|Reviews for Arrow: Green & Black|
| Elaine du Lac chapter 29 . 2/15
Whew. Intense chapter. I nearly cried with the Merlyns as they talked about Rebecca.
| Elaine du Lac chapter 19 . 2/15
Dress-up comment was the best!
| Elaine du Lac chapter 14 . 2/15
Love the complexity of this story. Merlyn's still the villain but he's also so much more than that and unlike the TV show, Oliver now comes to feel that humanity, that sympathy and other stuff that makes things far from black and white. After all, all that bonding time they had was far from faked.
| Elaine du Lac chapter 12 . 2/15
| Bloodsong 13T chapter 34 . 2/3
i'm glad you liked the end! not just the 'vat of acid,' but the detail of malcolm working around potential innocent bystanders.
now as for the worm... felicity had mentioned to oliver that it wasn't wise for him to go to malta at the same time a vigilante arrow'd mcgovern. malta is pretty small, so even malcolm being there during the timeframe of her murder could be a problem. so, to fix that little problem, felicity did rewrite the flightplans for malcolm's jet so that he had apparently left before the incident.
i want to thank everybody who made it through to the end of the story along the way. and sorry about that horrible cliffhanger. (really. (not.)) ;)
| DieAstra chapter 34 . 2/2
Oh Malcolm, never lose your evilness!
I truly love this new Malcolm. He can be still evil, but it is justified for a greater good, doing the right thing. It's like Neal Caffrey in "White Collar" who works for the FBI now but still can pull off all those wonderful heists.
Standing there for hours, ignoring his leg pain... whump factor: Check! (and without the need to pee, I am impressed ;) )
And no, I have absolutely no clue what you are hinting at at the end. I can guess though. Since the only plane in the story so far was his... did she just change where he came from so nobody could track it? Impressive.
I just was thinking how different the end of this story is from its beginning. Then Felicity was held captive, and was afraid of Malcolm and never would have worked for him, and here they are, working together. She has come a great way since then, and so has he. He has learnt that he does not need to kill everyone that is standing in his way.
I really really love this new Malcolm. I hope your viewing ratings are high and this series gets renewed for many more seasons!
| StarKayak chapter 34 . 2/1
Loved the complex treatment of Malcolm, the execution was ruthless and appropriate as it reflected how McGovern treated her victims (poetic justice), yet he yielded to a moment of mercy for the young man. I can only hope the writers on Arrow will write with similar depth in future episodes.
If you are taking responses on Oliver's partial deafness, he will need his hearing so recovery or artificial enhancement could work since money is no object. I like Malcolm's scars, it reflects his humanity because he is scared, inside and out. Sometimes it may seem like you've written yourself into a corner; however, it may be just another opportunity to deepen the story. Looking forward to the next one.
| KC chapter 34 . 1/31
Worm? Whatever are they up to? Get that sequel up, stat!
Loved Malcolm's method of bringing McGovern to justice. It was a cruel but fitting end. That he spared her boytoy was an excellent touch, shows that Team Arrow has had an affect. Hm, partially deaf Oliver or full recovery - I don't know which is better. On one hand it's interesting, on the other it's a pretty big handicap for him (which plot-wise could strengthen his relationship with Malcolm). I say just write it however you want; let the ideas flow naturally. It'll work either way for me. :)
Thank you very much for this exciting and well-written story! Reading it has been quite fun. I'm eager to read more of your work.
| Bloodsong 13T chapter 33 . 1/24
hey, glad you liked it! you will like the last chapter, don't worry. ;) just need to tie up some loose ends.
i think malcolm really wants tommy to be more like him. villainous, even. but tommy... just keeps being his own person. he doesn't want to be tough, and athletic, and martial and all that. it would take something seriously drastic to turn him bad, i think. though he did take some hard knocks from the plotlines. :X maybe if he continues that downward spiral...
so, yes. stubborn kid helps change parent. i think i resemble that remark :X as long as it's for the better. ;)
lance... lance is tough. but he still believes in the law. and i think his point is valid. okay, if somebody tried to mug me, or a little old lady, and i beat the crap out of him, then i'm a hero. if i start going around looking for guys to beat up... not so much. there's exceptions to the rule, then there's rule-breakers.
so, contrary as that sounds, i think he can see the vigilante as a hero, but still want to stop him.
| KC chapter 33 . 1/23
An excellent conclusion to an exciting case. Though I do wish that something nastier had happened to McGovern, I guess it's more real this way.
I'm loving Malcolm and Tommy's reconciliation. I wanted to like it on the show, cause it made Tommy happy, but it was marred for me by Malcolm's villainous ways. I was always left worrying that Tommy would be lead to the dark side after those scenes with his father. I much prefer your version, where it's just helping to redeem Malcolm. Still loving the Team Arrow banter. And you have Lance down, I think. While not as dramatic as trying to save the Glades together, this incident, combined with everything before, would probably make him begin to see the Arrow in a different light.
Looking forward to the final installment of the season!
| DieAstra chapter 33 . 1/19
Ahahahahaha your deleted scenes are always the best! Hopefully one day there will be a directors cut, as I have no idea where they should have fit in ;) Yes, I know, change of the plot, but the tight pants? Awesome! (are we showing off there a little bit, Mr. Merlyn? Then again, I know the shoe size of your actor, so...)
A nice end to an exciting story. Glad the good guys won in the end. And while we are talking about winning, I found another tiny misspelling there. I think you wanted the jar to have won, not one ;) Happens to me all the time as well.
And, if I may add, some very nice whumping there again in the Malcolm office... that's what I meant with a slow recovery. Nothing is worse than someone being all healthy again in the next episode already. They do that on TV, you know. I love the secret hero (is he a hero?) that can't show to anyone that he is hurting. Makes me go "awwww" immediately. But I'll refrain from hugging him this time. Tommy already did, I guess that is enough for now.
| StarKayak chapter 33 . 1/19
Effective description-I could feel the bones crack! Loved the scene with Tommy and Malcolm. Felicity is always a treat!
| Bloodsong 13T chapter 32 . 12/22/2013
thanks, astra! i hate when people mix up your and you're; glad you told me! :X
glad you're happy!
and malcolm agrees with you about mcgovern. which you'll also be happy to know. ;)
| KC chapter 32 . 12/15/2013
Oh I'm so relieved that they're both okay. Well not okay okay, but good enough. And Lance is helping, awesome! He's a favorite of mine on the show and it's fun to see him playing an almost Team Arrow role here.
Barbara is a real nasty piece of work. She's a great villain, so easy to hate. I hope she gets tossed in a vat of DF-78 (unlike Felicity, I am a vengeful person). Your OCs are just excellent.
Looking forward to the next installment!
| Guest chapter 32 . 12/14/2013
Yes. Yes, I think an hospital bed and/or operation table would be a really good investment.
Wow. I asked for whumping, and you delivered. Big time. That was well worth waiting for! I am shaking in sympathy with everything you put the two men through. Ouch.
Especially outstanding to me is the scene with Malcolm on the table, first him lunging at Felicity and then him fighting to keep still... did I mention "ouch"?
I admit I have read quit a few stories in my time but chemical burning? That's a new one!
But poor Oliver also got his fair share. And yet he is again out there. That can't be good.
I loved the "Who are you so I can know if I'm actually glad you're alive" LOL Oh btw. found a little misspelling: It's supposed to be "They're your friends".
Yes, I guess friends and team work are quite new to Malcolm. Maybe they can change him to the better indeed.