05x08 - Invasion!

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Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed d*ad when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
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05x08 - Invasion!

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Oliver: Previously on "Arrow" and "Flash"...

Flash: Guys, this isn't a meteor.

Lyla: We've been calling them the Dominators.

We learned they were abducting humans to gather Intel about us.

If they decide to att*ck, no m*llitary can stop them.

You can't do this alone.

I don't plan to.

Barry: Guys, thanks for coming.

Barry, I thought you were bringing an alien.

This is my friend Kara Danvers-- Supergirl.

Call Lyla, tell her these Dominators aren't here peacefully.

[Oliver panting]

Woman: So... How was your run?

You know how it was I told you about in the shower.

Here you go.

How could I forget?

Dinah Laurel Lance...

Will you marry me?

I think I already answered that question.


Ok. Time to get ready.

My sister will be here soon.

♪ Arrow 5x08 ♪
Original Air Date on November 30, 2016

Any word from Felicity?

Only that Oliver, John, and Thea have been abducted by aliens.

She actually made that sound normal.

I've got every traffic cam from here to Central City looking for them.

Yeah, like traffic cams are gonna help against alien invaders.

You know what? It'll probably help than you trying to pretend to be Oliver Queen.

Nothing to pretend about.

Got to keep in shape so when these E.T.s show up I can kick their collective asses.

Yeah. You'll have better luck on the salmon ladder.

My whole life, I've waited to see a sign of intelligent life.

Now that I'm seeing it, they're not intelligent at all.

They're just mean. I can't believe it.

Felicity: Try to start.

Guys, this is Cisco Ramon of Star Labs.

Curtis. Big fan.

Rene Ramirez.

Rory Regan.

Ok. Curtis, you're tall.

Rene and Rory.

That's two Rorys I know now.

The other one, he's a douche, though.

You're not a douche, are you?


Ok. Good. I just had to make sure, right?

Guys, we have to find Oliver and company, and I'm not talking about the cherished Disney animated film starring Billy Joel, ok?

I'm talking--I got to Vibe, all right?

I need something to Vibe off of, something personal.

I got one of his old bows here somewhere.

[Scottish accent] That'll do.

Curtis: Um, for those of us who don't know you as well--not me because I feel like we're best friends, we've known each other for a long time--

Uh, what are you going to do exactly?

Oh, right. Uh, I'm about to Vibe.

It's this thing I do where, uh, I touch something.

I--I can not only see the past.

I can see the future, but most importantly, I can see where people are.

Rene: So you're one of them... Metahuman?

Yeah. Don't sound too excited about it.

Ok. So this is it.

Just--just please don't break it any more than it is already broken.

Ok. Cool.


I saw them.

They're in some kind of stasis, like a ship.

It's, uh, a little "alien," a little "Star Trek"-- J.J. Abrams style-- and a whole lot of tech.

You said tech!

Yes, I said tech.

It's an alien spaceship, Felicity.

These guys aren't amateurs.

Yeah, but--but--

Curtis: I think where she's going is if we had some we might be able to download some Intel off it, like, including everyone's location.


Hold, please.

Yes. That's what I meant.

Thank you.

Of course.

Always got my back.

Of course I do.

What about this?

I took it off the Dominator ship that crashed in Central City.

You what?!

We're gonna hack alien tech.

This is seriously the best day of my entire life!

Oliver: You didn't have to get me a gift, Speedy.

It's just a little prerehearsal dinner gesture.

Well, little is right.

It's called a Hozen.

It symbolizes reconnecting, like you did with Laurel.

Thea, it's a rock.

It's a very thoughtful gesture from your amazingly loving sister.

Thank you.

Yeah. That's better.

Well, what's going on here?

Thea gave me a rock.


Ha ha ha!

Let's go, champ.

You got a 6:00 appointment at the tailor's, got to fight traffic.

Oh, dad, you know I'm not much of a fighter.

Thea: Tell that to the paparazzi you punched.

10 years ago.


Moira: Might as well be a lifetime.

You're practically a completely different person.

You both are.

Don't start crying again, mama.

Just save all the tears for the actual wedding.

I think what your mother's trying to say is that both of us feel blessed to have watched the two of you grow up.

Whoa! Sweet reflexes.

