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After covering from a near-fatal drug overdose, Oliver begins hallucinating people from his past. Believing he's a liability, Oliver gives the information he has on Cyrus Gold to Quentin... which results in the deaths of several police officers. Meanwhile, Brother Blood captures Roy and uses him as a test subject for his new serum. In the past on the island, Ivo gives Oliver an impossible choice to make.
Oliver goes into convulsions and Diggle holds him down and Felicity tells Barry to focus. The young scientist finally confirms that Oliver is suffering from intravenous coagulation and grabs a container of rat poison. When Diggle objects, Barry points out that Oliver will die if he doesn't do it and Felicity agrees with Barry. As Oliver lies on the table, he hallucinates Shado telling him to let go and stop fighting so he can stay with her...Read the full recap
Oliver: Roy, this is going to hurt.
Roy: My anger is dulling the pain.
Sin: (hands him a bottle) This will dull it better.
Oliver: You freaking psychopath!
Dr. Anthony Ivo: History will make that judgment.
Laurel: I noticed on the drive up that your house wasn't festooned with Christmas decorations.
Oliver: Well, we didn't feel very much like festooning this year.
Slade: The island didn't make you strong, kid. It revealed you to be weak.
Tommy Merlyn: You didn't let me die, Ollie. You fought to save me. Because that's what you do. What you have always done. You fight to survive. I know I called you a murderer, but you are not. You are a hero. You beat the island. You beat my father. So fight, Oliver. Get up and fight back.
Sebastian Blood: You know who he is under that hood, don't you?
Slade: I know exactly who he is. He's my friend.
Sebastian Blood: That's why you don't want him dead.
Slade: Death would be a release from this life, and his sentence is yet to be carried out. I am going to tear everything he cares about away from him. Destroy those who choose to follow him. Corrupt those he loves. Once he has lost everyone and everything he values... I will drive an arrow through his eye.
Oliver: But we... we have other problems.
Diggle: Wouldn't be us if we didn't.
Diggle: And Cyrus Gold?
Oliver: Died on Saturday, buried on Sunday.