Arrow s07e13 Episode Script

Star City Slayer

My name is Oliver Queen.
After 6 months in hell, I have been released from prison and returned home with only one goal To save my city, but things have changed.
Instead of operating outside the law, I am now working alongside the police.
I am no longer inmate 4587.
I am once more The Green Arrow.
Previously on "Arrow" There's always gonna be another Dante.
There's always gonna be a logical reason to compromise, but I'm not doing that anymore.
- Walking way is not the answer.
- Well, I'm not walking away.
I'm gonna call my own shots.
I went to go check your midterm results online, and I didn't come across any test results because you didn't take the exams.
- Why? - Because I got expelled.
So you found this place by watching that documentary? Vigilantes were the death of Star City, and they got exactly what they deserved.
We now have unfettered access to the Archer Program's entire security interface.
Let's find those bombs.
- Heading home soon? - Not quite yet.
I'll see you in the morning.
What's it say? Nothing.
Just some punk kid pulling a prank.
You ever get in trouble with your parents? Uh, yeah.
All the time.
Why? Because William doesn't need pancakes.
William needs to tell us why he got expelled and why he's been lying to us.
- After pancakes or - No.
- Ready to talk? - About what? Why you got expelled.
Come on, Will.
You know you can talk to us about anything.
It's not a big deal.
I just got into a fight.
I thought you'd be proud of me.
I went for the nose just like you told me.
When did you tell him to go for the nose? That was over a year ago, and it was a lesson in self-defense, thank you.
Buddy, it's not like you to get into a fight.
Why do you guys even care? Every time that we spoke, you're telling me how much you love your school, about your new friends and your classes.
What am I missing here? Maybe you should have asked how I felt for once, but you don't ask other people for their opinions.
You decide everything on your own just like you decided to go to prison rather than take care of your family! I don't think that's fair, but okay.
William, you got expelled, and, young man, you need to understand that in life you have to accept responsibility for your actions.
Yeah? I'm over this.
William, we're not done here.
That went well.
Damn it! Still no luck figuring out where Felicity planted those bombs.
Well, I'm pretty sure hitting that thing harder's not gonna make it work better.
Makes me feel better, though.
The Archer Program's supposed to see everything, but what good's that when there's nothing to see? About damn time.
Your algorithm kind of sucks.
Nice to see you, too.
Give it to me.
Archer's not helping us, and that means Blackstar's our only lead on finding those bombs.
You guys have any luck tracking her down? Uh-uh.
I spent the last few days searching the entire city, but she knows how to be a ghost.
Pretty easy to do with the way the city is now.
My algorithm isn't the problem.
The Archer Program was designed to monitor The Glades, but Star City is 10 times the size with half the technological infrastructure.
So less eyes covering a larger area.
Even if that's the case, that bomb plan was massive.
We should have found something.
Well, not if the bombs haven't been positioned yet.
I mean, maybe Felicity stockpiled them somewhere off the grid, somewhere no one would ever think to look.
I think I might know a place.
This is definitely off the grid.
I used to think this place was so cool.
I can't believe it's still standing.
I can't believe my dad used to call this home.
Well, no one's called this home for quite some time.
Someone's been here.
Unh! Someone's still here.
I told you this wouldn't end well.
What's that, some A.
fan mail? No, not exactly.
This is some "I know what you did last summer" creepiness.
- You want me to run a DNA trace? - No.
Already on top of that.
Besides, that's not the reason why I called you in here.
How's the search for Dante coming? Good.
We were able to backtrace the number Diaz called.
It belongs to Dante's contact in Egypt, a guy by the name of Virgil.
If we're able to bring him in, we'll have Dante.
Fantastic! And we would have you to thank for it.
Excellent work, Curtis.
Too bad I might not be around for my victory lap.
What are we talking about here? There's no good way to say this, but I've been offered a job at the Kohler Humanitarian Institute in D.
I would be able to create tech that would be able to help people all over the world.
Curtis, I know you're not happy with the Ghost Initiative, but I was hoping that we could get past that.
Besides, the work you're doing right here at A.
is already helping people all over the world.
I know you believe that, John.
I'm just not sure that I do.
The key is to maintain eye contact.
Your assailant's gonna focus on your weakness.
In this case, it's that injury.
So you draw them in, and as soon as they're close enough, strike.
Yeah! That's very good.
Eh, you're a natural.
Thanks for teaching me, aunt Dinah.
