02x20 - Seeing Red

Previously, on "Arrow..."

But there are some things that must never be spoken of.

How could you not tell me Malcolm Merlyn was my father?!

Sara, you're not a killer!

I am what I need to be.

Roy, you're dangerous.

Some people are just broken, man.

I am not letting what happened to Slade happen to Roy.

Is that what I think it is?

Mirakuru. We're going to use it to make a cure.

No change?


So much blood mixed in with so much Mirakuru, I don't know if it's good or bad.

We could really use that cure.

I talked to Caitlin this morning.

They're working on it.

No mention on Isabel Rochev's death?

Not a thing.

I wasn't expecting a glowing obituary, but she's a Fortune 500 CEO that's been missing for a week now.

You'd think she'd have some column inches.



Does the fact that him lying there freaks me out a little make me a bad person?

Felicity, I don't think there's a force on earth that can make you a bad person.

But I am starving.



No Big Belly burger, though.

It's giving me a Big Belly.

Sushi, then.

Sushi, then.

How can you be unconscious and freak me out at the same...



Oh, my God!

Oh, you scared me.


Forgot my phone.

Roy, listen--


You ok?




What's going on?

[Dance music playing]

Move, move, move, move, move, move, move, move!

Move, move!

Season 2 Episode 20
Seeing Red
Original Air Date on April 23, 2014

♪ Now my hearts, they spin me 'round ♪

You think Roy's ok?

Please tell me that you're not thinking about Roy right now.

We're finally alone, in bed, in a very nice hotel room.

A hotel room that you couldn't afford.

I have something of a history with the manager.

Mmm. I can only imagine.

I think I trashed this specific room once.

But favors run out.

We should think about getting a more permanent place.


Well, you're probably getting tired of staying with Laurel, and we can't sleep in the foundry now that Roy's there, so...

But, I mean, "we," now you're asking me to move in with you?

[Cell phone vibrating]

Hey, your phone's ringing.

I know.

[Cell phone rings]

Okay, both our phones are ringing, that's never good.

[Cell phones ringing and vibrating]

What happened?

[Exhales] I don't know.

One minute he's comatose, the next, he's flipping over computer equipment.

He was a lot more out of control than Slade was at your house.

He looked like Roy, but he...wasn't Roy.

Where do you think he's headed?

I don't know, but we have to find him.

Despite everyone's predictions, you've managed to pull ahead of Sebastian Blood in recent polls.

Yes. I think our message is resonating with the voters.

The people of Starling know that I have a vision, and the experienced apparatus to make that vision a reality.

What would you say is the main reason they should vote for you over alderman Blood?

Well, um...

Alderman Blood isn't a parent.

And the soul of being a parent is making sure that your children have a bright future.

And I've been very lucky to be able to do that for my own.

Thea: Yeah.

Mother of the year.

Uh, we're in the middle of an interview.

Oh, I'll keep it short.

You can't have your rally at Verdant.

It's the only place I have that hasn't been poisoned by you.

Can you give me one moment, please?

Turn it off.

Thea, I know you're upset, and you have every right to be, but we need to talk somewhere else.

I'm done talking.

I just came by to tell you, it'll be a cold day in hell before you can use my club.

We can't just change the venue the day before.

I'm sure you can figure something else.

I mean, you have such an experienced apparatus.

You signed a contract.


Just when I thought you couldn't go any lower...

You threaten your own daughter.


What's going on?

Sorry you had to witness that.

After her abduction, I'd think that the two of you would be closer than ever.

It's a very complicated situation.

Well, my advice?

Simplify it.

You have to be either a mother or a candidate.

You can't be both.

Not right now.

You cannot split your focus.

You're absolutely right.

You're really cute when you're mopey.

I'm not mopey.

Mopey's your default, Ollie.

It's part of your smoldering charm.

I do have smoldering charm.


But you're more than usual mopey.

Is everything all right?

It's fine.


Tommy had me out a little bit later than maybe I should have been, and...[Chuckles]

I'm wiped.

Well, you want me to go?

I promised Sara I'd help her with her trigonometry.

I don't know what that is.

You are very cute.

Get some sleep.