Laurel: God.

How much luggage did you bring?

Thank you.

What, do you think you're moving in?

Oh! I wish.

Ha ha ha!

I miss you.

I miss you, too.

This is beautiful.


Ollie got it for me.

Is it a bird?

It's a canary.


It's just that I missed you.

Robert: The tux is a good look on you.

Never really felt like my thing.

Maybe you'd be more comfortable in a suit and tie.

Dad, come on.

I get sworn in as mayor in less than two months.

I don't have time to find a replacement CEO for Queen Consolidated.

What about, um, Walter Steele?

The board won't back him.

Besides, QC is a family company.

It should stay in the family.

Dad, I want to-- I want to make my own name.

I don't just want to rely on yours.

Oliver, if you don't do it, the board's gonna push to accept Ray Palmer's buyout offer.



I don't know.

Excuse me.

Excuse yourself.

Watches, wallets, phones.

What, are you deaf, trying to catch a b*llet?

Take it easy.

I'll sh**t your ass right here.


Get away from him.

You want a piece of this?


Are you all right?


Uh, yeah, yeah.

You could have been k*lled.

Why would do a thing like that?

Thea: Wow. Mom is totally gonna freak out.

That's probably why she doesn't need to know.

Yeah. She probably wouldn't believe the part about the guy in the hood anyway, so...

Actually, your brother was the one who came to my rescue first.

You're quite the hero, son.


Laurel: Oh, my God!

I heard what happened.

Are you ok?

Yeah. Hey. Hey, hey.

I'm fine, I'm fine.

Oliver? Oliver, are you ok?

No. I'm fine.

I'm--probably just need some air.

I'm gonna-- I'll see you at the restaurant.


I'm so conflicted.

You know, on the one hand, I get to hack actual extraterrestrial technology, but on the other hand, E.T.s are real, but unfortunately, they're dickwads who are gonna k*ll us.

Don't worry. It's gonna work out.

You're not gonna tell me God has a plan, are you?


Look. I respect your religion and all.

I just find it a little hard to believe that there's some divine plan to the universe which also includes space monsters.

What's that?

I like to call it my 3PO processor.

[As C-3PO] I am fluent in over 6 million forms of communication.

And it speaks Dominator?

I didn't specifically program it for that, but in my defense, I didn't know the Dominators even existed.

Let's see if it works.


I feel like Elliot in "E.T."

"It's working, it's working!"

Your tech guy quotes movies, huh?


Real original.


Oh, no, no, no, no, no!

No, no, no no!

Rene: What happened?

We made an idiot move. That's what happened.

Hss! Agh!

We tried to plug human tech into a Dominator power source.

Of course it overloaded!

We need a regulator, ok, something that can handle the Dominator juice.

Van Horn Industries was working on a prototype for NASA over a year ago.

Maybe they perfected it by now.

Oh, yeah. They perfected it all right, so much so somebody's already stolen it.

According to SCPD reports, it's doctor named Laura Washington.

Doctor? That doesn't make any sense.

It does if she's been artificially augmenting herself with stolen technology because why would the universe make anything easy?

It says here implants give her enhanced strength, stamina, and electricity-based powers.

Well, that's nothing we can't handle.

That's everything we can't handle.

Come on, Felicity. I mean, this might be our only chance to find Oliver and everyone else.

That's why I'm calling in reinforcements.


[Quentin whistling]

Oh, hey!

Captain Lance.

Hey. I was just on my way out.

Uh, do you have a minute for me?

Yeah, actually, I should have called you earlier.

Detective Hilton told me about what happened tonight.

You ok?

Oh, yeah.

My--my dad and I are fine.

Good, good. Well, we got the guy in custody.

Because of the guy with the bow and arrow?

Yeah, yeah. We've been calling him the Hood.

Some kind of vigilante.

Uh, if I've got the time right, your rehearsal dinner is practically now.



Do you have any leads on who the...


Might be or...

This is the last thing you should be thinking about the night before your wedding, or is that what's going on here?

What do you mean?

You getting cold feet?

No, not at all, I promise.

Good because I would hate to have to sh**t you for breaking my girl's heart, right?

The paperwork would be hell.

In truth, I'm probably a little bit more... shaken up by the whole mugging than maybe I thought.

