Recap / Arrow S 1 E 6 Legacies

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On the island, Oliver hallucinates that his father is with him in the cave and hands him a gun, but it does not work when Oliver attempts to shoot himself. After waking up, Oliver is about to throw a page of the book into the dying fire when he sees the names appear, the invisible ink revealed by the heat.

While Oliver and Diggle train, Oliver suggests they go after Scott Morgan, a man who overprices for utilities, but Diggle would rather stop the Royal Flush Gang, a group of dangerous bank robbers. Later, Diggle tells Oliver that Morgan attempted suicide, so Oliver rushes to the hospital, where he learns that Diggle actually lured him to help the cop who was shot at the first robbery. Oliver agrees to join Diggle’s mission and identifies the gang as the Reston family. During brunch, another bank is hit, so Oliver runs out, but could not stop them. To dig up information on the father, Oliver enlists Felicity Smoak. She finds that Derek Reston worked at a Queen steel factory, but was unjustly laid off. Oliver gives Derek the opportunity to make it right, but he declines.

CNRI’s largest donor pulled their funding, so Tommy attempts to woo Laurel by offering to host a benefit. While they are planning, Tommy tells Laurel that he misses the way he felt with her. At the benefit, Thea gets drunk after realizing that Tommy wasn’t wanting to impress her when he asked for advice on how to properly express his affection for an unnamed woman. Diggle and Oliver leave when a third bank is robbed. In the skirmish between Arrow and the gang, Derek is killed. At the end, Moira admits to Oliver that she is lonely and misses how their relationship used to be. He takes her out for a burger and milkshake.

Tropes applying to this Episode:

  • The Ace: How Oliver and Thea see Carter Bowen, son of family friends.
  • Ceiling Cling: Oliver uses this to avoid being spotted while breaking into the police station.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Tommy gets very jealous of Laurel dancing with Carter Bowen. Of course, that Carter also mentioned wanting to set up a free clinic in the Glades... just like Tommy's dead mother did...
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The Royal Flush Gang appear as a normal family that rob banks.
    • References are made to Keystone City (home of The Flash) and Coast City (home of Hal Jordan).
    • “Stagg” is a reference to Simon Stagg, a known businessman in the DC Universe.
  • Tuckerization: “Broome’s” is a reference to John Broome, prolific writer from DC Comics’ Silver Age.