Well hello there, Gasmii! We meet again.
Last week on Arrow, Ollie faced off against a Mortal Kombat character and Fataly-ed him in the eye, Whaurel showed us a little self-defense, Mommy Queen thinks (or is at least portraying) that Oliver doesn’t know shit about his daddy’s dirty deeds, Ollie is dropping a truth bomb on Diggle, and on The Others on The Island are totally bad guys. You with me? Let’s go!
We pick up where we left off in present day, which is Diggle rousing from his deep slumber after having been saved by Arrow with true love’s kiss
Diggle realizes that Oliver is the vigilante and immediately starts swinging. Not recommended, Diggle, you know that this white boy can throw down. Oliver stays calm and explains that he brought him to his lair basically because he thought he could trust Diggle as an ally. Ollie offers him a spot on the Arrow squad, but Diggle isn’t having it.
Ollie returns to the Queen Manse, and Whaurel is waiting for him to make sure he’s okay after last week’s shooting. She gets on her huffy bike and lectures him a little. He just thanks her for coming and she leaves. Thea’s spying ass witnessed the exchange and comforts him a little.
Ollie goes to bed and we flash to the island cave of love where hoodie brings Ollie a live bird to eat. And so starts his Chinese lessons. He startles awake in the present.
“Oh man, I wet the bed again. Mom is going to kill me.”
Ollie joins his sister downstairs and they watch a news segment on Pierre Declan. He allegedly killed his wife in their baby’s room. You know, some light before-bed viewing. Declan interviews that he is innocent, so we’ll see how this works into the episode. Thea gets all up in Ollie’s business with Whaurel. He says he’s not really who he used to be, and she advises that he show her.
The next morning, Ollie meets his mother downstairs and she introduces Diggle’s replacement, a generic looking white dude. It seems Diggle quit this bitch in the morning. This Rob Scott will be Ollie’s new “body man.”
“I like the sound of that!”
Back on the news, we learn that Declan is set to be executed in two days. His dead wife worked for Jason Brodeur, whose name Ollie recognizes. Uh oh, I assume Jason is in Ollie’s little black book of people to take down. Ollie tells Body Man to get the car, which he finally agrees to do. As BM waits by the car, Ollie speeds off on a motorcycle. Good bodyguards are so hard to find these days.
At hq, Ollie confirms to us that Jason Brodeur is on his hit list. Over to Jason, some goon of his is reading an article about Declan, and Jason immediately reveals to us that he had the man kill Declan’s wife. Rando Goon had a major boner to kill both Declans, but Brodeur wouldn’t let him, and the whole thing had to do with the whistle being blown on toxic dumping. Ah, this show is so socially conscious.