It feels like they are having a lot of fun, writing and acting this season of Arrow. I thought the opening on the island was great, when Oliver pulled back the hood and he had short hair. I miss Moira and it would have been interesting to see how she reacted to Oliver being a father. JB was funny as a Malcolm Merlyn without a backbone.
I like that Thea's OD death was what caused Tommy to take up the Dark Archer mantle and try to blow up the Glades. Loved that Rene and Dinah got arrested. Like Chase as the new Hood because that's what he really wanted, we didn't use enough of him in the episode.
I like how they got Diggle to meet up with Oliver and have the bromance carry on through this season. I don't like that they are taking E2 Laurel with them. Shes going to change their dynamic, and Diggle never had the kind of relationship with her that he has with Felicity. Nor does Oliver, for that matter.
In the future, JJ is definitely not a good person. He beats up women. LOL at Mia telling JJ that now they are going to do it her way. Like father and mother, like daughter.
Zoe has apparently learned her attitude toward Mia from Dinah's towards Oliver.
Yes. I preferred that to Chase attributing Sherlock Holmes' classic line to Bruce Wayne. They also failed to give Mark Twain the credit for "lies, damn lies and statistics" line. I'm an academic, it bothers me.