02x22 - Streets of Fire

Previously, on "Arrow"...

Tonight we rise up as one and take back this city.

Slade's got 20 guys just like him, and we have no way to stop him.

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

Slade promised me city hall, and he delivered.

I understand he made you a promise, too.

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

There's so many of them!

We can't fight!

We're not going to.

[Groaning]

[Coughing]

[Sirens in distance]

Laurel.

Laurel?

Laurel!

You killed me...

Let me return the favor.

[Both grunting]

You can't kill me.

You're not invincible.

Close enough.

[Grunting]

Laurel!

Laurel: Oliver!

Are you ok?

The tunnel collapsed.

I'm trapped.

I just...

It's getting really...

[Exhales]

Hard to breathe!

You are going to be ok.

I need you to tell me everything that you see.

Rocks, and water, and-- and your bow.

You see my quiver?!

Wait! Yeah, yes, I have it! I have it.

How many arrows are in it?

There's a bunch of them.

There should be one with a metallic head that's bigger than the rest of them.

Do you see it?

Why do I need this?

Because it's an explosive arrow.

And you're going to fire it.

Do you want to save me some time and energy?

Then tell me where I can find Felicity Smoak.

I have been aching to put a bullet in her smug little face ever since the day--

Oh, I really thought the airbags were going to go off.

[Groaning]

Thanks for the help.

Any word from Oliver?

Dig...

What do you think, hit her again?

Go, go, go, go, go, go, go!

[Tires squealing]

Get out! Get out!

Get out!

Reports are coming in from all over the city.

Starling General is preparing for possible casualties.

Power is out south of Harbor Boulevard.

Governor. Governor.

Sending in the National Guard at this point will only cause mass hysteria.

Trust me and my police force.

We have this situation under control.

Mr. Mayor.

D.A. Spencer.

What is going on?

There are men in masks tearing through the city.

Yes, I know. And we're doing everything we can.

The SCPD have already mobilized.

No, the police force, they're not equipped to handle this.

You don't understand.

I have never seen anything like this before.

These--the men in masks, it--it's like they're not human.

Not human?

Kate, do you even hear yourself?

Look, I know you're scared, but you need to pull yourself together.

Starling City needs both of us thinking clearly right now.

How are you so calm?

Because I know we're going to get through this.

And when we do, Starling City will be stronger and better for it.

Can I count on you?

I need you with me on this.

Mm-hmm.

Good.

Then let's save the city together.

Are you far enough away from the debris to avoid the blast?

Laurel: I don't know!

What if I can't shoot that far?

The bow's a hybrid compound, Laurel.

It's going to do all the work for you.

All I need you to do...

Just aim at the middle of the debris.

Take a deep breath.

Center your feet.

Left hand on the bow.

Place the arrow on the drawstring.

Ok, ok, ok, ok, ok.

All right, I want you to pull back on the drawstring.

And keep your left arm straight.

Ok?

You count to three and then you just let go.

You can do this.

1, 2...

3!

Nice shot.

Diggle, you there?

Yeah, Oliver, we hear you.

We're coming up.

Sara's gone.

Slade must have taken her.

Chert.

[Ping]

What's that?

It's sonar.

I was monitoring the "Amazo."

She's moving.

We have one torpedo left, right?

Da.

Could you rig it to fire in a straight line?

I'm discovering capacity to do many things I never thought I would do.

I need you to get the sub close enough to the freighter so that I can swim over.

Well, then, what do you need torpedo for?

If Sara and I aren't back in an hour...

You're going to sink the "Amazo."

[All yelling]

Freeze!

[Gunshots]

Who are you?

I'm her father.


Arrow
Season 2 Episode 22
Streets of Fire
Original Air Date on May 7, 2014


Laurel: Dad!

Laurel, thank God.

Are you safe?

I am now.

I'm with the Arrow.

Well, that's-- that's good.

Now listen, something tells me he's got work to do.

I want you off the streets.

Yeah.

Laurel, please, keep low, keep out of sight, all right?

Dad, I know, you don't have to worry...about me.

[Sirens, helicopters]

You ok?

Oliver: Yeah.

You?

Isabel attacked Dig so I hit her with the van.

Slade's army.

He has at least 50 men out there, all like him.

They're everywhere.

We need to stop them.

We might have a way.

S.T.A.R. Labs called.

They have a cure.

There's a courier en route.

Where is it?

[Cell phone rings, man gasping]

Hello?

Hey, it's Felicity Smoak.

Where are you?

Fourth street, I think. I don't know what happened.

A guy in a hockey mask came out of nowhere and attacked my car.

Please help me.

Stay where you are.

I can't move even if I wanted to.

I think my leg's broken.

You should go.

Laurel, I'm not leaving you out here in the middle of this.

The precinct, it's in the other direction.