Good night, Mrs. Queen.

Moira: Good night.

[Inhales and exhales]

You didn't go out with Tommy last night.

[Laughs] Hey.

Thanks for eavesdropping on my entire conversation, Mom.

That's--that's nice.

Sweetheart, something's bothering you, tell me what it is.

Dad's going to kill me.

Your father loves you.

I love you.

I screwed up.

It's bad.

What happened?

I got a girl pregnant.

Laurel's pregnant?


Not Laurel.

This is ridiculous.

We can't just ride around all night hoping to lay eyes on him.


Diggle: His place is clean.

I don't think he's been back here.

Call just went out for an ambulance at 14th and Hobart.

There's four men seriously assaulted...

By someone wearing a red hoodie.

What happened?

Guy jumped us.

Came out of nowhere.

The dude is 'roided out or something.

Crazy like.

Man: See ya, Sin.

Adios. Yo, Abercrombie.

Hold up.

Where you been, man?

I went over to your place like 20 times.

Thea said you skipped town.

Holy crap.

Have you been in a fight?

Hey, Sin, is this guy bothering you?

No, no, no, he's chill.

Seriously, just step off.

We going to have a problem, guy?


Just leave him alone, he's fine.

Oh, what, you got nothing smart to say?

[Screaming and groaning]

Felicity's running facial recognition on traffic cameras throughout the city.

Which could take forever.

We need to take Roy down now before he attacks any more people.

What part of "I want nothing to do with you" are just not understanding?

I came by to see Sara.

And what about him?

He's been stalking me.

He's protecting you.

From what?

Slade Wilson is still at large.

He already tried hurting you once.

He didn't hurt me.

He told me the truth, which I know you think is a bad thing, but it's actually not.

It is if it costs me you.

Your lies did that.

Now, I'm going to go upstairs to the stock room, and if I get attacked by some shot glasses, I'll call 911.

Thanks for taking care of her.

Lucky for me, she's not as good at disappearing as you were.

I'll be right back.

Have you seen Thea?

What happened to your eye?

It's ok. I could cover it with make-up.

If I wore make-up.

It's fine.

Who did this to you?

It's a long story.

I asked you who.


But he's not right in the head.

He got injected with something.

A drug, I don't know, but it made him strong.

Like, comic book strong.

Look, I know it sounds nuts--

It really doesn't.

Sara, Roy's a friend.

He needs help, not a beat down.

I'll have to call you right back.

Do you want me to stay, Mr. Blood?

Uh, no, no, thank you.

We'll be fine.

My new body man.

He's a little over-protective.



No, thank you.

I'd say this visit is unexpected, but I despise understatements.

I'm dropping out of the race.

I'm making a concession speech at my rally tonight.

You're ahead in the latest polls.

Even the most skeptical pundits are saying you could actually pull this out.

I felt I owed you the courtesy of informing you in person.

I don't, however, owe you an explanation as well.

No, you don't.

But I'd appreciate one.

What you're doing, Moira, as much as it benefits me, doesn't really make much sense.

It's my daughter.

At the moment, she needs me more than Starling does.

Well, you're doing the right thing.

I'm going to change this city, Moira.

A new day is coming.

A better day.

For all of us.

I know things seem bleak, sweetheart, but we're going to figure this out, I promise.

Mom, does it seem fair?

To make...

One mistake, and it...

Feels like my entire life is over.

Oh, your life is far from over.

Are you sure it's yours?

Where there is money, Oliver, there are people looking to take advantage.

She's not that type of person.

She's a good person, Mom.


All right.

I don't know what to do.

What do I do?

We all make mistakes, Oliver. And I had hoped that one day you'd forgive me for any that I might make, so...

All right, um, I'll be right back.

Verdant, 14th and Hobart, and the bar Sin spotted him at.

He looks to be moving east.

What's east?

Queen mansion.

If he still remembers where Thea lives-- well, used to live, but Roy doesn't know that...

There might be something in Roy still left in there.

Or it's just a coincidence that he's moving east.

Ahem. I know that Sin's involved, but don't let that cloud your judgment.

Well, don't let the fact that this used to be Roy cloud yours.

