I seem to remember the comic book character as having a blond Van Dyke and wearing a green Robin Hood hat and mask, not a hood.  I’ve noticed that they’re now putting green paint around his eyes, but what’s the point when you can’t see his face under the hood to begin with?

Another break from the comic (or so I’m told) is that it doesn’t look like Laurel’s going to wind up being the Black Canary. But I’m just glad that Katie Cassidy is back on a show I watch. I think I like her better as a brunette.  Looks like John Barrowmerlyn is around to stay, too. That also makes me happy.

Arrow comes back to the CW on January 16.