Are you curious what easter eggs you missed from last night's Arrow episode? Luckily Arrow Annotations is here to help, providing some additional notes and background info from last night’s episode. Arrow spoilers follow!
Helena’s Stripper Outfit – Again we see another variation of Huntress’s costume in the show, albeit in a more…cheesecakey fashion. The priest’s collar and the cross motif are both staples of Huntress’s costumes over the year. Here’s a concept sketch of the outfit which incorporated even more elements of her comic book costume.
Alley Cat’s – The strip joint shown at the beginning of the episode is named Alley Cat’s. Did you know that DC had a superhero named Alley-Kat-Abra? She was a cat magician who was part of Captain Carrot’s Zoo Crew. There’s no real connection here, but it’s just one more bit of trivia.
Steve Aoki – Did you know that Steve Aoki was in this episode? In case you didn’t catch the multiple mentions or extended montage, Aoki is an awardwinning DJ, musician and producer and is pretty popular amongst the electronica crowd. Needless to say, he’s not a comic book character.
Biayla – Diggle is seen looking at an article about the assassination of the Bialyan president, presumably at the hands of Deadshot. Bialya is a fictional DC country in the Middle East, which has often been led by the villain Queen Bee. The country was later devastated from an attack by Black Adam, who killed millions of Bialyans in retaliation for the country’s role in the death of his wife and brother-in-law. The attack directly precipitates “World War III”, in which Black Adam wages a one man world war against DC’s heroes.
Verdant – Verdant, the name of Ollie’s new club is a fancy, schmancy way of saying green. Verdant also has a red and green motif, which is probably a hint at Roy and Oliver’s future partnership.
T-Mobile Girl - Huntress does bear an uncanny resemblance to the T-Mobile girl, actress Carly Foulkes. Foulkes was cast to play "Retro Girl" in FX's adaptation of Brian Bendis's Powers comic, but the production of the show has been mired in issues for a couple of years.
Nick Salvati – Quentin mentions Helena’s murder of Nick Salvati, which we saw in Muse of Fire.
Huntress – Hey, Quentin mentions Helena’s codename! How cute!
Roy’s Fear of Needles – Roy ‘s fear of needles is a bit ironic, as he’s a recovering heroin addict in the comics. Those writers, they do love their sense of humor.
Coast City – McKenna’s rehab is located at Coast City, home to Green Lantern Hal Jordan. We covered Coast City in this Arrow Annotation.
That's all I have this week. Unfortunately, my audio was a bit screwy during a couple of scenes, so there's a very real possibility I missed something. See you next week!