasion”

Arrow_Home Invasion

Here is how “Home Invasion” is described:

Deadshot (guest star Michael Rowe) returns to Starling City after taking down a U.S. Ambassador and six others overseas. By keeping tabs on A.R.G.U.S.’s manhunt for the assassin, Oliver (Stephen Amell), Diggle (David Ramsey), and Felicity (guest star Emily Bett Rickards) learn that a sting operation is underway to capture Deadshot – alive. Diggle is determined to see his brother’s killer dead, with or without Ollie’s help. Meanwhile, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) takes drastic steps to protect a young witness, exacerbating friction between Tommy (Colin Donnell) and Oliver. Later, Roy Harper (guest star Colton Haynes) unconventionally pursues all leads to find his new hero, but runs afoul of Detective Lance (Paul Blackthorne). Back on the island, Oliver recalls how Shado (guest star Celina Jade) helped him incrementally gain confidence with a bow and hit the target for the first time.

I look forward to your thoughts, opinions, gripes, live-blogging, etc.



  1. I’m hoping for the day (episode) where Deadshot will have his silver mask with the scope or something very close to it. This looks like this is another good one.

  2. One of my favorite episodes in a while. They’re setting up a lot of interesting dynamics/conflicts to explore next season.

    I kind of love the guy who plays Deadshot.

    • I agree – they’re talking Deadshot from a silent “cypher” to a real character. The exchange with Diggle was great. I sure hope they don’t kill off Deadshot too soon.

    • @Conor, I agree. I especially like the way they’re setting up the eventual teaming of Ollie and Roy (assuming the show adapts this element from the comics, which they seem to be doing.) Thea has really grown on me as well.

  3. “Do you have a police radio in your pocket?”
    “No, I’m just happy to see you.”

    Ha! That brief moment of levity was appreciated in an episode filled with murder. Murder most foul.

  4. Ok, so this is a lot of specifics, but follow me here: The thumbnail to the above picture, when viewed glancingly on a smallish monitor from far away, looks like Prince, but shaved, with an eyepatch and dual-wielding. “Blouses win”.
    Or, Major Bludd. Maybe. Or, rather, everytime I look up at the picture, I think of Prince. Weird.

    What I think Arrow is doing well is re-visiting a lot of the characters they introduce. They aren’t holding back. Usually a show like this, you get one or 2 characters from the comics and its not until season 2, maybe even 3, before you start seeing a bigger cast. How many seasons of Smallville was there before they really started exploring the DCU? Seeing Huntress return a couple of episodes ago was great, despite the bad acting. This episode would be Deadshot’s THIRD appearance in season 1. Vertigo’s been involved twice. That’s great!