“Arrow” Season 3 Episode 14 “The Return” aired last Feb. 18, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. on The CW. The episode kicks off with Oliver and Thea Queen having a mock fight in a forest. Read on to know their other activities in their island getaway.
The siblings share stories in the campfire, do more physical combat training and relax with nature around them. Oliver suddenly decides to visit the prisoner Deathstroke just around the island. However, Slade Wilson successfully escaped the prison after killing the A.R.G.U.S. guard. Oliver gets a horrifying memory of Slade saying that he would kill all of Oliver’s loved ones. He hurries to return to Thea.
Thankfully, Thea’s safe. Oliver tells her the bad news. Malcolm Merlyn calls Oliver to tell him that he freed Deathstroke as a training for them. The siblings go to Robert Queen’s grave to get weapons Oliver has hidden there. More bad luck strikes since Slade arrived there first. Slade knocks both Queens out and brings them unconscious to his prison on the island.
Slade mocks the siblings and gives remarks about Moira Queen and Shado’s deaths. He leaves them for a while. Their prison time gets worse when Oliver tried his best to ignore Thea’s inquiries about his past. After assaulting Thea, Oliver makes her press the switch to open the door.
Out in the forest, Thea was almost hit by the trap when Oliver pushes her out of the way. Oliver is painfully hit. While making himself recover for a while, he confides to Thea that she killed Sara after ingesting Malcolm’s drugs. Thea is so horrified that she has not noticed Slade going towards her with a gun. The siblings start to engage in a dangerous combat with him. Fortunately, Thea manages to take over Slade at gunpoint. Oliver convinces her to avoid pulling the trigger. The Queens decide to imprison Slade again.
As they are heading home, Oliver tells his sister to never tell Laurel Lance anything about Sara’s demise.
In a flashback, Amanda Waller explained to Maseo Yamashiro and Oliver about the arrival of China White. She decided to meet Peter Kang, Queens’ wealthy family friend. Maseo and Oliver followed Kang, but it was Oliver’s job to access directly the CEO’s computer. Oliver got emotional returning to Starling City when he saw Thea wearing her school uniform. He followed his sister instead, rather than Kang. He saw her visiting his grave and negotiating with a drug dealer. Tommy Merlyn interrupted the talk and chased the dealer. Oliver returned to his job. Turns out, Felicity almost caught him as he hacked Kang’s computer. Then Oliver went to Tommy’s party. Surprisingly, John Diggle was there as security. Oliver itched to have his revenge on the drug dealer that he was able to kill and throw him out of the balcony.
Robert talked to Oliver through a recording about the book that would help right the wrongs. Oliver must stop China White’s auction for weapons. He saved Maseo who was in the middle of fighting with White’s forces. Amanda successfully captured White, and her two agents got Kang and his bioweapons. Back in China, General Matthew Shrieve talked to Oliver. He promised a free trip to wherever Oliver wants to go.
In another flashback, Laurel checked her father who was tending his wounds. A little while later, her father arrived at the party to handle the death scene. At the same time, Maseo spotted Oliver and led him away at gunpoint to stop the weapon auction. The two argued. Oliver left his partner to seek protection from Amanda via family connections and changing his mistakes.
In the present, Quentin Lance is drinking and mourning over the death of Sara. He is still upset with Laurel.
There you have it for the recap on “Arrow” Season 3 Episode 14 “The Return,” which aired last Feb. 18, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. on The CW. Catch the next episode on Feb. 25, 2015. For more updates on this show, including spoilers and recaps, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
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