i love that Felicity’s reaction to Thea’s news that Susan asked Oliver about being GA is to be worried.
I love that her first reaction to Thea’s news is “what are WE gonna do?”
Even though she could have easily gone the “well I’m not with Oliver, I’m not his keeper and if he says he handled it then he handled it” route.
I love how, because this is about Oliver and his safety, Felicity is automatically all in without Thea having to even ask.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Thea and Felicity (and Sara but she’s not here atm) love Oliver irrevocably and unconditionally. In Felicity’s case it doesn’t matter if it’s a platonic or romantic kind of love. They love him the same way he loves them - all in, no take backs.
Okay, but legit, Echo was so broken up over killing Octavia, and I want to write so much about it because I love my morally bankrupt assassin.
Like, we have Echo who was a member of the Queensguard and gave everything for her queen and people. She doesn’t even have an Azgeda scar, she has a tattoo, the mark of a kru that isn’t hers, likely because her Queen told her to in order to disguise herself. And then her Queen gets killed, and that loyalty transfers to her King, even though she doesn’t agree with him.
And she liked Octavia. Octavia had that same burning loyalty to her cause, maybe without the discipline of Echo, but there was some bit of kindred spirit between them. So they declare war on Octavia’s people, and that’s unfortunate, but Roan wants Octavia alive. He may have sent Echo after her, but having seen their interactions, I’m willing to bet Echo stepped forward as soon as he mentioned sending riders after Octavia, begging for the honour of bringing her back.
And Echo wanted to bring her back alive. She could have killed Octavia in a heartbeat at any one of a dozen times, but she gave her every chance to surrender. She probably knew Octavia wouldn’t give in, because Echo wouldn’t have in her position, but she must have hoped. But of course she had to follow through and kill Octavia, in Echo’s mind there isn’t a way to deny her King’s orders. For the first time, though, she feels bad about a kill.
I imagine, when they meet again, Echo isn’t going to be able to take up a sword against Octavia. Not having killed her once, not with the guilt she’s feeling right now. Octavia’s “death” may be the first thing to ever test her unwavering loyalty.