Well, you know, I got just the thing to fix that.

A few drinks at your rehearsal dinner.

I'm buying. Come on.

Yeah, actually...

Uh, Captain Lance, I'll--I'll meet you there.

You sure?

Yeah. I'll see you there.

Actually, uh, Oliver, something-- something--something I want to say.

You know, um, when you and Laurel were, uh, kids, you know, teenagers, I--well, let's face it.

I didn't like you much.

Heh. I thought you were a rich, entitled punk.

I was.

But since then, Oliver, you have grown into a hell of a man, the kind of guy I'm proud to have as my son-in-law.

Thank you, Captain Lance.

All right.

See you at that dinner.

I'll see you there.

All right.


Laurel: He's not coming.

Sara: Don't worry. He'll be here.

I don't know.

You know Ollie's never been on time for anything in his entire life.

You didn't see him earlier.

He had this look on his face like-- like he was backing out.

No way. He loves you.

He just--he looked like everything that he knew was wrong.

I'm pretty sure that every guy has that look the night before their wedding.


You know, there was a time when I thought the two of you would-- would actually hook up.

You know I prefer girls.



Ah. Ms. Lance. Hi. I'm Ray Palmer, a business associate of Oliver's father.

I just wanted to say congratulations.

Laurel: Thank you. It's really nice to meet you.

Uh, this is-- this is my sister Sara.

Have we met before?

Sara: Ray!

No. I think I'd remember.

You just...seem very familiar.

Excuse us.


Are you sure you prefer girls?

He was hot.

Oh, wow.

What the hell?!


We have an unauthorized entry!

What are you doing here?


How did you find this place?

My name is Oliver Queen.

I know who you are!

Everybody knows who you are.

How did you find this place?

Better question is why.

He's getting married tomorrow.

Get out.


Get out!

Wait, wait, wait.

No one can know my secret.

Your name is John.

What'd you say?

Your name... is John Diggle.

Oliver: Ha ha ha!

John, voice-over: My brother needed me.




No. No.

No! No! No, no, no!

Bad idea.

How do you know all this?

I think--I think we've met before when you were my bodyguard.

Heh. And you think I'm funny.

You're thinking of my brother Andy. He's in personal security.

You were in the m*llitary.

105th airborne out of Kandahar.

Did a lot of things back then I'm not proud of.

I came back here to...

Atone, I guess.

Uh, John, stranger danger.

Might want to ease up on the info dump.
Felicity Smoak?


This isn't right.

I don't think that any of... of this is right.

I don't think that you're the Green Arrow...

And I don't think Andy's alive.

John, I think you k*lled him.


Felicity: Oh, I hate being right all the time.

Listen to me. You're having some kind of psychotic break.

Go back to your family, your fiancée, and your fancy house!

And you're gonna forget about all of this!


Felicity's right.

You've got everything, everything, man!

Stop trying to throw it all away.

You should have taken him up on his offer to carry you.

It was awesome.

Rene: Nobody's carrying me anywhere.

Rory: It's so cool Felicity reached out.

It's awesome to meet you.

Yeah. Well, wait till you meet her.

Kara: Hi, everyone!

Oh, I had enough of this.

Barry: Yo. You want some company?

Not really.

Ok. Um, so what exactly is it you've had enough of?

Nothing. I just didn't know there were flying metahumans now.

Kara: No sign of Washington.

Yeah. Uh, Supergirl's not a meta.

She's an alien.

Oh, I'm one of the good ones.

There are no good ones.

Hey. What's your damage, man?

My damage is that people like you two have the power of gods, yet you think you can make the world a better place just by putting on a fancy costume.

No. We--we think we make the world a better place because w--well, we do.


Look around. Moment he showed up, metas start appearing everywhere.

Now you show up, and we get aliens.

Superpowers are evil, man, and I don't want anything to do with them or with either of you.

[Energy buzzing]

[Electricity crackles]

Moira: Thea, you have grown into the most beautiful young woman.

It's just a bridesmaid's dress, Mom.

No one actually looks good in one.

Well, you do.

You look fulfilled.

Yeah. I don't know about that one, Mom, but I--I do know I have never been happier.


And I love you, Mom.


Heh heh.

My baby girl. Mmm.

Heh heh heh.

