This review contains spoilers.
3.1 The Calm
We ended Arrow’s second season on a much happier note than after its first, but the title to this third season premiere was a pretty big indication that the characters wouldn’t stay safe and happy forever. The titular calm actually seems to refer to the time over the summer rather than the bulk of this episode, with Oliver’s desperate grab for normalcy and safety for those he loves once again proving just out of his reach.
Team Arrow is a well-oiled crime fighting machine at this point, with the addition of Roy as back-up hero, Laurel as their aid in the court room and Quentin still acting as their ‘friend on the force’ against doctors orders, all boosting their numbers significantly. Crime