Darhk ‘s final plan in motion
From the beginning moments of episode to the final moments the “Schism” felt bigger. As Darhk attacks Felicity to get the laptop to launch the nukes he seemed more powerful than ever. So powerful that the only thing that stopped him from killing team Arrow was the fact that Thea gave him his daughter back. Not only did he seem more powerful but he seemed to have an endless amount of soldiers on his side as they attacked the Arrow cave and gave us an excellent fight sequence. Everyone was involved in taking down Darhk in this episode as each character got a chance to shine.
As much as this episode was about defeating Darhk it was also as much about Oliver Queen becoming a hero. Not in terms of wearing a costume but by inspiring the city to not give up and to fight back. The speech that Oliver gives to the city is a great moment for the show as it shows the growth of the character. As Oliver Queen he may have become a bigger symbol for the city than the Green Arrow ever could.
In the end we had Oliver against Darhk and team Arrow taking down the person launching the nukes. An interesting and twisted turn of events Darhk was torturing Cooper with a bullet in his spine that will kill him with if he doesn’t comply. It felt like a fitting end as Felcity talked him into helping. As for the final battle between Darhk and Oliver it was most certainly one of the best moments in the history of the show as it was only huge battle with the city vs Darhk’s goons. It was a epic battle that was fitting for what may have been the dissolution of team Arrow as everyone went there separate ways. Detective Lance lost his job and went on to live with Felicity’s mom as Diggle and Thea left to find themselves. The big question now is where can the show go from here as Oliver is now the mayor, Diggle is back in the military, and Thea is on her own. This episode played more like a series finale than a season finale as there was so much closure. I’m very exited to see were the show goes from here.
Score 9.0 out of 10