You Have Saved This City Recap

On the SCPD rooftop, the police surround Team Arrow. Black Canary says that they should be standing together against the enemy, and the lieutenant in charge says that Bingsley is in an ambulance and they have six dead officers. The team starts to surrender, but then Arrow fires an explosive arrow as a distraction so the team can escape off the rooftop.

Back at the bunker, the team tell Felicity what happened. Oliver figures that there must be a way to get through to Emiko. They try to figure where Emiko is going to deploy Cygnus, but Emiko has blocked Felicity's tracking efforts. Laurel arrives with Curtis, figuring they could need some help.

The Future

The OMAC troopers arrest the team, and one of them slips Mia a knife. She attacks the others and the rest of her team join in, but the predictive algorithm lets the troopers anticipate what the heroes are going to do. The trooper that helped Mia guns down the other troopers, and then removes his helmet to reveal that he's Connor. He warns that the place is burned and they have to find William.

A trooper takes take William and Rene to the underground facility and William says that Galaxy One plans to use the Zetas to arrest everyone with any kind of criminal record. Zoe uses a bomb to take out the trooper and tells Rene that she's getting them out.

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Oliver tells Felicity that he knows how to break the cycle of violence, and wants to help her redeem herself. Diggle picks up that someone has called in a bomb threat to evacuate a plaza, and they figure Emiko is going to use the plaza to deploy Cygnus. When the team gets there, Overwatch says that she's tracked the detonation signal of Cygnus to a corner of the plaza. Spartan, Wild Dog, and Black Canary evacuate the civilians, and a police officer tries to arrest them. Black Canary knocks them out, and Oliver and the others arrive and say that they don't have time for it. When one civilian objects, Ben arrives and punches him out and asks how he can help.

Drones emerge from the bioweapon and fly off into the sky, gassing some of the pedestrians dead with the virus. Curtis says that he needs to freeze them to stop them, and Oliver shoots them down before they can spread.

Back at the bunker, the team watches the news reporting that they're responsible for the attack. Ben is with them and says that he's out on parole, and Oliver insists that it isn't over. Laurel says that Emiko did her a favor, showing her that living as Black Siren isn't the life she wanted. Ben agrees with Laurel, pointing out that he and Laurel both changed. Curtis warns that Emiko only used a fraction of Cygnus and is targeting everywhere. Emiko has descrambled the Cygnus signature, and Curtis says that he was able to modify an old portable freezing device so they can freeze the drones. Diggle says that they'll get all of their children to an ARGUS safehouse, and the team splits up to go at the various signal locations.

The Future

William, Zoe, and Rene meet with the others and confirm that the Zeta are marching into Star City that night. Rene warns that the Galaxy One server is in the wall outside the Glades. Felicity admits that she put a backdoor into Archer to keep it from detecting Mia's DNA. If Archer inputs her DNA, it creates an opening for a virus to be uploaded. Alena says that Galaxy One only puts data into Archer at one checkpoint. William figures that the public doesn't know who he and Mia are. Felicity objects but Mia says that she trained them.

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The team confine Cygnus, but more signals activate. Felicity tells the others that they got 15 new targets and Curtis confirms that they're all linked up to one detonator. It's at Palmer Tech, and Oliver figures that Emiko wants to tear down their family's legacy at the original Queen company.

Virgil tells Emiko that the sites have been compromised and the Circle is concerned. They want to detonate the remaining devices, but Emiko insists that it isn't part of the plan. She says that chaos is the point, and Virgil warns her that the Circle believes her personal vendetta have drawn attention to them. Emiko says that Oliver deserves to suffer and he'll see the city burn because of his family.

Oliver, Arsenal Spartan and Ben enter the telecom suite. Overwatch says that Emiko is in the penthouse and Curtis tells them that the relay is nearby. Oliver tells the others to find the relay device, destroy it, and evacuate the civilians, while he deals with Emiko on his own.

The Future

Felicity works on the comms as Rene and Dinah look on. Rene figures that Zoe can handle herself, and Dinah says that the kids are like their parents. Felicity says that Oliver asked her to make sure that their children had normal lives, and she failed. Ben, Mia, Connor, and Zoe come over and say that it's time, and Felicity promises that she'll watch over them. William gives Mia Oliver's bow.

Oliver fights his way to the penthouse. More Ninth Circle agents attack Spartan, Arsenal, and Ben. The trio fight their way through them and take out the relay device. Wild Dog and Black Canary arrive with Bingsley and his officers, and Bingsley says that he told Pollard the truth about what happened. Curtis reports that there's still one active device in the building, and the police evacuate the building while Spartan warns Oliver.

Oliver finds Emiko in the penthouse holding the detonator. He tells her that it's over, but Emiko figures that Robert occupied the penthouse and got to watch the city, and that Oliver will get to see Star City fall. She tries to trigger the detonator and discovers that it's shut down, and draws her arrows to attack Oliver.

The Future

Mia, William, Zoe, and Connor go through the checkpoint. When it scans Mia, the circuits overload. Dale steps out and threatens to arrest them, and the team attack the Zetas whose gear has shut down. As they leave, William warns that Archer is rebooting itself and they failed.

