Episode two is so full of Oliver/Thea goodness that I’m pretty sure not writing about it would have been so illegal I would have been put in jail.
Entry #1 is here. (I read through it and found a billion typos. At one point I actually mixed up Tommy and Oliver’s names for an entire paragraph. Oops.)
Quick character refresher:
Oliver Queen – Hero (Stephen Amell)
Thea Queen – Sister (Willa Holland)
Moira Queen – Mother
Walter Steele – Stepdad
Robert Queen – Father
Laurel Lance – Love interest, lawyer with a mission
Tommy Merlyn – Best friend (Colin Donnell)
John Diggle (*giggle*) – Bodyguard
Quentin Lance – Detective, Laurel and Sarah’s dad
Sarah Lance – Laurel’s dead sister
And a summary in images:
OK, that wasn’t really a summary.
1.02 Honor Thy Father is not as a whole as entertaining of an episode as the pilot – as in, I may only watch it three times instead of four times – but it was the perfect continuation of everything I loved about the first episode and full of plenty of things for speculation and my shipper heart.
The episode begins (after a scene of Arrow doing some of his Robin Hood business) with Oliver headed to court to have himself officially declared alive. Discussion in the episode makes it clear that Oliver has been back for roughly a week. I have a feeling the speed of the judicial system in Starling City is going to require some suspension of disbelief, because Laurel is already trying another case.
Oliver/Thea SCENE 1
The family – Walter, Moira, and Thea – are gathered in a living room of sorts watching the news and Oliver walks in. The news story is about Arrow (or should I be calling him Green Arrow?) – though he is only being referred to at this point as a hooded vigilante.
Everyone notices him walk in, but I found Thea to be particularly observant. I get the feeling that while Moira is thrilled to have her son alive and home, Thea is the one trying to understand exactly what he’s going through. It’s like Moira notes that Oliver is now in the room, but Thea is actually preparing herself for the emotional challenges of being in his presence.
Thea is surprised and slightly critical that he knows who they are/still knows who they are. (Are the Kardashians more than five years famous?)
And Oliver says that he has been “catching up”. I actually think it’s kind of great that he has been exposed to pop culture since his return. I mean, if I had been on an island for five years, the first thing I would do when I got back (once I had some free time), would be to catch up on my favorite TV shows. And eat, of course. That’s how lame I am. Maybe Oliver has had the radio on while he has been working out. I’m sure he’s already tired of Alex Clare’s “Too Close”.
Oliver makes a jibe about culture improving while he was away (he’s awfully critical for someone who probably slept with a Kardashian before he was shipwrecked), which makes Moira turn serious and mention that people in Starling City used to feel safe. If Starling City is anything like Gotham, then that’s highly unlikely.
The reason I’m mentioning all of this is because of Thea’s response – she asks, “What’s the matter, Mom? Afraid we’re going to be next?” in reference to Arrow targeting the wealthy. Thea sounds like she thinks maybe they ought to be targeted. I wonder if this is a sign that she’ll share some of Oliver’s Robin Hood philosophy, and maybe end up as a sidekick? Thea’s tone carries a lot of disdain, but that might just be targeted at her mother.
I wonder what Thea and Walter’s relationship is like.
Walter begins explaining what the procedure in the court room will be like, but Oliver interrupts, and tells him that he has some experience. Tommy walks in at just that moment, and begins listing the four times that Oliver had to go to court: 1) DUI, 2) assault on paparazzi, 3) stealing a taxi, and 4) peeing on a cop. (No wonder Detective Quentin Lance loves him so much.)
I love that Tommy just strolls right in. I assume he’s got some sort of deal with the guard at the gate and the butler that he’s basically family, free to come and go as he chooses. I mean, don’t butlers announce guests? Because Tommy wasn’t announced. Maybe they don’t have a butler. Raisa the housekeeper was conspicuously absent from this episode. I wonder if she was dropped. I hope not. Oliver’s scenes with her were very sentimental in a nice way.
Nobody blinks an eye at Tommy’s sudden, uninvited appearance. Moira, like Thea, seems to tolerate him in a slightly annoyed but much more affectionate way.
Oliver isn’t exactly thrilled to see him (though I’m pretty sure it’s because, like John Diggle, he needs to get away from him to do Arrow business), but I hope he was as moved as I was when Tommy said he was there to see his friend resurrected from the dead. I love that Tommy is being shown to be a true friend, even though from a stereotypical perspective, their friendship might be seen as mostly superficial.
