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-->'''Oliver:''' You can blame me for your father's death for the rest of your life. I am ''done'' blaming myself for mine.
* Oliver refusing to kill Adrian, no matter how tempting it is.
-->'''Oliver:''' I am never going to be the person you want me to be. Not ever.


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* Renee assure Dinah that with or without her Canary Cry she is still a hero and the Black Canary.

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* Renee Rene assure Dinah that with or without her Canary Cry she is still a hero and the Black Canary.


* In-Universe HeartwarmingInHindsight as while it took them entering their adulthood’s, Oliver and Felicity’s that William and Mia will be able to rely on each other does come true.

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* In-Universe *In-Universe HeartwarmingInHindsight as while it took them entering their adulthood’s, Oliver and Felicity’s hope that William and Mia will be able to rely on each other does come true.



* Diggle finding out Felicity is pregnant.

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* Diggle *Diggle finding out Felicity is pregnant.


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* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oM8U7oPD2YQ After the announcement that Arrow will be having its final season next fall Stephen Amell went online and gave an emotional speech about his love for the show, the cast, the crew, and for all the opportunities it gave him.]]

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*In-Universe HeartwarmingInHindsight as while it took them entering their adulthood’s, Oliver and Felicity’s that William and Mia will be able to rely on each other does come true.
* Renee assure Dinah that with or without her Canary Cry she is still a hero and the Black Canary.
*Diggle finding out Felicity is pregnant.
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* Emiko telling Oliver she’s willing to give him a chance after his admitting to his fathers murder of Sam Hacketts father.

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* Emiko telling Oliver she’s willing to give him a chance after his admitting to his fathers father's murder of Sam Hacketts Hackett's father.



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* Team Arrow reuniting to help Oliver capture the vigilante killer Chimera even if it risk them going to prison because as they point out Oliver already did the same thing for all of them.

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* Team Arrow reuniting to help Oliver capture the vigilante killer Chimera even if it risk risks them going to prison because as they point out Oliver already did the same thing for all of them.



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* In the flashbacks Oliver doesn't give up Yao Fei even under tourture. Keep in mind that Oliver was, for the most part, still the same man as pre-island Oliver, he had no training, it was the first time he had been tortured, and Yao Fei had not done much for Oliver at this time, yet he never caved.


[[caption-width-right:350: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Just a dad and his son, playing together...]] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Just a dad and his son, playing together...]] ]]



* Barry's method of disarming the five bombs? Get the combined forces of Teams Flash and Arrow to help them. Also counts as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* Barry's method of disarming the five bombs? Get the combined forces of Teams Flash and Arrow to help them. Also counts as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.



* Maseo is willing to to defy Ra's al Ghul, just to save and protect Oliver. It's also a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for him, to defy [[TheDreaded Ra's al Ghul]]

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* Maseo is willing to to defy Ra's al Ghul, just to save and protect Oliver. It's also a CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for him, to defy [[TheDreaded Ra's al Ghul]]



* It's a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the character too, but Laurel taking the news that William was conceived when she was dating Oliver, meaning Oliver cheated on her with yet another woman could have been handled as her being enraged and berating Samantha for it. Instead she's incredibly warm and sympathizes with her. It's a subtle scene that showcases the development of Laurel, and how far she has actually come with being compassionate for incidents of the past.

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* It's a CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for the character too, but Laurel taking the news that William was conceived when she was dating Oliver, meaning Oliver cheated on her with yet another woman could have been handled as her being enraged and berating Samantha for it. Instead she's incredibly warm and sympathizes with her. It's a subtle scene that showcases the development of Laurel, and how far she has actually come with being compassionate for incidents of the past.

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** John Constantine watching that reunion. It's blink-and-you'll-miss-it, but he's got this little smile like he's imprinting this moment on his memory.


* Emiko telling Oliver she’s willing to give him a chance after admitting to his fathers murder Sam Hacketts father.

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* Emiko telling Oliver she’s willing to give him a chance after his admitting to his fathers murder of Sam Hacketts father.


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[[folder:Episode 12 - Emrald Archer]]
* Team Arrow reuniting to help Oliver capture the vigilante killer Chimera even if it risk them going to prison because as they point out Oliver already did the same thing for all of them.
* When Mayor Pollard has Curtis, Diggle, and Rene locked up even after they helped save her life Oliver and Dinah confront her. The former to have himself arrested because if his friends go down he goes down with them and the latter to quit her position as captain as she wont work for a police force that arrest her friends.
** Mayor Pollard on the other end while still hating the ideas of vigilantes shows a little bit of a soft side and not only decides to not press charges against Rene, Diggle, and Curtis but deputizes them alongside Oliver.
* William and Zoe bonding with Zoe telling him he can talk to her about anything.
* The Documentary showing that Oliver and his allies despite a lot of detractors still have people who appreciate their efforts.
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* Despite it being established that many members of the SCPD aren’t ecstatic to say the least to be working with Oliver officially when Sam demands that one of the Officers shoot an kill Queen or risk all dying of electrocution no one but ''one'' attempts to do it and said officer himself is unable to go through with it after Oliver talks him down.
* Felicity and Siren seem to have finally established a full on friendship.
* Emiko telling Oliver she’s willing to give him a chance after admitting to his fathers murder Sam Hacketts father.
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* Agent Watson finally shows that she ''does'' have a heart and even helps out Felicity on an unauthorized mission, which later gets her ReassignedToAntarctica. Despite this, she holds no ill will and even wishes her the best of luck.
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!!Season Six

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* Black Siren not only thanks Dinah for her help, for the first time ever, she genuinely apologizes for killing Vince, while almost crying.
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* If you follow Stephen Amell on Twitter the news that his wife Cassandra Jean will appear in the next upcoming Arrowverse Crossover is this.


