Arrow S320 - The Fallen

Brian G Turner

Fantasist & Futurist
Staff member
Nov 23, 2002
Oliver finds Thea bleeding to death and rushes her to the hospital, where she is stabilized enough for Oliver to make arrangements for her impending death. Maseo contacts Oliver to let him know that if he accepts Ra's offer, he will be able to use the Lazarus Pit to heal Thea. Malcolm warns against this, stating that the pit changes a person in their soul, but Oliver decides to take her to Nanda Parbat regardless. Thea is dipped into the pit and returns healed but in a state of confusion, and her memories jumbled. Knowing Oliver will not leave willingly, Felicity drugs him so they can sneak him out of the fortress. Cornered by Ra's men, Oliver wakes in time to order the League members to stand down. Afterward, Oliver returns to take his place as head of the League, alone. Thea wakes up in her apartment, her mind clear and distraught that Oliver sacrificed himself for her. Oliver renounces his old life, taking on an apprentice role in the League and the name Al Sah-him until he is ready to take over as the new "Ra's al Ghul". In flashbacks, Oliver, Maseo, and Tatsu go after the virus, but during a fight it is released.

So...Thea isn't dead. Yet. She lays dying in hospital.

Just like Ray Palmer was a few days ago, only to be cured by his nanites. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have forgotten about their magical healing qualities here - unless there was a quick reference I missed as to why they wouldn't conveniently work conveniently here.

The love scene between Oliver and Felicity - a bit too long.

The ending was good, though, with Oliver now serving the League of Assassins. That was a great end shot, and would have made a great cliffhanger to the season.