Thea Queen was back this week, and she was saving Oliver for a change. She’s grown up a lot since the last time we saw here. We definitely needed to see the Queen siblings fighting together one last time.
“Leap of Faith” is my favorite episode this season. It has a lot to do with Thea (Willa Holland) coming back. She’s gotten more badass than she was before. She’s eliminating the last of the League of Assasins one by one, and by the end of the episode, she was creating the League of Heroes. It’s such a fantastic end to an exceptional character.
Episode three is also Katie Cassidy’s directorial debut. She’s seen the dynamic between Thea and Oliver (Stephen Amell) grow throughout the seasons. I think she was the perfect person to tell this story.
A particularly beautiful scene was when Thea was giving Oliver advice on the mountain. She said everything their parents did made them who they are now. She’s accepted every horrible thing that has happened, and she’s created something beautiful out of it. She became a hero, and so did Oliver.
Another great moment was when Thea was telling Talia al Ghul (Lexa Doig) to yield, and Oliver walked in. The face Oliver made was everything. He was worried but also realizing his sister doesn’t need him anymore. He was very unsettled by this fact.
Oliver and Thea were not the only ones having a brother and sister moment. Mia (Katherine McNamara) and William (Ben Lewis) had their moment. William wanted to be the bait, but Mia wouldn’t sacrifice her brother because he’s the only family she has left. Since Mia’s introduction, she has been tough, a lot like her father. After a few tears, she told William not to tell anyone, or she would kill him. Both Mia and William had great smirks on their faces.
If you were hoping to see Oliver with his kids one last time, the writers are gifting us with just that. Somehow, Mia, William, and Connor (Joseph David-Jones) have been transported to the past and put face to face with Oliver and John. If only we had Felicity too, but this should be fun.
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