Season 2 Episode 18
After taking a ride home from Slade, Thea becomes his prisoner. Can Oliver and his friends save her? Also, someone close to Oliver is working for Slade, since his return from the Island after Tommy's death...[button color="green" size="small" link="http://cwtv.com/shows/arrow/" target="blank" ]Official Site[/button]
We started right where we left off last week, in the car with Slade and Thea. Things seemed fine at first, as they discussed heartbreak and how it’s something Slade knows “all too well.” But Slade was quick not to bury the punch line: “You’re not going home, Thea.” And cut to her running away, straight into the arms of Brother Blood.
At headquarters, Roy was really sucking at archery when Felicity informed Oliver that he couldn’t avoid being a CEO forever. Ollie had to attend a board meeting, which quickly evolved into him attending his mother’s mayoral debate, where things really got going. When the first “video question” of the debate came from a kidnapped Thea Queen, Oliver put two and two together. He needed to find Slade. Step one of that plan meant he couldn’t be bothered with stupid work stuff. Therefore, Oliver appointed Isabel Rochev temporary CEO of Queen Consolidated so that he could find his baby sister. And step two involved a League of Assassins poison that Sara had concocted. Team Arrow shot Slade with it in order to get him arrested.
The bad news for Oliver was that Slade Wilson had apparently been “in Costa Rica” for the past 72 hours, so he couldn’t have taken Thea. At least, that’s what the super gullible Starling City PD decided. And thanks to the fact that Quentin had been the one who brought Slade in — and on a cue from the vigilante, no less — Quentin ended up being arrested for some sort of conspiracy charge. In defense of Quentin, he really doesn’t know the vigilante’s identity.
In the interrogation room, Slade was let free just before he looked like he might tell Ollie Thea’s whereabouts. But the good news was that Slade let Thea go anyway. Just as she was about to leave, he asked her if she wanted to know her brother’s secret.
So while Thea learned about her the paternity of her biological father, Oliver found a little room in his heart for his mother. After Moira gave a great speech about worrying what the world might do to your children without thinking about what you might do to them, Ollie comforted his distraught mom by holding her hand. It was a big moment for Ollie’s family. However, his other family was crumbling. When Roy decided everything was Ollie’s fault, he assaulted Diggle before Sara aimed an arrow at him. By the time Ollie arrived, Roy had decided to leave.
But Ollie wasn’t far behind him when he discovered that Isabel had called a secret board meeting. As temporary CEO, she’d called the meeting and gotten the board to elect her as the new full-time CEO. And yes, she has been working with Slade this whole time, and yes, she does have a few kick-ass moves up her sleeve. She told Ollie where Thea was and told him to go to Slade alone. He did just that, but all he found was a handful of Slade’s minions that he took down without batting an ab muscle. Sadly, it was all a distraction so that Slade could stop a prison bus and add more members to his army. The only upside was that Thea was safe. But to put a damper on even that situation, she was pissed at Ollie for not telling her about Malcolm.
Isabel, Blood, and Slade had a meeting. Blood was mad that he was behind in the mayoral polls, but Isabel had a smile on her face. She had made sure that the entire Applied Sciences division of Queen Consolidated would be dedicated to replicating samples based on Slade’s blood. Slade went to execute the next step of his plan: In order to provide Ollie with another “distraction,” he told Laurel that Oliver Queen is the Arrow.
Oliver told his team that, despite the fact that Roy was right about Ollie’s bad decisions, and that he’s his own worst enemy, it was time to fight back against Slade. So game on, people!
This week on the island, we saw Sara make the exchange with Slade in order to get Oliver back. But when Sara attempted to blow Slade up during the exchange. Apparently, the mirakuru not only makes you super strong, but it also heightens your senses. Slade finds the bomb. With a little help from a Shado hallucination, Slade decided death was too easy for Sara and Ollie. The island would be their punishment, their prison, and when Slade got off the island.
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