Russo's is empty, but Oliver and Helena are still at their table. Oliver talks about the lies he tells people. Helena refers to the island as a crucible, which I'm pretty sure is a phrase that Oliver himself has used. Helena's cross turns out to be a gift from her dead fiancé, so she explains, "That was my crucible." Her crucible was a crucifix? How convenient! They decide they're happy to be talking like people. Well, they're not much like people. Diggle calls and Oliver says he has to go. So long, Helena! Oliver leaves some cash on the table, but Helena doesn't want him to pay. Yeah, if she's the daughter of the mob boss, they're probably eating for free. They agree that neither of them wanted to go out, but they're glad they did. She tells him to be careful with her father.
Moira in bed. And in comes John Barrowman! He says that Thea let him in, which again seems like a violation of the whole concept of living in a castle. Someone built this giant stone edifice that can repel hordes of barbarians and you just let people come in the front door? John Barrowman tells Moira that the two of them (and Robert, her dead husband) used to be friends. He says that Moira is a vital part of Starling City's future, but that Robert lost his nerve. So he wants to see if the near-death experience has changed her convictions. He claims that he can see that they haven't, but he says that after she denies it. Then he leaves. Thanks for stopping by, John Barrowman! Incidentally, Moira is displaying no symptoms whatsoever.
Diggle tells Oliver that Nick Salvati "and his goons" are out collecting protection money. And their next stop is Russo's! Oliver thinks this is convenient, because he's there with Helena right now. Diggle accuses him of "speed dating."
Goons (actual canonical goons!) roar into Russo's there and immediately start threatening to break fingers. That's sloppy work, guys. I understand that you want money, but you're not going to get it in the long term by breaking everyone's fingers. But Oliver shoots an arrow into the fuse box and starts breaking it up. But before he can get going, Helena shows up and starts shooting. In a dark room. While wearing a tinted motorcycle helmet. And we've already learned she's not a good shot. So this isn't a safe plan at all! She and Oliver fight each other until Oliver magically removes her helmet with a punch. She runs and he removes his hood in bafflement. Leave the hood on, dummy.