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The team chases a burglar who is skilled enough to evade them. Just as Thea aprehends him she faints and nearly falls off the building, forcing Oliver to let the man go. Felicity tells the team that he was obtaining components to make an internet nuke. After Oliver goes to check on Thea the team is alerted that the burglar is out on the loose again. After a brief chase Oliver is able to catch him and it turns out to be Roy who knocks Oliver off of him and gets away. Oliver tells the team what is going on and they think that Roy's in trouble. While working on a more powerful and energy efficient battery Curtis Holt is attacked by Roy. Curtis uses his T-Sphere but is ultimately knocked unconscious. Before Roy can get away Oliver shoots him with a tranquilizin g arrow, stunning Laurel and Diggle. The team brings him in and remove a tracker in his eye. He wakes up and they share a happy reunion. He tells them about a man called the Calculator and how he drew him out of hiding. The team decides to help Roy catch the man. Meanwhile Nyssa escapes from Nanda Parbat and goes to search for a lotus plant. It is being guarded by Tatsu and they engage in a brief fight. Nyssa tells Tatsu that she is doing this to help Oliver. With Thea not wanting Oliver to solve all her problems and Oliver not wanting his sister to die, he plans to go to Damien Darhk and bargain with him. Malcolm tells him that is better to respect Thea's wishes instead and to not get involved with Damien. Oliver as the Green Arrow meets with Damien's wife Ruve, who has just joined the run for mayor. He tries to use her to meet with Damien. The team realizes that The Calculator's real plan is to shut down the whole city, killing thousands in the process. They confront his men and stop them from hacking into the infrastructure. The only way to stop it is for the team to blow up the facility. Roy decides to stay behind and make sure that the charges go off. He successfully blows up the facility and makes it out safely. Roy tells the team that he cannot stay and says his goodbyes. He visits Thea one last time and they confess their love for each other. Oliver thanks Malcolm for helping him make the right decision. Laurel calls for him and says that Thea's condition has worsened. While tending to his sister at the hospital Oliver is confronted by Nyssa who tells him she can cure Thea. The only condition is that he has to kill Malcolm Merlyn. After butchering her first presentation to the company on behalf of Curtis's new invention, Felicity decides to give it one more try after some encouraging words from Curtis. She successfully wows the crowd with Curtis's new battery which powers the whole building. Among the shareholders is her father who meets with her after. It is unbeknownst to her that he is The Calculator. In flashbacks Oliver has hallucinations of Shado saving him from Reiter. She then tells him to let go of the darkness within him so he finally tells Tatyana the truth. That he killed her brother.
More explosions, arrows, and Arsenal's back to help out the team take on the new bad guy. Even though he technically brought him to them. Check out these notable scenes.
Ruve Adams: Damian Darhk's wife and Oliver's new contender in being mayor. She was definitely a creepo on the last episode we saw her and it's not a good thing that she's running. With her being in a position like that she could easily tear down the city with her husband right by her side.
The Calculator: Felicity's expert hacker father who was determined to destroy Star City had it not been for Team Arrow. It can be assumed that he is one of the shareholders at Palmer Tech as he attended the presentation Felicity gave. He then meets with her at the end.
Team Arrow - With Thea sitting on the sidelines for most of the episode we've got Arsenal back on the squad. Just like old times. With all that time being away from the group he still prove that he had the moves. Being able to avoid the group while being mind controlled and getting away from a blast that should have killed a normal person. Everyone was sure happy to have it back though. Would have been really cool to see thin hymn suited up and fighting crime.
Oliver and Felicity - No more whining moments between the two. No more drama. They are finally back to being the strong couple that we once knew the important thing is that they trust each other.
Oliver and Roy - They pretty much picked up where they left off. Oliver may have shot him but it saved his life. All the Oliver wanted him to stay and tried to protect them from most of the episode right put on his big boy pants and told Oliver that he can make his own decisions and that it was his life. You can tell how proud Oliver was of him.
Oliver and Thea - Being a big brother myself I understand how Oliver's feeling. When it comes to family you would do anything to save them. Yes his options were to go to the man who is his enemy and ask for help or to feed his sister people she can kill so that she can rid of the blood lust. Those are some pretty crappy options but Thea didn't want Oliver to her to make those decisions for her. Obviously that crushed them because no one wants to lose a sibling.
