“Arrow” Season 2 Episode 20 “Seeing Red” aired on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. on The CW. Roy got worse because of the effects of the Mirakuru. Read on for MNG’s “Arrow” recap of Season 2 Episode 20 “Seeing Red.”
Previously on “Arrow” (“Seeing Red” Season 2 Episode 20), Moira (Susanna Thompson) had a secret to tell. Remember when Oliver (Stephen Amell) cheated on Laurel and had another girl pregnant? Moira paid the poor girl to tell Oliver that she lost the baby and moved to the Central City.
During an interview, Thea (Willa Holland) stepped in to tell Moira that she could not have her rally on Verdant. All of a sudden, Moira opted to drop her candidacy because she wanted to be a good mother to Thea. She felt that she had been lying too much to her daughter about the identity of her father. However, Oliver managed to convince his mom that she could do something good as a mayor. The race was still on. Moreover, Moira knew that her son is the Arrow. Mothers not only know what’s best, but everything.
In a limo, Thea, Moira and Oliver discussed about their family secrets. Just when Moira was about to tell Thea about Malcom Merlyn, her biological father, Slade (Manu Bennett) hit the limo. Oliver opened his eyes and found himself, along with his mom and sister, tied up in the woods. Oliver begged Slade to take his life, but Slade insisted that he would get there, only slowly. Then the sad moment came. Moira asked Slade to kill her instead of Thea. The mad man admired Moira’s courage and talked about how Oliver did not get it from her. The next thing we know, Moira was dead.
Let us welcome the birth of the Arsenal. It was Roy (Colton Haynes), only stronger and angrier. We think this was where the title of this episode came from as Roy was seen wearing a red hood. Enough with the Red Riding Hood jokes! Roy went to the city and had an encounter with Sin (Bex Taylor-Klaus). While Oliver and Sara (Caity Lotz) received the terrible news about Roy’s rage. They located Roy, and he knocked out Sara first. Then, Oliver removed his mask and begged Roy. Instead, Roy broke his leg and ran away.
Thea lured Roy by appearing on TV. The next thing we know, Roy was there. He strangled Thea, and Sara aimed a gun at him. Sin stepped in, stopping Sara. Did Sara kill Roy? No. The bullet had found its way to his knees. Oliver shot Roy with a venom, and that calmed him down.
Sara assessed her actions and decided to break it off with Oliver. She said that killing, as an assassin, was what she does. She really wanted to kill Roy. Oliver wanted to help her get her “soul” back. But as how most break-ups went, Sara told him that he deserves someone better.
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