I'll be fine.

No.

I don't need you right now.

Everyone else does.

So go.

Go save the city.

Hey!

You still there?

Yeah, I'm here.

I pinged your phone.

On our way.

Please hurry.

Find him.

[sirens, helicopter]

In the last five minutes, SCPD has had over 200 reports of masked men attacking the city.

[Tires squealing]

Should have gone with Laurel and made sure she got to the precinct.

She'll be with her father, she'll be fine.

She will, Oliver.

All right.

We are 10 meters away from the freighter.

But still, this is sumassed shitty crazy.

Crazy. You cannot even be certain that Wilson has her.

You're a good man, Anatoly.

If this is good-bye, be safe.

I will see you soon.

You and Sara.

I meant what I said.

If we're not back in an hour, you sink the freighter and get yourself home.

I think maybe I prefer Bahamas.

Oliver.

I don't know if we will see each other again.

But know that you have made friend for life.

If there is anything you need, it does not matter what...

You have only to ask.

Prochnost, my friend.

Proch--prochnost.

Prochnost--proch--

I also teach you to speak Russian.

[Murmuring in Russian]

Listen up. We're going to establish a perimeter with check-points at 5th and Adams, 2nd and Kingsley. We got to create a safe zone, you hear me?

Who the hell are these guys?

These guys are the enemy.

They're attacking innocents at random, creating mayhem and chaos.

We need to put them down.

Lieutenant-- now!

Listen to me, these guys, have you seen them?

Huh? You seen these guys?

They do not go down!

We got to call in the National Guard.

That's a call for the mayor.

And he hasn't made that yet.

And he won't.

Mayor Blood let this happen.

What?

Trust me.

Blood's behind this.

Look, even if I believe you...

I don't have that kind of authority.

Well, in an emergency, the chief of police does, so get him on the line.

Chief's dead.

[Sighs] Well, then...

There's only one more guy we can call.

You're not going to like it.

The Vigilante.

The Arrow.

Lieutenant, I know he's breaking the law.

But what we're up against, it's not about the law.

It's about survival.

We got masks tearing our city to pieces, and we're going to need a mask to stop 'em.

Make the call.

Ok, let's do it.

One more thing-- you know more about what's going on over everyone else I got.

I need you making decisions and leading these men...

Detective.

[Grunting and gasping]

Follow me. I can get you to safety.

Sara...

[crying]

Woman: We lost contact with our reporter on the streets, but we have over two dozen confirmed sightings of masked men attacking numerous municipal locations.

Officials are asking that you stay indoors...

[All screaming, clanging, electricity flickering]

[Gasping]

Stop!

No, no, no!

Enough!

This isn't part of the plan!

Sebastian?!

I am mayor of Starling City, and I order you to let her go.

I don't take orders from you.

No...

[Sirens]

Diggle: Any word from Thea? Is she safe?

She decided to leave Starling before the attacks started.

Just under two miles to the bridge. And the courier.

[Cell phone rings]

It's for you.

[Voice disguised]

What is it, Detective?

How can we help you?

We?

The Starling City police force is standing with you on this one.

We need help containing the soldiers.

We're working something and it may stop them but we need more time.

We can do that. Whatever you're doing, good luck.

For all our sakes.

This is the only street that feeds into the bridge.

[Tires squealing]

Floor it!

Hold on!

[Tires squealing]

[Groaning] Dig?

Diggle!

Yeah, yeah.

Is she breathing?

Felicity!

Yeah, yeah.

Then we have to get out of here.

Yeah, I'm on it.

[Grunting]

Thea!

I'm not here to hurt you.

Why should I believe you?

You're a murderer!

Terrorist, and psychopath!

I don't expect you to understand what I've done.

Not now.

Not without more time to explain.

How are you even alive?

Why are you here?

I heard what happened to your mother.

I needed to make sure you were all right.

I needed to see my daughter.

I am not your daughter!

You're nothing to me!

And I want nothing from you.

Do you understand?

Yes. But right now, you need my help.

My protection.

You have no idea, Thea, how dangerous it is out there.

The city is falling. At least let me take you to safety.

They say Nero sang as he watched Rome burn.

Now I understand why.

If only Shado were here to witness this.

Who's Shado?

What the hell is going on?

One of your juiced-up jack boots just killed my entire office staff, and snapped the district attorney's neck!

And?

And.

And I never agreed to this!

You were supposed to call off your dogs.

That was your plan, Mr. Blood, not mine.

We had a deal.

And do you feel that I've not lived up to my end of it?

Those are innocent people.

Dying out there.

You do not need to kill them.

Yes, I do!

I made a promise to someone once, and I will uphold it.

So this really is all about you just trying to hurt Oliver Queen.

I vowed to him that I would take away everything and everyone he loves.

And he loves this city.