* Despite his dislike of the Hood, Quentin chooses not to blame him in the deaths of the buyers. It�s good to know that he won�t blame an easy target for something they didn�t do.

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* Despite his dislike of the Hood, Quentin chooses not to blame him in the deaths of the buyers. It�s It's good to know that he won�t won't blame an easy target for something they didn�t didn't do.



* Felicity coming to Oliver�s rescue as he tries to storm the SCPD on a Vertigo fueled mentality and reminding him that she is never leaving him.

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* Felicity coming to Oliver�s Oliver's rescue as he tries to storm the SCPD on a Vertigo fueled mentality and reminding him that she is never leaving him.


* Despite his dislike of the Hood, Quentin chooses not to blame him in the deaths of the buyers. It’s good to know that he won’t blame an easy target for something they didn’t do.

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* Despite his dislike of the Hood, Quentin chooses not to blame him in the deaths of the buyers. It’s It�s good to know that he won’t won�t blame an easy target for something they didn’t didn�t do.



* In the same scene, Ollie and [[spoiler: Walter]] introducing Felicity to Moira and Thea as their friend.

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* In the same scene, Ollie and [[spoiler: Walter]] Walter introducing Felicity to Moira and Thea as their friend.



* Ollie's final speech to [[spoiler: a not long for this world Tommy.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Tommy:''' Did you kill my father?]]

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* Ollie's final speech to [[spoiler: a not long for this world Tommy.]]
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-->[[spoiler:'''Tommy:''' [[LastWords Thank you.]]]]

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-->[[spoiler:'''Tommy:''' -->'''Tommy:''' [[LastWords Thank you.]]]]]]



* Back in Island Time, how does Oliver gain the focus to fire his first accurate shot from a bow? When [[spoiler: Fyers]] is holding Shado hostage and he's the only person still standing and able to do anything.

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* Back in Island Time, how does Oliver gain the focus to fire his first accurate shot from a bow? When [[spoiler: Fyers]] Fyers is holding Shado hostage and he's the only person still standing and able to do anything.



** This other way to help, by the way, is a mix of Oliver both slowly accepting Roy and making sure Thea is happy, as relationship problems are the last thing she needs after Moira's being imprisoned [[spoiler: and facing a death sentence]].

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** This other way to help, by the way, is a mix of Oliver both slowly accepting Roy and making sure Thea is happy, as relationship problems are the last thing she needs after Moira's being imprisoned [[spoiler: and facing a death sentence]].
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* Ollie is willing [[spoiler: to let Quentin and Laurel hate him if it means allowing Sara to get back to her family]]. Also, Oliver and [[spoiler: Sara]] holding hands, meaning that [[spoiler: she]] will confront them.
* In the same episode, Roy saves Cindy/Sin after the Mayor's attack. Thea grows to accept Roy's ChronicHeroSyndrome better, and Sin warms up to him. Meanwhile, in the hospital, [[spoiler: Sara]] risks exposing herself just to make sure her friend is safe.
* Sebastian Blood's genuine thanks to Oliver for saving him in the Mayor's attack, attributing it to Oliver's strength as a person rather merely being instinct as Oliver insisted. [[spoiler: Of course, it's undercut by the reveal that Brother Blood isn't as selfless as he first appears.]]

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* Ollie is willing [[spoiler: to let Quentin and Laurel hate him if it means allowing Sara to get back to her family]]. family. Also, Oliver and [[spoiler: Sara]] Sara holding hands, meaning that [[spoiler: she]] she will confront them.
* In the same episode, Roy saves Cindy/Sin after the Mayor's attack. Thea grows to accept Roy's ChronicHeroSyndrome better, and Sin warms up to him. Meanwhile, in the hospital, [[spoiler: Sara]] Sara risks exposing herself just to make sure her friend is safe.
* Sebastian Blood's genuine thanks to Oliver for saving him in the Mayor's attack, attributing it to Oliver's strength as a person rather merely being instinct as Oliver insisted. [[spoiler: Of course, it's undercut by the reveal that Brother Blood isn't as selfless as he first appears.]]
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* [[spoiler:Sara reuniting with her father. And for all her fears that he won't understand what she's become, he sees only a survivor]].

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* [[spoiler:Sara Sara reuniting with her father. And for all her fears that he won't understand what she's become, he sees only a survivor]].survivor.



