Arrow (2012–…): Season 7, Episode 16 - Star City 2040 - full transcript

Previously on "Arrow"...

Cube in a cube.
There's another solve.

William and Mia,

give these coordinates to the team,

and then get the hell out of Star City.

And whatever you do,
don't come looking for me.

I know where these lead.

That's where.

We're going over the wall...

To The Glades.





I love you so much.

I love you so much.

I'll love you even more
when this baby's out of me.




You're ready.

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Mom, I'm home!

Mrs. Carver had that cheese
you love so much at the store,

the one that tastes
better than it smells.



- Hyah!
- Oh!

- Seriously, mom.
- Good instincts. Hi.

How is Mrs. Carver?

Uh, the usual.

She's had to tell me everyone
else's business in town,

and she's trying to set
me up with her son.


No. The older one.

Oh, "cowardly lion" Seth?

Isn't he more scarecrow, though?
No brains?

Either way, not for you.

Where were you?

Well, I was on the phone.

A meeting with Smoak Tech.

Have you ever thought about
actually going in to work?

You know, we could get out of
bloomfield, go to the city.

I could go with you.

Oh, you know the city's
not safe for us.

If anyone ever found out who
your father is or who you are...

Right. Right.

But I know how much you
love that company.

And I know how to protect myself.
You made sure of that.

I sure did.

So if dad's as big a hero
as you say,

then why can't we just
tell everyone that?

It's not that simple, Mia.

You just have to trust
me on that. I'm sorry.

Hey, I was thinking
a vintage movie night.

- A Jordan Peele marathon.
- Yeah. Sure.

Hand over that cheese.


Shoot. Um... ok.



What the frak?


COMPUTER: Intruder. Access denied.
Initiating self-destruct protocol.

MIA: Frak.

COMPUTER: Initiating
self-destruct protocol.


Mia, what are you doing?

What am I doing?
What are you doing with all this?

Uh, I can explain in
just one second.

COMPUTER: 7, 6, 5...

Access granted.

This is just a little something that
I've been working on on the side.

- For Smoak Tech?
- No, not exactly. Um...

There is a corrupt company in The
Glades that I am this close to exposing.

You're hacking again
like Overwatch.

Oh, well, no, Overwatch
was part of a team, right?

Team Arrow. And this is solo.
So no team, no complications.

- You're a vigilante.
- No, not exactly.

Technically, yes, by definition...

How long have you been
hiding this from me?

- Mia... - How long?
- Mia, I can explain.

You realize
I haven't left this town ever?

I didn't get to go to school
like a normal kid.

I haven't even been to a real city.

I know.

You told me that
we had to hide here

because dad was the Green Arrow.

That's true.

And now I find out
that you've been doing

the exact same thing
the entire time.

No, your father and I
promised each other

that we would keep
fighting for the city

to make the city better for you

and for... for our family.

I can't sit back
and do nothing, Mia.

And yet that's exactly what
you're telling me to do.

No, I'm not.
Mia, this is different.

- Is it?!
- Yes.

Because I'm starting to believe
what everyone else says,

that... vigilantes are
the opposite of heroes.

- That is just propaganda...
- Oh, says you.

And why should I believe
anything you say again?


You've been lying to
me my whole life.

I don't even know
who you are.

Mom, I'm going to Star City,

and this time, you can't stop me.

I need to find out the truth
about everything...

About who our family really is,

what I'm meant to do with my life.

I can't be held back anymore.

I need to forge my own path.

What's the Black Star for?

My mom once told me that
all the starlight we see has

so far to travel that the stars
might not even exist anymore.


Eventually, they all just
fade to black, erased.

That's where I want to be.


What's all that?


Prize fighting.


How much you make on that?

A few grand if you win.

I don't lose.

Of course you can do
handstand push-ups.


You mean to risk our lives by
sneaking into The Glades? No.

- Not at all. You?
- Don't have anything better to do.

Tell me again why we couldn't
just take the tunnels.

There's heat on
the Canaries right now.

The tunnels could be blown.

So we get to do this the hard way.

Are you coming or what?




This is gonna be a long night.

Great. Only 5 million
more feet to go.

