[SPOILER ALERT: Content from episode 5 below. Proceed with caution.]

What an episode. We met Deathstroke, saw Oliver Queen on house arrest and Laurel Lance be, well, Laurel Lance — fierce and non-apologetic. Here are seven quotable moments from last night.

  • “What happened to me being too selfish to be a masked crusader?” — Oliver to Laurel
  • “Do you know what this island is named? We’re on Lian Yu, mandarin for ‘purgatory’, and I can make it feel like hell.” — Edward Fyers to Oliver Queen
  • “Have you been arrested before? It’s okay, I know the answer to that one. ‘Plenty of times.'” — Detective Lance to Oliver
  • “I’m confined to this house for the foreseeable future. I might as well make the most of it, and this party is going to be themed. I’m thinking prison: ‘Burning Man’ meets ‘Shawshank Redemption.’ The invite says, ‘Come before Oliver Queen gets off.'” — Oliver
  • Oliver: “No thank you, I’m not crazy.”
    Detective Lance: “Finally something we agree on. He’s not a nut. He’s a killing machine.”
  • “Now I’m sorta happy I didn’t buy you that shot glass with the panda on it because then you’d be worried I was Panda Man.” — Oliver to Thea
  • Diggle: “I think things didn’t go down as exactly as you planned. You didn’t count on so many people having questions, doubting you. You didn’t think about what happens when you lie, especially when you lie to the ones you love the most. When you were stuck on that island, plotting your grand plan to save the city, I don’t think you stopped to consider the effect it would have on the people in your life. Or how it might hurt them.”
    Oliver: “You’re wrong. I think about it all the time. And just to be clear, not being able to tell my family the truth — it doesn’t hurt anyone worse than it hurts me.”

Becca Ritchie