Just finished watching the episode and damn it's nuts.
The episode begins just as the last one ends with Nyssa arriving and wanting to know what happened to Sara. However she tells Oliver and his gang that Malcolm Merlyn is still alive. In hopes of bringing Sara's killer to justice, Oliver teams up with Nyssa to stop the Dark Archer but Laurel feels that she's at fault because Sara was with the League of Assassins. While that happens, Oliver adn Roy try their hardest to make amends with Thea but when all is said and done, will Oliver be able to break his oath and do what is necessary to avenge Sara?
Well what I can say is the episode's action packed. There's a lot of action and seeing Nyssa in action is as deadly as seeing the Dark Archer. Can I mention that Malcolm Merlyn is now back for this season? Yep. He's back. Who knows what that guy will do. The guy was a pain in the butt in the last two seasons. Season One he brought a lot of hell to Starling City and season two, his actions (even though he appeared very little) tore the family apart. He reunited with his daughter and as we saw last episode on how she trainer her is a bad sign. Very bad. Although what happened in the end is enough to make me say... this season is going to be freaking epic. I swear it. It's epic. I will mention that its the first time Oliver has kept his oath. Since the end of Season 2, Oliver vowed never to kill again. To think he wouldn't do it on someone that brought hell to the city is something I never thought would happen.
I'm also happy to see Thea and Roy together again. Not to mention Oliver mending with his sister too. It's always nice to see people together again but I know for certain that may not last.
There's also a subplot with Laurel as she wants to train to be stronger. We know that she wants to avenge her sister but I feel that it's only going to be enough to drive her to more sorrow. Revenge isn't worth it and we know ultimately she's going to be the new Black Canary. Let's hope that whatever she does, she doesn't put anyone at harm's way. I forgot to say that last episode, Laurel wanted Oliver to train her but he refused. I guess we now understand what choice she's made.
Final score for The Magician is a 9 out of 10. An action packed episode that's intense, provides a lot of development, action and an ending that will surprise you. I'm not kidding.
That's it for this week. Next week... a virus breaks Starling City apart. Will Arrow and his team be able to stop it before its too late?