Training facility. Oliver runs in, shouting for Mia. Dude, you sent her away, remember? He sees a big, blood-red message painted on one wall: "When the student is ready, the master appears." Oliver swallows hard, his Adam's apple bobbing around inside his collar. There's a dripping red Spirograph painted beneath the message. At this point, I was still hopeful of a logical denouement to this story. I mean, the message fits with Vordigan's earlier confrontation with Mia, right? He, in his own whackjob way, is trying to help Oliver live up to his destiny, right? Keep watching.
Vordigan is leading a bound and hooded Mia through a dark forest. He tells her he taught Green Arrow almost everything he knows. "Now it's time for my prize student to come back home," he says. Mia doesn't think he's coming back for the "class reunion," but Vordigan thinks he'll come for her. He yanks off Mia's hood and shoves her to the ground. In the second it takes for her to sit up, he's disappeared. As she holds her bound hands before her, an arrow slices through the air and cuts the ropes. How considerate for a psycho cultist kidnapper. Mia frantically runs through some tall, well-groomed trees. As the camera swoops up, we look down at her. She's standing in the middle of a gigantic hedge maze in the shape of the Celtic Spirograph. Kind of a blatant advertisement for a supposedly secret society, don't you think? Commercials.