“I wonder if it’s boxers or briefs today. Or maybe that speedo I got him for his welcome home gift?”
A news report shows that Somers has finally been arrested and Laurel tells dead man’s daughter that he will be going to jail for the rest of his life. Detective Douche Dad shows up and he says that Robin Hoodie is an anarchist. And he’s more determined than ever to catch him. I guess he’s got his panties in a bunch over being made to look like a little bitch.
Oliver is once again at it with his dad’s journal.
“Dear diary, today I saw a boy, and I wondered if he noticed me, he took my breath away.”
Oliver crosses Martin Somers off the list and flashes back to carrying his father’s lifeless body on the island. He finds a BLANK diary with nothing but a logo on the inside cover.
Gasmii, do we recognize this yet? Did I miss something?
Back to the future, and that bitch mother exits one car on a bridge and steps into a black limousine. She says to a figure we can’t see that Oliver obviously knows nothing, Robert Queen didn’t tell him anything, and he has no idea that the yacht was sabotaged. BITCH! The figure brings something into frame that has the same logo as daddy’s diary!
Oliver is visiting his father’s grave with journal in hand, and speaks aloud to him. He says he didn’t realize how hard it would be to reconnect with the people in his life, and he doesn’t mention Tommy by name : ( He reaffirms his resolve to clean the city up, but to do it, he sometimes has to dishonor his memory in order to honor his wishes. Aw sadsies. He then walks away and tells a crew to “take it down.” They start to remove his gravestone.
Diggle meets him at the car and asks if they’ll be going out tonight. Arrow is like, oh fuck yes.
Oh one last flashback. Oliver is constructing a cairn to “bury” his father’s body. I have no clue how I know the word cairn. I read a lot. He’s admiring his handiwork when all of the sudden, some motherfucker shoots him through the chest with an arrow!
We only see that it’s a hooded figure a ways away, and he’s already nocking another arrow. Oliver passes the fuck out, and that’s it for this episode!
I’m still excited about this show, maybe more than before. I really hope they throw in some great twists. The action and music outweigh the lack of sensitivity for me…for now. I like how they’re setting up the loneliness of his superherodom. To play up the tragic angle, they should take a page from Joss Whedon’s book and snatch happiness away from anyone who is close to achieving it.