Oliver: “I saw Thea. She didn’t see me. She had a drug problem, so I confronted her dealer. I broke his neck. I did it because I was angry, sure. But I also did it because I felt like I was protecting her. All I have ever wanted to do is protect her.”
“The Fallen” is the April 22 episode of “Arrow.” Warning, this article contains spoilers. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “Arrow” airs Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. CT on the CW.
If Malcolm is opposed to doing something, you might want to reconsider it. Oliver was so focused on saving Thea, that he didn’t consider the downsides. It was really interesting to see Malcolm be the voice of reason. Typically, Oliver has to keep Malcolm from doing something crazy. Diggle and Felicity usually try to keep Oliver from jumping off the deep end. Should Oliver have listened to Malcolm?
Thea lived, but was a little violent post-pit. Whenever she came to, she didn’t know who Oliver was. She thought he was dad. Thea did call Malcolm dad, and she also said that she loved him. Then she asked where her mom was. Alright, this is some weird confusion.
Ra’s said the confusion would pass, but this was more than confusion. Either Thea had memories out of time jumbled up in her head, or she remembered a different life. There wasn’t really a time where she loved Malcolm at least not in this universe. What was your take on Thea’s confusion.
At the very end of the episode, Thea was back to normal. She just didn’t remember anything past Ra’s al Ghul visiting her. It is hard to believe that Thea will never experience any ill side effects ever again. Malcolm was so adamant in his disapproval of the pit, so it makes sense that he would have heard some horror stories. Is Thea truly back to normal or is it temporary?
Felicity has some fight in her, and she will go head to head with anyone who endangers her loved ones. This includes Ra’s al Ghul. Their conversation was so interesting. These are two people from two very different worlds. Ra’s didn’t antagonize Felicity or lord his power over her.
Instead, he opened up about his past. He told Felicity about how he had a woman who he loved and a family. Ra’s told Felicity to seize the moment that he never had and to get closure. This was a very unexpected way to get Ra’s to share something from his old life. Did you enjoy Ra’s and Felicity’s scene?
Ray lost his girlfriend, and Felicity got a jet. Break ups are never fair. It’s not hard to feel bad for Ray, even if you are a hardcore Olicity shipper. Okay, enough about Ray. Oliver and Felicity finally had sex! It’s a little hard to rejoice when it was farewell sex and surprisingly heartbreaking. Felicity took advantage of Oliver’s unguarded state and drugged him. This was a bold move, and showed how scared Felicity was about losing him.
Recently, the flashbacks have been boring. They take viewers out of the story. It was jarring in this episode, and it caused the scenes in Nanda Parbat to lose momentum. Before now, there was only the suspicion that Akiro died, but it was never expressly stated. Museo shared with Diggle what it was like to hold his dying son and to lie to him. This was a good reveal, but it means that we know what is coming in the flashbacks.
What did you think of the episode? Will Oliver be able to leave behind Oliver Queen? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.