Arrow: Season 6 Finally Finds Its Focus
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.
It might have seemed like Ollie hit rock bottom last week in “Brothers in Arms,” but clearly he has much farther to fall. By combining a dark, psychological look at a hero on the edge with the return of a fan-favorite villain, “Fundamentals” arrived at a very winning formula. Better yet, having two rock solid episodes in a row gives new hope that Season 6 actually can redeem itself.
“Fundamentals” is hardly the first Arrowverse episode to open in media res and then flash back to where it all began. That’s one of the oldest tricks in the playbook by now, but it’s one that served this episode well. Seeing Ollie geared up in his classic Season 1 costume and firing arrows into Star City’s “finest” raises all sorts of burning questions. That gave “Fundamentals” an early momentum boost that it played to its full advantage.