[Cell phone rings]


Sin: I found Roy.

Well, I thought I told you to go home.

Yeah, that's where I am right now.

And so is he.


He's not here.


It's Oliver.

It's me.

What you're doing right now, it's because of the Mirakuru.

You're a good person, Roy.

You have a conscience and a soul.

I need you to use those and fight this.

You can do it!





Drop the arrow, drop it!




A full moon tonight.

That really brings out the whack jobs.

Good news is, it can't get any stranger.

My friend needs your help.

I was wrong.

Got to call you back.

Some of this damage is chronic.

The cost of jumping off rooftops, I guess.

I need to get back on my feet.

I can give you a brace, but you'll still be in horrendous amounts of pain. Six months ago, this cabinet would have been empty.

The Chinese Triad was stopping all of our med shipments-- until someone stopped them.

Ever since, I've been looking for a way to thank you.

[Sighs] If you're going to have to follow me everywhere, at least don't lurk, all right?

I can't let you out of my sight.

You're sick of seeing me everywhere you go; lurking seemed like a good compromise.

Yeah, well, it's not.

Family's hard.

Sometimes they're the hardest in the world.

Loving someone so much and letting them love you back.

You know, you're right...

You should go back to lurking.

I've spent a lot of time with your family.

If you think that gives you the right to weigh in, you're wrong.

Plus, Oliver will be out of money soon and you'll be unemployed.


I guess I should get this in under the wire.

You know, your mother isn't perfect.

Her judgment definitely isn't.

But there's one thing she's consistent about is that she loves you and Oliver.

And that should buy her what in your mind?

Well, I don't know, Thea...

But she is your mother.

That should buy her something.

A second chance, maybe.

Woman on TV: ...A citywide man hunt for the perpetrator of an attack that left one police officer seriously injured and the other dead. We have video shot by a bystander, but please be warned that the footage may be too graphic for some viewers.

Oh, my God.

Diggle: Thea...

I have to go see a friend.

If you have to follow, follow.

These aren't going to fix your knee.

They'll help it heal faster.

And until then?

Where are we with facial recognition?

Traffic cams can't get a clear shot.

Now I see why you wear that hood.


We need to find Roy before the police do.

Because they'll kill him and we won't?

S.T.A.R. Labs is working on a cure.

Which they may never come up with.

And even if they do, I mean, how many people are we going to let Roy kill in the meantime?

You know, you wanted to kill Helena, too.

You found another way.

That was different, and you know it.

Roy has the Mirakuru in him, just like Slade.

And if you had a clear shot of Slade right now, you would take it.

Roy isn't Slade!

Roy isn't Roy.

He's not himself anymore, he's too far gone.

I don't believe that.


Do you even hear yourself right now, Ollie?

This is the exact conversation that we had five years ago, except we were freezing on Lian Yu.

What are you doing?

What needs to be done.

The Mirakuru won't do anything against a head shot.


Your mother's rally starts in a half an hour.

I'd start getting dressed if I were you.


She reminds me so much of me after I came home.

When it just seemed...

Seemed impossible to believe in anything even resembling hope.

But you did.

You did.


Sara will, too.

Oh, thanks for coming.

It's chill.

Who's that?

I...my shadow.

Listen, something is going on with Roy.

I know, I saw him.

He's totally crazed.

What's happening to him?

Do you remember around Christmas when he bailed on us?


He got shot up with something, this drug, and it's been messing with his head.

Did you tell my brother any of this?


He's got this bodyguard all over me.

He must know about Roy, think he's coming after me or something.

Well, what are you going to do?


Thea: Roy?

Roy, it's me.

It's Thea.

I'm so glad I found you.

I've been looking everywhere.

This is all my fault.

I did this to you.

When you broke up with me, it was a cry for help, and I didn't listen.

I should be punished.

I deserve to be punished.

Someone hurts you, and you hurt them worse.

You hurt them permanently.

You should just kill me.

[Echoing] Kill me.

Kill me.

Oliver, where have you been?

Haven't you got any of my calls?

I've been busy.

What's wrong?

It's your mother.

She'll do fine.

No, she won't.

She's not using this event to rally the troops.

She's using it... to tell people she's dropping out of the race.


