Season 4 Episode 4: “Beyond Redemption”
Directed by Lexi Alexander
Written by Beth Schwartz, Ben Sokolowski
Created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Starring Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, John Barrowman, Paul Blackthorne
Air Date: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015, 8:00pm
Last week on Arrow, Thea and Laurel (Willa Holland and Katie Cassidy) go to Nanda Parbat to get Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), the new Ra’s al Ghul, to restore Sara (Caity Lotz) via the Lazarus Pit. Thea also wants to cure the beast inside her. At first Merlyn says no to the pit, and lies to Thea about helping her. Once he tricks her into killing to slake the bloodlust, she is so furious, he agrees to resurrect Sara. Because of all this, Nyssa (Katrina Law) destroys The Lazarus Pit. That was wise. Sara comes out of the Pit, a wild animal, bent on destroying Thea (her killer). That’s a tidy reason why she will need to leave to join Legends of Tomorrow. Diggle and Oliver (David Ramsey and Stephen Amell) squash their issues, Diggle finally admitting his secret 2-year investigation. Felicity was so pro team, I thought surely someone was going to be in critical condition by the end of the episode. Thank goodness, no one was. A killer-by-playing-card meta ran around town, and was the means by which newcomer Holt (Echo Kellum) finds out about her other job (but not about Oliver’s identity… yet).
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