It's so cool learning how to kick ass from the Black Canary.
Keep kicking the crap out of that shield, and Captain Drake's gonna have to deputize you, too.
How about you keep practicing your kicks in your room? - Okay.
- Good job.
I saw the way you looked when Zoe mentioned the Black Canary.
You still adjusting to being outed? Well, it was one thing when all the people in our Inner Circle knew about my secret identity, but now everybody knows, the cops at SCPD, everybody.
I don't know.
Maybe I'm just worried people are gonna treat me differently now that the secret's out.
Well, maybe it's a good idea that me and the team are gonna be hanging out at the SCPD for now in case I got to crack some heads.
Ever since you became captain, you've been busting your ass to earn their trust and respect, so you keep doing what you're doing and don't sweat the haters because they're gonna hate like whoever left me this.
- When did you get this? - Last night.
Figured it was some punk-ass pranking me for working with you and the SCPD.
- Oh, damn.
- What, did you get one, too? And so did Laurel.
We've been trying to track down who did it.
We thought maybe it was about a case we worked together, but if you're getting them, too Who knows who his next target is? Ohh! Get back! What the hell? I can't move.
Stop! Please just stop.
I'll give you anything you want.
Why are you doing this? Wow! This is a lot of blood.
I thought Kullens was in jail for helping Diaz.
Well, apparently, he had a very good lawyer because he got out a month ago.
Any chance this connects with the two body drops we were looking at last week? Kullens did have his throat slit, same as the other two.
I mean, the only difference is that Kullens was the only victim to leave behind one of these notes.
Look familiar? I spoke to the families of the other victims, and they did get notes, as well.
- They just didn't turn them in.
- Right.
This is turning out to be one hell of a first day on the job.
Look at us, working together again, being targeted by a homicidal maniac.
Feels like a Monday.
What about Laurel? You said that she got a note, too.
She did, but she's fine.
She's at a conference in D.
all week.
So wait.
You, me, Laurel, Rene all got notes.
- Curtis and Oliver didn't.
- Oh, don't worry about me.
I'm definitely not feeling fomo over it.
Well, we already know this killer's not only targeting people on the team.
Kullens was against vigilantes, and we didn't even know the other two victims.
There has to be a connection.
We just be patient, and we'll find it.
Maybe this will help.
Kullens' autopsy report.
Tox screen is clear.
No defensive wounds.
So he didn't fight back.
This M.
feels very familiar.
When I was undercover in Central City, the guys in homicide were chasing after a serial killer with a very similar pattern Throat slash and victims who didn't fight back.
I'm gonna give Captain Singh a call.
Wakey, wakey, money bags.
Unh! Touch me, I'll bite your hand off.
Almost makes me forget that you're nothing but a pampered girl from The Glades playing vigilante dress-up.
What do you want? The access codes to Archer.
Go to hell.
Well, let's try this another way.
Wait! Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.
The access codes now.
Keep your mouth shut, William.
So that's your name.
All right, William.
What the hell are you even doing here? Funny.
I was just about to ask you the same thing.
Is that a backbone I'm seeing? Even if we give you the codes, you're just gonna kill us just like you killed Felicity and just like you're gonna kill the rest of the city, so what is the point in talking? Someone is trying to blow up the city, but it's not me, and I sure as hell didn't kill Felicity.
Then who did? About what you said, about wanting to do something different.
Suddenly, I'm getting nervous about where this is going.
No need.
Just talked with Lyla, and we both agree that, Curtis, we cannot afford to lose a talent like yours, so A.
wants to make you the head of its science and technology division.
You want me in charge of the entire division? The entire division.
You'll be shaping the future of A.
, Curtis, and you can make all the decisions just like you wanted.
- I don't know what to say.
- Say you'll do it, man.
Just stay here in Star City.
You can keep working with the team.
I think it's the best of both worlds.
Think about it.
Captain Singh, thank you for getting back to me.
I'd have done it sooner, but some new metahuman freak sent a bunch of Central City's finest to the hospital before the Flash and his team were able to stop them, not that there's anything wrong with metahumans.
No disrespect intended, Dinah.
Well, none taken.
And here I was just starting to feel like I had a handle on this whole captain thing.
Do you remember when Blockbuster and his gang tried to expand their operations from bludhaven to Central City? And almost started a turf war with all the major crime families? - Yeah.
- But it didn't, all because one undercover cop had the balls and the brains to infiltrate their ranks and prevent a citywide bloodbath.
