Tonight's episode of Arrow was a lot of build-up, and while there were a couple of big payoffs at the end, it didn't have the non-stop rat-a-tat of plot points dropping like the last few episodes have done.
Of course, that leaves a little wiggle room for some winks, nods, Easter eggs and references that are generally less common when things are running like crazy all episode.
A lot of these are just callbacks to things that we've discussed in the past, and while those sorts of references usually don't make the list, the fact that we've been so many weeks without consistently covering the "things you might have missed" on these shows means we'll cast a little bit of a wider net.
So...what did we spot? What did we miss?
Read on, and comment below.
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Hub City, a fictional city in the DC Universe, is best known as the home to The Question, a self-taught urban shaman.
The last time we saw the city on Arrow was when Esrin Fortuna helped Oliver take on Damien Darhk...and of course, when Hub City started to show up in showrunner Marc Guggenheim's tweets this year, there was plenty of speculation that he was teasing The Question. Turns out, he was teasing the Black Canary!prevnext
BIG BELLY BURGER
Big Belly Burger, a fictional fast-food restaurant in the DC Universe, is the fast food of choice for people who are in hiding, in jail, or otherwise cut off from the world on The Flash.
Here, we saw Team Arrow hanging out there in Hub City while Felicity got it delivered to her in the Arrowcave during her side quest.prevnext
When Talia refers to her agelessness as a "family secret," it's the kind of cutesy clue that Nyssa used to drop in her early appearances, where she didn't directly name-drop Ra's al Ghul or the Lazarus Pit, but made references that were pretty clear to people in the know.
Back then, of course, we always wonderd whether Ra's would ever make an appearance. Now, he's come and gone, and we know that this kind of vague dialogue is mostly to keep continuity tidy so that Oliver doesn't realize exactly who he's dealing with when Ra's and Nyssa come in later.prevnext
THE FLASH & CAPTAIN SINGH
In what Marc Guggenheim tweeted was the quickest crossover Arrow has ever done with The Flash, we got to see Barry speed (in costume) into his boss's office to vouch for Green Arrow.
What's nice to see is Captain Singh, Barry's boss, who hasn't been seen much this season. It felt a bit like last night, when the long-absent Miss Tessmacher from Supergirl had a quick cameo on The Flash.prevnext
tk421 said ... (original post)Did anybody else notice that the bad guy is the same guy that played the dark archer from Smallville and he got shot in the same place as he did an Smallville
The guy who Canary was hunting? A familiar face, too.
Sean Sonus, alias Discord is a sonic villain who fights Green Arrow and Black Canary.
He first appeared in Green Arrow and Black Canary #15, and was co-created by Arrow EP Andrew Kreisberg and artist Mike Norton.prevnext
We already discussed this one at length, but the name "Dinah Drake" is actually the name of the original/Earth-2 Black Canary, who existed in the comics before Dinah Lance did.prev