What happened?

It's a motorcycle accident, it was stupid.

Yes, this would be the second accident in as many weeks, if my math is correct.

Mark says you're dropping out of the race.

The truth is, I should have done it weeks ago, after Thea was abducted.

My complete focus needs to be on repairing our relationship.

Mom, what's happening with Thea right now isn't because you weren't spending enough time with her.

Well, maybe not.

I have to do something and I'm not sure what else to do.

Thea hates you right now because of the things that you've done.

Terrible things.

So let her see you do something good.

As mayor.

Mom, I know a little something about...

Sacrificing the people closest to me for the good of this city.

It's what you need to do now.

I know.


Oliver, I know.

I know.

I've known... since last year, I suppose.

The night of the Undertaking, everything became so clear.

It was pretty much the night I stopped sleeping.

Before you say anything else--

There's nothing else to say.

Nothing I need to say.

Except I could not be more proud.

Can I have Raisa get you anything to drink?

Or--or something to eat, perhaps? Please.

Where's Oliver?

Ah, he's...running an errand for me.

I thought it would give us a chance to talk.

With all due respect, um, Mrs. Queen, what's happening, it's between me and your son.


What is that?

Oh, I had one of our investigators write up a dossier on you.

I'm sorry, but it's a necessary precaution against a fraudulent claim of paternity.

Well, the baby is Oliver's.

Oh, of that I have no doubt.

Our investigators were quite thorough.

But you can imagine how many people my family attracts who are looking for handouts.

Well, I'm not looking for money.

Of course not.

I told you, I don't want money.

And I'm telling you that this is my first grandchild.

And I want to make certain that he or she has a bright future.


This is a million dollars.

I want to make certain that my son has a bright future as well.

That money is yours once you tell Oliver that you've lost the baby.


And another million when you return to Central City, never to speak to him again.

Can I offer you some advice, one mother to another?

When it comes to your children, there is no action that is inconceivable; There is no decision that is impossible.

You do what you must to provide the life that they need.

And I think that $2 million is sufficient to provide the life that both our children need.

Don't you?

[Cheers and applause]

When I was first approached about entering this race, the prospect of winning seemed a distant, nearly impossible feat.

Now, how could a city that had suffered so much place its faith in someone so responsible for its suffering?

[All murmuring]

But as the weeks progressed, good people such as you raised your voices in support, and I began to think that I could make a difference.

I could help save this city.


Recent events have changed things, and... and now I know I can make a difference.

[Cheers and applause]

And should the honor become mine, I promise with every breath I take to do what is necessary; to sacrifice what is necessary for the good of this city.

Starling City is my home, you are my family, and there is nothing more important to me than family.

Thank you, thank you all.

[Cheers and applause]


Great speech, Moira.

A little too off-book for my liking, but we'll work on that.

I thought it was perfect.

Um...Hi. [Chuckles]

I just wanted to come up here and say a few words.

I am so proud to have my mom here tonight at my club, Verdant, in the Glades.

What is she doing?

She knows this is being televised.

She's sending a message to Roy, trying to draw him out.

So vote Queen.

Tell your friends.


Thea, that was--

That was not for you.


Oh, God, you're heavy.

Is this really all muscle?

Ahem. How many of those venom arrows do we have?

About 20.

I need all of them.

Okay. Are you sure that's a good idea?

Can you even get into those leather pants with that knee?

Lidocaine. Now.


Let's see, the bottle says the proper dose is...

Is all of it.

I don't think that's a good--ooh.




Terrific speech, Moira.

How did we not think of running you years ago?

Thank you.

Uh, can you give me a moment?

Mm-hmm, of course.

Oh, hello.

[Gunshots, all screaming]

You need to go now!

No, no, no!

I can't leave without my daughter!

I'll see to the safety of your daughter!

Go, go! Thea, we have to go now!

No, it's Roy!

I'm not leaving him!

He came here for me!

Thea: Roy.

Roy, listen to me!

Listen to my voice!

I don't know what's going on with you, but I have to believe the man I fell in love with is still inside there, somewhere.

You have to fight.

You're strong.

You can fight this.

Fight this!

