I really wonder how someone approximately 20ish years older than Oliver could beat him up like Malcolm did. Granted Malcolm told Oliver he is younger and faster than him. I guess it's in the technique. Loved how Oliver got out of those chains though!
And Diggle? LOVED him in this episode! HE is Oliver's sidekick--no one else in my opinion! He challenges Oliver and won't stand down, that's the kind of person Oliver needs at his side.
And kudos to Laurel's dad, awesome of him to tell his boss like it is...his character had such growth this season and I loved that. Loves that he was the one to dismantle the one device...and Felicity in his ear. I'll be curious as to what they do with his character on season two.
And of course Malcolm had a backup plan...he's been hatching this plan for years!
Felicity is always awesome!
And...wow..Moria's press conference! Did she really have a change of heart? I don't know, but I do admire her devotion to her children.
The final 15-20 minutes of the show was AWESOME! (And so was the music). Talk about edge of the sofa tv! Laurel's dad calling her was a wonderful scene. Then of course Laurel gets trapped, since she's the damsel in distress of the show. Tommy showing up to rescue her was a surprise! Especially since the diversion with the chat between Oliver and Diggle on the roof.
Oh and for some reason I don't think Malcolm is dead. Don't know why. Barrowman does look cool in that costume, too!
The best scene for me was the one between Tommy and Oliver, sooooo gut wrenchingly beautiful. I may have shed a tear or two. When Oliver too him he didn't kill his father --just to give him the comfort as Tommy was dying...Guh! Just beautiful.
The only thing I could have done without wa the scene with Roy and Thea. I really think those two characters are stupid and useless. Neither of them do anything to move the narrative of the story forward. Last week Thea wanted to breakup with him and this week she's saying she loves him? Make up your mind!!