Oliver appeared slightly chagrinned when Tommy was listing all of the times he had been in trouble with the law, but when Thea refers to those “four times” and then walks out of the room, that’s the first time Oliver really seems ashamed. At least that’s what it seemed like to me. Like he goes from, “Haha, yeah, I used to be a drunken idiot” to “My God what she must think of me. I set the worst example possible.”
I’m kind of curious as to why Thea decides not to go to court. It really seems like a family event. (Especially given that she attended his court date for peeing on an officer.) I think she’s punishing him. I could be making things up. Maybe Willa Holland just couldn’t shoot the day they filmed the court scene, or something like that. But I’m going to venture a guess and say that Thea is punishing Oliver (for reasons revealed later in the episode), and so she ducks out of the family affair.
John Diggle (I laugh EVERY SINGLE TIME) announces that the car is ready, and they all shuffle out. Tommy holds his arm out for Moira to take, and she just sort of looks him over amusedly and walks right past him. I’m not sure what the point was, but it’s pretty hilarious. I’m thinking less and less that he’s in cahoots with her. But maybe that was the point?
Don’t feel bad, Tommy – I would have taken your arm.
The press swarm Oliver at the courthouse. It makes him go a little PTSD with memories of the yacht going down. I liked that. Oliver isn’t just dealing with a superhero alter ego, he really is damaged. And he really is broken by the death of Sarah. He obviously feels intense guilt where she is concerned. Cheating on Laurel with her sister was a horrible thing, but it’s not his fault that Sarah died. So I wonder how much he is mourning her as well, what his feelings for her were. Did he cheat on Laurel because of commitment issues – maybe things were getting too serious with Laurel so he sabotaged their relationship? But he could have cheated with anyone. Or did he have really strong feelings for Sarah? I thought she came off as rather generic female company in the flashbacks. But she’s Laurel’s sister. And this isn’t some one-time hotel tryst during lunch hour or some accidental hook-up at a party – he took her away, to China, on a yacht trip!
Oliver is forced to tell his story to the judge. We’ve seen him put on a (figurative) mask in public, but it’s pretty obvious during this scene that revisiting those events is taking a toll on him. Moira looks very regretful while listening, but I’m not sure if it’s an act. Walter, as always, is very unreadable. We can see optimism and consternation on his face, but his actual feelings always seem to be hidden.
Tommy is quite upset while listening. It’s nice to see something get through his clowny exterior. I’m guessing he’s never properly heard this story. It really shakes him. Which makes a nice contrast to the fact that he’s comically underdressed. Given Tommy’s lifestyle, I figure he has money. So I think it’s really funny that he never dresses up. I mean, he doesn’t look like a bum. But everyone else is wearing a suit.Moira wants to take Oliver to the office, but Oliver weasels out of it by saying he’s too emotionally-drained. Clever, observant Tommy notes that “last week” Oliver couldn’t wait to get to the office. (My wild lust for Tommy is out of control. I literally think that him noticing this is the most amazing thing that ever happened in the history of the world.)
Oliver says that he wasn’t really with it last week.
Now, I know what Oliver doesn’t want to go to the office. As we learn later in the episode, Oliver doesn’t want a leadership role in Queen Consolidated because he wants to have the time to be Arrow, and because he needs to be seen as an irresponsible party boy. But why was he so gung-ho about going to the office in episode 1? His plan hasn’t changed since then, I assume. Did the writers change their minds about something?
As Oliver reaches the bottom of the stairs, he runs into Laurel coming around the corner. He’s a little flustered at first, which is SO FREAKING ADORABLE. He sort of mumbles “Hi”, but also sort of fails at it.
And then Tommy is standing off to the side, biting his lip, SO FREAKING JEALOUS I CAN’T EVEN HANDLE IT. But like the sad kind of jealousy, like he’s already lost. MY POOR BABY. He avoids looking at Laurel. I guess he doesn’t want to give himself away but it looks sort of awkward to me. Fjaljfjdlajlfjlajdsafkjdjajkla
Things are really tense between Laurel and Oliver. She’s really pissed over what he said at the end of the pilot, that she should stay away from. She blurts out their entire story angrily while introducing him to her companions.
