|When your pirate ship is named the Black Raider, it's considered wickedly clever, by Star City standards, to DISGUISE it with the name of the most famous pirate ship ever. |
It's not like Green Arrow's the World's Greatest Detective, you know.
Thus died-- ugh, wait a minute...
|We're ALL breathless here, Ollie.|
Ugh. Naturally, Ollie arrows his way out of the situation, because while he may not be very bright, all that time on the salmon ladder is still good for something.
|Curses; I'll get you Penelope Pitstop!|
At this point, the pirates are peeved at Ollie repeatedly clouseauing himself back at them, and propose to simply shoot the quivered cockroach in the back.
|The head, actually. I mean, his back is protected by the quiver.|
But Captain Kilgore proves himself a worthy Green Arrow foe by making a perfectly stupid decision for a perfectly nonsensical reason.
|This is where the Captain reveals, through a song by Sir Arthur Sullivan, |
that Green Arrow is actually his son, whom he gave up for adoption at birth.
Oh, god, here it comes...
|"I've been thinking"; |
isn't that what Flapjack Red-Hat did to get Green Arrow into this mess to begin with?
Okay, it IS hard to argue with "anyone stupid and overconfident enough to do what Green Arrow does HAS to be insanely rich". But who do you send the ransom note TO? The Mayor of Star City? Which one...?
|The one Ollie shot in the leg?|
|The one whose husband he killed?|
|The one who hates vigilantes?|
|The one whose daughter(s) he got killed?|
Who on earth would want to ransom Ollie? The kid who launched him into danger with a catapult and who stands to inherit his fortune (including the awesome Arrowcraft)?
In any case, the pirates don't want to waste any more cement or bullets on Ollie, because they need to conserve that stuff for actual THREATS. So, the villains leave him on a boat with two guards while they go on on their un-postponable heist. Because villains gotta villain.
|You can't see the bucket of cement Ollie's standing in, but, trust me, it's still there, and it's freaking hilarious.|
Pirate Candystriper is stuck sitting on a boat staring at Ollie make like an artificial tree for your at-home office...
|Caution: do not water your Green Arrow. Quiver sold separately.|
and tries to make sure he doesn't get anti-hazard pay for babysitting Star City's least threatening vigilante:
|"Green Error". Ouch. Daily Bugle's gonna love that one.|
Since Ollie is helpless -- more helpless -- without a bow and arrow, he looks around him and fashions a rudimentary lathe with which to tool one.
|I do NOT have the patience to show you this whole McGyver clip.|
All this is just to activate his real weapon: Flapjack, The Boy Back-Up.
|Speedy? Is that Jay Garrick's sidekick? Who's he talking about?|
Flapjack, ever eager for ADVENTURE, sees the flaming arrow signal and is overjoyed that he finally gets to see what sort of mess Ollie has blundered himself into this time...