Warning: This story consists of significant spoilers from Thursday’s episode of Arrow Check out at your very own threat!
Apparently, Cayden James was not Arrow‘s huge bad, however a pawn in another person’s video game.
During Thursday’s episode, Oliver (Stephen Amell) was lastly able to show that he was not accountable for the death of Cayden James’ (Michael Emerson) boy. The previous head of Helix charged OTA and NTA with finding who was really accountable, which was either Anatoly (David Nykl), Ricardo Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) or Black Siren (Katie Cassidy).
While the trio of lawbreakers all ultimately gotten away– with Quentin (Paul Blackthorne) taking Laurel on a trip to redemption– Cayden chooses not to explode Star City, returning the ransom loan and turning over proof to assist discover the others. The real offender who has actually obviously been pulling the strings this season made himself understood: Ricardo, a.k.a Richard Dragon, was the one who had Cayden’s boy eliminated, and he prepares to take over the city in its desperate time of requirement. He even unceremoniously eliminates Cayden, to boot.
Why? Well, it’s quite uncertain. It looks like a truly periphrastic method to take control of a city, leaving a lot as much as opportunity, especially due to the fact that Ricardo does not appear to really have beef with Oliver in specific, he simply desired him out of the method. There has to be a 2nd layer that has yet to be exposed, specifically given that somebody was handicapped the cams when Dragon butchered Cayden. Could that somebody covertly be Alena (Kacey Rohl)? The previous Helix operative understood where Cayden would be the night ARGUS concerned jail him, so she might’ve tipped them off. Cayden likewise threatened to eliminate her, so pitting him versus the Green Arrow would be a simple method to guide Cayden’s attention in other places– similar to Malcolm (John Barrowman) carried out in tempting Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) to Star City in order to secure Thea (Willa Holland) all those years earlier.
Otherwise, it looks like Richard Dragon hasn’t actually asserted himself enough to be the season’s huge bad. We have no idea much about him besides he’s a criminal offense lord and drug kingpin who slings a drug that’s generally steroids– he was supplying stated drug to Diggle (David Ramsey) when the hero was handling nerve damage at the start of the season. Does the Dragon really call for an area amongst Arrow‘s greatest villains like Ra’ s, Malcolm, Deathstroke, and Prometheus? Just time will inform.
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