Arrow s06e22 Episode Script

The Ties That Bind

1 Oliver: Previously on "Arrow" The Quadrant.
You know, I heard about these guys when I was working undercover.
I never could get anyone to confirm their existence.
Yeah, well, they are real.
A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
Agent: High-end cartel ruled by moneyed families with ties to all things black market.
John: We think Diaz may be helping her with that operation.
You said you were an honorable man.
Now, I think you know Diaz isn't.
Help me stop him.
I'm moving on to plan B-- killing Oliver Queen and everyone he cares about.
Uh, Dad, there's a shell in this one.
Uh, yes, there is.
Oh, isn't the pan hot? Ow.
It's immensely hot, but when we are doing breakfast for dinner at Chez Queen, we do it right.
Salt me, please, Felicity.
What? Could you pass the salt, please, quickly when you get a chance? I can not put salt on this if it's gonna put that expression on your face.
It's not about the salt, Oliver.
Ok.
Call me when dinner's ready.
Ok, well, you have officially scared him away, so, ahem, you want to tell me what's going on with you? Oliver, it's just you're in here pretending like you weren't almost put in prison for the rest of your life.
Ok, we almost lost you.
And the man who tried to put you there is still out there controlling the city, and you're just in here scrambling eggs, Oliver.
Yup.
Ok, first, I'm gonna stop him.
Second I am in here scrambling eggs because I just wanted a night-- one night-- to remind myself what I'm fighting for.
Ok, I guess I can compartmentalize that.
I can help you with that.
Arm strength's back.
Motor function's restored.
All signs of the nerve damage you had are gone.
Do you mind telling me how you did this? Sorry, doc.
NDA.
So if he's in the clear, does that mean no more checkups? Well, you guys are good to go.
- Enjoy date night.
- Thank you.
Thank you, doctor.
I'll take care of the paperwork.
- Good.
- I think we still have time to make the Shabu Shabu place.
Good.
And over here is the polyrase inhibitor.
Felicity and I had to take out, like, 3 big loans just to buy it, but it's great.
You know, when you asked me to meet you at your work, I, uh You thought that I had a fantasy about fooling around in an office? I thought it was your way of milking another hour out of work.
Well, I just thought that you'd like to see how I spend my days.
I mean, this is some pretty cutting-edge tech.
Which is gonna make us late for our reservation.
Ok, Mr.
punctuality.
Let me just shut down the rest of the equipment.
[Announcer calling hockey game] [Muffled] He shoots, he scores! Nope.
Off the post.
Ah, damn.
Ok, you know what? When everything settles down, I'm getting us the best seats in the house.
You do know it's like 400 bucks a ticket.
Then they will have obstructed views.
Nah! Anything for my baby, ok? Dad, quiet.
At least wait for a whistle if you want to talk.
Ok, ok.
I'll give you the courtesy of putting that back in before we start this.
Does it have to be in that order? Hyah! [Coughing] - You work for Ricardo Diaz.
- Who? You want to play that game? Good.
I need to blow off some steam.
My mom and I used to eat breakfast for dinner all the time, except it wasn't ironic, because she worked nights, so I mean, not like that! At least I hope not.
[Cell phone vibrates and chimes] Are you gonna get it, Dad? No.
That's one of the perks of being impeached.
No interruptions.
Oliver, get the phone.
Get the phone.
Ok.
[Clears throat] Who was it? Anatoly.
[Gunfire] Get down! When I move, get William into the bedroom and shut the door, ok? [Gagging] [Gunshot] [Man groans] Are you two ok? Yeah.
Are--are they dead? No, but they're down.
[Breathing heavily] [Cell phone vibrating] [Gunfire, people screaming] [Cell phone vibrates and chimes] Oh.
- What? - Trouble.
You know, you're gonna wake up in a couple hours.
Your heads are gonna be throbbing.
You're gonna regret not talking.
[Rifles cock] Oh.
You were just the bait.
[Gunfire, screaming continues] Lyla, behind you! - I had him.
- I know you did, honey.
[Moaning] [T-spheres whirring] Look at me.
Stay with me.
Stay with me.
