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Nyssa tells Oliver that she has the cure for Thea and will give it to him, but on one condition. He has to kill Malcolm Merlyn as she is unable to. Oliver asks the team what they think he should do and they all agree that Malcolm should be killed. Oliver refuses to see anyone die and looks at other options. Laurel. talks to Nyssa to try and convince her to handle the situation in a civil way. She agrees to do so, but promises that if Malcolm double crosses her, she and her assassins will begin killing people all over Star City. She gives Oliver a small dosage of the Lotus plant extract to heal Thea temporarily.Although Malcolm initially refuses to step down as the Demon head, Oliver is able to convince him to save Thea after proving that the cure Nyssa gave works. At the exchange Malcolm double crosses Nyssa and after a brief battle, she is forced to escape. Oliver, Diggle and Laurel prevent Malcolm from going after Nyssa. Oliver confronts Malcolm and they exchange heated words with Oliver stating that Malcolm would rather hold on to power than save Thea. Malcolm tells Oliver that there is more the League than he realizes and that it is much bigger than just Thea's life. Oliver tells Malcolm to challenge Nyssa to a duel and the winner would be in control over the League. Before they fight, Oliver uses an ancient rule to take Nyssa's place, as he is her husband. He swiftly defeats Malcolm, but instead of killing him, he chops off the hand with the ring on it and knocks Malcolm out. He gives the ring to Nyssa and she gives him the cure for Thea. She wakes up fully healed, unaware of what is going on. Nyssa calls for Oliver, Laurel and Malcolm and tells them that she disbanded the league and destroys the ring, much to Malcolm's horror. Angered over Oliver's betrayal, he meets with Darhk and tells him about Oliver's son William. Meanwhile, Felicity's father reveals to her he knows what she does and that he is The Calculator. He asks for another chance to be part of her life and she gives it to him. However after talking to her mother and catching him trying to steal data from Palmer Tech,she has him arrested.In flashbacks Taiana tries to bargain with Reiter after taking the stone from Oliver. Reiter takes it from her, but tells her that if Oliver dies then she would suffer the same fate. Oliver tells her he is sorry about what he did to her brother and tells her about all he has lost.He promises to save her and her friends from Reiter.
This episode was really a trip back to last season, with the story of the League returning. With that being said, there was plenty of ninja this episode and an epic face off. check out these notable scenes.
Team Arrow- Operation: Save Thea Without Having Anybody Die This Episode, was a success!! Oliver was literally faced with the impossible, but everyone did their part in making sure, not that much blood to be spilled. Look, Thea is finally cured of the blood lust and her supernatural wound. Look at how happy they are.
Oliver and Nyssa- Oliver is going to have to get working on those divorce papers. Despite the fact she put Thea's life on the line just to get revenge on Malcolm, Oliver saved her. Her face down below pretty much sums up how we were feeling watching the scene. You fight for your wife Oliver!
Oliver and Malcolm- Oliver was really doing Malcolm a favor in trying to handle this all without any killing. He wanted Thea to be able to have a relationship with him, but that kept going over Malcolm's big head. All he wanted to do was lend him a hand, not take it away.
Oliver and Felicity- They both had some serious family problems to deal with, but everything worked out for the most part.These two are finally back to how they used to be before all the darhkness came into their lives. They also talked about finally planning for their wedding, though we think it may be too soon to do so. The fight's not over.
Nyssa and Laurel- We can thank Nyssa for the badass Laurel has become when she took up the mantle as Black Canary. Laurel was able to convince Nyssa that she could be better than her father and had the choice to not follow in his footsteps.
Nyssa and Malcolm- She has been pissed at the guy the whole season and the very thing that she wanted from him, she threw away. He should be thanking her for saving his daughter. Goodbye League of Assassins.
Felicity and Noah Kuttler/Calculator- So the guy hit his daughter will a pretty big revelation. He knew she was Overwatch and that he was her arch-nemesis The Calculator. She gave him a chance to be her dad and he messed up.
Felicity and Mama Smoak- She dropped some knowledge on her genius of a daughter before she became too trusting of her father. She reminded her that her dad was a master manipulator and that she shouldn't believe a word he said.
Malcolm and Damien- Malcolm has this deranged view of how to fix the world, so why not make friends with someone who has the same agenda. These two working together is definitely going to be a problem. Malcolm knows everything about team Arrow and now he's at Damien's disposal.
What's To Come/Theories:
So Malcolm knows that Oliver has a kid and is looking to use that against him with the help of Damien. As messed up as it is to say it, William has moved up a couple of notches on our death list. The preview for next week's episode, we see anew team that Damien has assembled called "The Demolition Crew" who have skills that rival Team Arrow. Thea is back on her feet and cured of her blood lust, but it looks like she is in trouble here. We are just over half way through the season and Damien has yet to reveal what it is exactly he is planning to do with his little underground city. By the end of the season we will probably see who the person or people are in the grave. This whole Damien story arc could definitely go into another one.
We were definitely surprised at the fact no one important died this episode. Nyssa, Malcolm and Thea were definitely the main contenders, but Oliver and the team pulled off the impossible. We like the whole optimistic side of Oliver in dealing with situations like this. If option A and B don't work, look for option C,D,E,F,G, and so on. Let's all give them a round of applause! Why aren't you clapping Malcolm? Too soon. We give this one a "give Malcolm a hand, cause he needs it' out of 10. What did you guys think about 'Sins of The Father'? Leave it in the comments below, we'd love to read them!