Rest up. Once we get in The Glades,
we'll have to move fast, find Felicity,

and get her out before
anyone knows we were here.

And here I thought you hated her.

No one gets to kill
my mom except me.

It'd be easier if we
had some backup.

Yeah, well, if you shut up,
you'll catch your breath faster.

I just think it was a mistake to
not bring the rest of the team.

They're not a team.
They're vigilantes.

Their kind ruined Star City.


They're not the criminals
you think they are, Mia.

I remember them being
heroes back then.

They only want to save the city.

- We got eyes on us.
- What?

Save The Arrow. We're ok.

I thought you couldn't hack Archer.

But you can make yourself
temporarily invisible.


Watch it.

Any luck finding William?

Fight club was empty.

Wherever he and Mia are headed,
they're on their own now.

DINAH: And you're ok with that?

He doesn't need my help anymore.

And besides, Felicity wants us to
prioritize finding those bombs.

The city's in danger.

And, also, maybe you missed
the vigilante life a little.

Working with a team,
saving the city.


Any new leads on
locating the bombs?

Just a lot of shoddy police work
surrounding Felicity's death...

Missing evidence,
incomplete scene reports.

The case files are a mess.

Well, I have a contact
at the department.

If somebody paid to have that done,
he would know about it.

- What, you talking about Anson?
- Yup.

I thought he cut you off.

Hmm, he did.

That's why I have
you two as backup.

- You got real balls coming here.
- You wouldn't answer your phone.

Next time, take the hint.

I told you I can't help you
anymore, especially not now.

- I need intel.
- Intel on what?

- The murder of Felicity Smoak.
- I can't help you.

Wrong answer.

Are you shaking me down?

I was really hoping to avoid it.

So why don't you tell me
everything you know, Anson?

ANSON: Eden Corps.

They paid the SCPD to
fake Smoak's death,

tie up the loose ends.

Eden Corps hasn't been
active for months.

Well, they are now.

And they don't want
anyone to know about it,

probably to start
nuking cities again.

I don't know.

Tell us where they are.

The Glades.
Galaxy one's their front.



Roy. Roy!

Stop it!

Stop it!


DINAH: Come on.
It's time to go.

It's time to go.

So this is how the other half live.

Sadly, Star City used to
look very similar to this.

These are the coordinates
from Felicity's tape,

which means she's in there
somewhere, hopefully, alive.

Galaxy one is one of the
richest companies in the world,

and heavily guarded.

They're not just gonna
let us walk right in.

Actually, that's exactly
what they're gonna do.

MIA: Oh, this is ridiculous.

We need to look the part,
Ms. Executive Assistant.

I am definitely higher up
than your assistant.

And that is not what
I'm talking about.

We are the kids of vigilantes.

The second they scan us,
we're done.

My last name isn't Clayton anymore.

And, besides, all the focus is

gonna be on me, the CEO,
anyway, so just play along.

Didn't I ask you to send me the
financials on the Brennan merger?

It should be there.

I need you to reschedule
my 12:00 with optics.

- Sir, you need to scan in.
- Yeah, yeah, yeah.

So push my 12:00 to 3:00 to make
room for Jackson labs at 1:00,

and then clear my morning to
review the Jackson Labs R&D.

COMPUTER: Prepare for identification.
DNA match complete. Proceed.

- Hey. You're holding me up.
- She needs to scan.

Don't be ridiculous.
She's just my assistant. Trust me...


COMPUTER: Prepare for identification.

Access denied.

- You need to come with us, miss.
- How about I don't?

COMPUTER: Lockdown.
MAN: Hands up, now.

CONNOR: It's cool, fellas.
COMPUTER: Lockdown.

- She's with me.
- Lockdown.

Sorry, agent Hawke.
We didn't know she was one of yours.

I know. That's the point.


COMPUTER: DNA match complete.

Who the hell are you?

I have been tailing you guys
since the bazaar.

Once I figured out you were
headed here,

I started pulling
credentials for clearance.

As an agent for Knightwatch?

Which is just what,
the good version of A.R.G.U.S.?

Something like that.

Look, I wanted to tell you the truth,
but I couldn't. I didn't have a choice.

- Yeah, you did.
- Mia!

