Arrow up on a rooftop with Arrow kicking some ass. It doesn't take long for him to overpower random bad guy's thugs. Oliver (I've decided I'm going to refer to the main character as Arrow when he's in his special ass-kicking outfit and Oliver when he's in his normal suits or shirtless!) has to go before a judge to be "legally resurrected." We're provided with flashbacks while Oliver is in court. And, since he's in court, he manages to run into (almost literally) Laurel while there. She tells his buddy, whose name I've already forgotten-Tommy, maybe?, about her last run-in with Oliver where he warned her to stay away from him. He's a loner, Dottie. A rebel. Ok, that's not what he said but that was the gist.
Our bad guy of the week, Martin Sommers, is chatting up reporters on the steps of the very courthouse Oliver was just inside! What are the chances the entire cast of an episode would be in the same place at the same time?!?! Laurel is suing him on behalf of her blond client who's father Sommers killed. Of course Laurel isn't the only one after him and I wonder if the legal system will pull through or if Arrow will get to him first. Oliver does some rope climbing and sword drills in his abandoned warehouse while giving us a background on Sommers.
Detective Lance (pictured right), questions Sommers about a little attack he had from Arrow. Wait, he's Laurel's dad? Did we know that? Also, I kind of want to run my fingers through his receding hairline. Just thought you should know that. Anywhoodle, he's on a mission to catch Arrow and seems to want to use Sommers as bait. That'll work.
Oliver visits the family office and I fall absolutely in love with their green marble floor. I even took a picture of it for you (below) because I knew it wouldn't be online today. That's just the kind of friend I am. Also now you know how completely bizarre I can be. You're welcome.
|Doesn't it look like they're walking on water?!?! I need a green marble floor. Christmas is coming, y'all! Maybe I could get a kickstarter going.|
Oliver and Digg the driver have a deep discussion in the Bentley. Y'all, the seats are the color of iced tea. Don't worry, I didn't take a picture of that. Yet. We flashback to when Oliver and his dead dad washed up on the remote island where Oliver learned all his skills. He valiantly protects his father's body from greedy seagulls chanting, "MINE! MINE! MINE!"
Back at legal aid, Laurel, some other legal aid attorney and their client are visited by Detective Daddy and some cops. They're getting a little protective custody because of Sommers and his thugs. Kelly Hu, in a wig that I kinda wish I owned for Halloween purposes, shows up to chat with Sommers. She's triad and there to help with the Arrow problem. Plus I'm guessing there's some triad business going on in Starling City, which is why she and her hair are in town.
Meanwhile, down at the docks (FYI-people should stay away from docks at night, everyone knows that's where bad stuff happens), Arrow is letting loose a few arrows. He gets Sommers to crack and shortly after Kelly Hu and her wig show up. She and Arrow threaten each other in Chinese (he spoke Russian last week) and fight a bit. She gets away...again. Detective Daddy almost gets Arrow but instead gets a recording of Sommers's confession and Arrow gets away...again.
Oliver shows up at the ground breaking to a building in his dad's honor with a drink in his hand and a babe on each arm. He's really working this aimless, billionaire, playboy thing. Back at the abandoned warehouse he crosses off Sommers's name from the journal. Then we flashback to the island again and Oliver has a cleaner looking journal with an odd drawing in it. Oliver's mom having another one of her shady meetings with some unknown to us person. This person also has the drawing thing Oliver's dad had! Oooo, intrigue! One more flashback to the shipwreck island and we see Oliver bury his dad and then get shot with...an arrow. Ouch.