Laurel is at home when there's a knocking at the door. It's Oliver. She points out that he told her to stay away from him and here he is. Good point! This seems like a bigger motivational swing than I was prepared for. He says he pushed her away to protect her but then realized that he hurt her. Her place is very nice, but it's no castle. She's snippy about not having had time to redecorate in the last five years. He claims to be a damaged jerk. But he brought some ice cream!
He sits on the floor while she sits on the couch. They are eating the ice cream. He says that his mother wants him to join the company. There are like twenty lit candles in the fireplace, which seems like it's just more work than using the fireplace like a normal person. He tells her he has plans and doesn't have time for board meetings and stockholder briefings. She thinks he can say no. "Be the person that you want her to see you as," she tells him.
A noise! Someone's on the fire escape! Oliver grabs a knife. Someone busts through the door! And through the bedroom window! There are guns! And a lady with a wig!
Dig comes in and shoots some guys. Then he fights with China White. She's about to butterfly-knife him in the throat, but Oliver throws a knife at her and she runs off. Dig asks him, "Are you hurt?" "No." Then he asks again, because he wasn't really listening.
Later! Police deal with the dead goons. Officer Dad comes in to hug Laurel. There were police in a squad car outside, but they were dead. Officer Dad thanks Mr. Diggle. He wants Oliver to stay away from his daughter. Even though it was his presence that saved her? Think about it, Officer Dad: the goons were clearly trying to kill Laurel, not Oliver. And because Oliver was there, his bad-ass bodyguard was there to save Laurel.
Castle Queen. Dig saw him throw that knife. And he notes that it was a kitchen knife that wasn't even weighted correctly. He's not buying Oliver's claims that he was just lucky. Oliver assures him that he (Oliver) is shallow. Make a note that one of the things that Oliver learned to do on that island was throw knives, both balanced and unbalanced.
Voiceover! Somers chose to go after someone Oliver cared about. And that has enraged Voiceover Oliver: "He's still going to face justice. It'll just be a different kind."
Please note that I am resisting the urge to coin the phrase "Voiceoliver."
Somers is packing. He tells his minion that it's time to get out of there, because the Triad will come after him. See, that's what I'm saying. If you have a choice between killing the lawyer who's the daughter of the angriest policeman in town or the scumbag everybody hates and is the only one who could testify against you, you kill the scumbag, right? Somers grabs a radio to tell Wallace to get the boat ready! The answer: "Wallace isn't here. But I am." Time to go!