It's been a long time coming (not really but doesn't it feel like it has been?).
On Arrow Season 7 Episode 5, we finally got the answer to the question, who is The Demon?
There have been a ton of theories. Some, like myself, thought it was going to be Stanley. Alas, that was not the case. Instead, it was someone Oliver knows very well.
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It turns out Slabside Maximum Security Prison is a co-ed facility. #Progress. That might not be the case, but there was one woman locked inside Level 2, and she was the infamous Demon.
Her name? Talia al Ghul.
A couple of TV Fanatics guessed this one in the comments of my Arrow Season 7 Episode 3 review, but I didn't see it coming.
The main reason for that is because I thought The Demon was going to be someone who played a major role throughout the rest of Arrow Season 7 and that could still be the case, but it felt as though Talia's escape from Slabside meant that that would be the last we saw of her for the time being.
Oliver: You survived the explosion. How?
Talia: You know I'm not so easily defeated.
Oliver: What are you doing here?
Talia: Oh, I ran afoul of an old foe in Gotham.
Permalink: Oh, I ran afoul of an old foe in Gotham. Added: November 12, 2018 Also, I thought The Demon was going to become the main villain of the season, but now that we know it's Talia, that's unlikely to be the case, especially since she and Oliver fought side-by-side.
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Am I a little disappointed that the reveal of The Demon wasn't something bigger and longer-lasting? Sure, but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the time Oliver spent with Talia.
The history between these two made their interactions all the more exciting to watch. Oliver proved that the student does sometimes outshine the teacher, but that doesn't mean he knows better.
Without Talia's guidance, Oliver probably would have fallen into the trap Dr. Parker was trying to set. But really what can we expect from Oliver? No one that pretty can be all that smart...
Luckily, Talia managed to be the brains in the operation, and really opened Oliver's eyes to see how dangerous things could get in Level 2 if he wasn't careful.
Considering all Oliver did on Arrow Season 7 Episode 4 was talk about his past and his feelings with Dr. Parker, it was refreshing to see Oliver kick some ass again.
If anyone knows how to produce an epic fight scene, it's Oliver Queen!
Oliver and Talia's team up worked out in his favor, and for the first time since Mr. Queen entered Slabside, things aren't looking so grim for our favorite hero.
He may still be locked up, but Talia escaped and delivered some intel to Felicity anonymously, which not only shut down Level 2 completely but could also get Oliver released from prison.
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