Spoilers forward for Episode 5 of Arrow Season 6, “Reversal.”
The vigilante scene in Star Metropolis is sort of completely different in Season 6 now that Oliver Queen has stepped down from his function because the Inexperienced Arrow and passed the hood on to John Diggle. Whereas that specific association is certain to fall by ultimately thanks to Oliver’s instincts and Diggle’s dangerous method of stabilizing his horrible harm, Staff Arrow is doing fairly effectively for themselves in the intervening time. Sadly, “Reversal” dealt Staff Arrow an enormous blow when two massive villains joined forces. Black Siren and Cayden James (previously of Helix) partnered up in a mission that took them behind a well-secured firewall in a win that would end in lots of collateral harm.
“Reversal” truly established that the partnership between Cayden James (Michael Emerson) and Black Siren goes again a variety of months, as James is evidently chargeable for saving Black Siren from virtually sure loss of life on Lian Yu after Prometheus blew it up within the Season 5 finale. Previous to “Reversal,” Black Siren and Cayden James did not look like the 2 baddies most definitely to crew up. In any case, Cayden James was launched (though not in individual) as a grasp laptop hacker along with his eye on altering institutions, and Black Siren did not appear to have a lot of a grand plan past destruction. Because it seems, James wanted Black Siren to do some murderous leg work in furthering his trigger.
Black Siren was on the streets of Star Metropolis, killing just a few individuals who appeared completely bizarre and had no connection to her. We finally came upon that Black Siren was actually killing them to steal their fingerprints to entry their safe cyber networks, all so Cayden James might kick off the subsequent stage of his plan to do lots of harm to lots of harmless individuals.
At first, it appeared like James may need been a mustache-twirling sufferer who wished nothing greater than to look at the world burn. In any case, the nice guys believed for some time that his finish sport was the destruction of the web. James defined to Black Siren on the finish of the episode that he merely wished to get Felicity’s consideration in order that she would cyber-investigate. In doing so, she bought her cyber-fingerprints throughout a firewall that James goes to make use of in his actual grand plan to trigger harm. If James is profitable in his aim, Felicity might go down for his crimes.
All issues thought-about, Black Siren and Cayden James made for a formidable pair. Whereas he was clearly the smarter of the 2 with a plan that appears to be ten steps forward of Staff Arrow, he nonetheless wanted someone to do the soiled work on the streets. Black Siren makes a speciality of doing soiled work. The episode ended on an ominous observe, with each baddies nonetheless working within the shadows and certain to return again but once more. James appears to have much more in widespread with the Thinker on The Flash than Black Siren, however maybe that can make their work collectively all of the extra attention-grabbing.
This most likely wasn’t the one villainous team-up we’ll see in Season 6, so make sure to keep tuned. You possibly can catch new episodes of Arrow on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW. The big four-show crossover is developing that can crew the heroes of Arrow up with the nice guys of The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, so there’s quite a bit to look ahead to. Do not forget to check out our fall TV guide as effectively.