Then Tommy pats him on the chest, and says, “Come on, buddy. Shake it off. Let’s go.” It’s hilarious. Thanks be for this guy.Oliver takes off on his own while Tommy and John Diggle (hahahahahaha) are keeping the press away from him. This is why I feel pretty confident saying that Oliver was really only displeased to see Tommy because he knew he would have to shake him later. I’m sure Tommy is going to notice at some point that Oliver is always taking off to go do his own thing. It’ll probably put a strain on their friendship at first, though I hope it ends eventually in Tommy discovering the truth.
Oliver has set up a whole lair in his father’s abandoned factory. Seems like he could have chosen a better location, but I’m impressed with what he’s done with the place. He’s shown doing a fair amount of training, which is good reality-wise. He goes after the corrupt businessman of the week, Martin Somers, who is also the man that Laurel is going after legally, which is, of course, probably not a coincidence.
The thing about getting shot with an arrow is that you’ve been shot with an arrow. Unlike rubber bullets or tranquilizer darts for guns, an arrow is an arrow. So when Arrow shoots a henchman with an arrow, that henchman is very seriously hurt or very seriously dead. I haven’t been watching as closely as I probably should have been (I get bored during long action sequences), but I feel like Arrow’s got a body count most heroes wouldn’t have. That interests me.
Oliver shoots Martin Somers with some warning arrows and tells him to confess during Laurel’s trial to his crimes.
This is basically what happened in episode 1, when Oliver shot some warning arrows at corrupt businessman of the week and told him to transfer 40 million dollars into a bank account. He didn’t.
Eventually Oliver is going to figure out that this doesn’t work.
Back at Queen Manor, Moira is giving John Diggle (LOLOLOLOLOL) a hard time about being a pretty sucky bodyguard. Oliver walks in just in time to explain to his mother that he has been slipping off to get some booty. He makes a pretty funny joke about introducing the girl in question once he learns what her name is. You’re so funny, Oliver. Moira buys it, but I’m not sure that Dig does. I don’t think Tommy would either, if he had been there.
This is actually the funniest scene, because Moira tells Oliver that he needs a bodyguard because he was already kidnapped once, and then there’s that crazy Arrow guy. Well, Moira, you were behind his kidnapping, and he IS Arrow.
Oliver/Thea SCENE 2
OK, so, I don’t know how to describe this, and I know it doesn’t mean anything, but Oliver/Stephen does this deep breath/leaning back thing when he first sees Thea in this scene that totally gives me shipper feels that I can’t explain. I mean, I know that it sort of parallels when the guy sees the girl all dressed up and he can’t believe how beautiful she is, but I’m not saying it’s like that. It actually reminds me a bit more of when Olive ran smack into Laurel earlier in the episode and was just a bit shaken because he doesn’t find it easy to interact with Laurel and he didn’t get a chance to prepare himself.
Oliver’s demeanor changes immediately. His good humor just falls completely away in response to her tone. I loved seeing them get along – especially in their first three scenes from the last episode – but I cannot complain about this tension. Oliver seems to have a lot less patience with Thea than he does with his mother and with Laurel. He barely reacts to Laurel throwing barbs back at the courthouse, but one snotty word from Thea and he’s frowning and stiff. They really are brother and sister, even though he’s so much older. Although I know a lot of this is just him dealing with expectations vs. reality. He’s been on the island, thinking about his adorable little sister, his loving mother, making amends with and then winning back his ex girlfriend. Things just aren’t that simple. And now he’s got Thea giving him sass.
Even though Thea just keeps making it worse, Oliver doesn’t get more annoyed; he decides to try a different tack. He takes a few steps towards her. “Thea…You think this is what Dad would want for you?”
So it’s a manipulative tack! A guilt trip using the dead parent. Cheap move.
“I was dead. And I wanted a lot.” This would be the perfect time for me to insert some sexual innuendo, but since she was like 12 when he left it’s just not going to work.
So now he’s bringing up his time on the island. Another cheap move.
Thea’s not having any of it: “Except for your family.”
Seriously? The sexual-innuendo opportunity just keeps getting better and better, but it still won’t work!
She takes a step towards him while she says this. Willa Holland needs to reconsider some of her acting choices (and by that I mean she must not!) because while moving towards him is supposed to come off as a challenge, it mostly just comes off as seductive.
I mean, you see this, right?
“Don’t wait up,” she finishes, walking away.