But this city...

It's mine, too.

Not anymore.

As of tomorrow night, it'll be nothing but rubble, ash, and death.

A land only good for one thing.

Graves.

Oh, my God.


Sara...

Where have you been?

Doesn't matter.

Why did you come back?

I don't know.

There isn't anything here for me.

[Sirens in distance]

Your family's here.

You don't know, Laurel, about me.

About who I am and who I've become.

I know you're a hero.

I'm not a hero...

Laurel.

I am the furthest thing from it.

I am "Ta-er Sah-fer."

That was my new name.

Because the woman that I was...

The girl that I was, was gone.

I'm not going to pretend that I've been through anything that you have.

One thing that I've learned in the past year is that these things...

They don't break us.

They make us who we are.

And what I am... is irredeemable.

What was that word you said before?

Ta-er Sah-fer.

What does that mean?

It means "The Canary."

If you're so far gone and so irredeemable...

Then why would they know you by such a beautiful name?

Ollie! Ollie!

Ollie, Ollie, Ollie!

Thank God!

Ollie, Ollie...

Come with me.

All right, come with me.

The sub is right alongside the freighter.

You just need to swim, ok?

Ok.

Ok, what are you doing?

[Sighs] I can't leave yet.

Ollie, come on.

The cure.

No!

I can't--I can't leave Slade behind.

I'm not just going to--

I'm not just going to write him off.

We injected him with the Mirakuru.

But it was me...

Ollie.

I chose you over Shado.

I--I just--I just want to go home.

I just want to see my family, Ollie.

[Murmuring]

Come on, please!

I need to do this.

I need to save my friend.

I need to at least try.

Get to the sub.

Get safe.

Not without you.

Sara...

Come on.

[Cell phone rings]

It's Dad.

Hello?

Laurel, baby, where are you?

55th and Alfred-- there were a few roadblocks.

But you're ok?

Yeah. Sara's with me.

Right. Ok. Listen, stay there, both of you.

I'm on my way.

I can walk.

Where is he?

The cell phone GPS says he should be within a 500-foot radius.

I'll call him.

[Cell phone rings]

Hey, where are you?

We're here, where are you?

Honk your horn.

Cool. Hold on.

[Horn honking]

Wait! I can see your feet.

You're standing right outside my car.

That's not us.

[Screaming]

Oh, no!

It's gone.

Woman on TV: The situation has intensified as officials struggle to contain this historic assault gripping our city.

Mr. Wilson. Is this what you're looking for?

Yes, it is.

Felicity: I just got off the phone with Cisco at S.T.A.R. Labs...

Diggle: The cure they sent us was all they had.

And they used all the Mirakuru that we gave them, so they can't make more.

We can't stop Slade's men without the cure.

We'll find another way.

There is no other way!

Diggle, the foundry's been compromised and we need to get Roy out of there.

I'm on it.

Oliver: I didn't know, Felicity.

Five years ago, I was a completely different person.

And I had...

No idea that something like this was even...

Possible. I couldn't have imagined.

When you and Diggle brought me back to Starling City, I made a vow to myself that I would never let anything like the Undertaking happen again.

What's happening now is not your fault.

Yes, it is.

I have failed this city.

Yao Fei.

Shado.

Tommy.

My father, my mother.

All that I have ever wanted to do is honor those people.

You honor the dead by fighting.

And you are not done fighting!

Malcolm Merlyn, the Count, the Clock King, the Triad--everyone who is trying to hurt this city, you stopped them.

And you will stop Slade.

I don't know how.

Neither do I.

But I do know two things.

You are not alone.

And I believe in you.

Where's Dad?

He should be here by now.

You should get to a better vantage point.

Woman: Somebody help!

Please, help!

Please!

Stay here.

Someone help!

Please help!

Someone help!

Please!

My daughter is still inside, I couldn't get to her!

[Screaming]

Don't, it's too dangerous!

Laurel!

Dad!

Are you hurt?

No, I'm fine.

I'm ok.

My daughter's still inside, I couldn't get to her!

Dad!

Delta Charlie 52 to Central, copy!

Delta Charlie 52 to Central, copy!

Delta Charlie 52 to Central, please copy me, now!

Delta Charlie 52 to Central...

Dad.

My baby, my baby!

[Coughing]

Oh, my baby.

Who was that?

That's the Canary.

Thea, please, come with me.

I don't want anything to do with you.

I don't want to even see you!

Stay behind me.

You're out of arrows.

You're not!

[Cell phone vibrating]

Oliver...

This is your phone.

[Vibrating continues]

What do you want?

Same thing you do, Oliver.

To save this city before it's too late.

It's already too late.

You were right about Slade Wilson.

I should have listened to you.

But I'm here now and I can help you.

Oliver: Why should I trust you?

Because, Oliver...

