Diggle and Oliver have taken Felicity to Big Belly Burger to talk about how to search for the Dodger. Carly comes over to say hello, and suddenly everyone's talking about the romantic subplots. Felicity thinks Carly was flirting with Diggle, and Diggle thinks Oliver should ask out Detective McKenna, who's on the Dodger case. Diggle goes off to talk to Carly, and Felicity thinks she can bug McKenna's phone if Oliver can distract her with flirting. Oliver says he normally just threatens to murder people. Well, technically he says he "puts the fear of God into them," but I'm pretty sure he's talking about threatening to murder them. And it's not like he has an accomplice to threaten in the first place, so I guess they have to bug the police instead. Oh, and Diggle asks Carly out. She's up for dinner tonight.
Thea and Laurel get hot dogs out on the street, and the actors look like they're using rear-projection. I think it's just bad green-screen. Laurel says Hank the hot dog guy was her first client. She kept his son out of prison, presumably with some of those "legal technicalities" she was sneering about last week. But then! Thea's purse is stolen by a teen in a red hooded sweatshirt. He's momentarily stalled by a fence, but then he parkours over it. The chain from his wallet is left behind.
Oliver strolls into the police station to talk to McKenna. She's weirdly hostile for about one sentence, then backs off. She conveniently leaves him alone with her phone, and he sticks a thing onto it. Is that all it takes to bug a phone? He asks her out for a drink, and then raises it to a dinner. She's free tonight at 8:00.
Flashback to the island. This episode has too many plots, in my opinion. It's hard to get any narrative momentum when we keep jumping all over the place like this. Oliver digs through Yao Fei's stuff and finds a bag of herbs. Then a guy staggers in and with waxy skin, facial wounds, and I think his hands tied behind him. He gasps, "Help me."