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Arrow Annotations: S03E12 "Uprising"

Written by Christian on Thursday, February 05 2015 and posted in Features

Arrow Annotations: S03E12

A look at all the comic book references and Easter eggs from last night's episode.

Welcome back to Arrow Annotations, the Internet's number one Arrow column. If you want to know more about the comics that inspired the TV show and random factoids about the latest episode of Arrow, you've come to the right place. Past articles can be found here.

If you enjoy this column, be sure to check out Flash Facts, my new column on Arrow's sister show, The Flash. And feel free to follow me on Twitter at @OH_IGW. Now onto the comic references!

TV Hosts  - The television hosts shown at the beginning of the episode discussing the situation in the Glades have both appeared on the show before.   The male actor, Ken Lawson, previously played the same TV host during Season 3's premiere episode "The Calm", while the female host, Jacquwline Samuda, appeared in season 1's "Burned" as well as "The Calm".

Red streak -  One of the criminals ask Roy if he's the Red Streak being talked about on TV.  Of course, he's referring to the Flash.

The Magician - In case you've forgotten, Malcolm's League of Assassin name is "the Magician", apparently because he can pull coins out of children's ears. 

David Maclean - Felicity pulls up an article about Rebecca Merlyn's death that was written by David Maclean.  Maclean is a storyboard artist for Arrow and The Flash. Maclean's name previously appeared in the graveyard dedicated to victims of Merlyn's attack on the Glades in Season 2's "City of Heroes".

Aidan Pringle - One of Brick's gang members is played by Aidan Pringle.  Pringle played Bane in a cheesy fan trailer for a proposed Nightwing television series, which can be seen here

Orchid Bay Butchers - Brick reveals that he murdered Rebecca as part of his initiation to the Orchid Bay Butchers gang.  In the comics, Star City's downtown area is named Orchid Bay.  

Bludhaven - Ollie tells Thea that he had been arrested and incarcerated in Bludhaven to explain his month long absense.  Bludhaven's a fictional DC city, best known as the home of Nightwing for an extended period.  Bludhaven's been mentioned a few times on the show, most recently in "Sara" this season.

Super light week this week, but that's everything I found.  See you all next week! 


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