He watches her walk away, and then looks down thoughtfully/guiltily.
I hate to see them arguing like this, and Thea’s snippy mood is a real downer, but like I said, I am enjoying this tension.
Thea had expectations too. They’re all adjusting.
She tells him that she wants him to take a leadership role in the company. Oliver declines. Walter says something soothingly about how he knows the transition has been difficult for Oliver, and Oliver flings out some angry comment about the CFO sleeping down the hall from him. Now, I’m not convinced that Walter is a very good guy. And I understand that Oliver has come home to find a total stranger is now a member of his family, and that’s unpleasant for him. (I mean, I hate it when my cousins bring their boyfriends/girlfriends to Thanksgiving dinner. No, the more is not the merrier. I’ve never seen this person in my life. Why are they at family dinner?) But Oliver really has no excuse for being this rude! He has a very serious Hamlet complex going on here.
Oliver does make a nice joke about everyone fantasizing that he got his MBA while he was on the island. I’m sure in Oliver’s case he did study some business while at the Ivy League school that he dropped out of, but this is something that drives me crazy about other shows. Especially Gossip Girl. All of the main characters on that show are 21 or so. Some of them went to college for maybe like an episode or two. That’s it. I mean, they didn’t even study 18th century agrarian business. And three of them are running major companies. Connections and parents aren’t everything. There are still things that you have to know. I don’t know what they are, because I never studied business. But I assume, that there are, you know, things.
Well, Moira is not pleased. She tells Oliver that his irresponsibility is no longer charming. Maybe things would have gone better, Oliver, if you hadn’t been such a dick!
Oliver/Thea SCENE 3
Oliver is in his room, delightfully shirtless. Perhaps he just got out of the shower. Or perhaps he was just admiring himself in the mirror. (Wouldn’t be the first time. I’m pretty sure all of that “the face I see in the mirror is a stranger” business is really just an excuse to keep looking at himself.)
(Take a good look at the picture above. How awesome is his bedroom?)
I don’t know if I ever mentioned that his body is covered in a lot of burns and scars. But they stand out. He’s watching the news, learning that Martin Somers did not do what he asked him to do. So he’s got his back to the door, and he starts putting his shirt on. (NO!!!!)
When Thea appears in his doorway!
Yeah, for real.
I mean, sure, she’s probably supposed to be looking at the scars. But come on. I’m sure she noticed other things too.
She runs inside, asking concernedly how he got the scars. She’s upset by them.
“Don’t you knock?!!!” Oliver demands. He is REALLY annoyed.
Um, THE DOOR WAS OPEN.
I’m not sure if his annoyance is due to the fact that he doesn’t want to talk about the scars/is embarrassed by them, or due to the fact that there was bad news on the TV, or maybe just residual annoyance from their argument the night before. But wow. Bad mood.
He’s got his shirt on over his arms, but it’s still unbuttoned.
She grabs his shoulder and makes him turn around to face her, and then she starts pulling at the shirt so she can get a better look. AT HIS NAKED FLESH.
Too bad she didn’t walk in earlier. I’m sure he’s got some very interesting scars in the upper thigh area.
So, yes, for real, she actually rips his shirt open wider.
BEST SCENE EVAH.
“Mom said there were scars…” she begins. She already knew there were scars – obviously all of this is just an excuse for her to look at his muscles.
Joking aside, I’m glad Thea got a little dose of Oliver-has-been-through-hell to help with an attitude adjustment. He’s just looking out for you, Thea!
(That would be the expression on my face, too.)
I cannot get over how charged this little scene is. It’s not just her looking over his bare chest. There’s just an intensity here. It’s obvious that he’s very uncomfortable. He avoids her eyes at first. But then he answers her question : “I don’t want to talk about”, starts buttoning up his shirt – but very, very slowly – and looks her in the eyes.
And they’re standing so close together. Can you imagine if Tommy walked in right then? I mean, this just does not look good.
AHA! I believe herein likes the key to Thea’s pissiness. (Spell check tells me that’s not a word.) She’s not really angry at Oliver for judging her (though I suppose that’s somewhat bothersome) – she’s angry because all of his “reconnect” talk was bullshit. He’s been distant, and it’s hurting her.
Oliver has turned his back on her to button his shirt while facing his bed. Obviously he noticed there was a little too much sexual tension when he was facing her. He must modestly hide the sight of his six pack.
