Arrow - Season 5 Episode 4 : Penance



Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.


You know what gets me in this moment? We can clearly see that Felicity wants to take care of Oliver and help mend his wounds. She has seem him hurt countless times but she has always been there to fix him. But now that they’re not together, they’re barely touching and it’s slowly killing them both. Oliver came out of his fight injured and weary. He’s alone, resting his wounded arm on an ice patch with his eyes closed, having not told anyone he got hurt. But then Felicity walks in and he instantly shows her his bruises and doesn’t even try to hide his pain anymore. And Felicity instantly shares it. We clearly see how worried she is because she never likes when he gets hurt. So even though she doesn’t bring herself to physically take care of him anymore, she sympathizes, offers worried looks, and fidgets because she just wants to touch him and fix him. Because that’s what she’s always done. That’s what he’s always let her do. Since Felicity, Oliver’s scars and wounds were never left untended. Her gentle care has always helped make him feel better. But now it’s different and it’s new territory for them. So yeah. That does break my heart…