Ok. We're gonna wrinkle the dress.

Well, I really don't care.

Oh. Ha ha!

Ha ha ha!

Thea: No! Oh, oh!


Are you ok?


Laurel, I--

Don't you know it's bad luck to see the bride before the wedding?

Or skip out on the rehearsal dinner?

I--I know. I said I was sorry.

In a text.

Sara, can you give us a few minutes, please?


You're lucky I'm not a trained assassin or anything.


Oh, wow.

You, um-- you look beautiful.

I called you over 20 times last night.

I can't explain last night.

I just...

Today--today, I want to marry you.

Well, that's good because there are guests here.

No, not with guests, not in a few hours.

Now. Laurel, I need to-- I need to get out of here.

I--we can elope.


I'm being serious. I don't know what's going on with me right now.

I just know that I want to be with you as quickly as humanly possible.

What is going on with you?

I--last night, somebody reminded me that I have everything...

And I don't want to give it up.

I'm afraid that I'm gonna give it up.

Well, that's very sweet of you, but we have over 200 guests coming, and your parents, they've spent a fortune on this wedding.

I know, and I'm-- I'm sorry if this is confusing or if I'm scaring you, but the only thing in the world that makes sense to me right now is that I love you, and I'm gonna take that job at Queen Consolidated, and I swear to God I'm gonna work every single day to be the man you fell in love with.

[Knock on door]

Sorry about the interruption.

The Russian lady downstairs told me to come right up.

You got a minute to talk?

I'll be right back.

Oliver: Now what happened to I should just go back to my life?

Look. Have you been getting out into the city lately, seeing maybe a particular building that shouldn't be there?

Smoak Technologies.


Yeah, when I was with my dad, I--I saw it, and it felt, uh--

It felt wrong.


Felicity Smoak says she never owned a building or a company.

I don't know what's going on here, but when you left, I started having these, uh--

Visions, right? Like, um-- uh, memory flashes.

I'm getting them, too.

John, what is happening to us?

I have no idea. I've seen some weird things in the Stan, even stranger things as the Hood, but this--

Look. When you left, I tried to draw one of these, uh, memory flashes, as you call them.

Never been much of an artist, but this is what I came up with.

What hell?

I don't know.

Been remembering things.

It's like they're dreams but they're not, John.

I don't think that any of this is real.

We're real, but whatever's playing these head games with us, I don't think it's fully working.

Are you sure?

Because the Queen's Gambit-- they've put me into a world where I never got on my father's boat.

Oliver, I don't know if these are memories or feelings, but I think you're a hero, and I don't think it's because of any boat.

These head games aren't over.

They are gonna push back against whatever we do.

Push back?

Like how?

Like that.


How did I do that?

All right. This is hard to explain.

Well, start trying.

We think--we think we're in some sort of shared hallucination.

What? That's crazy.

I mean, not as crazy as me knowing Kung Fu, but it is definitely up there.

That wasn't Kung Fu. That was Jete Kune Do, and I think that you learned it in a spot called Nanda Parbat.

Nothing you are saying is making sense.

None of this makes sense.

All right, Sara. What is the last thing you remember?

I don't know.

I mean, before you came here yesterday.

What is the last thing that you remember?

You remembered something. Come on.

Sara, come on, concentrate...

[Echoing] Concentrate.

There was a fight.

It was 5 of us, and then-- and then we were taken.

John: Taken where?

I don't know.

Well, all right. There were 5 of us.

Who were the other two?

Ray Palmer and--and Thea.

I mean, if this is some kind of dream or shared hallucination, then how do we wake up?

By getting out of here.

The Smoak Technologies building.

Maybe the reason why that place seems so strange is because that's the way we get out of here...

Wherever here is.

What do you want?

You stole something from Van Horn Industries.

You mean this?

Yeah. Hand it over.

Or what?

I'll take it from you.

I doubt that.

You want to give up?

I'm just getting started.

So am I.

Rory: That was awesome.

There's the regulator.

She seems pretty attached to it. Heh heh.

Maybe just remove it.


Rene: Thanks for the save.

Is that all you have to say?

I don't do apologies, sweetheart...

But if superpowers are a thing, it's good there are guys like you to help the world.

You know, the green guy would have kicked my ass if I talked to him like that.

