‘Arrow’ – S01E23 – “Sacrifice”


Here is how “Sacrifice” is described:

HEROES ARE FORGED AND SACRIFICES MADE IN THIS EPIC SEASON FINALE — Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) race to stop the Dark Archer (John Barrowman) from unleashing his vengeance on The Glades. However, they run into a roadblock after Detective Lance (Paul Blackthorne) picks up Felicity for questioning. Tommy (Colin Donnell) and Oliver’s already tumultuous relationship takes a turn for the worse after Oliver makes a confession about Laurel (Katie Cassidy). After hearing of the danger in The Glades, Thea (Willa Holland) races to find Roy (Colton Haynes), inadvertently putting herself directly in the line of fire for Malcolm’s (John Barrowman) devious plan. On the island, Oliver, Slade (Manu Bennett) and Shado (guest star Celina Jade) are locked in a life-or-death struggle against Fyers (guest star Sebastian Dunn) as his missiles lock on a full Ferris Air jetliner.

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



  1. Beefy.

  2. I am 4 or 5 episodes behind…looking forward to catching up. “Ferris Airlines”…heh. Very nice!

  3. Pretty sure ollie is required to have his shirt off in every episode, show is still amazing.

  4. one i am catching up this series demand right now just have to watch the last episode before this one. I think this series has got better and better as it’s gone a long. Love to have seen it on cable tv were they would not have to have done 20 episode season but a shorter tighter and better 12 or 10 episode run like you get with HBO or AMC!!!!

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    The dread menace of rebar strikes again!

  6. One word: Rebar!

  7. I… I… I don’t know if I want to watch now.

  8. Awesome finale!

  9. This show has consistently blown me away week in and week out. It has been way above expectations.

  10. Just watched this one. It didn’t disappoint. Already excited for next season.

    The execution of action in this show is way above anything I could expect.

  11. That was a pretty great finale, I really think the show got better just about every week. Really looking forward to next season, a lot went down in this episode that should make for some good stories going forward!!

  12. Man, this was GREAT. Some unexpected things, lots of action. “Redundancy” – very clever and made perfect sense. I was really impressed how good the plotting was. Every character was used and had a role to play, none were wasted. I’m really going to miss this on Wednesdays until it comes back for season 2. How long do I have to wait?

    I caught no new “Easter eggs” because I was too wrapped up in the plot. If you aren’t watching, you’re missing out!

  13. I enjoyed it, but there were a couple of hilarious moments.

    Some people really like to take time to make signs in an emergency, it turns out. Apparently they had the card and markers out already?

    And what kind of emergency lawyering was Laurel needing to do in the middle of a disaster?

    • Also, Oliver’s sister just had to get in a “no texting and driving” message while Roy was trying to get out of the Glades. Because in the middle of an earthquake, that’s the biggest danger.

    • Wait, who was Roy even texting? “This earthquake thing sucks, toots rip off of ‘Batman Begins’, GF is on my case 2!” now send to Twi…OH NO TRUCK!

  14. This was a great episode, and probably the best way to end the season. Some things irked me tho; like why was Malcolm just hiding in his Safe Room for hours until Oliver showed up, despite the fact the police knew where he was? And why was Tommy knocked out for hours as well? I mean I could 2-3 hours but it seemed like more than that went by before the bomb started to go off. Other that it was good. I’m hoping that next season we see more of Ollie’s group on the island struggling to survive (it is filled with dangerous criminals and now unemployed soldiers right?) and maybe have the city recognize the Hood as a hero. Also, stop calling him the Hood and the Vigilante. Don’t make call the Red-Blue-Blur on you!

    • He knew Ollie was coming for him, he wanted to finish it, wanted to finish Ollie.

    • That makes sense, but why didn’t more cops show up to his office before? And if he was so intent on killing Oliver why not do it at the beginning of the episode when he was tied up? I think after he escaped and Moira spilled the beans on tv he just got too emotional to think straight I guess.

  15. This episode left me want more. Really enjoyed but sad about what happened to Tommy.

    I think this was a great little cap to the season. Because it is a CW drama, I knew someone had to die and they did a good job keeping me guessing who it was going to be. I had this feeling the earthquake was going to happen regardless, and honestly, I am glad it did. If it didnt happen, there wouldn’t be enough character dynamic changes next season. Now everyone knows for sure the “hood” is a hero.

    I hope, even though he seemingly died, that Malcolm lives to be punished by his sons death at his hands.

    I eagerly await next season. For what is over all a mediocre interpretation of a character, they are nailing that interpretation, keep up the good work CW.

  17. Awesome ending to an awesome season.

    What a genuinely thrilling and exciting finale! As ed209AF said above, it was great that the earthquake actually happened because it (literally) destroys the status quo and allows them to build some interesting new dynamics for next season.

    Also, I guess with the additions of Felicity this season and Roy and Slade next season as regular cast members they had to trim down the current cast.

    Well done.

    The less said about the rebar the better, but… I gasped, even though I knew there was rebar coming.

  18. I really wanted a scene where the earthquake knocked the “ling” off a Starling City sign.

  19. This show just ramped up in the last few episodes, I was always ‘entertained’ by it and watched every week, but the last 2 episodes actually had me on the edge of my seat (coming from one of the world’s biggest cynics, that saying a lot… at least in my little imaginary world).

    All those little set-ups right at the end with each set of characters getting all emo with their ‘goodbyes’ and every single one in some type of peril… bravo. Well done…. it completely busted predictability. (Of course, once you saw you-know-who jump in to save the other-you-know-who… then you kind of knew…who… was going to… you know.)

    Did not expect it to go that way either, not until that moment. I figured he was a super-villain in the making. Guess not!

    I have the feeling that Season 2, Dinah (I refuse to call her Laurel!) is going to get all Lois Lane and finally figure some things out…. maybe season 2 we’ll get some Canary action? I hope so!