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The #DCTV Secrets of ARROW - Episode 3.7: "Draw Back Your Bow"

The #DCTV Secrets of ARROW - Episode 3.7: "Draw Back...

By Tim Beedle Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Sorry, we don't have any cupcakes. Just secrets.

How great was that episode? Was Amy Gumenick an awesome Cupid, or what? Her last line in the episode couldn’t have been more perfect…

Well, maybe if it had been some sort of secret. After all, that’s what we’re here to discuss—the #DCTV Secrets you could find in tonight’s episode of Arrow. Here’s what we spotted:

  • A tease that’s both huge and tiny
  • A hospital that’s out of this world
  • Someone was sure saved by a sword
  • Something tells us this villain—like his weapon—will return

Previous #DCTVArrow Secrets

  1. The #DCTV Secrets of ARROW Episode 3.1 - "The Calm"
  2. The #DCTV Secrets of ARROW Episode 3.2 - "Sara"
  3. The #DCTV Secrets of ARROW Episode 3.3 - "Corto Maltese"
  4. The #DCTV Secrets of ARROW Episode 3.4 - "The Magician"
  5. The #DCTV Secrets of ARROW Episode 3.5 - "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak"
  6. The #DCTV Secrets of ARROW Episode 3.6 - "Guilty"

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Don’t peek behind the mask if you don’t want to know any more.  But of course you do and you will.







Ray Palmer’s Thinking Small

As great as Cupid is, one could argue that this was Ray Palmer’s episode. Why? As if his shirtless salmon laddering wasn’t enough, every scene Ray was a part of in this episode hinted at a famous future to come. From rebranding Queen Consolidated as Palmer Technologies (complete with a motion logo that includes a revolving electron), to his interest in dwarf star alloy, all the way to the giddy A.T.O.M. exosuit reveal at the end.

It all paves the way for Ray’s eventual role as the Atom. Will we see it onscreen in Arrow? We don’t know, but if you’re hungry for some Atom, he plays a key role in Brad Meltzer and Rags Morales’s acclaimed IDENTITY CRISIS.

Send Her to St. Walker’s!

Green Lantern fans likely got a good laugh when Diggle mentioned the hospital Carrie Cutter was treated at: St. Walker’s. That’s because St. Walker is also the name of the DC Universe’s most famous Blue Lantern. Hey, at least the outlook for patients sent there is hopeful!

Tatsu’s Famous Sword

In a key flashback segment, Oliver is saved from a bunch of triad goons by Tatsu Yamashiro, who exhibits surprising skill with a katana sword.

Well, it’s surprising if you don’t know who Tatsu is. Like Palmer, she also has a destiny, as the sword-wielding vigilante known as Katana. While Hong Kong’s Tatsu doesn’t yet seem to have adopted the identity, it’s clear she already has the skills.

If you’d like to check out Katana in action, you have a few choices. She was a member of The New 52’s Birds of Prey and the Justice League of America, but we’d recommend her solo series, since it’s pretty self contained. You can also see a kid-friendly version of her teaming up with the Dark Knight in the animated series Beware the Batman, which is now available on Blu-Ray.

Calling Captain Boomerang!

Hope you watched till the end. If not, you missed out on one cool cameo, as we got our first look at George Harkness, perhaps better known as Captain Boomerang, and his signature weapon. We’ll be seeing a lot more of Harkness in two weeks as a part of the Arrow/Flash crossover event, which is only appropriate since Captain Boomerang is famous as a Flash villain. But man, we can’t wait to see a bowstring/boomerang showdown! 


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See you next week!