Oh, yeah. Yeah. We know. Yep.

Thea: It's too bad Tommy couldn't make it, though.

Well, they've got him working triple shifts at the hospital these days.

Besides, Chicago isn't exactly next door.

I can't believe he's a doctor now.

Well, he says the same thing about you, miss entrepreneur.

Yeah, I don't think running Verdant makes me an entrepreneur.

No, but it makes you successful.

Your father should be very proud of the woman you've grown into.

Ray, I need to talk to you.

Sara...Right? H-hi.

Um, this is my fiancée Felicity Smoak.

Hi. Nice to meet you. Oh, you're Laurel's sister, right?

Yeah. Can I steal him for a second?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Ok.

Ray, doesn't this all feel weird to you?

A little.

I need you to think.

She's not my fiancée.

My fiancée's name is Anna--or was.

What's happening?

You're remembering.

Oliver: Hey.

Robert: Son, don't you think you should be getting your tuxedo on?

Are you all right, Oliver?

I just need to speak with Thea.

Robert: I think I saw her talking to Malcolm over by the ice sculpture.


Son...I think you need to clam down.

We both do.

You're acting terribly strange.

Your mother and I are concerned that if you keep up this unstable behavior that is not going to finish well.

That is not going to finish well.


I'm just saying.

Laurel, the company.

This is your life now.

No, it isn't.


I'm so--I'm sorry.

Robert: Ollie, Ollie.


She knows, Ollie.

She knows, and she doesn't want to go.

The better question is why would you want to?

Because none of this is real.

It's real enough, ok?

It's--it's better than our real lives.

In--in this life, Laurel is alive, my parents are alive.

But those are not your parents.

They remember the only lullaby that would actually work to put me to sleep.

They remember every day of my life, ok?

They even smell like them, Ollie--

They're not them, Thea.

I want them to be, but...

But they're not.

Where are John and Ray?

They're waiting outside.

Give us a few minutes.

We can't stay here, Speedy, no matter how much we want to.

We can't.

Why not?

What is waiting for us, wherever we are right now?

Nothing. Nothing but pain and s-suffering.

Thea, we have responsibilities.

We have people who count on us.

There's Flash and--and Supergirl and--and people with actual powers now.

Whatever needs to be done, they can handle it.

We--we finally have a chance to be happy.

I mean, why--why can't you just for a second accept that maybe this is your reward for all of the sacrifices you have made?

I didn't make those sacrifices for a reward, Thea.

I did what I did because I thought it was right...

And seeing all this, it has just-- it has shown me that there is still so much more to do, so please, I'm begging you to come with me because I cannot do it alone.


I can't lose them again.

I can't lose my family.

Ok. Ok. All right.

I want you to be well, I want you to be happy.

I love you, Thea.


John: Where's Thea?

Thea's staying.

Have you explained to Ray what we have to do?

Yeah. Apparently, we have to get to an office tower that my non-fiancée doesn't own, which is a little strange.

All that coming from a guy who's been having memories that he's able to shrink.

Well, whatever we're doing, we have to do it fast because whatever the Dominators have done to us, they would have built in safeguards.

They're probably manifestations from our memories designed to keep us here.

Ohh! Agh!

Agh! Unh!

They're not real.

Thea: They certainly look real.

Let's not get into that right now.



Yeah. I had a change of heart, ok?

Like I said, I can't lose my family again.

Malcolm: Your father's still alive, Thea.

Your real father at least.

Unfortunately, this is gonna be a little less satisfying for me than k*lling your sister.





Laurel: Ollie?

Sara, Sara, what's going on here?

Laurel, look. I can't explain, but I have to go.

We have to go.

What? No. No. Whatever it is, we can fix it.

Look. We can't.

Some things you just can't fix.

Ollie, Ollie, Ollie, what's happening.

I'm sorry.

The person you fell in love with...

That's not me, and I never deserved that love...

And you always deserved better.



I love you.

I love you.

Don't--don't go!




Ok, John. What now?

Guys, I don't think that belongs there.

Ok. That's either the way out of here, or we got to click our heels together 3 times and say, "There's no place like home."

And if that doesn't work?

It has to work.

He's running out of time.

Come on.

Moira, voice-over: You're never without me, my beautiful boy.

