Arrow Season 4 Episode 21 : Monument Point
Neha Pandey (Guest Author)
Darhk breaks out of prison and begins the final phase of “Genesis”. Oliver accompanied by Felicity goes to meet an immortal Shaman Fortuna to learn how to defeat Darhk and Thea goes out for a weekend trip with Alex. Fortuna tells Oliver that to defeat Darhk he will have to channel the light and hope within him, but he can’t do it as he has too much darkness inside him. Darhk & Andy go after Lyla to get their hands on “Rubicon”, while Darhk is successful in acquiring it, Diggle goes after Andy and shoots him. Thea wakes up in an unknown city only to find out that Alex is on the H.I.V.E drugs. Darhk and Oliver come face to face with each other and Oliver is finally able to channel the light in him, annulling Darhk’s power and forcing him to recede.
Season 4 Episode 21 starts with Darhk taking over the Nuclear weapon systems of all the NATO allies. Felicity tells the team that they require Noah’s (her father) help to disable Rubicon. Thea is held captive by H.I.V.E and is paid a visit by Malcolm(why am I not surprised?). Malcolm reveals to Thea, that Darhk is planning to burn the entire world using the Nuclear weapons while this underground city(Tevat Noah) remains safe.
Darhk sends Danny “Brick” Brickwell (S03 E10) and Murmur to find and kill Noah but he is rescued by Oliver & Co. just in time. Noah agrees to help the team but requires a super processor from the Palmer tech. Felicity goes in to get the processor but is shown the way out as she has been terminated from her position by the board members(Should have let Brie done her job). The team then goes in and helps Felicity and Noah steal the tech.
Malcolm asks Thea to help stop Anarky who has secretly entered the underground city and is trying to sabotage the entire system which will cause the entire city to suffocate. Thea tries to convince Anarky but Malcom steps in and shoots him with arrows noting that he(Anarky) was gonna blow the system no matter what.
Noah tries hacking into Rubicon, which gives away his and the team’s location to H.I.V.E. The team gets attacked by H.I.V.E, with Oliver & Diggle trying to keep them out of the building while Felicity & Noah hack into the system and stop the missiles. Murmur gets away from Oliver and goes after Noah & Felicity, shooting the former, however Oliver and Diggle step in on time and stop him.
Felicity tells them that they have stopped all the nukes except one which is headed for Monument Point and the only thing she can do is to redirect it to a less populated town and realigns the GPS to Havenrock instead. The missile hits the town which gets swept off causing tens of thousands of casualties. Felicity is disconsolate, but is reminded by Lyla that Monument point would have been a couple millions.
Oliver and Diggle go after Darhk to the City Hall, which leads them to the Nexus chamber, where they find Darhk gaining even more power through the idol from all the deaths caused by the blast.
In the flashbacks, Reiter is shown to escape the caves, but Oliver and Taiana steal the idol back from him which starts affecting Taiana.
One really stupidly shocking thing about this episode was Felicity’s termination from Palmer Tech. Since Ray had given over the chairman ship to her, she had been able to help the team in many ways using Palmer’s tech. How this little change will affect the team in the long run is yet to be seen. Also, one of the best scenes of this episode was when Noah and Arrow start chatting. Noah tells Oliver about his dual life as a father & hacker, seeing as Arrow himself might have some experience with it, to which Oliver replies, “It never works”(speaking from practice). Do let us know your thoughts on this episode.