I trusted you, but all you did
was lie to me, like everyone else.

- Look, I'm sorry.
- Was any of it real?

All of it.

WILLIAM: Ok, as much as I
love relationship drama

when it's not my own,
do you think we could focus

on the task at hand and not
blow our cover immediately?

- Thank you.


All right, secret agent guy.
So what do you know about this place?

All right. I've been doing
recon on the building.

There are hidden sublevels here,
unlisted to the general public.

Well, that's where they
have to be holding mom.

- How do we get down there?
- My badge isn't gonna cut it.

There'll only be a handful of
people with access, all DNA-based.

Well, I have a meeting with the guy
who runs this place, Keven Dale.

I mean, if anyone has access,
it's him.

All we have to do is steal
and replicate his DNA. Easy.

It actually is. Look, I have the tech.
You just have to swipe a sample.

Wait. Me?


No, no. Stealing stuff covertly.
I don't do that.

Well, lucky for you,
your sister does.

Great. I'll locate the sublevels
while you guys are with Dale.

I'll find you after.

DINAH: Let's do a deep dive into
Galaxy. We can see if...


- Dad.
- Damn it, Zoe.

I knew you were involved
with the Canaries, but...

I didn't think
you were one of them.

Not only did you not
stay away from my daughter,

but you brought Roy into this.

- I didn't think you were alive.
- Nice to see you, too.

What are you doing slumming
it in Star City anyway?

RENE: I still know you're
looking for the bombs.

And you need to stop.

You already know that Galaxy's
behind all this, don't you?

This is the part where you're
supposed to tell me I'm wrong,

that my father, a former vigilante,
is not working with the bad guys.

The bomb plans you saw...

They're phase one of what we're calling
the Star City reformation project.

- Oh, my god.
- You're part of this.

- It's not what you think it is.
- ROY: Really?

Because wiping out an entire
city sounds a lot like genocide.

RENE: Look, this isn't about
destroying Star City.

It's about expanding what
we've done in The Glades.

And with Galaxy's help, I'll be able to
do that within a fraction of the time.

Everyone will be safely evacuated
before anything happens.

How is it you got all the age
and none of the wisdom?

They're playing you, Rene.

- Galaxy is just a front for Eden Corps.
- Eden Corps doesn't exist anymore.

And even if it did,

if Galaxy was run by a terrorist
organization, I would know.

Just like you knew Galaxy was paying
cops to fake Felicity's death?

Yeah, she's still alive, Rene.

Galaxy's not the enemy.

They've been nothing but
supportive, altruistic.

you've seen it.

Yeah, but I wouldn't allow
myself to be blinded by it.

You always told me to rely on my
instincts. What happened to yours?

You need to open your eyes, Rene.

I did...

And I used to believe being a
vigilante helped solve problems.

You and I both know
it's not that simple.

Please just let this go.

The father I knew, the hero...

Would not have let this go.

You may have forgotten that hero,

but I haven't.

WILLIAM: Thank you for seeing us
on such short notice, Mr. Dale.

DALE: When the CEO of Harris
Consolidated comes calling, you answer.

And please call me Keven.

Can I get you or your
assistant anything?

Actually, I'm his associate.

My associate, Ms. Margo,
and I would love some coffee.

3 cups of the house favorite.

So how can I be of service?

I've heard through
the grapevine that

you've been working with
Halcyon Pharmaceuticals.

That's supposed to be hush-hush.

I'm evaluating their firm
for a potential acquisition,

and I was hoping for some intel.

Before I share my secrets,
how about you share one of yours?

How were you able to
get Harris Consolidated

off the ground so quickly?

Oh, I wish I could say
it was some genius plan,

but, really, it was luck.

An angel investor backed me.

You have to tell me who.

City of Emeralds Capital.

But whoever they are,
they've stayed anonymous.

So now that
I've told you my secret,

tell me about Halcyon.

We've ended our arrangement.
They didn't align with our philosophy.

WILLIAM: Which is what?

We want to change the world.

You can't do that mired
in short-term thinking.

You know what they say
about fidgeters, don't you?

Dreamers with idle hands.

DALE: I assure you, Mr. Harris,

no one has ever accused
me of being idle.