[Gunfire] Don't look.
One bullet, back of the head.
You won't even feel it.
You know the cool thing about sound waves? They bounce.
[Canary cry] Mr.
Oliver? Ohh.
I'm glad you are all right.
Thank you for coming so quickly.
I was close.
Where are the men? I tied them up.
They're unconscious.
Felicity: Hey, I just spoke to Rene, Dinah, and John.
They're ok.
Good.
Wait.
What about Curtis? He's ok.
His boyfriend isn't.
He has to go into surgery.
Starling General is not secure.
No, no.
Lyla sent them to the A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
med-bay.
They're gonna be ok.
Quentin? Quentin said that Diaz isn't gonna attack the mayor.
He's too much in the public eye.
But Laurel's in the wind.
What about us? That's why I called Raisa, ok? We're gonna put you into A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
custody.
They're gonna keep you safe.
You're not coming, are you? No.
I have to stay here.
I have to finish this.
You're gonna go with Raisa and Felicity.
Oh, actually, buddy, I'm not coming either.
I would like you far away from here and safe.
Oliver, this is my fight as much as it is yours.
I'm not going anywhere.
As the Green Arrow, I have gone up against some terrible people who have tried to do terrible things.
Hey, look at me.
And I'm still here.
That doesn't mean you always will be.
You're right.
William, I just started being your dad, ok? I love being your dad.
And nothing is gonna take me away from you, especially not Ricardo Diaz.
Kick his ass.
Oliver: John and Lyla are on their way? Rene: Yeah.
But why are you having them come here? Because our bunker is not secure.
Dinah: Yeah.
Why would Diaz do all of this now? He could've moved on us months ago.
Diaz wanted me in prison to avoid making a martyr of the Green Arrow.
With me out of the picture, he would've come after you.
It didn't go that way.
Well, I'm not liking his plan B.
This is the feed from our surveillance cameras.
Son of a bitch.
What are we doing just watching? Let's go there now.
There's no time, Rene.
Diaz has numbers, which means he has tactical advantage.
John's right.
Bunkers and equipment can be replaced.
We need to look at the big picture.
Are our families on the way to the safe house? Better.
NORAD bunker in Colorado.
Oh, no, no.
Not the-- Should've done this months ago.
Torch it.
Rene: We leave now, we could snag a couple, send a message.
Don't worry.
You'll get your chance.
Just have patience, Rene.
Dinah's right.
Diaz is making his move.
We will make ours carefully and precisely.
End this tonight.
Arrow 6x22 The Ties That Bind How much support can we expect from A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
? I had to stretch the rules to get what little resources John has now.
As big a problem as Diaz is for Star City-- For A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
, he's small potatoes.
Lyla: What John means is A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
isn't chartered for law enforcement.
It looks like it's just up to us, then.
Curtis.
How's Nick? He's resting, post-op.
It was pretty bad, but he's gonna be ok.
We got lucky.
Oh, I'm so sorry.
He took those bullets for me.
Don't worry.
We'll give him payback times 10.
Where do we start? Well, we've got to get a direct Intel on Diaz's location.
I'm working on that.
All right.
And we need some major-league ordnance.
Lyla: That A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
can help with.
Bennet and I, we're a force multiplier.
Oliver: You know, if we keep going this way, we're going to die out there.
It doesn't matter how much weaponry Lyla provides, how angry we are, how much adrenaline we have.
If we just--if we just press ahead like this, we're all gonna die out there.
We haven't worked together in months.
You know, Diaz is not expecting that at least.
Oliver: He's planned for everything.
Us getting back together, working as a team-- it's a start, but this guy's got an army.
He has the city officials; He's got the police.
He's got everything.
Please tell me there's a "but" coming out the end of this pep talk.
Anatoly Knyazev.
I thought he hated your guts.
I think we've come to an understanding.
I also think that he might be the one move Diaz does not see coming.
Oliver, if that's our tactical advantage, we need to press it.
Let me set a meet with him, ok? Let us make a move off of his Intel.
But until we have it, I want you guys to stand down, and II'm asking you to trust me.
