The planted pilot for the spinoff wasn't bad. The duality of Mia's memories with the original Earth-1 timeline and now the new Earth-Prime timeline gives the character more complexity. Instead of being the angry young girl with the huge chip on her shoulder, she's the privileged daughter of Star City's biggest hero. This version of Mia can draw on that other version of herself, without being consumed with that Mia's hangups. I do wish there'd been a line about her doing some kind of intensive exercise as a hobby. With the memories back, I can believe that she'd have all of her training back and even her muscle memory back. But it doesn't explain how she has the same strength and stamina as the version of her that was a street fighter for years. I'm glad that Oliver's sacrifice resulted in two decades of peace and prosperity for his city, but I still wish this wasn't set in 2040. Not only does it make crossovers more difficult if the show gets picked up to series, but it makes everything happening in the other shows essentially a prequel to this. Dinah Drake does nothing for me as a character. She was more tolerable here than most of her run on the main show, though. And the thing with her being erased from the Earth-Prime timeline and deposited in 2040 with all of her Earth-1 memories is interesting. Black Siren is a fun character, but making her too heroic robs her of a lot of what made her interesting. If this goes to series, they'll have to make sure that the character doesn't lose her edge. I expected them to recruit at least one new Canary in the planted pilot, but I'm glad they didn't. If the show does get picked up, they can take their time and cast it right. William seems to be a MacGuffin in this story, and getting him back will probably be Mia's first arc if the spinoff gets picked up. It was a bit weird for this episode to reference events from the series finale that we haven't seen yet.