So she starts storming out, and he yells angrily at her to wait, and turns around. I cannot imagine him taking that tone with Laurel. I like all this aggression between him and Thea.
“Why should I tell you?” she asks. Oh, so this girl is back.
Those three words have a major impact on her. She has already softened.
“I need to get better at talking about what happened to me there. But I’m not ready yet. OK?” He’s very awkward and sort of stilted when he says this, which I like. It makes me feel like he’s being real. It’s not something he has prepared in advance to say.
“Do you have a second?” she asks.
“Good. I want to show you something out back.”
My hopes that what she had to show him required her wearing less clothes are dashed when the two of them are shown standing next to two gravestones out in the yard. One is for their father, Robert, and the other is for Oliver. Thea wipes off the one for their father, and explains that she used to come out there to talk to them. Moira stopped going out after the funerals, stopped talking to anyone. Thea felt all alone.
(We get canon for Oliver’s age on the tombstone. 1985-2007. So he was 22 when he disappeared, and is 27 now. Depending on the months. So he’s 9-11 years older than Thea, depending on the months. Almost exactly what I estimated.)
She finishes with: “And the truth is, I felt closer to you when you were dead.”
She just wants to be closer to him. Does it get any better than this?
When the scene was over, I said aloud to him: “But not Laurel, right, Ollie? Thea’s the one you’re going to let in, right?”
And then what to do you know, the next scene has him knocking on Laurel’s door, explaining that his sister told him he needed to open up to someone, and apologizing for the fact that he hurt her when he only meant to protect her.
Thea is the only one in his life actually reaching out to him on every level, and he just keeps shutting her down. But at least she did make some inroads into him. What she said obviously had an impact.
I can understand why Thea might not be his first choice. She may not be 12 anymore, but she’s still only 17. And he wants to make her life easier and better, not weigh her down with his troubles. They were obviously close before his disappearance, but it’s not as if he’s used to taking her into his confidence.
The person he really should be talking to is Tommy. But Tommy hasn’t exactly shown himself willing to talk through the heavy shit.
I like the acknowledgment on his part that even though he has a noble mission that he has selflessly dedicated himself to doesn’t mean that he’s treating the people in his life the right away. Thea *cough*
ICE CREAM. Yes. Perfect man. And he told himself that he ever got the chance to do it again, he would do it with Laurel. Seriously? Eating ice cream is like the perfect thing to do with your younger sister. Get out, Oliver Queen. We don’t want your decisions here.
Laurel was very annoying in this episode. After Arrow attacked Martin Somers, Quentin was investigating, and Martin Somers made a threat against Laurel. So Quentin put some cops on Laurel and her client to keep them safe. And Laurel freaks out about it, like she’s being put in protective custody and has no freedom. LADY, SHUT YO MOUTH. Your father already lost a daughter. He just wants to keep you safe. You have a very, very dangerous job and I think you can handle a squad car outside your apartment, OK?
Now, I did agree with her when her father told her to stop going after the sharks and just be a nice, quiet lawyer, and she told him she couldn’t. She’s doing good work. But other than that, she was totally unreasonable. I’m sure having an overprotective cop father hasn’t always been a joy, but he’s alive and he cares about her and she is in actual, real flipping danger.
Martin Somers is in league with a Chinese drug ring called the Triad. Martin Somers gets taken down in this episode after Arrow records him making a confession of killing the father of Laurel’s client, but the Triad still remains. I think they might be a larger villainous organization that will last for several episodes, or maybe even a seasonal or semi-seasonal arc.
We meet one representative from the Triad – China White – who is played by Kelly Hu. I’m a big fan. She was Pearl on The Vampire Diaries, and she was also in X-Men 2 as Wolverine’s counterpart. And I just now learned that she does the voice of Stacy on Phineas and Ferb. Now that I know it, I can totally hear it. Kelly Hu is gorgeous, though the white wig is not a flattering look. China White knows all sorts of martial arts, so she makes a good enemy. I hope we’ll see her again. (She didn’t die right? I mentioned that I have trouble paying attention during long action sequences, didn’t I?)
Oliver speaks in Chinese to her. So he knows another language. By this point it’s pretty obvious that he has not been alone on the island for five years. He learned those languages from someone.