* Oliver insisting on confronting the Assassin Al-Owal along with [[spoiler:Sara]], because Al-Owal "threatened somebody that he cares about", namely her.


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* Oliver insisting on confronting the Assassin Al-Owal along with [[spoiler:Sara]], Sara, because Al-Owal "threatened somebody that he cares about", namely her.




* Moira is acquitted, against all odds. [[spoiler: Sadly, this is marred when it's revealed Malcolm bribed the jury to get the verdict.]]

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* Moira is acquitted, against all odds. [[spoiler: Sadly, this is marred when it's revealed Malcolm bribed the jury to get the verdict.]]



* After that, Felicity [[spoiler: gets kidnapped by the Count]] and Oliver immediately rushes off to save her despite the fact that he and Thea are waiting on his mother's verdict. The TrueCompanionship between the three has grown stronger than ever, to the point that [[spoiler: Oliver broke his promise to never kill again when the Count tried to kill Felicity via Vertigo OD.]] Especially considering that the Count used that very thing to escape capture from the Arrow the first time they encountered each other in the episode, [[spoiler: hiding behind people and only giving Oliver room for kill shots, then when he did have a target, he revealed his hostage, whom Oliver chose to get out instead of going after the Count]].
** And afterwards, [[spoiler: Felicity apologizes for forcing Oliver to choose between breaking his new ThouShaltNotKill [[HeroicVow rule]] and letting her die. Oliver replies that as soon as her life was threatened, it ''wasn't'' a choice]].

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* After that, Felicity [[spoiler: gets kidnapped by the Count]] Count and Oliver immediately rushes off to save her despite the fact that he and Thea are waiting on his mother's verdict. The TrueCompanionship between the three has grown stronger than ever, to the point that [[spoiler: Oliver broke his promise to never kill again when the Count tried to kill Felicity via Vertigo OD.]] OD. Especially considering that the Count used that very thing to escape capture from the Arrow the first time they encountered each other in the episode, [[spoiler: hiding behind people and only giving Oliver room for kill shots, then when he did have a target, he revealed his hostage, whom Oliver chose to get out instead of going after the Count]].
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** And afterwards, [[spoiler: Felicity apologizes for forcing Oliver to choose between breaking his new ThouShaltNotKill [[HeroicVow rule]] rule and letting her die. Oliver replies that as soon as her life was threatened, it ''wasn't'' a choice]].



* This one is kind of a stretch, but [[spoiler:Malcolm saying he was overjoyed to find out that Thea is his daughter]]. He seems like he actually means it and wants to make amends for getting his son killed as well as be in his daughter's life.

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* This one is kind of a stretch, but [[spoiler:Malcolm Malcolm saying he was overjoyed to find out that Thea is his daughter]].daughter. He seems like he actually means it and wants to make amends for getting his son killed as well as be in his daughter's life.



* Quentin telling Laurel YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre and to stop trying to find something wrong with Sebastian because he likes her. While Laurel [[spoiler: is right to investigate Blood]], it's still a sweet moment between the two.

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* Quentin telling Laurel YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre and to stop trying to find something wrong with Sebastian because he likes her. While Laurel [[spoiler: is right to investigate Blood]], Blood, it's still a sweet moment between the two.



* At the end of the episode, after Laurel has been disbarred and [[spoiler: Officer Daily has died to cover for Brother Blood]], the Arrow meets with Roy, who initially takes a couple of swipes at him, then admits that given [[spoiler: the [[PsychoSerum Mirakuru]] running through his veins]], maybe the vigilante should just kill him. [[spoiler: But Oliver isn't having it -- he urges Roy to let him be a true mentor, teach him to control his anger and his new abilities. Roy's response? "When do we start?"]]

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* At the end of the episode, after Laurel has been disbarred and [[spoiler: Officer Daily has died to cover for Brother Blood]], Blood, the Arrow meets with Roy, who initially takes a couple of swipes at him, then admits that given [[spoiler: the [[PsychoSerum Mirakuru]] Mirakuru running through his veins]], maybe the vigilante should just kill him. [[spoiler: But Oliver isn't having it -- he urges Roy to let him be a true mentor, teach him to control his anger and his new abilities. Roy's response? "When do we start?"]]
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* Oliver's continuous growth in this episode. Not only does he try to use what he's learned about Mirakuru on the island to help Roy, he acknowledges that yes, it happened and it's horrible, but maybe he can use all of that trauma in a positive, non-violent way. In addition, instead of just glossing over what he needs to do, he explains why he's doing it and talks about his experience on the island without being prodded. When he takes a risk [[spoiler:by revealing himself to Roy]], he acknowledges that he wasn't thinking about the consequences and holds himself accountable to both Diggle and Felicity by giving them the reasons for his actions instead of just ignoring their concerns.
-->'''[[spoiler: Roy Harper]]:''' How many people know what...''who'' you are?\\

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* Oliver's continuous growth in this episode. Not only does he try to use what he's learned about Mirakuru on the island to help Roy, he acknowledges that yes, it happened and it's horrible, but maybe he can use all of that trauma in a positive, non-violent way. In addition, instead of just glossing over what he needs to do, he explains why he's doing it and talks about his experience on the island without being prodded. When he takes a risk [[spoiler:by by revealing himself to Roy]], Roy, he acknowledges that he wasn't thinking about the consequences and holds himself accountable to both Diggle and Felicity by giving them the reasons for his actions instead of just ignoring their concerns.
-->'''[[spoiler: -->''' Roy Harper]]:''' Harper:''' How many people know what...''who'' you are?\\



* [[spoiler:After almost one year of looking for the Arrow and trying to actively help him, Roy finally gets his wish and can thank him face-to-face, without a hood between them.]]