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Oliver dodges Emiko's first shot and the two of them fight. He says that he was angry at first that she let Robert die, and it led to him losing so many of his family and friend. Oliver pins Emiko to the ground and tells her that he knows Robert's death affected Emiko, and it took her down a dark path. He tells her that Robert's worst impulses drove her away and led to all the terrible moments in both their lives. Oliver says that Emiko should kill him if she's going to do it. Virgil and the remaining Ninth Circle agents arrive, and Virgil arrives with a Circle Council member, Beatrice. He says that they'll kill Oliver if Emiko won't.

The Future

Rene tells the group that they put explosives in the control towers along the wall, but it needs to be detonated from one of the towers. Mia figures that she can get there, but Felicity warns that she can't escape in time. Her daughter insists that she has to do it.

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Beatrice says that the Council was promised the total destruction of Star City, and now the world knows of their existence. She throws a dagger into Emiko's arm, and Oliver deflects the next throw. The Circle agents move in.

The Future

Connor and Mia disable the Zetas with sonic grenades and Mia fires a line arrow to get to the tower.

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Oliver tells Emiko that he doesn't leave his family, and the two of them fight the agents. Emiko attacks Beatrice, who stabs her and runs Virgil detonates the building.

The Future

Mia reaches the top of the wall and takes out the Zetas there. She fights her way into the control tower and plants the device, and William uses it to bypass the encryption protocols and set off the detonation command. Mia tells him to take care of Felicity and then triggers the detonation activating a 60 second countdown. William tells her to get out.

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Dying, Emiko tells Oliver that she made sure his family would die and tells him to hide Felicity and the baby. She says that she wanted to be a queen and dies.

The Future

Mia fights her way out as the Zetas come back online. She fights her way clear and zips down off the wall just as the charges go off.

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Oliver leaps out of the building and zips down as it explodes.

Later at the bunker, Olivier thanks Ben and Laurel for their help. Rene offers his condolences about Emiko to Oliver, and Curtis says that he has to go back to DC to propose to Nick. Ben tells Diggle that he wants to spend time with his son, and the two men shake hands. Roy says that he can't stay and he has to find a way to atone for the two guards he killed. Oliver and Felicity tell the team that they're leaving for now, and Oliver explains that his greatest legacy was the team. He thought that he would end his mission alone, but his successes have been because of the team. Dinah proposes that they create a symbol, the Mark of Four, and Diggle admits that it seems like the end of an era. Felicity says that they should think of it as the beginning of a new era.

The Future

The team reunite and confirm that the wall is destroyed. They figure the city will need heroes, and Felicity and Dinah tell their younger members that they'll take the blame while the four of them protect Star City and the Glades. Roy and Dinah leave, and Felicity says that she has to do something to honor Oliver.

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Felicity tells Oliver that it's the right thing about their family. He wishes that they could tell the team about the baby, and Felicity says that they will once the Ninth Circle is defeated. Diggle joins them and tells Oliver that he's inspired so many people, and they will carry on his legacy with a cycle of heroes who will fight to defend Star City. The three of them share a moment and Diggle then says that he'll get them to their new home. Felicity and Oliver say goodbye to the bunker and shut it down.

The next day, Diggle takes Oliver and Felicity to their cabin in the woods: a safehouse that Lyla has prepared. The couple tell Diggle that they're having a daughter . He advises them to focus on their family, and Felicity says that they love him. Once Diggle leaves, Oliver says that it's time to take their honeymoon and they kiss.

Time goes by and Felicity eventually gives birth to Mia. They raise their daughter together and one day Felicity tells Oliver that their time together has been nice. They both wish that William was there, and Oliver suggests that they talk to William's grandparents about getting shared custody. The Monitor comes in and Oliver realizes that it's time. He remembers the Monitor giving Oliver the means to save Barry and Kara. Oliver tells Felicity that it's okay and the Monitor says that he assists him to prevent the inevitable. He tells Oliver that he has watched Oliver die in his future during the Crisis. Felicity refuses to let the Monitor take Oliver, and the Monitor assures her that he's not there to harm Felicity or Mia. He explains that Oliver can prevent the deaths of billions, including Felicity and Mia, but he has to come with the Monitor.

The Future

Felicity goes to Oliver's grave, and asks William and Mia to come with her. She says that it will be the last time they're together and they don't need her protection, and tells them that Oliver would be proud of both of them. Felicity assures them that Oliver lives on in the two of them, and it's time for her to go on a journey of her own. She makes them promise to take care of each other and they hug.

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Oliver goes to Mia's crib and looks at Mia one more time. He then tells Felicity that he had to make the deal, and makes her promise that no matter what happens to him, she does everything in her power to keep William and Mia safe. Felicity says that wherever happens to him, he'll never leave her. She assures Oliver that they're the best parts of each other, and Oliver says that when he came back from the island he didn't think he was capable of deserving love. Crying, Oliver says that Felicity opened his heart and his only regret is that he didn't tell her sooner. He knows that Mia will grow up to be as beautiful and smart as Felicity, and Felicity promises that she will find him no matter what. They kiss and hold each other, and then Oliver leaves.

The Future

Felicity says that she's ready, and the Monitor tells her that there's no return from where they're going. She says that they're ready and they leave via a portal.

Written by Gadfly on May 14, 2019