Mr. Harris, we have an issue
back at the office now.

I am so sorry, Keven.
The life of a CEO.

I get it.

Keep in touch.

Oh, he definitely wants
to be in touch.

DINAH: How goes the search?

Well, knowing Galaxy's behind
everything really narrows it down.

If the bombs are being stored in The
Glades, it'll be at headquarters.

Your dad being involved in all
this, uh, it can't be easy.

I'm fine.

Let me know when you're
ready to go, ok?

All right. This is the access
point to the sublevels.

It's the only unlisted
elevator bay in the building.

Their random full-body DNA
scanner wasn't a dead giveaway?

But how's this swab gonna
trick a full scan?



Is that replicating the DNA signature?

Secrets of the trade.



You want a cookie or something?

All right. Be ready.

There's no telling
what we're facing.

Stay back and in the elevator.

You know, I'm really enjoying all
these heartfelt brother-sister moments.

You're just more useful
to me not dead.

I'm sorry.
Do you care about me?

Yeah. Maybe.
I'm also not the only one.

You know your angel investor,
city of Emerald Capital?

I think mom might've had
something to do with that.

What do you mean?

Well, Emerald for Emerald City.

"The wizard of oz"
was mom's favorite.

We used to read it all
the time when I was little.

I guess she might've been
watching over you after all.


Aah! Uh!




You are alive.

I told you not to come.

Was my message not clear?

I wanted you both out of Star City,

not to come to The Glades.

Wow. Really?
No "hey, kids, thanks for the rescue."

FELICITY: Those coordinates were
not supposed to lead you to me.

They are the coordinates of a stockpile
of bombs hidden in this building.

That's why I told you to
give them to Roy and Dinah.

Well, since we're here, would it be ok
if we got you out of there?

CONNOR: Looks like this operates
under the same DNA access protocol.

Just give me a second.


FELICITY: It's so good to see you.

I never thought I'd see you again.

Oh, I was afraid you
wouldn't want to...

After everything.

I'm so sorry, William.

Ok, hey, not to interrupt, but we've
really got to get out of here

before someone realizes
what we did to those guards.

I can't leave until
I disable the bombs.

You just got out of danger, and
you want to go running back into it?


You would rather go play hero than
do what's best for your daughter.

- Mia. - Mia, come on.
- Stay out of it.

For once in your life, mom,
put your family first.

Being a hero, Mia,

means choosing
other people's safety

above your own,
including your family.

That's why I hid my work from you

so that I could protect you from having
to make difficult decisions like these.

You should've just been honest
with me from the beginning.

You were right.

I am so sorry.

Being a hero is my purpose.

I can't leave.

Then I want to help.

- Seriously?
- I'm sorry, but she's right.

- Where to?
- The next sublevel.

Well, if you're going,
you're gonna need this.


- Look, Mia...
- Don't.

You Ok?

Yes, I am used to being
a disappointment to her.

The explosives are being stored
in the east end of the building.

- Are there any guards in our way?
- The coast looks clear,

except for 3 heat signatures
headed straight towards us.

They should be right on top of us.


You found her.

It is so good to see you alive.

You could've told us we
were on the same side.

To infiltrate Eden Corps,
I had to be the calculator.

It was the only way.

Looks like your plan worked
out a little too well.

Well, I'm glad my old team
came to the rescue.

Thank you for helping William.

Where's Mia?

Mia is...

So much like her father.

Sorry for not telling you
about her, by the way.


The coast is clear between
us and the bombs.

Hurry up. We have to move.

Didn't you want to go with them?

Hey. I am only here to back you up.

Right. 'Cause you
promised your daddy.

You know, I am really not
sure what's worse.

The, um, the lying

or the fact that you actually
thought I needed protection.

Mia, I know that you can
take care of yourself.

Then why the hell
do you keep hanging around?

Because I care about you.

Ok. I wanted to tell you the truth,

but I knew that you would hate me

the minute I did.

And every day, it just
got harder and harder.

So your big idea

is that I would
just never find out.

Do you have any idea what it's like

to find out that your entire
relationship with someone

is based on a lie?

No, ok? But I know what it's
like to have heroes for parents.

It sucks.

