Oliver: “I was in the darkness, but with your kindness, your generosity, your compassion, your intelligence, your wit, and your trust, you brought me into the light. You let me know that I deserved it. You are that light, and I don’t know if I still deserve that trust, if I deserve you. I probably don’t.”
“Broken Hearts” is the March 23 episode of “Arrow.” Warning, this article contains spoilers. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “Arrow” airs Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. CT on the CW.
It would have been a huge disappointment if Oliver and Felicity got back together after the events at their “wedding,” so it’s a sigh of relief that it didn’t happen. Oliver needs to work for Felicity’s forgiveness and trust, and this could be an interesting arc for Oliver. Do you have any thoughts on the ideal way for Oliver and Felicity to work things out?
Usually, Diggle’s support and pep talks to Oliver are one of the best parts of the hour. They have a great friendship, and Diggle typically knows what Oliver needs to hear. That was not the case tonight.
Sorry, but thinking that words and “some time” will make Felicity forget how Oliver lied to her and didn’t trust her enough to bring her into the conversation is foolish. This wasn’t some small lie that Oliver told, and sure, time might make things better, but we’re talking a lot of time here, not a couple of days. Time won’t get the job done by itself.
While it was understandable that Thea and Diggle went to Oliver about this, it was sad that no one talked to Felicity. She could use a shoulder to cry on or someone to listen to and understand her point of view. Felicity didn’t get that because apparently everyone is Oliver’s friend and not hers.
This was a great Felicity hour. She managed to put aside her pain to get the job done and to get through to Cupid. Felicity didn’t back down from her decision to end her relationship with Oliver. She deserves someone who treats her like a partner in every aspect of their lives, and it’s fantastic that Felicity recognized her own worth and didn’t apologize for it.
Oliver’s vows were sweet and heartbreaking at the same time since he was saying them as an attempt to win back the woman he loved. While it was great to hear him put his love for Felicity into words, words aren’t what Felicity needs. She needs to see action. Oliver needs to show her that he’s changed, and that he means what he said to her.
This is such a small thing, but the fact that Thea was up to date on celebrity couples was amusing. It was a reminder that Thea’s still a teenager who is caught up on social media and the local gossip. This was a small glimpse into Thea’s life outside of her mask, and it made the Cupid case a bit more fun.
As for the courtroom, it’s interesting to see how Team Arrow comes up with evidence without blowing their cover. Quentin and Laurel had some fantastic scenes together, but honestly, the legal proceedings aren’t why a lot of us watch “Arrow,” so it wasn’t the most captivating part of the hour. Plus, after binge watching “Daredevil” last weekend, it’s hard to top the Punisher trial that was a lot more captivating.
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