On this past episode of “Arrow,” we learned a thing or two regarding Rubicon, a project that Damien Darhk seems to be doing in an effort to completely nuke the world. He can start over, create his own world, and structure something that feels like it could very well be the fourth season of “Under the Dome.”
While this plan seems to be completely over-the-top and we have no idea how he has so much money, we don’t really mind if we’ve got an enjoyable episode around it. Luckily, “Monument Point” tonight provided that tonight with a series of huge battle sequences, and a chance for Felicity to do something equally heroic in her own right as she teamed up with her father Noah (otherwise known as the Calculator) in order to stop Rubicon using their collective hacking prowess. While they were largely successful, she had to make a difficult, heartbreaking choice: She had to try and stop a missile coming to Monument Point, or at least figure out a way to save as many lives as possible. In moving the GPS coordinates, she did that as best as she could, though there was still a body count.
If this wasn’t a bad enough day for Felicity, she also got replaced at her own company. This is, unfortunately, what happens when you have too much on your plate.
Meanwhile, Thea and a brainwashed Alex were trapped in this not-so-Pleasantville, and to make matters worse, Malcolm Merlyn and his new prosthetic hand was also there. So was Anarky, and that led to a rather unfortunate end for Alex. Hey, we knew that Parker Young was not going to be a part of the show forever, but we enjoyed him for how long he was there.
Then there were the flashbacks … they’re still there … where Taina apparently now has the power of the idol within her. We still don’t care for this, but “Monument Point” ended with Darhk absorbing more power than ever, making him an almost-impossible adversary to now defeat. Grade: B.
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