Arrow (2012–…): Season 7, Episode 21 - Episode #7.21 - full transcript

Previously on "Arrow"...

Roy! Roy!
Roy, stop it!

They're dead.

We have to protect him.

As far as the SCPD is concerned,

Emiko is the one who
killed those guards.

Thank you for wiping that
security camera footage.

I could not get there
before the cops did.

I thought that was you.

The Ninth Circle has Archer.

They are going to use the
intel they get from the assets

to locate the DNA of the
people involved in Cygnus X-1.

And that DNA could lead them to
exactly where that weapon is.

I copied Archer's root code.

No. As long as Archer's out there,

it could fall into the wrong hands,
and I don't know what

my legacy's gonna be,
but it can't be that.

You'll die a villain
just like our father,

and I will be the cause
of both of your deaths.

What did you say?

I had the chance to warn
our father about the Gambit,

that it was rigged to explode,
and I knew about it.

I let our father die because
he didn't deserve to live,

and neither do you.
Bye, brother.

Overwatch? John?

Need some help?


Hey, Ollie.
It's been a while.

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Can anyone hear me?

I'm here!

I'm here. Ohh!


You ok?

I'm good.

Can't say much for my helmet.

You good?

Well, my Bo staff's smashed,
but other than that.

- Where's Rene?
- I don't know.

- Rene!
- Rene!

- Rene!
- Rene!


You guys want to
get me out of here?

Rene, are you in there?

- He's here. He's here.
- Get him out!

- You ok?
- Move it.

We can't do it.

Here. Hurry!

- Let's try this.
- Grab it, grab it, grab it.

Grab it.
Dinah, pull on 3, ok?

- Ok.
- All right. Ready?

- Yeah.
- 1, 2, 3. Come on!

All right.
Come on. Agh! Got you.

What the hell just happened?

Emiko just dropped a building on us.
That's what happened.

We got to get to Oliver. As we
lost contact, he was chasing Emiko

on the floor beneath us.

- We have to get there.
- Then we better hurry.

Hey. Quick. Urgent.
I need our uplink gain augmenter.

Uh, more urgent,
I have something to tell you bef...

Ok. Your thing is definitely
not more urgent than mine.

- Welcome to my thing.
- What are they doing?

Don't they remember we're on the same side,

deputized vigilantes and everything?

- Well, apparently, they have a warrant.
- They what?! H-hi. Excuse me. What...

An anonymous source sent
us surveillance footage

of last night's incident
in the subway tunnels.

Where you see Team Arrow valiantly foil
a terrorist attack just like we told you?

Emiko Adachi didn't kill those guards.
Your friend Roy Harper did.

- Then your whole team lied to cover it up.
- That's insane.

Digital forensics also investigated
that bomb,

which you said was the
work of The Ninth Circle...

- Uh-huh.
- But that file was activated

from a program called Archer,

a program which Smoak Tech
owns the patent for.

Well, technically, yes, but it was stolen.
- This has to be a mistake. I mean...

I agree. I know this sounds shady,
but trust me... We are the good guys,

and we are after the bad guy... well,
bad girl, who currently has your Captain

and my husband trapped
under a building.

We haven't received any word
about no buildings going down.

That's because it was a small detonation
in a chemical plant outside of town.

Listen! You can talk to the team all
about it, but to get ahold of them,

I have to get ahold of a really
tiny, delicate piece of tech

that is in that box that Lieutenant
Butterfingers is rummaging through.

I'm sorry, Ms. Smoak.

- You're under arrest.
- What?

- You can't do that!
- Yes, I can.

Turn around! Ok. Just...
let me give my friend a hug first.

Go ahead.

Plug your ears.

What the hell was that?

Oh. It's part of my
new security system,

a remote-detonated
nanoelectric pulse

that I built into the ceiling.

Oh. Remind me to never
get on your bad side.

- Is Oliver ok?
- I don't know.

I tried. All I got was static,
but if I can boost the signal,

I might be able to contact them.

You mean we can.
I'm not letting you do this alone.

Ok. Well, then let's get out of here.

We do not want to be here
when these guys wake up.

Crime, violence, anarchy.

The terrible disease that once infected

the streets of The Glades
has risen again,

but there is a cure
to the vigilante problem

and a chance for a better,
brighter future...

Zeta powered by Galaxy
One's Archer program.

They are the front lines
of a citywide initiative

to end the vigilante menace

and restore Star City's
glory once and for all.

First, Galaxy One puts
a bounty on your heads.

Now they're sending a damn
army of super robots after you?

We are just Keven Dale's
scapegoats for his larger agenda.

Which is what?

Turn Star City into a police state,
go under Galaxy One's control.

We can't let that happen.

Oh, yeah? And how exactly
are we supposed to stop them?

By destroying Archer.

We tried that once, remember?

It didn't work then, and Archer was
nowhere near as advanced as it is now.

That's why we have to
find the mad scientist

who upgraded my creation
into Frankenstein's monster.

You sure that's a good idea?

No, but if Galaxy One has an
army of Archer-powered assassins,

we don't stand a chance,

Star City loses.