If anyone knows how to win hearts and minds, Dinah, it's you.
You just have to have faith in yourself.
I certainly do.
So about that case file.
Your father is gonna make his famous chili tonight.
Does he really think making dinner is gonna solve everything? I mean, it's his chili we're talking about.
I'm pretty sure it could solve world peace.
- Let me see that.
- It's impossible.
Actually, solving a Rubik's Cube is a lot like running an algorithm.
In fact, my favorite pattern is a cube within a cube.
- That's pretty cool.
- Yeah.
The Green Arrow has entered through the front door.
Heh heh heh.
- The Green Arrow? - You know, I thought I'd give the security system a little personality.
Hey, buddy.
Help me unpack these bags.
I'm good.
Give you two a moment alone.
Give me those.
Thank you.
William, I understand why you were mad at me before.
You have every right to be mad at me, okay? You're a tough kid.
And I forget sometimes that you are just a kid That's lived in 4 different cities over the past 2 years.
That's tough.
One of the many reasons why Felicity and I think that you should come back here and live with us.
Warning, warning.
Unidentified person at the front door.
Did you Mr.
and Mrs.
Clayton? What are you doing here? Our grandson called us.
I apologize.
I understand and appreciate why after everything that's happened you two might be worried, but we can assure you that that going forward things will be better and more stable, okay? - They will be - Right.
Because we're taking him with us.
We're filing a suit for guardianship.
You can't do that.
William, we need to speak with your grandparents alone.
Oliver, it's an open-and-shut case.
You're a convicted felon.
You were absent for most of his life, and then once you showed up heh He's kidnapped, he's sent into hiding from a mob boss.
I'm his father, frank.
By blood maybe, but you are not fit to be William's guardian, either of you.
We should have done this a long time ago.
Yes, dear.
It's what Samantha would have wanted for him.
William is my son.
Felicity treats and cares for him like a son, and nobody is gonna take him away from us.
No one.
I hate tranqs.
Where are the others? Hey, you! Where are our friends? They're with Blackstar.
She's got questions to ask.
What about us? I already know everything I need to about you, and you guys should have stayed out of this.
I recognize you.
You know him? And so do you.
You're Connor Hawke, John Diggle's son.
Thank you, Dinah.
Call me if you need anything, okay? All right.
Can I speak with you for a moment? Why? Sounds like you got to go save the city again.
William, get over here and sit down.
What? Your grandparents are trying to take you away from me.
There is no chance that that's gonna happen, but I cannot I cannot have you phoning for backup every time that you're mad at me.
It's the only thing that got you to listen! You think I'm not listening? I have heard and felt every single terrible thing that you've said to me since you've been back! Come on.
I'm I'm trying my best.
That's the problem because whenever you're around, things always get worse! You want to give me a normal life? Yes! That's all I've ever tried to do! That's why I That why I've asked you to come back here and live with Felicity and I.
That isn't a normal life! I want to go live with my grandparents! Eight murders over the course of 2 months.
And this is definitely the same guy we're dealing with? Yeah.
Analysis of the wound confirms the same angle of entry in all the murders here and in Central City.
The question is why pack up and bring the fun here? Yeah.
That really is the missing piece of the puzzle, isn't it? Doesn't seem to be any obvious connection between the victims.
Actually, maybe there is.
They all had elevated levels of magnesium in their blood.
But their tox screens came back clear.
Well, that's because increased magnesium alone isn't a red flag, but if you combine that with decreased levels of red blood cells, then you have a drug called mivacurium.
It's a neuromuscular blocking agent.
Captain Singh said it looked like the victims had been immobilized.
It's because they had been drugged.
Mivacurium is extremely rare.
In fact, there's only been one shipment in the past month to Star City to a condemned house in The Glades addressed to a John Doe.
- Hey, don't, Curtis.
- Why not? What if someone spots that thing flying around? Might as well have a freaking neon sign that says, "Hey, murderer.
We're here.
" You were saying, Rene? Curtis, Rene, you take upstairs.
Me and Dinah will secure down here.
Split up? What? Have you guys never seen a horror movie before? Wait, Rene! Rene.
Don't sneak up on me like that! Sorry.
What was that? Our psycho was at Slabside? Hyah! Unh! You should have listened to me.
- Dinah.
- Dinah, where are you? Dinah, I need you to copy.
Can you hear me? Dinah, where are you? - Oh! - Oh, my god.
Have to stop the bleeding.