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* [[spoiler:After After almost one year of looking for the Arrow and trying to actively help him, Roy finally gets his wish and can thank him face-to-face, without a hood between them.]]
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* Not only does Oliver notice something is wrong with Felicity, but when she hesitates to tell him [[spoiler:what she's learned about Thea's true parentage]], he reassures her:

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* Not only does Oliver notice something is wrong with Felicity, but when she hesitates to tell him [[spoiler:what what she's learned about Thea's true parentage]], parentage, he reassures her:



* The above is heartwarming on a deeper level than that. When Felicity confronted Moira with the truth, Moira not-so-subtly warned Felicity to keep it to herself or else it will be spun into losing Oliver over it. This seems like a typical plot where Felicity is forced to keep it because it's her word over Oliver's mother; however, when Oliver convinces Felicity that she has his complete attention and does get the truth about [[spoiler: Thea]], he also surmises the reason behind the awkward interaction between Felicity and Moira. He ''immediately'' disowns his mother and it's heavily implied that in addition to lying about [[spoiler: Malcolm and Thea]], Moira lost her son over trying to intimidate Felicity.
* When Quentin and Oliver each learn about [[spoiler: Sara's relationship with Nyssa]], both assure her that this doesn't change anything with them; they still love her.

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* The above is heartwarming on a deeper level than that. When Felicity confronted Moira with the truth, Moira not-so-subtly warned Felicity to keep it to herself or else it will be spun into losing Oliver over it. This seems like a typical plot where Felicity is forced to keep it because it's her word over Oliver's mother; however, when Oliver convinces Felicity that she has his complete attention and does get the truth about [[spoiler: Thea]], Thea, he also surmises the reason behind the awkward interaction between Felicity and Moira. He ''immediately'' disowns his mother and it's heavily implied that in addition to lying about [[spoiler: Malcolm and Thea]], Thea, Moira lost her son over trying to intimidate Felicity.
* When Quentin and Oliver each learn about [[spoiler: Sara's relationship with Nyssa]], Nyssa, both assure her that this doesn't change anything with them; they still love her.



'''Quentin:''' Honestly, Sara? To think [[TraumaCongaLine what you've been through the past six years]]? Pain, loneliness... I'm just happy to hear [[spoiler: you had someone that cared for you]].

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'''Quentin:''' Honestly, Sara? To think [[TraumaCongaLine what you've been through the past six years]]? Pain, loneliness... I'm just happy to hear [[spoiler: you had someone that cared for you]].you.



* [[spoiler:[[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Nyssa releasing Sara from her vow.]]]]

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* [[spoiler:[[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Nyssa releasing Sara from her vow.]]]]
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* This line in the flashback. [[spoiler: Later events in the episode make it a TearJerker, though.]]

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* This line in the flashback. [[spoiler: Later events in the episode make it a TearJerker, though.]]



* [[spoiler: Sara]] not letting Ollie pushing her away; Laurel, who doesn't even know about the threat on their heads, agrees and says they deserve to be happy.
* John and Lyla saving Deadshot from the drone. Dig has come a long way from his need for revenge against his brother's killer. Knowing about [[spoiler: Lawton's daughter]] didn't hurt, either.

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* [[spoiler: Sara]] Sara not letting Ollie pushing her away; Laurel, who doesn't even know about the threat on their heads, agrees and says they deserve to be happy.
* John and Lyla saving Deadshot from the drone. Dig has come a long way from his need for revenge against his brother's killer. Knowing about [[spoiler: Lawton's daughter]] daughter didn't hurt, either.



* Diggle putting a hand on Roy's shoulder after Roy [[spoiler: breaks up with Thea to protect her]].

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* Diggle putting a hand on Roy's shoulder after Roy [[spoiler: breaks up with Thea to protect her]].
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* Isabel Rochev handling affairs on Ollie's behalf at Queen Consolidated, and Ollie not hesitating to put his trust in her by naming her acting CEO while he finds Thea. [[spoiler:It comes back to bite him, unfortunately, when she abuses the privilege to kick him out of his job.]]

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* Isabel Rochev handling affairs on Ollie's behalf at Queen Consolidated, and Ollie not hesitating to put his trust in her by naming her acting CEO while he finds Thea. [[spoiler:It It comes back to bite him, unfortunately, when she abuses the privilege to kick him out of his job.]]



* After Oliver has [[spoiler: fallen into practically every trap Slade set for him]], he goes back down to the cave to find Felicity and Diggle, there to yank him back from the DespairEventHorizon and remind him that, even if [[spoiler: everything else has gone wrong]], [[YouAreNotAlone they are still here for him]].

