Now we skip ahead: There's a firefight in the water tunnels. The machine guns used by the Restons and the police don't hit anything, but Oliver has a net arrow! He shoots it at the duffel bag full of cash, and it gets stuck to the floor. That's more like it! We need more gimmicky arrows. He also neatly disarms a couple of Restons by shooting their guns. The gang runs and the cops come in. Oliver puts out the lights by shooting an electrical panel. Then he hides as the cope run past him.
Out in a field, the family Reston considers their situation. The last bank robbery ended with a shootout with the cops and also a murderous vigilante. The mother is the woman from the opening scene who talked to the cop. That's a twist that the show puts no effort into caring about. The parents want to quit the bank robbery business, but the two boys insist on continuing until they're "set for life." The father offers a compromise: one last job. No one suggests going to a city that isn't all on edge because of the presence of cop-shooting bank robbers. And the murderous vigilante alone would make me consider other locations.
Felicity Smoak uses a product-placed computer to look up Derek Reston (the father) for Oliver. Oliver has gotten her to do this by claiming that Derek was an old friend. So he has some sort of job at Q Consolidated, right? And also, he's a genius at using various databases but he can't access Facebook. Felicity says that Derek worked at the Queen Steel Factory for fifteen years. Oliver: "Derek Reston worked for my father?" Felicity: "You weren't really close friends, huh?" She's not buying his story at all, but she also doesn't seem to care that much. She's probably just happy to be getting screen time. The point is that Derek Reston got fired with no severance or pension. And he lost his home.
Island. Oliver's father offers him a gun and tells him, "My death is made meaningless by yours." It's pretty meaningless anyway, if you're not really dead. Or even if you're a ghost. Oliver whines that he wants a quick death. Dad tells him to survive, but Oliver holds the gun to his head.
Modern Oliver wants to go to a fired-steelworked bar to give Derek a chance to do the right thing. Dig says he already had a chance to do that. But Oliver is tortured by his father's misdeeds, in case you haven't noticed.