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TV Club: Arrow makes a solid episode out of spinoff setup duties

What precisely is the story in tonight’s episode? If we break things down strictly in terms of the plot beat, two of the most pivotal storylines in “Lost Souls” amount to narrative busywork, with Arrow lending an hour of its time to do some setup for the upcoming Legends Of Tomorrow. Watching this episode, it’s not hard to escape the sense that neither Sara Lance nor Ray Palmer really fits on this show anymore—not that Ray ever really fit on this show, but that wasn’t Brandon Routh’s fault.
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