Man, I used to ask
my dad all the time

why he even adopted me

if he and my mom were
never gonna be around.

But you know what?
When I got older, I realized...

I was proud of them.

You were proud that they prioritized
the rest of the world above you?

Ok, no, not that part. But...

With great power comes
great responsibility, right?

Oh, come on! Spider-man?

I'm not really into comic books.

Ok, my point is that the same
applies to us superhero kids.

And we have to learn
to share our parents

and be a little selfless.

Of course you would say that.

You've been a hero in
training since you were a kid.

Well, so have you.

The only difference is
I got to choose,

and you never got
to make that choice...

Until today.

There's your ulterior motive.

Look, Mia, if you go out that door, you
are doing exactly what Felicity wants.

Ok, you want to go? We will go.

You want to stay? We will stay.

But do not let her mistakes
make your choice for you.

It's on you now.

This has to be the place.


There's someone coming.

So what'd we miss?

Ohh, you came back.

Don't make a big thing of it.



DINAH: What the hell?
Where are the bombs?

RENE: They're already onsite.


What are you doing here?

You are alive.

No thanks to you or your friend...
Keven Dale.

You were right.

You all were right.

The attack on Star City
is happening tonight,

and there is zero plan to evacuate.

Dale plans to pin the blame
on a vigilante.

I'm guessing that's why
they were keeping Felicity.

ZOE: I can't say
I'm surprised.

What opened your eyes
all of a sudden?

Someone very smart with
impeccable genetics

reminded me of who I used to be.

MIA: And why should
we believe you?

Aren't you the evil mayor who's
been trying to destroy Star City?

And who are you?

This is Mia. These are mine and
Oliver's impeccable genetics.

- You and Oliver have a kid?
- Surprise.

CONNOR: Ok, now that
we are all caught up,

what time do the bombs go off,
and how do we stop them?

They're set to go off during the
fireworks in exactly 38 minutes.

Even if we knew where
the bombs were,

that's not enough time to climb
over that wall and stop this.

FELICITY: There is another way.
The bombs are linked by a Li-Fi,

which means there's an
exterior power source.

You're talking about
a unified connectivity device.


- It's like the brain of the bombs.
- Oh, good. Now there are two of you.

ROY: So wait. We're just supposed
to break into some server room

so you guys can hack into it?

"Server room"! How 2019.

The brain is a portable cube shape.
It fits in your hand.

Dale has something like that.

I thought it was just
a fidget cube.

FELICITY: The only way to stop the
bombs is to destroy that device.

Dale's gonna be at the celebration,
but he won't be easy to find.

He cut a deal for a permanent
Archer blind spot.

There's always another way.

I heard these glades
parties are pretty fancy.

How are we supposed to fit in?

Except for you.

Leave that part to me.


MIA: This is looking for a needle
in a very creepy haystack.

WILLIAM: I'll take that to mean
you're in position.

Everyone else?

DINAH: Almost.

ROY: Looks like Rene's
become quite the celebrity.

Overwatch, we are in position.

FELICITY: "Overwatch"?

No one's called me Overwatch
in a very long time.

MIA: Ok, can we save the walk
down memory Lane for after maybe?

CONNOR: All right.
What do we got to do?

Everyone here is wearing
functional textiles,

so there are tiny computers embedded
in their clothing and yours.

When the fabrics touch, the sensors
will send us all their electronic data.

Normally, their privacy settings
restrict that, but I bypassed them.

- ZOE: So you're hacking clothes?
- Pretty much.

Your job is to identify Keven Dale.

And I can help with that
via the security feed.

Let's go save the city.

That's not Dale.

Ok, Mia, at your 2 o'clock,
there is a man in a blue suit.

He could be a potential match.

I don't mean match-match.
I mean target.

And I don't even know
what your type is. Is it...

Mom, shut up.

Ok, sorry. Rambling. Old habits.

Mia, you just brushed Dale.

Got him. I'm following him inside.

Hold on. You're gonna need backup.
You won't have comms in there.

Isn't this what you trained me for?

I can handle a CEO. I got this.

Nobody wants to tell you,
but your festival sucks.

I was expecting a Canary.

Who the hell are you?