We have to call an ambulance.
They won't get here in time.
You're gonna be fine.
D! It's too deep.
There's nothing I can do.
- What?! - Maybe there's something I can do.
I've been working on a new prototype Mid-infrared lasers that might be able to cauterize the wound.
- Might or will? - I don't know, but the only way to bond the cut is by burning it first.
- I've never tested it, though! - Do it! Do it! Okay.
- Tell me when.
- When.
There's a pulse.
You did it.
Be strong, Dinah.
I take it by the way that you're treating the chili that your talk didn't go so well.
He wants to go live with his grandparents.
- And you think that's - I think it's ridiculous because we're his family and we are what's best for him! Sorry.
Well, we've all grown and changed a lot since you got out of Slabside, and I've been thinking that maybe you and I need to think more about what William needs.
You need to tell me If you honestly believe that he would be better off away from us.
I think that now that you're working with the SCPD and Team Arrow again that we don't exactly provide a life of normalcy and I just want to be a better father for him than my father was for me.
You already are by giving him the life that he deserves Even if it breaks our hearts.
If you didn't kill Felicity, then who did? No one.
Felicity's still alive.
How do you know that? I just do.
It's why I need Archer To find Felicity.
Don't listen to her.
She's a liar.
She'll say anything to You didn't need to do that.
No, but I enjoyed it.
Now how about those codes? Only after you tell me why you're looking for Felicity.
Let's just say we owe each other.
What I don't get is you.
You're no hero wannabe like the rest of them.
You're obviously well off, enough to not slum around Star City.
So what are you getting out of this? Honestly I don't know.
Closure maybe, to ask Felicity why she disappeared from my life only to contact me now out of the blue.
What, did you guys date or something? God, no.
I'm gay, and she's my mom.
Oliver Queen is your father? Did you get anything out of them? You're supposed to be watching the others.
Unh! Agh! Hyaaah! Hyaaah! - Brace yourself.
- What? Aah! Roy! - Ugh! - Drop the bow.
You first.
Called the ambulance.
They're on their way.
They'll be here any minute.
- Shh, shh, shh.
- D.
, D.
, relax.
Help's on the way.
You don't have to talk.
What the hell? Slabside.
We found a uniform upstairs in the closet.
This guy must have been in prison with Oliver.
So all of this, the notes, the murders It's about Oliver.
Sure beats our suppers in hope Springs, hey, William? Except when we ate there, I could actually see my food.
I'm sure they're working on getting the power back on soon.
This storm is crazy.
I thought my chili was your favorite, bud.
- It's too spicy.
- What are you talking about? It's perfect.
It's absolutely delicious.
In fact, I will have seconds if you could pass me some more, please.
I can't.
Felicity I can't really move.
I can't either.
What's that sound? Dad, what's going on? Don't worry, Oliver.
It's me.
I'm just really happy to see you guys again.
It's so nice to meet you, William.
I'm Stanley Dover.
I'm your dad's best friend.
Stanley, don't hurt my son.
Hurt him? I don't want to hurt any of you.
I I just want to talk.
That's why I gave you the medicine So you would listen to me.
What kind of medicine? Don't worry.
Its effects are temporary.
I used to take this stuff all the time when I was a kid.
My dad was a doctor.
Said you want to talk, Stanley.
What do you want to talk about? I just have to warn you because those people, they don't understand you like I do.
You can't believe anything that they said.
Which people? The people that call themselves your friends.
I've been sending them warnings, but they haven't listened.
Warnings? What kind of warnings? Like, notes? Yeah.
You're the Star City slayer.
Err! Don't call me that.
I'm I'm sorry.
Oliver, I'm sorry.
I just really hate that name.
No tricks this time, okay? I just really need you to listen to me.
All right, Stanley, but this is between us So I need you to let my wife and son go.
I can't because there's people out there that want to hurt you, who want to hurt all of you.
If you knew the things that I had to do to protect you.
But I know that you would do the same thing for me.
I I like that you're working with the police.
Not everybody does.
There's people out there that are saying bad things about you.
They want to hurt you.
Like that councilman that worked with Diaz.
Some people don't deserve to live.
Come on, Stanley.
My teammates would never hurt me.
But they're still bad for you, worse even because they don't understand you, they don't understand you like I do, and I only had time to correct one of them.
"Correct" them? The police captain.
The Black Canary.
What did you do to her? It doesn't matter because we're together now, and we can go somewhere new and be a new team! But I don't know about her because I don't think that she's been listening.
