20% of his body is covered in scar tissue. Second-degree burns on his back and arms. X-rays show at least 12 fractures that never properly healed. The Oliver you lost might not be the one they found. after 5 years everything that was once familiar is now unrecognizable. the face I see in the mirror… is a stranger. You’ve been through a crucible. I’m sorry, I’m so sorry. No, it’s okay Oliver. And it changed you. How can it not? Do you wanna know why I don’t talk about what happened to me there? because if people knew, if you knew, you’d see me differently. And not as some vigilante guy… Oliver! No! as damaged. I didn’t know how painful it would be to keep my secrets. Home is a battle field. Back home they’re all trying to get you. get you to open up be somebody you’re not sure you are anymore. After five years, I have plans. I have things that I have to do. I’m not the same person I used to be. I think I’m just beginning to understand the kind of man you are. Oliver what happened to you out there? These… these were five years, five years… where nothing good happened. You seem really lonely. And we all have out secrets Ollie. Clearly you have yours. And it’s fine if you don’t wanna share them with us. But I just really think you should share them with someone. It sounds like you have a narrow definition about being a hero. Have you killed anyone? He’s a killer. Yes. You Mr. Queen are not a hero, you’re a villain. But you know that don’t you you? You’re a murder. You’re not a hero. I’m not a hero. You’re a killer. You’re afraid of what’s happened to you, of what you’ve become, and you’re running from it. You don’t kill because you have to. So why? Why do you do it? because I want to. You think yourself a monster. No, I am a monster. I want to! And I liked it! There is a monster inside you, yes, but it is not you. Stop fighting and live. It should have been me. or everyone you love will die. Choose…no, no! She is dead because of me. It’s over for me. No, Adrian! I don’t want to do this anymore. Earlier today I was looking at Sara, I realized something. One of these days it’s going to be me. This life that I’ve chosen. It only ends one way. I don’t know why I’m doing this anymore. If I just can’t be me and the arrow isn’t enough. Then maybe I should be Ra’s al Ghul. How many people can Oliver Queen lose, before there is no more Oliver Queen? Oliver, this isn’t you. I know you’re still in there somewhere. To do what I do it takes conviction, but… more often than not is the will to do what’s ugly. Every time I do that, I’m… I’m trading away little pieces of myself. A man cannot live by two names. Well right now I can’t live by either. So I don’t know who I am. I thought that I could be me and the arrow but I can’t. The part that I’m trading away… is Oliver Queen. I don’t wanna die down here. And lately I’ve been feeling like there is so don’t Oliver. nothing left, except the Arrow. What you’re gonna do? you can’t run. I’m not running. You’ve taken your last life. You have lived your last day. They’re leaving because of their own personal darkness. I can’t help but think that they were infected by mine. What you’re feeling isn’t darkness… it’s a schism. you’re at war with two sides of yourself. I need to believe that no matter what happens in our lives, no matter how much
darkness infects us, I need to believe that we can come back from that. You wouldn’t have survived, much less come out a hero somebody that wants to do good if you didn’t have a light inside of you. This… is different now. You’ve become someone else… become something else. When was the moment the Playboy
son of a billionaire became the man known as the Green Arrow? You can survive this, make it home, make it better, right my wrongs, but you got to live through this first. You blame yourself for your father’s suicide Dad! Survive. and everything else that has gone wrong since. You need to forgive yourself for your sins. You say that like it’s easy. It is the hardest thing in this world. You’d still rather be the Hood than Oliver Queen. Oliver Queen as has never really been my better half. Nobody moves forward in life when they’re hiding behind a mask. Maybe it’s time to stop living for your father and start living for yourself. Just leave the past in the past. Being the Green Arrow is what makes you feel complete. For some reason when you you put that hood on it enables you to become the best version of yourself. Caring about people Oliver, that makes you human. Human connections are what keep us human. Being human is a luxury I might not get to have. You can’t live on an island. You’ve already tried. But you are always gonna have people in your life, Oliver, and they will always need you. For better or worse, baggage and all. And if you can’t accept that, your past is gonna stay your anchor. Mom, when we were growing up, if you had to leave me and Thea to protect us… Would you have done it? Whether right or wrong, everything I’ve ever done was to protect my children. It’s all a parent can do. And someday, when you have children, you’ll understand. Dad? Everything I do is for my family. I’ll do anything to protect them. not fighting back, never been who you were. I had to make the deal. There’s always gonna be some danger or some threat. Right now, this is what I have to do. I had to find a way to protect everybody. I am the Green Arrow. This was the way. I lost people closer to me than I could possibly explain to you every one of those losses brings with it a choice, between darkness and light. Don’t lose yourself in there Oliver. I’ll be okay. My name is Oliver Queen. I know I called you a murderer but you are not, you are a hero. The old Green Arrow, he wasn’t the bes, he saw the world in black and white, but now you, you know there’s grey out there too. Maybe that makes you a better hero. Only you can light the sparkle Oliver. It is your destiny. What is my destiny? To save everyone. Now? I thought I had more time. I always felt like there was something you weren’t telling me. I didn’t want to burden you with the choice I made. There is an evil coming that is greater than anything we’ve ever had to face. Can we stop it? I don’t know But you are the only chance we have. What did you see? Everything. I see everything now. Among the many misconceptions humanity holds dear. Is the fallacy that all beings are created
equal. Every fight, every punch you’ve thrown, every kick you’ve landed, every arrow
you’ve fired they have all led you here to this moment, to the ultimate fight. In truth,there are those who are greater. They are called heroes. You’ve became a hero, a husband, a father. Thank You. Oliver Queen wasn’t just a hero, was a good man. Was an honorable person. The fact that he didn’t start out that way makes him in my book even more honorable. He stands as a reminder to all of us that anyone could change. Before you died, I gave it all up. You said you’ve given up everything, you made some kind of devil’s bargain with the monitor to save us didn’t you? No. It wasn’t a devil’s bargain Barry and I’d make it again in a second. You believe corrigan prepared you for this fight. I believe my entire life prepared me for this fight. You remember what I told you? Dying is the easy part. The dead are at peace. I’m at peace. The real heroes, they’re the ones that have to keep going. You have failed this universe. Oliver it’s time. Has the planet been evacuated yet? Not entirely. Then is not time. The Oliver that I met 8 years ago is not the one that we say goodbye to, today. Oliver always told me that in order to save his City he had to become someone else, he had to become something else. I always thought that meant becoming the Green Arrow. Today I realize that meant becoming a better man. I need both of you to watch over my family. The best man he knew how to be. He fought to his last breath knowing every moment was another life saved. This universe is far bigger than any of us could’ve dare to imagine, even if it is a little less bright, without him in it. I will find you. Hi. Again.