I know that that trust does not come easy after everything that's happened.
Let's put all of that aside and get this done.
[Speaking Russian] My family's alive thanks to you.
Please save gratitude for when I'm sipping on umbrella straw on the beach, safe and sound in Maldives.
I don't know how long family's safety going to last.
SCPD has instructions: "Kill on sight.
" Diaz's base of operations is too secure.
We can't move on it without losing people.
Agreed.
Best bet to get him on move-- in transit, so to speak.
Well, but he's gonna expect us to hit back.
I'd expect him to stay where he's secure.
Perhaps I can think of something to motivate him.
I'm asking a lot of you.
I appreciate it.
You cannot wage revolution in white gloves.
Lenin had many faults, but he was right about that.
You want to stop pacing? You're giving me a headache.
Funny.
I was going to say the same to you.
Your pitch to the Quadrant was that you controlled this city.
And I do.
Then why have you turned it into a war zone tonight? I thought we couldn't let the vigilantes be turned into martyrs.
The judge kicked the case and let Oliver Queen walk.
So you've switched gears from careful and precise to loud and messy? Your attitude is what I find To be unwanted.
Be careful, Ricardo.
You've already given us the city.
Hey Are you suggesting that I'm replaceable? I'm suggesting no such thing.
Ms.
Cassamento does not appear to be pleased.
What happened tonight? You underestimate your enemy.
They are strong and motivated.
They got lucky.
Luck, strength.
What does it matter? You did not kill bees.
You merely poked the HIVE.
The bees will be agitated.
You think they're gonna come here.
That's fine.
Let them bring it on.
Bring them here, hmm? This place--lovely but not secure, at least not enough for what you know they're going to come after you with.
[Glass shards crunch] Oliver: Anatoly did it.
Diaz will be on his way to the SCPD in an hour.
A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
doesn't have authority to arrest Diaz.
So once you have him in custody, what's the next step? Yeah, Lyla's right.
We can't just hand him over to the police.
And, no offense, but your Lian Yu supermax is kind of blown up.
One problem at a time.
Now, we need to end this.
And that means solving our first problem, getting Diaz.
Can I say it for old time's sake? Suit up.
In Russia, we travel in nicer cars.
This girl ain't pretty, but she's bulletproof.
[Vehicle in reverse signal] What's that? Construction? Hold up, guys.
We got to move this forklift.
[Fires pistol] [Pistol fire continues] Get this under control now! [Rifles firing] Did you forget your gun? [Punches are thrown] Uh! Uh! Dinah: Curtis, don't! You hurt someone I care about! Want some more? Do you? Uh! Uh! [Empty chamber clicks] [Sirens] Quadrant reinforcements with SCPD and more on the way.
We got to pull out now.
John: We almost got that son of a bitch.
Rene: How's Curtis? Dinah: He's resting with Nick.
One inch either way, he would've bled out.
He got lucky.
- It wasn't just luck.
- What do you mean? Diaz could've killed Curtis, but he went for some sort of necklace instead.
That must be one damn important piece of jewelry.
More like a piece of tech.
Look.
It's a GRV-567, solid state drive, military grade, dynamic encryption.
Whatever's on it, Diaz has gone to some major trouble to keep it secure and close, though.
Dinah: This looks like something we should have our hands on.
Oliver: Wait.
How do we know? There could be nothing on it.
You just said so yourself.
I mean, Diaz went after this instead of going after Curtis.
Oliver: Your digital sniffer, can it read the drive? Yeah.
If you get me close enough, for sure.
But Diaz is headed to SCPD.
I'm sure he's gonna let us stroll right in.
They'll let me.
John: What do you mean? Diaz knows that A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
is working against him.
Lyla: The police still have to keep up appearances.
Wouldn't look good if they decline a visit from the head of a federal agency.
And if things go south, I've got you to back me up.
Oliver: I think that this is a big gamble for an unknown payoff.
It probably is, Oliver, but it might be our only shot.
Dinah: So we're all onboard here? Yeah.
Diaz: Double perimeter security.
Next time I see Oliver Queen, I want his head on a spike! You got it, boss.
Where's the tech kid? Crosby's over there.
