Arrow recap: 'Midnight City'

January 29, 2015 5:10 AM

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Arrow recap: 'Midnight City'

What drives Arrow's heroes and villains to do what they do (which is kind of insane when you think about it)? Past tragedies and family, which aren't mutually exclusive, mind you. The past is ever-present on Arrow, and the show has examined how it motivates Oliver many times before. For the Leftovers in Starling, past tragedies also that drive them. Tonight's excellent episode, the second in a trilogy, explores how the Leftovers figure out what should motivate them to be the best vigilantes they can be. "Midnight City" does a fine job of examining our characters' motivations, while also further introducing us to Laurel in costume, who may not be the best vigilante, but the moments when she kicks ass are so much fun to watch.

Tonight, Oliver and Maseo follow the guy Oliver tagged in last week's episode to a club in Hong Kong. They are quickly spotted by China White's men, apprehended, and escorted to see her in the VIP area. However, this was all part of the plan. Who's plan? Maseo's. At some point, Maseo made a deal wit...

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