Tonight was the final Arrow episode of 2015.
And, yeah, while you're all counting down to the holidays, we're counting up the little Easter eggs, DC Comics references, continuity nods and in-jokes in "Dark Waters."
...Yeah, we like to put a more light-hearted spin on the dark, brooding episodes, too.
So...what did we see? What did we miss? Read on, and comment below...then we'll see you back here next year.
OLIVER TAKES ON HIVE — After the city is attacked again, Oliver (Stephen Amell) makes a bold move against HIVE. Malcolm (John Barrowman) checks in on Thea (Willa Holland) and leaves her with a warning. Things take a horrible turn when Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) retaliates in a brutal manner at Oliver’s mayoral holiday party.
This one happens so often, we rarely mention it...but when you have one of the official photos featuring the microphone topper, it's hard to ignore!
And there was quite a bit of News 52 at the start of the episode -- from that interviewer to the news update on the campaign shooting.
Tonight, we headed back to the Amazo.
Aside from the fact that we haven't seen it in a while, there's a bit more to discuss, as ever.
In the comics, Amazo is an evil android created to take on the Justice League by Anthony Ivo, the man who captained the freighter Ollie was just swimming around inside.
Kinda like Red Tornado on last week's Supergirl, since Red Tornado is a hero in the comics, and Amazo is a similar villain.
"Ms. Fayad" gets a name-drop...and sounds alive?
Mina Fayad was the woman who purportedly put the hit out on Andy Diggle, and who was killed earlier this season for trying to have Double Down kill Damien.
Yeah, it's kind of hard to miss that Damien Darhk tried to force-choke Malcolm Merlyn to death while Merlyn was dressed as Green Arrow.
And, hey! With Mark Hamill on The Flash and a new movie coming out in less than a week (plus all the darkness and light talk on Arrow), it's really pretty Star Wars-y over at The CW this week.
Here's a thing that's particularly interesting in light of Harrison Wells' revelation that "every earth" has The Godfather:
CB116621 said ... (original post)
I think that the scene was a reference to The Godfather Part 1. That cliche of showing the villain doing something that isn't evil, while having his goons kill everyone is something that happens in that film, and is one of its most memorable segments. Aside from that, Darhk makes Oliver let his guard down, as, after proposing, he didn't expect a, let's say Soni (Godfather) type of attemp to his and Felicity's life