Oh.
Mr.
Diaz.
I need to know if what's on this is still intact without you looking at the data.
Can you do that? Your grandma's life depends on it.
Yes, sir.
Diaz: Close the door.
They knew! Who? Knew what? That I was moving, that my men were coming for them tonight! Laurel--she's buttoned up, right? Who could've told them? I do not know.
Hmm.
You and Queen, you go way back.
Yes, which is why his betrayal hurt so much.
If it wasn't you Then who, hmm? Who brought men and police to help us tonight? Cassamento.
How did she know we'd be attacked? I did not ask for backup.
Did you? Why would she tip off Queen and then drag our asses Out of the fire? That doesn't make sense.
Yes, it does, if she wants leverage over you to make you grovel.
Truth be telling, I do many times before in Bratva.
I don't grovel.
How's it going with the sniffer? Oh, just snifferific.
I am reprogramming it to specifically couple with the digital signature of Diaz's drive.
I'll have to do some on-the-fly programming just to cut out the noise, but totally in my wheelhouse.
Does this absolutely have to be done on site? It absolutely does if you would absolutely like it to work.
Why? Oliver, you do know I have been on the field before, right? Russia, twice.
Nanda Parbat, Merlyn Global.
That all happened before you were a parent.
Well, if it will make you feel any better, I will not be the one infiltrating the precinct.
That'll be Lyla, the same Lyla who's also a parent and whose husband didn't blink twice when she volunteered to go into Diaz's dragon den.
Lyla's a soldier.
Yeah, which is why she's the one infiltrating and I'm the one hacking remotely.
I'm not gonna do anything stupid.
Do we have a problem here? No.
Ready when you are.
All I have to do is position that someplace central? Yes, if Diaz's drive is in that building, sniffer will find it.
I can monitor the transfer from here, but I need this back for full pull.
How much time do you need for the transfer? A couple minutes, Max.
Copy that.
Everybody in position? In position.
First hint anything's wrong, signal us.
Copy.
We move in 5.
Everything ok? Yeah.
It's just-- it's so nice to see how you and John, you know, work when you're out in the field, because you're so in sync.
How do you do it? You're asking for marital advice? Now? Sorry.
Yeah, totally terrible timing.
It's just that, like, Oliver doesn't even want me here.
So I just thought maybe a tip or two would work.
We always knew our lives would be high risk.
Eventually we got to a point where worrying about that seemed less important than enjoying the time we have together, even if that was on a battlefield.
Oh, that's so sweet.
Also, getting divorced helps.
Can I help you with something? Lyla Michaels.
Where can I find your captain? We're kind of between captains since our ex-mayor fired the last one.
What's A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
doing here? Investigating Ricardo Diaz.
Never heard of him.
Well, be that as it may, I'm gonna need to see your compstat reports over the last 6 months.
Oh.
You do not want to make me come back with a warrant.
Wait here.
You're on, Felicity.
All right.
Locked on.
Give it a few minutes.
Data all seems intact, Mr.
Diaz.
[Beeps] We got a problem? I'm not sure.
You better get sure.
Yes, sir.
Guys, the encryption array, it's Corto Maltesian in origin.
What does that mean? I mean, I don't know, but if I was betting, financial records.
What if these are all of Diaz's books, everyone he has on his payroll? We could liberate the city, take down his whole operation.
The data is being copied-- cloned, actually.
What? It's happening onsite somehow.
Some bitch from A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
is here.
She wants to look at our compstat reports.
No, she doesn't.
Lyla, we're done.
Grab the sniffer.
Agent Michaels, talk to you for a minute? They're on to us.
Forget the device.
Just get out of there! Director Michaels, I heard you're interested in me.
Honey You better get in here.
[Gunshots] Oh, frak it.
[Grunting] [Gunfire] Hey.
Sorry, not sorry! - Quick! Hurry.
- Ok.
Lyla: That was an all-out fight with the SCPD.
Rene: Totally nuts, even by my standards.
Yeah, but it was the only option.
I mean, this was too important not to get.
How would you even know? This is supposed to be encrypted.