Not a fan of chitchat.

Now, hand that thing over,
or I'll take it.


Take her alive. We'll talk
after the festival.

Oh, this'll be fun.




Guys, I lost him. He's
in the crowd again.

Ok, not to freak anyone out,

but this is our
two-minute bomb warning.

- We need to thin the herd.
- I know how.

Show them what heroes look like.

Help! Vigilantes!


Oh, you have 30 seconds, Mia.


She did it.
The bombs are deactivated.

Let's get the hell out of here.

Citizens of The Glades,

last night,
our independence day festivities

were attacked in an apparent
act of terror.

Thanks to the tireless efforts
of The Glades P.D.,

we know the identities of
the perpetrators responsible...

The vigilantes known as Arsenal,
Black Canary, and The Calculator.

A reward of $10 million will be paid

for any info leading to
their capture dead or alive.

This was our first attack within
our walls in over a decade.

I vow to you
it will be the last.


Well, that was disturbing.

I know why my dad had to make that
speech, but hearing it out loud?

We did already have a
target on our backs,

just, well, not quite that big.

Well, it's about to get
rougher for everyone.

Including my dad.

I know you're worried,
but he is right.

The best way to take down
Galaxy is from the inside.

CONNOR: So what now?

So I'm guessing Galaxy's not just
gonna stop at bombing the city.

No. The purpose of the
bombing wasn't to rebuild.

It was to remake Star City
in The Glades' image.

Why would Dale want to ruin a city
he spent so much money to fix?

Because he's gonna use
the shiny new Star City

as a proof of concept to
take Archer Global,

and that's too much power
for one entity to have.

Well, it's a good thing we
got the band back together.

Well, we can thank William
for that one.

I sent that signal out
on a hope and a prayer.

And you kept it.

After all these years and with
everything that's happened,

I know I don't deserve it.

Well, I'm glad I didn't
completely hate you.

- Now I got a sister to hate instead.
- I need some air.

So maybe we don't really have
that type of relationship yet.

It's not you.

- I should go talk to her.
- And it's not you.

It's me.

Who needs a drink?

Mr. Mayor, impassioned
speech you gave.

It really made me believe
you want those vigilantes dead.

They violated the
sanctity of our walls,

not to mention they destroyed
our plans for expansion.

Yes, I want them dead.

They were your friends once.

Your point?

Well, they seemed to know exactly what
we were planning and how to stop us.

Seeing how it was your desire

to evacuate Star City,
I can't help but wonder...

You did not tell me about
moving up the bomb timeline

till I pressed you on it.

If I'd known, maybe you wouldn't
have kept Felicity Smoak

in the same damn building.

The attack by the vigilantes
has provided us an opportunity.

Because a city in fear
desires a solution.

What is that?

The tool that will allow
us to take Archer Global

and eliminate
all vigilantes for good.

Oh, wow.

So this is where you have
been spending all your time.

Pretty much.

Still not a fan of cleaning,
I take it.

You want to start by nagging?

Oh, I'm your mother.
Nagging is part of the deal.

So what, you probably want
me to come help stop Galaxy?

A little mother-daughter
vigilante time.

No. I wish I could take
you away from all this.

I wish that you didn't have
to think abou any of this.

But I know that that is
not my decision to make.

You know, when I first left home,

I was so mad at you.

I learned everything
I could about vigilantes.

I dug up old news stories about
how they destroyed Star City.

I was convinced...

I was convinced it was true

that you had lied to
me my entire childhood

with your... Your stories of
the heroism of Team Arrow.

Because you didn't want me to think
badly about you. Or about dad.

I spent these past years
hating vigilantes...

Because I hated you.

Well, I don't blame you.

I understand why you
wanted to lie to me.

To protect me.

I can't even imagine
what it was like

having the entire city turn
on you and turn on dad.

Mia, you are
so much like your father.

Out on that field,

so badass.

I'm so proud of you.

Mom, there's, um...

It seemed like there is
something really personal

about you stopping Galaxy.

Is that about dad?

No, it's not.
That one is on me.

Holy crap. Did that work?

Here goes nothing.

Archer, are you online?

COMPUTER: Yes, Ms. Smoak.
Archer is active.


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