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* After Oliver has [[spoiler: fallen into practically every trap Slade set for him]], him, he goes back down to the cave to find Felicity and Diggle, there to yank him back from the DespairEventHorizon and remind him that, even if [[spoiler: everything else has gone wrong]], wrong, [[YouAreNotAlone they are still here for him]].



* Quentin explaining to Laurel why he ended up not trying to discover the Arrow's identity [[spoiler: after Laurel offered to tell him]], namely because he wants the Arrow to keep his effectiveness as a symbol, instead of being a person with people he cares about and normal problems.
* A villainous one [[spoiler: when Slade injects Isabel with his blood to save her life]], visibly worrying about [[spoiler: her]].
* Laurel deciding [[spoiler: not to confront Ollie and Sara with her knowledge of their identities]] and offering emotional support to Oliver.
* The reveal that Robert knew Thea [[spoiler: was Malcolm's daughter]] but this never changed a thing to him; he loved her regardless, so much so it made him stop cheating on Moira and stay with his family.

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* Quentin explaining to Laurel why he ended up not trying to discover the Arrow's identity [[spoiler: after Laurel offered to tell him]], him, namely because he wants the Arrow to keep his effectiveness as a symbol, instead of being a person with people he cares about and normal problems.
* A villainous one [[spoiler: when Slade injects Isabel with his blood to save her life]], life, visibly worrying about [[spoiler: her]].
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* Laurel deciding [[spoiler: not to confront Ollie and Sara with her knowledge of their identities]] identities and offering emotional support to Oliver.
* The reveal that Robert knew Thea [[spoiler: was Malcolm's daughter]] daughter but this never changed a thing to him; he loved her regardless, so much so it made him stop cheating on Moira and stay with his family.



* After a combination of a poor excuse behind a broken leg and admitting he had sacrificed many things in order to do good and to keep his family safe puts the pieces together for her, Moira reveals to Oliver [[spoiler: that she had suspected he was the Arrow since the Undertaking and that [[SoProudOfYou she couldn't be any prouder of him]]]].
* A doctor finally getting to pay back the Arrow for stopping the Triad from stealing medicine months ago [[spoiler: after Roy damages Ollie's knee]].

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* After a combination of a poor excuse behind a broken leg and admitting he had sacrificed many things in order to do good and to keep his family safe puts the pieces together for her, Moira reveals to Oliver [[spoiler: that she had suspected he was the Arrow since the Undertaking and that [[SoProudOfYou she couldn't be any prouder of him]]]].
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* A doctor finally getting to pay back the Arrow for stopping the Triad from stealing medicine months ago [[spoiler: after Roy damages Ollie's knee]].
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* When Oliver finally decides to surrender to Slade, [[spoiler: either Felicity or Diggle drugs him and drags him back to the Foundry to talk some sense into him]].

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* When Oliver finally decides to surrender to Slade, [[spoiler: either Felicity or Diggle drugs him and drags him back to the Foundry to talk some sense into him]].him.



* Oliver telling Thea he's glad to have her as a sister, and that of all their family, she was the best. [[spoiler: And he encourages her to go wherever she wants, after which she promises to get in touch once she's settled down there.]]

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* Oliver telling Thea he's glad to have her as a sister, and that of all their family, she was the best. [[spoiler: And he encourages her to go wherever she wants, after which she promises to get in touch once she's settled down there.]]
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** There's also the fact he had a [[spoiler:mask made already for Roy to use, showing it wasn't a spontaneous decision to take him out into the field; he's been planning for a while to let Roy join him properly, just as he wanted]].
* Sara's farewell to Laurel and Quentin before leaving Starling City with [[spoiler:Nyssa]]; she actually comes off as happy rather than resigned. On the same note, [[spoiler:Nyssa]] promising Quentin that she will protect Sara with her own life.
** It's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment and is hard to see, but before Sara goes to her father and sister, [[spoiler:Nyssa]] has her arm around Sara's waist.

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** There's also the fact he had a [[spoiler:mask mask made already for Roy to use, showing it wasn't a spontaneous decision to take him out into the field; he's been planning for a while to let Roy join him properly, just as he wanted]].
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* Sara's farewell to Laurel and Quentin before leaving Starling City with [[spoiler:Nyssa]]; Nyssa; she actually comes off as happy rather than resigned. On the same note, [[spoiler:Nyssa]] Nyssa promising Quentin that she will protect Sara with her own life.
** It's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment and is hard to see, but before Sara goes to her father and sister, [[spoiler:Nyssa]] Nyssa has her arm around Sara's waist.



* Felicity and Oliver's talk on [[spoiler:the beach of Lian Yu, after all the dust has settled; she's trying in her usual adorkable way to cover up for him saying "I love you" as part of their plan to outmaneuver Slade, and he's just smiling at her with the sunlight on his face, and when she finishes with "You really sold it", he simply replies, "We both did." ShipTease aside, it's a testament to how much she believes in him that she went along with the plan, and how much he obviously trusts her to be able to handle such a dangerous situation]]. And on top of that, Oliver doesn't walk back on the confession after it's over...