I have the Mirakuru cure.

How much venom do we have to keep him under?

Two hours, maybe.

Let's go.

Hey.

I need you to stay with Roy.

Ok.

Oliver, John-- um, maybe this is obvious, but are we sure this isn't a trap?

No.

I'm just saying, if you guys don't come back alive, I'm going to be really pissed.

[Helicopter hovering in distance]

As a young boy, I was plagued by nightmares.

Every night, I would wake up in a cold sweat, frightened and alone.

It was my father's face that haunted me.

And this is how I saw him.

The embodiment of desperation and despair.

I made this mask to conquer my fears.

And remind myself why I fight, every day, to give this city's most desperate a chance.

All I ever wanted to do was help people, Oliver.

Then help me believe.

Where is the cure?

Slade Wilson will not rest until he honors the promise that he made you.

I won't be so easy to kill once we level the playing field.

He's not interested in killing you.

Not until he's taken away everything and everyone you love.

After he murdered my mother, he said one more person had to die.

Whoever you love the most.

I hope you can beat him with this.

For all our sakes.

And when this is over, I promise you...

I will do everything in my power to rebuild Starling City.

And I won't just make it what it was.

I will make it better.

Like I always planned.

You really think...

After everything that's happened, after what you've done, that they'll still let you be mayor?

Why not?

No one knows that I've done anything except try to save this city.

And if you tell anyone about my mask, I will tell them about yours.

Do what you have to, Sebastian.

I got to get back to it.

Hey.

Are you guys ok?

Yeah.

Are you ok?

Officer: You wouldn't believe it-- a blonde in a mask ran out of a burning building with a kid in her arms.

It was the bravest thing I've ever seen.

That woman's a hero.

You gave it to him, didn't you?

I did what I thought was necessary.

Don't worry, I'll tell Slade.

[Dialing]

[Telephone rings]

Does he still have the cure?

No.

Slade, you betrayed--

Good-bye, Mr. Blood.

[Gasping]

I loved this city.

Why does every secret formula have to be a color?

Whatever happened to good, old-fashioned clear?

All right, so if we inject one of Slade's soldiers with this...

According to S.T.A.R. Labs, it will counteract the effects.

Assuming they got the recipe right.

We need to test it.

We can't.

Treat Roy like some kind of lab rat?

Felicity...

What if it doesn't work?

What if it kills him?

What if he wakes up and kills us?

We need to know.

One way or the other.

Go lock the other door.

Ok.

Sara, where does Ivo keep his safe?

It's, uh, by his books.

Oliver...

Slade: What are you looking for, kid?

This?

Reporter: A whole area of the country...

Detective Lance.

Yeah?

What's going on?

What is it?

Woman on TV: You're watching live footage of an army convoy arriving on the outskirts of the city to restore order.

Looks like the cavalry's here, finally.

Maybe.

What do you mean?

Well, they're taking up positions in the bridges and tunnels.

Quentin: Well, those are the only ways into the city.

Yeah, and the only ways out.

A buddy of mine in military intelligence once told me the army isn't always the army.

But it's clearly the military.

The trucks, the uniforms.

Except the nearest army base is at Monument Point, which is 300 miles from here.

So how could they mobilize to Starling City so fast?

Ok. So if that isn't the army, who the hell are they?

I'm sorry.

I can't.

[Cell phone rings]

It's Lance. Detective.

Are you near him?

Yes.

Are you near a TV?

Yes.

Turn it on.

[Cell phone vibrates]

How did you get this number?

Oliver: Amanda.

What are you doing?

I'm not sure what you mean.

Amanda, the troops taking up position at the city's exits-- they're not army, they're A.R.G.U.S.

Those are your men.

So you tell me what you're up to.

Amanda!

Slade's followers are a clear and present danger.

I cannot allow them to escape the city.

They need to be contained...

By any means necessary.

You can't.

They're a drone en route carrying six GBU/43-B bombs, enough fire power to level the city.

There are over half a million people in this city.

576,000.

None of whom deserve to die.

But I have to think about the people in every city.

You once told me that Mirakuru made a man virtually unstoppable.

What could happen to this country, this world, if I don't end this here and now?

Listen to me.

I have the cure.

I can stop Slade and his men.

I can't take the chance you'll fail, Oliver.

Amanda, I just need more time.

I'm sorry.

You have until dawn.

And then Starling City is a crater.

[Groaning]

If you're going to use that, you'll want to click the safety off.

I'll shoot you.

I will!

I can see it in your eyes.

My eyes.

They're just like mine.

Both of them filled with pain and anger, because those we loved were ripped from us.

I lost my name, my wife...

Tommy.

Shut up!

You're all I have left in this world, and you've lost everything, too.

Thea.

But you still have a father.

You still have--

[gunshots]

[thud]