Oliver and Malcolm - The seem to have a civil relationship now with their concern for Thea. There was a time when Oliver what a beat Malcolm senseless for even trying to help Thea control the blood loss by killing people, but it looks like he was considering it. Malcolm even warned Oliver to not get in bed with Damian. David had a little hand shake at the end there which seemed to surprise Malcolm. The thing is that Oliver may have to kill him the next episode episode. Awkward.
Oliver and Ruve Adams - So I guess it didn't really matter that Oliver saved her when he went to go talk to her so that he could set up a meeting with Damien she's very curious as to why. But the question is did she put herself in the running for mayor because she knows that Oliver Queen is green arrow? The timing is just too perfect.
Oliver and Shado- She may have been and hallucination but you seem to be the one responsible for all of her letting go of the darkness within him. If she wasn't there is an Oliver had to have taken out all those people himself and he was probably talking to himself. The question is how did he get the rock?
Oliver and Taiana - He finally got the courage to tell her that he was the one that killed her brother. It was a pretty tough decision but at least the truth is out. She seemed pretty shaken about it and we'll have to see what this will do to their relationship.
Oliver and Reiter - Whatever it is Reiter is looking for it has to be pretty important. He was torturing Oliver to learn why he had all the maps to Lian Yu.
Oliver and Nyssa- Every time she comes around, she wants Oliver to kill someone. I mean yeah Malcolm is kind of a bad guy, but he hasn't really sone anything to hurt the team, yet. And he helped Oliver come to terms with Thea's condition. I wonder if he will actually go through with it and get the plant from her. Nyssa why you so beautiful and yet so shady at the same time.
Thea and Roy - her relationship with Alex was pretty much thrown out the window once Roy walked back in. With him being gone he's missed so much and the world has definitely changed. Thea has magical wounds opening up on her chest and is basically dying all over again. They're definitely happy to see each other again though. When he is about to leave they both confessed their love for each other but but they know that it can't be. The feels man. The feels.
Curtis and Felicity - it's about damn time he came back. Felicity really help them out in selling his new fancy battery and in turn he helped her stop feeling sorry for herself. He made a good point. There are two different Felicity's: one that is a badass wheelchair riding genius who helps the arrow save people. And the other who is insecure of herself when I work. He helped her realize that she could be that bad ass all the time.
Felicity and The Calculator - now we know that they're both geniuses but the question is do they know that they were fighting each other the whole entire episode. Our guess is that her father knows who she is and what she's doing. He'll probably use her position in the company to be able to obtain various Tech. All we know about their history together is that he left her and her mother. She was awfully surprised to see him at the end but it's unknown whether or not it was a good thing or bad thing.
Nyssa and Tatsu - after Nyssa escaped from Nanda Parbat she went to go located Lotus plant which was being guarded by Tatsu. They fought for a really brief moments but then this is told you that it was something to do with Oliver.
Cadmus- A pretty big tech corporation along the lines of what Star Labs does.
Hub City- A city in the DC Universe where the vigilante the question is located out of. Roy said this is where he started his new life before being compromised by the calculator. Someone like the question would definitely fit into this universe. It is also where the first Blue Beetle Ted Kord is from.
New 52 - Channel 52 have to fill the quota for the day.
Ruve Adams- Neal McDonough's (Damien Darhk) real life wife shares the same name as our villain's wife.
What's To Come/Theories:
So the good things that everybody made it out alive and we are still nowhere near solid answer as to who's in that grave. It was nice to see Roy back with the team and kicking butt. The fact that he didn't die is a good saying so it's definitely a possibility for him to come back in the future. Oliver is left with a pretty heavy ultimatum. He swore that he would never kill again but it looks like it's the only option other than going to Damien dark to save Thea. Will Oliver finally put on Merlin for to save his sister? Felicity's father the calculator looks like he's going to be hanging around for a bit longer. Could he be the one that put somebody in that grave? With Damien's wife joining the mayoral race, what could his big plan be? Also with Curtis Holt using the T sphere and him showcasing his martial arts skills will we be seeing him suiting up sometime soon joining the team in another adventure?
Tonight's episode of Arrow brought back many characters we've missed. We've got Arsenal, Nyssa,Tatsu and Shado. The action sequences were even more gratifying especially seeing the team with Arsenal back together, even if it were just this once. It would have been even more epic had Thea been able to tag along, but she wasn't looking too good. With Thea's condition worsening and Oliver being pushed to kill Malcolm it looks like the darhk times are about to get even more grim. The story continues to get more interesting with Malcolm, the league and Nyssa coming back to lime light. This episode gets 9.3 arrow out of 10! What did you guys think about Arrow's 'Unchained'? Leave it in the comments below we love to read them!