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* Felicity and Oliver's talk on [[spoiler:the the beach of Lian Yu, after all the dust has settled; she's trying in her usual adorkable way to cover up for him saying "I love you" as part of their plan to outmaneuver Slade, and he's just smiling at her with the sunlight on his face, and when she finishes with "You really sold it", he simply replies, "We both did." ShipTease aside, it's a testament to how much she believes in him that she went along with the plan, and how much he obviously trusts her to be able to handle such a dangerous situation]].situation. And on top of that, Oliver doesn't walk back on the confession after it's over...



* At the end of the episode, when Oliver and Felicity [[spoiler: begin to end their brief romance, a tearful Felicity begs him to do it with a note of finality, to say that they can never happen and that he never loved her]]. He immediately gives her a BigDamnKiss (complete with OrbitalShot and LipLockSunBlock) and tells her never to ask him to say he doesn't love her. [[spoiler: While it cannot save their relationship]], it at least clears up once and for all where Oliver stands when it comes to Felicity.

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* At the end of the episode, when Oliver and Felicity [[spoiler: begin to end their brief romance, a tearful Felicity begs him to do it with a note of finality, to say that they can never happen and that he never loved her]].her. He immediately gives her a BigDamnKiss (complete with OrbitalShot and LipLockSunBlock) and tells her never to ask him to say he doesn't love her. [[spoiler: While it cannot save their relationship]], relationship, it at least clears up once and for all where Oliver stands when it comes to Felicity.



* In the flashbacks, we learn that after Ollie accessed his e-mail box in the previous episode, [[spoiler:Tommy]] immediately borrowed [[spoiler:his father's private jet]] to go to Hong Kong and find his friend.

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* In the flashbacks, we learn that after Ollie accessed his e-mail box in the previous episode, [[spoiler:Tommy]] Tommy immediately borrowed [[spoiler:his his father's private jet]] jet to go to Hong Kong and find his friend.



* Roy confesses that he thinks he [[spoiler: killed Sara]]. At the same time, we see a past vigilante and partner duo and what happens when the partner feels tossed aside after they did something similar-he goes on a murderous rampage. The former partner tells Roy that the Arrow is just using him, and will abandon him. Roy defeats him and turns to face Ollie.

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* Roy confesses that he thinks he [[spoiler: killed Sara]].Sara. At the same time, we see a past vigilante and partner duo and what happens when the partner feels tossed aside after they did something similar-he goes on a murderous rampage. The former partner tells Roy that the Arrow is just using him, and will abandon him. Roy defeats him and turns to face Ollie.



* This episode shows that Oliver is willing to do anything for Thea, including [[spoiler: challenge Ra's Al-Ghul to a fight to the death]].
* Ra's Al-Ghul's attitude [[spoiler: as he kills Oliver is oddly heartwarming. He doesn't gloat or lecture Oliver; instead he offers a rather beautiful prayer for his soul and seems genuinely disappointed that it came to someone dying. Ra's may be a man with thousands of bodies left behind him, but he does not seem like a monster who enjoys death, merely someone who does what he feels is right even if others say he is wrong. [[NotSoDifferent Much like Oliver...]]]]

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* This episode shows that Oliver is willing to do anything for Thea, including [[spoiler: challenge Ra's Al-Ghul to a fight to the death]].
death.
* Ra's Al-Ghul's attitude [[spoiler: as he kills Oliver is oddly heartwarming. He doesn't gloat or lecture Oliver; instead he offers a rather beautiful prayer for his soul and seems genuinely disappointed that it came to someone dying. Ra's may be a man with thousands of bodies left behind him, but he does not seem like a monster who enjoys death, merely someone who does what he feels is right even if others say he is wrong. [[NotSoDifferent Much like Oliver...]]]]
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* Flashback!Oliver going behind Waller's back and planting a bug on a Triad member [[spoiler: to track down Tatsu]]. Gets even better when it's shown right after that this kindness is paid back [[spoiler: when Maseo and Tatsu resurrect him in the present day]].
* Diggle doing his best to help Felicity cope with Oliver's [[spoiler:supposed death]].

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* Flashback!Oliver going behind Waller's back and planting a bug on a Triad member [[spoiler: to track down Tatsu]]. Tatsu. Gets even better when it's shown right after that this kindness is paid back [[spoiler: when Maseo and Tatsu resurrect him in the present day]].
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* Diggle doing his best to help Felicity cope with Oliver's [[spoiler:supposed death]].
supposed death.



* This episode's flashbacks gave us the first glimpse of Malcom Merlyn before his StartOfDarkness. He's an overall good father with a talent for magic and good with kids. [[spoiler: In fact, his first interraction with Nyssa was him pulling a coin out of her ear. She's so impressed that she gave him his codename "the Magician".]]

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* This episode's flashbacks gave us the first glimpse of Malcom Merlyn before his StartOfDarkness. He's an overall good father with a talent for magic and good with kids. [[spoiler: In fact, his first interraction with Nyssa was him pulling a coin out of her ear. She's so impressed that she gave him his codename "the Magician".]]