Well, you can just call me an optimist because I'm thinking in 2-3 hours, all of us are gonna be extremely happy.
Can you gather information as it decrypts? It'd be nice to get a jump on things.
Felicity: Oh, no, no, no.
No, no, no.
This is an all-or-nothing type deal, ok? We go in mid-decryption, and the whole drive wipes.
Nothing.
Felicity, may I speak with you? Felicity: Yes.
I'm gonna just take a wild guess and say that this isn't one of those conversations that starts with, like, "I love you.
You were brave.
You go.
That was awesome.
" No.
This is a conversation that happens because I love you.
Ok.
You promised me you would stay put.
Well, I didn't exactly promise.
Fine.
You promised me you wouldn't do anything stupid.
You charged into a firefight.
Which was a calculated risk.
[Stammers] Did you calculate how close Ricardo Diaz came to shooting you in the back of the head? We got what we wanted.
That's not-- And if I'm right, what we wanted has the list of everyone in the city that Diaz controls.
This could help us get our home back from Diaz, Oliver.
We could actually save our city this time around.
I think that's a little bit more important than what ifs.
This is why I started working alone again.
Yeah.
You know what? I tried convincing myself that that was the right move, too, but it's not because we're married and we're supposed to be each other's strength.
So there is no alone for us anymore.
It's not that simple, and you know it.
God.
I'm really gonna start needing you to see it that way.
Hey.
What the hell are you doing here? I heard Felicity might've got a hold of Diaz's payroll, so I hitched a ride back with John.
I can help with the decryption.
Unh.
Whoa, whoa, Curtis.
Hey, are you crazy? You are in no shape to be up and about.
A deranged madman attacked everyone I hold dear and near to me.
I'll nap later.
He also made you almost bleed out, so I need you to stop, ok? Curtis How is me resting gonna help anything, Dinah? Ok, but being reckless isn't gonna help anything either.
He almost killed my man.
What do you expect my reaction to be? Exactly the same as mine.
I'm sorry.
I I wasn't thinking about Vincent.
I'm so sorry, Dinah.
Because you--you shouldn't be thinking about Vincent.
You need to be thinking about Nick.
Just please don't go about this the same way that I did, Curtis, blind with rage.
Remember how you had to talk me down? I remember my advice not really taking.
[Chuckles] Yeah.
But you're a lot smarter than me.
Look, Nick is lying in a hospital bed right now.
If you don't take it easy, you're gonna end up right back in one.
We got this.
Go be with him.
Cassamento: That's absurd.
Why would I tip off the Green Arrow only to save you from him? You tell me.
You're delusional.
You ought to be thanking me.
I hacked, and I hacked, and I I--I back-traced where Felicity Smoak took your cloned data.
We can get there before she decrypts it.
[Slap] Good work.
Call everyone.
We're going to war.
War? You've already shot up two apartments and a hospital to say nothing about what happened in your own police station.
Your point? You're out of control and out of your depth, Ricardo.
We accepted you into the Quadrant because-- So sorry.
I couldn't hear you.
You have something stuck in your throat.
[Removes knife] Clean this up.
Felicity says that the decryption is only at about 40%.
I'm sure she's working as fast as she can.
I'm quite sure she is, but maybe we need to come up with a backup plan just in case this doesn't pan out the way we think.
I agree, and I'm open to suggestions.
The first thing is figuring out what's going on in your head.
Yeah? What else you guys talk about? I may have prodded her a bit.
But, Oliver, I really didn't need to.
Everyone could see the tension between the two of you.
Well, John, I asked her not to go into the field.
And she did.
And I'm sorry that she thinks I'm changing the rules for her, but I am changing the rules for her because things have changed.
William.
Well, Diaz's people attacked us in our home, sitting down for a meal in our home, so don't ask me to sit here and pretend like things aren't different.
And you--you told me that I had spread myself too thin, and I listened to what you said.
And I took it to heart, and I made some changes.
She went into the field tonight, she split my focus, and it could've gotten both of us killed.
- But it didn't.
- Well, it-- truth is you were there for her tonight the same way she's been there for you as Overwatch.
