Things are starting to get interesting in both the present and future Star City. There are bad guys teaming up with the good, enemies becoming friends, and families getting bigger. Warning! There are some spoilers.
Felicity and Laurel seem to be changing their ways. In the episode, Diggle comes clean with Oliver and Felicity about working with Diaz. Felicity can’t believe he would work with the man who tried to have her and her family killed. She then contacts Laurel to tell her the news. She expresses they need finish what they started. They get together at Felicity’s apartment, cracking into Diaz’s microchip to blow him up after his mission with ARGUS.
Not only are Laurel and Felicity teaming up to get rid of Diaz once and for all this time, but they are becoming close friends. For Laurel this is something different. Laurel has done her grocery shopping, had a pep talk with her about what is going on in her life, and she also finds out about the pregnancy before Oliver even knows! Is she becoming more of the Laurel who was in her place before?
And speaking of Felicity being pregnant, William has a half-sister! In the future scenes, William and Mia have a bit of a heart to heart conversation about their past. They both find out neither of them had a great childhood. William tells her after his grandparents got custody of him, he rarely saw his father and Felicity. She doesn’t really express it, but it seems Mia didn’t have the motherly or fatherly love as much as William thought. Although their childhood wasn’t the greatest, William looks on the brightside of things. He sees what is currently developing in front of him and believes Felicity reached out to him to bring them together.
But the greatest part of the episode were the interactions between Oliver and Emiko. It has been a while since there has been some brotherly love shown on the show since Thea left to be with Roy. There are moments of Oliver trying too hard and Emiko being annoyed by him not leaving her things alone in her bunker. But Oliver is trying so hard to show and prove to her that he is not his father and he will not abandon her. Although, Emiko still has some secrets she is not sharing with Oliver.
It’s going to be interesting to see how the characters continue to change: There is still a moment when Felicity goes a different route and has a plan to blow up Star City; Laurel is starting to think of others rather than just herself; William and Mia teaming up together for the future of Star City.
The next episode, it’s “Training Day”….