“Tremors” couldn’t have shaken up this week’s Arrow even if the Earthquake machine actually went off.
Out of all the episodes of Arrow to date, I have to say that “Tremors” is my least favorite episode to date. Never did I think an episode of Oliver helping Roy adapt to his new powers would be so boring. All hour viewers were treated to alternating scenes of Roy scowling and acting like he has severe PMS or Laurel’s sad downward spiral. There wasn’t any of the usual snarky, fun dialogue that usually peppers the episodes to relieve the tension, and the Problem of the Week was a big snooze. I cheered the moment Bronze Tiger appeared on the screen, but by the end of the episode I kept checking the time to see if this snoozefest was almost over. Never before have I looked at the clock during an episode, and I hope this will be the last time. When Malcolm Merlyn used the Earthquake machine in the season 1 finale it was amazing, but this time it fell so flat that it nearly tarnished that epic finale. Luckily there were a few things that made the episode worth watching, so let’s talk about them, shall we? (More…)