[Groaning and choking]

Sara: Roy!

Put her down.

Please don't.

He can't control it!

That's why I don't have a choice.


Get out of the way.

Don't do this.


[Gasping] Kill me.

Please. Kill me.

Thea: Please don't do it!

No one dies tonight.

The police...

Go outside.

We'll get Roy the help he needs.

I promise! Go!

Ah, Tibetan pit viper venom.

A constant dose of that can't be good for you. Right?

It'll keep him sedated like it did Slade.

Until when?

And what happens when we run out?

It's not like you can buy this stuff over the counter.

Unless you're in Tibet.


We'll take care of him.

I'm not ready to give up on Roy.

Anyone else crave dim sum after fisticuffs?

No? Ok.

Dumplings for one, then.

I would have killed him.

I was ready to.

He'd be dead right now if you wouldn't have stopped me.

But he's not.

That's all that matters.

That's not true.

I wanted to kill Roy.

Because that's what I do.

That's who I am.

I spent six years in the darkness.

And I looked into the eyes of the devil and I gave him my soul.

Let me help you get it back.

No, you deserve someone better.

Someone who can harness that light that's still inside of you.

But I'm not that person.

And I never will be.



I'm sorry.

I just care about you too much to be with you.


Everything ok?

Yeah. Just had a long day.

How's Roy?

Well, he's alive, no thanks to me.

You know, that was brave getting between us.

It took guts.

Not really.

I knew you wouldn't really hurt him.

You're not a killer.

What's this for?

Say good-bye.

What? Wait, where are you going?

To see an old friend.

[Engine revs]

We've got every cop in this city canvassing.

We'll find this guy.

Thank you.

You ok?

Fine. Where were you?

He was with me.

[Sighs] Glad to see the two of you are getting along again.



You knew about Roy.


That's why you had your bodyguard stalking me.

Somehow, you knew what was going on with him.


I'm just trying to protect you.

By not telling me the truth.

Just like with Malcolm Merlyn.

You know, the two of you, you think you're protecting me by lying and by keeping secrets.

But that's what's actually hurting me.

You're absolutely right.

We need to turn a new page.

It's not going to be that simple.

Or easy.

I know. If the truth were easy for me, we wouldn't be in this situation.

But to start...

There's something about Malcolm that both you and Oliver need to know.


[Tires squealing]


[Thea crying]




I was dead the last time you were offered this choice.



What's happening?

I often wonder how you looked...

When he pointed the gun at Shado...

And took her from me.

You psychopath.

Shado...Shado wasn't yours!

No, she was yours.

Until you chose another woman over her.

That's not what happened!

It is what happened! It is!

She told me!

What do you mean, she?

There's nobody there!


You were on the island with Oliver?

I thought I had known true despair, until I met your son.

I trusted him... to make the right choice.

Let me make the right choice now.

Kill me.


Moira: No!

Choose me, please!

I am killing you, Oliver.

Only more slowly than you would like.



Don't-- choose.



I swear to God, I am going to kill you!

No! No!



Thea: No!

Mom, what are you doing?

There's only one way this night can end.


And we both know that.

Don't we, Mr. Wilson?

Oliver: Mom!

Please, don't!

Both my children will live.

Thea: Mom!

What are you doing?!

[Oliver groaning]

Thea, I love you.

Close your eyes, baby!


You possess true courage.

I am truly sorry...


You did not pass that on to your son.

No! [Sobbing]



There is still one person who has to die...

Before this can end.


Mom! No!

No! Mom!


Well, yeah, I'm sorry, too.

Well, listen, if there's ever anything that I can do-- hello?

Who was that?

That was, um...

She lost the baby.


She said she's sad about it, and she's going to go back to school in Central City.

Apparently she has family there.

Well, I'm sure this has been very traumatic for her.

But it sounds for the best.



You ok?

Yeah. Yes.

I continue to be the luckiest guy on the planet.


What would I have done if she...


I'm not ready to be a dad.

No. But someday.

It's my fondest hope for you.


I'm glad I told you.

I don't think that I could have gotten through something like this without you.

You're never without me.

My beautiful boy.


It's, uh...

I love you.

I love you.