She decides that Laurel needs to be taken out, so she and some of Somers’ men attack Laurel while Oliver is over there. Between John Diggle (*snickering*) and Oliver, they don’t stand a chance. Quentin shows up, yelling at Oliver for putting another one his daughters in danger. It’s all pretty ironic since they were there to attack Laurel, and she would be dead if Oliver had not been there.
Before the attack, Oliver is telling Laurel that that he doesn’t want to work at Queen Consolidated, but that his mother isn’t taking no for an answer. She tells him that he needs to show his mother who he is. This gives him the idea that he needs to play the part of the person he wants his mother to believe him to be, unfortunately. So he shows up to the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Applied Sciences center (jkjaljlfjaljda Batman feels) pretending to be drunk off his a$$.
I’m still not clear on whether Oliver already knows or not. We saw him as Arrow watching over Laurel while she talked with Tommy about their little liaison, but did he hear? DID HE HEAR?
This episode delved into Oliver’s feelings about his father quite a bit. Despite the fact that Oliver tells us that his family’s fortune was built on the suffering of others, he’s very soft on his father. Robert wanting to make amends at the very end really seemed to wash him completely clean in Oliver’s eyes. Of course there was also the fact that he shot himself so his son could live. (I guess Oliver doesn’t really care about the other guy he shot.) But Oliver is making up for all of it with his good deeds. He’s trying to atone for everything. He goes on and on about what a great man his father was throughout several different scenes. It’s really touching. It seems to me they were close. They were out on the yacht together. Robert knew that Sarah was Laurel’s sister. He cautioned his son, but was not too judgmentally harsh. It’s almost like they were buds.
We get some new flashbacks to the island. Oliver kept his father’s body in the raft with him. He finds a notebook in his father’s pocket, but it’s blank except for a symbol inside the front cover. This is the same notebook as present-day Oliver has (I assume), with all of the names of the corrupt in it. So color me confused. Where does Oliver get the names from? I was under the impression that Robert had given the names to him. That’s clearly not the case (unless it’s a ghost whisperer deal, LOL).
Moira is shown meeting with a man whose face we never see. She assures him that Oliver doesn’t know anything. “You saw for yourself” she says. So I’m guessing he was at the groundbreaking. Oh my God it’s Tommy. LOL. If she was talking to Tommy she would call him Oliver and not her son, right? (Plus this dude looks old, judging by his neck.)
She also tells this man that Oliver has no idea the yacht was sabotaged. I called that one, sort of. I called it as in I considered the possibility and then dismissed it. Story of my life. Well I’m sure Moira shut down after the funerals because she had just killed her own son. But why was Robert being killed? Was he already trying to right his wrongs? Maybe it wasn’t just a death-raft decision.
In a final flashback to the island we see Oliver get shot with an arrow. Then we see a hooded figure very very reminiscent, or preminiscent (that’s not a word. It is now!) of Arrow’s get-up. Very rude, shooting strangers like that. Dude was burying his father and you shoot him through the shoulder. Not very welcoming. Or maybe it’s a vision.
SO MANY QUESTIONS. I LOVE IT.
Oliver has his gravestone taken down, but first he sits down in front of his father’s and talks to him. I think it’s great that Thea’s speech had an impact. Even Oliver opening up to his dead father is still a move forward.
So, overall, still a very good episode. I hope this show maintains its momentum. I’ve learned that the pilot got very good ratings – best CW premiere since The Vampire Diaries. It just needs to keep those numbers. It still did pretty well the for the second episode –it lost some viewers, but that’s inevitable. It’s still doing well in key demographics.
I’m going to give a second shout out to fyeaholiverthea, a lovely tumblr of a, it turns out, fellow shipper (so yes, romantic chemistry, not just sibling goodness). A great source for GIFs and discussion and the like. And it looks like there is a livejournal in the works, too! Imagine if we all banded together and took over the fandom. Imagine if Oliver/Thea became the most celebrated ship on the show. We probably still wouldn’t get canon, but we might score some fanservice. (I’ve seen in happen on Supernatural. Over and over again.)
And I just had a thought of a scene that I would die for. It came to me in my dreams, which should give you a sense of where my head is at. In the first episode, it’s stormy, and Moira comes into Oliver’s room and he freaks out on her. Some sort of wild, animal reaction. Wouldn’t it be the best thing if Thea heard him Oliver having nightmares or something, so she went it to wake him up and he ends up pinning her down and its all sexy. That’s just a fanfic waiting to happen.