Well, I'll put the word out to
what's left of the Canary network,

see what intel they can find.

You know,
if you need a quick and dirty virus,

I'm sure I can whip
something up in no time.

It won't work.
I've tried them all.

But if the network is still online,
then they could still track our DNA,

- so we need a plan "B."
- I have a plan "B!"

And all of my plans include you
laying low and staying safe.

Leave Archer to me.

Thank you.

You look shocked.

Um, is it the beard?

Uh-uh. You look good.

Yeah, I know.

Ohh. I must have
a really bad concussion.

Yeah, man.
A building just collapsed on you.

It could be a little PTSD, too.

That position that
you're in with the rebar,

it is remarkably similar to how
you found me all those years ago.

The night you died.


And I got to tell you, man, it looks like
the same thing is gonna happen to you

if you don't get out
of here, like, right now.

- Yeah?
- Yeah.

Ooh. Yeah.
That was close.

Um... you think you want
to pop that thing back in?

- Mm-hmm.
- Ok. 1, 2, and 3.


- That had to hurt.
- Yeah.

You have Oliver
angry face on right now.

Just saying.

I got to get out of here.

The team might be dead.

Everything we've built with the SCPD is...
is gone

because of Emiko.

I need to... I need to get out of here.
I need to find the others,

and we have to stop her.

Um, isn't that gonna be kind of
hard considering she's family?

She's not my family anymore.

Well, I hope you weren't planning
on using your bow to get out of here




Does anyone copy?

You know, I know that you
were worried about them,

but they are pretty
resourceful people.

They're probably fine.

Let's hope you're right.

I usually am.

You know, it is insane that we
both had secret half sisters.

Well, yours didn't try to kill you,
did she?

Well, you should give
Thea some credit.

I died before she had
the chance to try.

A couple specialty arrows
left, two explosive.

Seems kind of risky considering
the instability of this place,

especially without a bow.

Well, there are solutions for that.

Speaking of, uh,
what about Emiko?

What kind of solution
are you planning for her?

The one she deserves.

She let our father die.

He abandoned her, Oliver.

She's been manipulating me,

she's been manipulating
the team for months,

posing as some sort of hero.

- The woman's a murderer.
- So now you're gonna be one, too?

And here I thought that we
were done with all of that.

I don't see another choice here, Tommy.

It is exactly that kind of attitude
that's gonna keep you stuck down here.

Looks like your mystery contact is as
good at covering their tracks as you are.

Ugh. I know, which is why she's
so dangerous and annoying.

So I think I finally
figured out a plan "B"

to keep us hidden from Archer
while we try to destroy it.

Blindspots just like the one
Keven Dale used to mask his DNA.

The only way this is going to work is if
we copy the exact root code that was used

- in the original.
- Ok. Well, how do we do that?

Well, we'd have to steal it
from Keven Dale's computer

- in his office at Galaxy One.
- Uh, I suppose I could break in.

No, no. I'm sorry.
Not you. Me.

I mean, Keven Dale
already recognizes me

as a fellow CEO, and besides,

I think he'd be a lot more
agreeable to me than... you.

You know, a little flirty flirt
while I hack into his computer,

and then we'll get what we need.

- Look. I know it's a risk.
- A big one.

One I am not willing to take.

We have a plan "A."
Let's stick to it.

Like I said,
just leave it to me.

You know you're still
treating me like I'm 13.

What do you mean?

Uh, I mean that you're doing
the exact same thing to me now

that you and dad did
all those years ago,

leaving me out of things
and then getting rid of me.

Your father and I,
we never wanted to let you go.

But you did, and then even

after everything that happened,
you still stayed away like...

like I wasn't even
part of this family.

Ooh, and I thought
we had problems.

I'm just gonna go
do anything else.

William, I am so sorry.

I realize now that we
made a terrible mistake,

a mistake that I am going to
regret for the rest of my life,

but we really thought
we were protecting you.

We just wanted you to
have a normal life.

At this rate, we won't find
Oliver until sometime next week.

Team Arrow, do you copy?

Team Arrow, do you copy?

- Overwatch, is that you?
- Yes. Are you guys ok?

You have me, Roy, Dinah,
and Rene. We're safe.

And Oliver?

He was in another part of the building.

We... we haven't been
able to contact him.

I'm guessing you haven't either.

No, but his comm unit is
still online and active,

so if it wasn't crushed,
it means he wasn't either.

- We'll find him.
- I know.

You guys should know
I don't know what

Emiko is planning,
but she gave the SCPD

the footage of Roy
in the subway tunnels,

and they think that we are behind
whatever the Ninth Circle is plotting.

So lying to the SCPD to cover
for Roy was for nothing.

Not to mention our reputations
and everything we built this year.

Yeah. Let's move.

You've always been good
at this kind of thing.

Remember when we were kids

and you learned how to
hotwire my dad's car?

Well, I got grounded
for an entire summer.

Yeah, because you
did it 3 more times.

Then it's a good thing

I should only have to
do this once.

Uh-huh. You might only
be making this worse.

All the work we've done to prove
ourselves to the cops, to the city.

