‘Arrow’ Recap: Oliver and Dig Battle It Out Over Trust (VIDEO)

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Oliver and Dig's relationship hits a rough patch.
On this episode of The CW’s Arrow, Oliver (Stephen Amell) discovers a new name on the list that he needs to take down, but Dig (David Ramsey) isn’t too happy who his friend has targeted. Meanwhile, Thea stumbles across some shady dealings with her mother (Susanna Thompson) and Malcolm (John Barrowman).

Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Wednesday’s episode, “Trust But Verify.”

Alright, so let’s go ahead and talk about what I loved, loved, loved about this episode and that would be anything and everything that had to do with Oliver and Dig fighting over Dig’s old war buddy. Anyone who knows me knows that there’s nothing I love more than a good bromance and these two men have an awesome one. I loved watching them go toe-to-toe with each other and the fact that neither of them backed down. Oliver may be the hero in this twosome, but Dig is no slouch either and it’s obvious that they see each other as equals.

My favorite bits in the Ollie/Dig storyline included Dig referring to Oliver’s basement as the “Arrowcave,” the bow versus gun standoff, Dig and Oliver screaming at each other, and finally them making up in the end. I also loved that it was Dig’s old friend who was the bad guy after all, and that we found out after they lulled us into a false sense of security of believing it was the other guy.

The parts I liked pretty well involved Tommy (Colin Donnell), Laurel (Katie Cassidy) and their dinner with Malcolm. I didn’t find their scenes nearly as much fun as the main Dig/Oliver story, which is odd because I liked them in the beginning. But now, I’m starting to get a little bored with them. I think I like Laurel (and Tommy for that matter) better when her storyline is more closely related to Oliver’s. It was interesting to see Malcolm looking at the picture of Tommy as a little boy in the end though. It made me wonder if perhaps he could he be feeling more fatherly love for his son after all?

Under the just okay parts, I’d have to say that would be everything involving Thea’s birthday, as well as most of the island flashbacks. To be honest, I’m starting to get a little confused about what the heck was happening back on that island and feel like I need to re-watch some episodes to catch up again. Thea getting drugged up and driving her car into a tree as a sign of rebellion for finding her mom “cheating” was a bit predictable.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: The masked man revealing himself to be Yao Fei???

Thank you, TV gods.: The final scene between Dig and Oliver. Watch the scene again above.

Awk-ward: Thea standing in the background and assuming that her mother and Malcolm were having an affair. And the dinner party with Malcolm, Tommy and Laurel, when Tommy learned why his father had really invited them out.

Hotness: One-handed push-ups. That is all.

Fab-u-lous: Thea’s birthday dress.

Can. Not. Wait.: Finding out just why Yao Fei was in cahoots with the creepy people on the island.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 9

– Michelle Carlbert

So what did you think of “Trust But Verify”? Did you enjoy watching Oliver and Dig going through a rough patch in their partnership? What do you think is happening with Yao Fei in the island flashbacks?

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