* Oliver finally [[spoiler: reunites with his team]].
* As the battle in the Glades unfolds, a [[spoiler: green arrow]] suddenly zips into the fray. Roy just breaks into the biggest grin he has had in several episodes. At the end, Oliver delivers a beautiful, inspiring little speech.

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* Oliver finally [[spoiler: reunites with his team]].team.
* As the battle in the Glades unfolds, a [[spoiler: green arrow]] arrow suddenly zips into the fray. Roy just breaks into the biggest grin he has had in several episodes. At the end, Oliver delivers a beautiful, inspiring little speech.



* After all the buildup over how badly Thea would likely take [[spoiler: learning that Oliver is the Arrow]], she's simply proud of him and hugs him.

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* After all the buildup over how badly Thea would likely take [[spoiler: learning that Oliver is the Arrow]], Arrow, she's simply proud of him and hugs him.



* Roy pulling an [[spoiler: IAmSpartacus in an attempt to save Ollie.]]

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* Roy pulling an [[spoiler: IAmSpartacus in an attempt to save Ollie.]]



* Oliver's refusal to abandon Roy, and Diggle and Felicity's insistence on protecting him [[spoiler:because he's the one that needs saving]].

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* Oliver's refusal to abandon Roy, and Diggle and Felicity's insistence on protecting him [[spoiler:because because he's the one that needs saving]].saving.



* Team Arrow's [[spoiler:[[AllAccordingToPlan cunning Batman Gambit]] to save Oliver by faking the Arrow's death,]] and Oliver's overwhelmed expression as he and Felicity watch [[spoiler:Roy drive away]] and she reminds him that [[spoiler:he has people who love him.]]
* The team's [[spoiler:goodbyes]] to [[spoiler:Roy]] show the extent of their [[TrueCompanions unbreakable]] [[FireForgedFriends fire-forged]] [[FamilyOfChoice bonds]].

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* Team Arrow's [[spoiler:[[AllAccordingToPlan [[AllAccordingToPlan cunning Batman Gambit]] Gambit to save Oliver by faking the Arrow's death,]] and Oliver's overwhelmed expression as he and Felicity watch [[spoiler:Roy Roy drive away]] away and she reminds him that [[spoiler:he he has people who love him.]]
him.
* The team's [[spoiler:goodbyes]] goodbyes to [[spoiler:Roy]] Roy show the extent of their [[TrueCompanions unbreakable]] [[FireForgedFriends fire-forged]] [[FamilyOfChoice bonds]].



* Ra's advises Felicity to [[spoiler:say goodbye to Oliver while she can, something he was denied when he was approached by the League]]. Noble KnightTemplar, indeed.
* Heavy-handed {{foreshadowing}} notwithstanding, Oliver's [[spoiler:parting words]] to Diggle pay homage to a friendship that has been built from the humble beginnings of begrudging respect.

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* Ra's advises Felicity to [[spoiler:say say goodbye to Oliver while she can, something he was denied when he was approached by the League]].League. Noble KnightTemplar, indeed.
* Heavy-handed {{foreshadowing}} notwithstanding, Oliver's [[spoiler:parting words]] parting words to Diggle pay homage to a friendship that has been built from the humble beginnings of begrudging respect.



* Even if Felicity is bored out of her mind living in suburban life, she and Oliver are very happy together enough that [[spoiler: Oliver is planning on proposing to her.]]

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* Even if Felicity is bored out of her mind living in suburban life, she and Oliver are very happy together enough that [[spoiler: Oliver is planning on proposing to her.]]



* When it turns out Felicity is [[spoiler:permanently paralyzed]], she tries to let Oliver off the hook as they haven't given their "in sickness and in health" vows yet. Oliver retorts that they have as far as he's concerned, and he's never leaving her.

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* When it turns out Felicity is [[spoiler:permanently paralyzed]], permanently paralyzed, she tries to let Oliver off the hook as they haven't given their "in sickness and in health" vows yet. Oliver retorts that they have as far as he's concerned, and he's never leaving her.



* After William is rescued by Team Arrow, he reunites with his mother Samantha at the police station. William even said he wants a Green Arrow action figure [[spoiler: (without knowing that his newfound hero is his biological father).]] All the adults around him who are in the secret (including Quentin Lance) can't help smiling.
* It's a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the character too, but Laurel taking the news that [[spoiler: William was conceived when she was dating Oliver, meaning Oliver cheated on her with yet another woman could have been handled as her being enraged and berating Samantha for it. Instead she's incredibly warm and sympathizes with her. It's a subtle scene that showcases the development of Laurel, and how far she has actually come with being compassionate for incidents of the past.]]

