Man: Mr. Mayor. Excuse me,
But there's someone here to see you.
Her name is Tina Boland.
Oh. Yeah. Send her in, please.
Mayor Queen. It's impressive.
Maybe you should have led with that.
I got to admit...
I didn't think I'd see you again.
Yeah. Neither did I.
I guess I thought I would feel different
With Sonus gone, I thought I would feel liberated.
I wish it worked that way.
How do you do it? How do you keep living with so much pain?
I'm still working on that myself,
But I can tell you it helps to not be alone.
That's why you're here, right?
That's why I'm here.
Back on that roof, you asked what Vince would have wanted.
We were more than just partners.
We were lovers.
I hated Sonus for killing Vince...
But I hated myself more for not being able to stop him.
Rene, the guy in the hockey mask, told the other guy that was with us - Curtis
That this team is all about finding second chances.
You said maybe we don't get second chances.
Well, maybe I was wrong.
Maybe you're my second chance.
That's a lot to put on my shoulders.
Well, Tina, there's something that tells me you can handle it.
So about that name.
Tina Boland was my official cover for undercover work.
It was to protect my family.
My real name is Dinah, Dinah Drake.
Does that name mean something to you?
I had a friend named Dinah.
She's the reason I sought you out.
What do you think she'd think about all this?
I think she'd be proud of both of us.
We’re going to reveal her [Tina Boland] to be somebody very much connected to the comics.
Katie Cassidy and her character should have gone down in this show's canon as the one and true Black Canary. This nonsense supposedly addresses the fact that "you can't have a Green Arrow show without the iconic Black Canary", but in reality it's a big "Fυck you" to Katie Cassidy and the viewers who were invested in Laurel's storyline as the Black Canary.
It's a troll move if I ever saw one.
I read a theory that there was a contractual thing that LL HAD to become Black Canary, and that's why they did it.
This is such a trainwreck. I have to watch.
OK, that makes some sense. If you think it will work for them, it might, you have a better handle on that crowd than I do. I do know for SURE It's gonna drive Apple et. al. up the wall, but that was a given regardless.
Personally I expect Felicity to take a bit of a back seat for a few episodes, maybe around episode 13-14. EBR seemed to have a bit more vacation over the holidays than everyone else, and Canadagraphs has been a little too gleeful in his Arrow tweets for me to think that all is well in O/F land. (Though he isn't too keen on KC fans, either, so... yeah.)