Hey, Stanley! She's she's listening.
Just a little scared, all right? Sure.
I used to be scared when my dad gave me medicine.
He gave me medicine whenever I was bad or I didn't listen, and so when I couldn't move and when I had to listen, then he would correct me.
Your dad used to hurt you? He was just doing what he thought was right for me.
My mother thought so, too.
My older brother, he tried to protect me, tried to take my punishments for me, but it only made it worse.
I couldn't take it anymore, and I gave my parents some medicine.
I corrected them.
Everybody's got to get back at their parents sometimes, right, William? Right, buddy? Stanley, you said your brother.
Where's your brother now? When he found out what I did for him, he got upset.
I don't know why.
He wanted to send me to Arkham Asylum, so I had to give him some medicine, too.
I needed to correct him.
You killed your own brother? I didn't have a choice.
If he just listened to me, then I wouldn't have had to do it, and none of this would have happened But I'm starting to think that you're not listening to me either, Oliver.
I can tell! And you should have You should have apologized to me for being mean to me at Slabside, but you haven't, so I'm starting to think that you're just like everybody else and you don't deserve my my protection.
I'm sorry that you feel that way, Stanley.
You're exactly like your father, Stanley.
You're wrong.
I'm nothing like him.
You're right, you're right.
You're worse.
You're the Star City slayer.
I told you I hate that name! William.
Agh! Are you all right? We are now.
Dinah's in surgery now.
Doctors say she'll be fine, although they're not too sure about her voice yet.
Dover's been picked up by SCPD.
They're transferring him back to Slabside tomorrow.
How many times has he done this? At least 3 that we know of.
It always involves some older brother figure, someone he admires.
Stanley starts off by killing those he thinks are bad for them and not just enemies but friends, as well.
Tries to impress them, tries to endear himself, and when that doesn't work, they become his next target.
You guys ok, though? So far, so good.
If there's any trace of the drugs left in our system, the doctors will find it in the gallons of blood they just siphoned from us.
I'm gonna go check on William and get him discharged.
This is A.
We have to go.
Actually, John, uh You are taking the position in D.
I know that A.
does a lot of good, but I'll never agree with them on how they do it.
You have to do what's right for you, but I am gonna miss you, Curtis.
I'm gonna miss you, too.
Sorry I didn't tell you.
Just with everything going on Eh, Rene already gave you up.
I was kind hoping more for "boo-hoo.
I'll miss you so much.
You're my other half I'll never replace.
" Yeah, but I'm really happy that you're finally doing what you want.
I think it's time you do the same.
- Yeah.
- I talked to my lawyer.
They're gonna draw up some legal documents.
I'm signing over Sole ownership of Helix to you.
You don't have to do that.
I want to.
Helix was your idea, and I love working with you, but it feels like you're struggling to find your purpose, too.
Maybe this is it.
Maybe this is how Felicity Smoak will change the world.
Well, you are right.
I am really gonna miss you.
Are we going home? Well, that depends.
Do you want to go home? What do you mean? I mean you were right that I never asked you what you wanted.
So I'm asking now.
Would you like to come home and live with us? Or do you want to go and live with your grandparents? I just want a normal life.
I want that for you, too.
I thought I could Provide that for you Especially since, um, you know, I've been unmasked.
After what happened tonight, I see that, um Normal may never be a real possibility.
I don't want you to stop being a hero.
I know the city needs you.
I just think for at least now, it might be better for me to be in Central City.
Then that's what we'll do.
It gets really cold there in the winter, so I'm gonna send you, like, 3 coats and mitts and a hat.
You're definitely gonna need a hat.
I'll miss you so much.
I'm gonna miss you, too.
Listen here, young man.
Wherever you are, I'm always gonna be your dad.
So we'll talk all the time ahem And I promise to come and visit whenever it's cool with you and with your grandparents.
You just have to promise that you You will call me If you need anything, anything, you will call me, okay? - I will.
- You have a home with the two of us in Star City forever.
I love you, William.
I love you, too, dad.
Schwartz, is everything okay? Oh, good.
I thought it was gonna be one of those calls where you say, "Everything spread to the liver," and And what? You can't win this.
Drop the damn knife.
Come on! Don't give me a reason to pull this trigger.
You're not gonna shoot me.
You sure about that? Yeah Because my name is Mia Smoak.
I'm Felicity's daughter and your sister.