And, look, when I said that your focus was split, I didn't mean throwing away everything and everyone that gives you strength.
[Computer beeping] Diaz is here with an army.
[Sighs] Oliver Queen doesn't make it out alive! - Tricelic gas is filling the building.
- This is Diaz.
John: His men breached the northeast entry.
Between that and the gas, - we don't have a lot of time.
- Are there any other ways - out of here? - South corridor.
There's a secret stairwell that leads to street level.
If anything goes sideways, Curtis rigged the whole place to go boom.
Let's hope it doesn't come to that, all right? We got to go-- - not yet.
- Felicity, we have to go now.
The decryption is not done.
I'm not leaving until it's done.
Do not fight me on this.
Everyone else has to go.
We will catch up.
[Felicity coughs] [Alarm] Diaz: I'll cover you! Go! [Gunfire] Man: Whoa! Dinah: Get out of here! Go! Get out of here! [Canary cry] Man: Get back! Uh! [Empty chamber clicks] [Rifle firing] I had him, honey.
Let's go.
How much time do we have? 5 minutes.
We don't have 5 minutes, Felicity.
You have to get out of here.
No chance.
Once this decryption's done, I'm gonna email it to you and basically the entire world.
[Coughing] Hey, you ok? This is our last chance, Oliver.
This could be our only chance to stop him.
Let me try.
William needs you.
William needs us.
[Coughing] I'm gonna find another way.
Come on.
How many flights are there? A lot.
[Both coughing] [Both coughing] Where's Oliver and Felicity? All right.
We're almost there, Felicity.
You can do this.
Hey.
I got you.
Up, up.
Diaz: I was just coming to kill you.
Looks like you met me halfway.
What hurts more, do you think, killing her in front of you or you in front of her? Hyah! [Coughing] You'll do anything to keep her safe, won't you? Love-- that's the real king killer! [Groaning] Click it.
[Beeps] [Coughing] Come on, Felicity.
John: Felicity, Oliver.
Let's get them out of here.
I'm so sorry about your men, Lyla.
Bennet was a good soldier.
They all were.
We should go back.
I want to see Diaz's body.
Lyla: I sent in a forensics team.
He wasn't there.
Son of a bitch has 9 lives.
I'm sorry.
Did Felicity finish the decryption? No.
No.
She had to leave it.
Where does that put us? Absolutely nowhere.
Oliver: I know, buddy.
We miss you, too.
Well, it's gonna be a few more days, but we're We're safe, ok? We're both safe.
Hey, we love you, William.
Bye, kiddo.
Is he ok? How's he doing? He's ok.
He's scared, but, you know, he's safe and Just wants all this to be over.
Yeah.
Don't we all? Hey, I'm, uh I shouldn't have pushed you away.
I should have trusted you to keep yourself safe, and I should have trusted my abilities to help keep you safe.
Thank you.
Yeah.
It's good to know after all these years that you can still learn something.
[Kiss] Nah, I still have a ways to go.
That's true.
So what now? [Heavy sigh] I have an idea.
Diaz: Thank you for coming.
I asked you here because we lost another Quadrant member last night.
See, I don't mind partners When they're loyal.
Turns out Ms.
Cassamento wasn't.
So what I have to decide right now is whether you two fall into that same category.
You wanted into Quadrant.
You are in.
This doesn't have to be adversarial.
See, that's the thing-- me wanting in.
I always thought that I wanted that, and I realized It's just not enough.
You don't want a partnership.
You want a controlling stake.
Guilty.
[Coughing] Diaz: Let's try this again.
May I? We have the Quadrant's resources.
We got its muscle, its connections.
All I need Is loyalty.
The Quadrant's running out of members.
Do I have it? So far Ricardo Diaz has been unstoppable.
He has aligned himself with the most powerful criminal organization in the country.
He controls Star City's government, its infrastructure, and its police force.
I can't stop him on my own.
And when you say you can't stop him, are you speaking as the former mayor or as someone else? You want my help? I'm gonna need two things from you.
The first is I'm gonna need you to say the words.
I am the Green Arrow.
And the truth shall set you free.
What's the second thing?