SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for “Thanksgiving,” the latest episode of Arrow.
Oliver Queen is out of prison, but he isn’t out of danger. In “Thanksgiving,” the latest episode of Arrow, Special Agent Amanda Watson made a very public arrest and charged Oliver with being the Green Arrow. He subsequently ended up in prison, but he wasn’t there for long thanks to Felicity and Curtis’ startup.
Watson arrested Oliver on the day the new Star City Police Department opened, during a food drive to feed poor families. “When I get out of here, and I will, I am going to sue you for malicious prosecution,” he said as soon as the two of them were alone.
“Express yourself,” Watson spat back. “In the meantime, you’re being prosecuted for multiple felonies. You show up after five years, and the Hood just happens to show up with you?”
“That was Roy Harper,” Oliver retorted, only for Watson to say, “Wearing the hood at your instruction. The same way John Diggle’s been doing since I started my investigation. I’ve got more than you think I have.”
Later, Dinah came to visit Oliver in his cell as he settled down to stay overnight. She offered him a chance to slip away by leaving a door unlocked. “I appreciate that, but if I make myself a fugitive, then I’m making William an orphan,” he replied. “I’ve gotta do it the right way.”
At his arraignment, Oliver asked for his case to be dismissed for lack of probable cause, citing that the photo of him in the Green Arrow suit earlier in the season had been disproved. “We’re not relying on that photo,” the prosecution revealed. “The FBI has provided definitive proof that Oliver Queen is the Green Arrow.” When the defense asked for this proof, the prosecution said, “Show my whole hand during arraignment? I don’t think so.”
The judge released Oliver on bail, but for a hefty price: $5 million and a $500,000 bond. Oliver then approached Felicity to tell his son William not to worry, to which Felicity offered to use the investment money from her startup with Curtis. Though Oliver refused, Felicity insisted, and he was able to walk a free man.
This allowed Oliver to reassume the mantle of Green Arrow when Dig was out of commission and Cayden James threatened to blow up Star City Statdium. After the mission, Oliver reassured William that he was not the Green Arrow anymore and had no plans to be, regardless of Dig’s condition. Watson never revealed her information on Oliver or her source.
Starring Stephen Amell as the Emerald Archer (well, not currently), Arrow airs Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars Emily Bett Rickards, David Ramsey, Willa Holland and more.
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