Moira: “Everything I have ever said or done has been to protect you and your sister.”
Oliver: “What about all those people in the glades?”
Moira: “I am not their mother.”
“Sacrifice” is tonight’s season finale of Arrow. If you haven’t seen it yet, beware of spoilers. To refresh your memory on what happened last time, click here. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from tonight’s episode. Arrow returns this fall on the CW, channel 5 for local Houstonians.
Teamwork gets the job done, or well gets part of the job done and then things backfire. It’s great to see Oliver and Diggle going after Malcolm together. They have always been partners, but this is a step up for them. Oliver never takes Diggle on serious takedowns, in order to protect him. Felicity’s connection to the Hood is discovered by Detective Lance, but in this episode he decides to join the Hood team to save the Glades. Felicity talks him through disarming the bomb. There isn’t a lot of personal chatter between the two, but hopefully that is to come. The final duo is the hardest to watch. Tommy saves Laurel, and then Oliver tries to save Tommy. Who was your favorite duo of the episode?
Poor, poor, Tommy, he learns the truth about Malcolm. It’s interesting to see how casually he passes on what Oliver tells him to his father. At this point, Tommy has a ridiculously low opinion of Oliver, probably due to the Laurel incident. Oliver and Tommy are in the worst place, but as soon as Malcolm and Moira’s press conference confirm what Oliver has said, Tommy flips the switch in how he viewers Oliver. At least, it comes off that way. Then again, there isn’t much time to focus on how your best friend stole your girl when you find out your dad is planning to conduct a mass murder. Between his confrontation with Malcolm and his final scene with Oliver, Tommy is heartbreaking. It’s great that the writers had Tommy’s final moments be with Oliver because it is a great friendship moment. Will you miss Tommy?
Here are quick thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. As far as relationships go, this episode proves that Roy and Thea are more entertaining and lovable than Oliver and Laurel. Roy and Thea make a great time, and something about them is just more believable. Oliver and Laurel don’t carry the same believability. Do you feel the same way? Moira ends the season being arrested, and so the question remains whether or not she will spend the next season incarcerated. Another big issue is if there will be any fallout between Thea and Moira? Oliver’s relationship with Moira is strained, and he only seems to talk to her in order to get information out of her, and so Oliver and Thea could potentially freeze Moira out. What do you think the future is for the Queen family?
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