I’ve just had the pleasure of watching the season finale of Arrow, ‘Sacrifice’.
Malcolm imprisons Oliver and leaves him to die, but he manages to escape and return home. In a flashback, Fyers fires a missile at an approaching airliner, but Oliver and Shado manage to override the coordinates and destroy the missile. Afterward, Oliver kills Fyers – the first person he manages to kill with a bow and arrow.
Back in the present, Oliver confronts his mother about the Undertaking, which prompts her to hold a press conference and reveal to the city her involvement with Malcolm and the plan to destroy the Glades – she is arrested for conspiracy to murder, but also gave the people a chance to escape. Tommy sees the press conference, and Malcolm reveals that he is the other archer, much to the dismay of his son. Detective Lance, with help from Felicity, is able to dismantle the earthquake device, which is located in the subway tunnel where Malcolm’s wife was murdered.
Diggle and Oliver go after, and eventually defeat, Malcolm, who reveals that there is a second device shortly before he dies. The device activates and begins to level the east side of the Glades. Thea goes into the Glades to save Roy, who works to help others who are trying to escape the earthquake. hey admit that they love each other, before Roy tells Thea to escape. Laurel is trapped in her office, but Tommy arrives to rescue her. Laurel escapes, but Tommy is caught by falling debris. Oliver arrives too late; Tommy is mortally wounded and dies after Oliver lies and tells him that he did not kill his father. The episode ends with the camera panning upward to show the devastation caused to the Glades.
It was a fantastic episode, with plenty of twists and turns, some excellent character development, and enough left over intrigue for a brilliant season 2. I can’t wait!