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* After William is rescued by Team Arrow, he reunites with his mother Samantha at the police station. William even said he wants a Green Arrow action figure [[spoiler: (without knowing that his newfound hero is his biological father).]] father). All the adults around him who are in the secret (including Quentin Lance) can't help smiling.
* It's a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the character too, but Laurel taking the news that [[spoiler: William was conceived when she was dating Oliver, meaning Oliver cheated on her with yet another woman could have been handled as her being enraged and berating Samantha for it. Instead she's incredibly warm and sympathizes with her. It's a subtle scene that showcases the development of Laurel, and how far she has actually come with being compassionate for incidents of the past.]]



* After [[spoiler:Oliver kills Billy, Felicity]] struggles with this for a moment before firmly placing the blame where it belongs: on Prometheus. And when Oliver advises everyone to get as far away from him as they can, they stick by him.

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* After [[spoiler:Oliver Oliver kills Billy, Felicity]] Felicity struggles with this for a moment before firmly placing the blame where it belongs: on Prometheus. And when Oliver advises everyone to get as far away from him as they can, they stick by him.



* Every interaction between Oliver and Slade. After Slade expresses remorse for the Mirakuru-induced hell he put Oliver through in Season 2, Oliver chooses to forgive his former nemesis and trusts him to back him up against Chase. [[spoiler: Even with multiple opportunities to, Slade never betrays that trust. In the end, he of all people is the one to ''insist'' that nobody leaves the island without Oliver.]]

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* Every interaction between Oliver and Slade. After Slade expresses remorse for the Mirakuru-induced hell he put Oliver through in Season 2, Oliver chooses to forgive his former nemesis and trusts him to back him up against Chase. [[spoiler: Even with multiple opportunities to, Slade never betrays that trust. In the end, he of all people is the one to ''insist'' that nobody leaves the island without Oliver.]]



* William has been cold to Oliver due to blaming him for [[spoiler: his mothers death]]. However, after taking advice from Quentin and Slade to be patient and just be William's father, Oliver tells William that no matter what, he will always love him and always be there for him even if he hates him. As a result, William begins to warm up to his father.

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* William has been cold to Oliver due to blaming him for [[spoiler: his mothers death]].death. However, after taking advice from Quentin and Slade to be patient and just be William's father, Oliver tells William that no matter what, he will always love him and always be there for him even if he hates him. As a result, William begins to warm up to his father.



* Despite everything that happened, Team Arrow still consider the New Recruits their friends. Diggle and Felicity go to check on Rene in the hospital, [[spoiler: only to be told to get lost by Curtis and Dinah.]]

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* Despite everything that happened, Team Arrow still consider the New Recruits their friends. Diggle and Felicity go to check on Rene in the hospital, [[spoiler: only to be told to get lost by Curtis and Dinah.]]



* Felicity coming to Oliver’s rescue as he tries to storm the SCPD on a Vertigo fueled mentality and reminding him that she is never leaving him.

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* Felicity coming to Oliver’s Oliver�s rescue as he tries to storm the SCPD on a Vertigo fueled mentality and reminding him that she is never leaving him.



* [[http://www.mobypicture.com/user/colindonnell/view/15297914 This video posted on Twitter and Facebook by Colin Donnell]] following [[spoiler:Tommy's death]]. Doubles as [[spoiler: a TearJerker]].

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* [[http://www.mobypicture.com/user/colindonnell/view/15297914 This video posted on Twitter and Facebook by Colin Donnell]] following [[spoiler:Tommy's death]]. Tommy's death. Doubles as [[spoiler: a TearJerker]].TearJerker.



* A somewhat minor example, but it's great to see how the early FandomRivalry between this show and ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' is being quashed by two major things: 1) Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity) and Chloe Bennett (Skye/[[spoiler: Daisy]] on AoS) are friends in real life, and 2) Kevin Tancharoen, brother of AoS showrunner Maurissa Tancharoen and recurring director on the show finally directing [[Recap/ArrowS4E21MonumentPoint an Arrow episode]] in late season 4.
* The whole cast showing some form of bitterness towards [[spoiler: Laurel's death]] and Katie Cassidy's atrocious treatment from the writers since season 1 shows that the cast are still a huge family, even if members of it have left. Additionally, when discussing [[spoiler:her death]],[[https://twitter.com/TheJklay/status/1000834907772522496?s=19 Katie Cassidy cited fan outcry]] as one the biggest reasons [[spoiler:she was able to come back]].

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* A somewhat minor example, but it's great to see how the early FandomRivalry between this show and ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' is being quashed by two major things: 1) Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity) and Chloe Bennett (Skye/[[spoiler: Daisy]] (Skye/ Daisy on AoS) are friends in real life, and 2) Kevin Tancharoen, brother of AoS showrunner Maurissa Tancharoen and recurring director on the show finally directing [[Recap/ArrowS4E21MonumentPoint an Arrow episode]] in late season 4.
* The whole cast showing some form of bitterness towards [[spoiler: Laurel's death]] death and Katie Cassidy's atrocious treatment from the writers since season 1 shows that the cast are still a huge family, even if members of it have left. Additionally, when discussing [[spoiler:her death]],[[https://twitter.her death,[[https://twitter.com/TheJklay/status/1000834907772522496?s=19 Katie Cassidy cited fan outcry]] as one the biggest reasons [[spoiler:she she was able to come back]].back.

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