Tommy and Laurel go over the plans for the fundraiser because it's not like Laurel has work to do. Tommy tells a story about a one-night stand that made him realize he wanted to be with Laurel and make her omelets. That's seriously all that happens.
At a bar. Derek beats some guys at cards, and they leave. Oliver sits at the table. Derek says the last time he saw Dad Queen, he was giving a speech about how the plant wasn't being closed. You know, everyone in this city recognizes Oliver immediately. So maybe he needs a better mask when he's gallivanting around as a costumed vigilante. Oliver says his father made the wrong choice, but he does it in a long speech which hits beats similar to Derek's life. Oliver suggests "one moment when you can turn it all around." Derek points out that an apology doesn't get his house back. Well, offers Oliver, how about a job? No sale: "How about I still have some pride left? I don't need charity from the son of the man who screwed me over." Oliver leaves his card and a speech about the consequences of his father's actions.
Arrowlair. Oliver bugged Derek so he can listen to his conversations. The Mother doesn't want to abandon Kyle and Derek agrees to one more job. Which he already agreed to in a scene before Oliver planted the bug, but never mind.
CNRI benefit. This show has a lot of black-tie events, doesn't it? Dig and Oliver go in and make their plans to ditch it when things inevitably go bad. Tommy says Laurel looks lovely and she insults him. Oh, when will these two crazy kids get together? And when they do, will the show remember that it happened?
Tommy thanks Thea for coming. He calls her the "unlikely voice of reason" and she finally realizes that he's doing this for Laurel and does not consider her a romantic option. Now she's bitter. I don't know how old she's supposed to be, but I don't think she should be pounding that wine. I also don't think she'd ever been interested in Tommy before this episode. Carter Bowen comes up with his crazy head (it's hard to describe, but it's kind of like it was carved out of wood. It's handsome, but in a very wooden way) and talks about starting a free clinic. Laurel goes off to dance with him, leaving Tommy sad.