There's nothing else to say except I could not be more proud of you.

Become someone else. Become something else.

Felicity, voice-over: You honor the d*ad by fighting, and you are not done fighting!

Tommy, voice-over: I know I called you a m*rder, but you are not.

You are a hero.

Roy, voice-over: You saved my life. You gave me purpose.

This time, we had to save you.

Laurel, voice-over: I know who you are in your bones, Oliver, and that person doesn't give up!

Robert, voice-over: This is your responsibility now.

Thea: Ohh. Oh, God.

Where are we?

You all right?

Yeah. It may not be real, but it still hurts like a son of a b*tch.

Ray: Uh, guys.

There's something you really need to see.

Rory: Any luck with the regulator we took off cyber-woman?

Phew. cyber-woman?

I think I'm starting to like you guys.

The regulator worked, but my translator did not.

The only thing I got back from the Dominator tech was soup.

Felicity: What? Well, no, no, no.

This--no. This just looks random.

It's not. It's Gematria.

Gematria is the numerology of--

Of the Torah. How did I not see that?

For the gentiles and those of us who actually had social lives in high school, what the hell are you talking about?

In Hebrew, each letter possesses a numerical value.

Gematria is the calculation of the numerical equivalents of letters, words, or phrases.

You mean, the Dominators' language is based off the Old Testament?

Or shares commonalities at least.

You wanted proof of a divine plan to the universe, right?

Felicity: Guys, I'm getting references to 5 Terran captives here, ok?

The signal's coming from--that's not possible.

3.127 latitude, 23.7987 longitude.

That doesn't make any sense.

Geographical coordinates don't have any negative numbers.

I mean, they do. Only when--

Oh, my God. I think I know where they are.

Klic-clac-to Nick-lava shack-too.

Nick-lava shoo-la.

Thea: Ok. So how do we find our way out of an alien spacecraft?

This way.

Even though it's an alien technology, certain principles of design are universal.

Or not.

Ray's right.

Certain principles of design are universal.

John: You think you can fly one of these things?

I'm hoping that between you, me, Ray, and Sara someone can fly one of these things.

Ok. Now what?

Oliver: Ray?

Um, now might be a good time to find the owner's manual.

[Computers beeping]

And mom said I wouldn't amount to anything if I didn't go to college.

Uh, I really hope you h*t autopilot because I don't see any controls on this thing.

Hold on! We got incoming!

Sara: How do you know?


Lucky guess?

We need to find a way to steer this thing, or we're not gonna last very long!

Oliver... Nice clothes.

Shopping at Alien Gap?

Not funny.

Well, lucky for you guys, the Waverider has a machine that replicates old clothes and w*apon.

Hi. I'm Nate Heywood.

Hi. Thea, and--and this is exactly twice as many spaceships as I ever thought I'd be on.

Well, actually, it's a time ship.

How'd you find us?

I didn't.

Your nerd army back on Earth did.

Sara: I'm gonna take Dig to the med bay, have Gideon fix him up.

John: Whoever Gideon is.

Thea: Oh...Get...Out!

Oliver: Thanks for the save.

Nate: No problem.

Ray: Except for all of our other problems.

Oliver: Like what, Ray?

Ray: After we woke up, I got a look at the tech the Dominators were using to keep us under.

They're using a neuromorphic interface similar to how I manipulate the atom suit.

Thea: And--and wait. What does that mean?

I--I think the shared hallucination was to keep our minds occupied while the Dominators--

Oliver: While the Dominators what?

Well, while they probed our subconscious.

I'm guessing looking for Intel.

Wait. Maybe they didn't choose us at random.

Maybe they chose us because we couldn't fight back.

Because none of you are metahumans.

Bigger question-- what Intel were they after?

What is their plan?

"Klic-clac-to Nick-lava shack-too."


It's what one of the Dominators said to another.

Heh. Sounds like the beginning of a not-so-funny joke, but, Gideon.

Gideon: Translating.

Thea: Did you ever think that our lives would really get this weird?

Gideon: The phrase loosely translates to "We are nearing completion of the w*apon."

What w*apon?

I'm afraid I have no idea, but I'm tracking the Dominator mothership you escaped from, and it appears to be on a direct course for Earth.
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