Poof! It's just gone.

- Along with my job.
- We don't know that.

All we know is that
Emiko tried to set us up.

Yeah. She lied about us being
behind The Ninth Circle attacks,

but she was telling the truth
about us covering up those murders.

We never should have done that.

Wait. Even if it meant
Roy going to prison?

Two people were murdered.

I'm gonna turn myself in.

- It's the only way.
- No, you're not.

You've already taken the
fall for us once, Roy.

Let us help you this time.

And because of that,
everything you've worked for is at risk.

He's right. I'm sorry, but the SCPD
has already tried to arrest Felicity.

It's better one of us takes the fall

than the rest of us spends
our lives as fugitives.

While we're arguing,
Emiko's out there planning.

We need to get out
of here and stop her.

Oh, that can't be good.

Move, move, move!
Go, go, go, go!

All right. Is everybody all right?

- Yeah.
- Oh, sure.

- Now the lights come on.
- Uh, guys, if the lights

just came on, that means the
emergency generator just came on.

- That's a good thing, right?
- Normally, yeah,

but the building you're in
used to manufacture

some very flammable chemicals,

and flammable chemicals plus
sparks equals really big boom.

- Ok. What about Oliver?
- If you don't turn off

the generator soon,
there's gonna be no Oliver to find.

The entire building's gonna go
up in flames, and you with it.

All right.
Let's keep moving.

we're in the boiler room.

Ok. Please tell me
that's not the generator.

Well, if it sounds like a sick
dinosaur, it probably is.

Good news is
we still have about 8 minutes

before it incinerates
the whole building.

- And where is it exactly?
- Lower Level, to your left.

What do we think that is?

- C6H6.
- Benzene.

Guys, that is really bad stuff.

- How bad?
- Try irreparable nerve damage

with severe convulsions
and a painful death.

But the good news is
it's heavier than air,

so you are safe on the mezzanine.

And the bad news is that
generator is not on the mezzanine.

Neither is Oliver.

The ground beneath your feet is
airtight, so it can't get to him.

Well, I prefer my friends alive,
so we're gonna have to find

a new way to get you
to the generator and fast.

Again, I would like to point out

how structurally unsound
this building appears to be,

so maybe upping the payload
is not the best idea.

It's a risk I have to take.

This is it.
After this, I'm out of options.

Are you,
or is this just typical Oliver?

Now come on, man.
Don't you ever wonder

why you keep finding yourself
in positions like this

where things just keep
getting worse?

I'm here for one reason and
one reason only... Emiko.

- Right. Emiko, your half sister.
- Her being my half sister doesn't matter.

What matters is finding
her and stopping her

before she hurts anyone else.

It's a strategy you
should appreciate.

Why? Because of what
my father did to The Glades?

No, Tommy,
because of what he did to you!

Any idea what it's like to...

To run a scenario through
your head a million times,

just wondering
if you could've just

listened to me
a little bit sooner,

but you didn't because you were blinded
by the fact that he was your father.

Maybe you'd still be alive today.

But I didn't listen,

and I didn't make
the right choice,

at least not until it was too late,

because I was stuck,
Oliver, in my own cycle,

my father's cycle,
just like you are

and just like you
will continue to be

if you don't break free.

No. No. You're wrong.

This isn't about me.

This is not about my father.

This is about Emiko,

and the choices that she made,

they are on her.

Overwatch, any luck figuring
out that alternate approach?

Looks like there's
a room behind the generator

with a failsafe switch.

The air ducts should be
able to get you in there.

All right. Yeah. Looks like we're
gonna have to crawl there fast.


We'll never make it in time.

- Roy, no!
- Roy, no!

Roy, if you breathe that stuff
in, you're dead.

I know.

Stop! We'll find another way!

There's not enough time.


Please don't tell me
he just went in there!

Overwatch, tell me
how much time he has.

10 seconds, maybe 12.

Roy, I'm gonna need a sitrep.
Talk to me, Roy!

Roy? Roy!

He did it.

He did it.

He did it.

- Oh!
- Roy!

Oh. Come on.

Are you ok?

Overwatch, power's off.

We're headed out to find Oliver.

Copy that.

I don't know how you
ever breathe on this job.

I don't.

Come on, Oliver.
Where are you?

Hey. Um, random question.

Did you add another hero
to your justice league?

- You I expected. Too bad for your friend.
- Please don't.

I thought you'd be
eager to join you husband.

Please don't kill me!
I'm pregnant!

This baby is innocent

just like you were when
Robert left your family.

Please don't kill
an innocent child.

Good to know.

I think the concrete gives up.

I need to get out of here.

You will. Trust me.

What you really need to worry about
is what happens when you do.

- Why?
- Everything you've done

this year... working with the cops,
fighting for the city without a mask...

You've got a shot at
something we never had.

- What's that?
- A clean slate.

You can't shed your past, but you
can keep it from hurting your kids.

That's something our
parents could never give us,

but it is never,
ever going to happen, Oliver,

if you keep seeing red with Emiko.

As long as she's still breathing,
my family will never be safe.

You know this, Tommy.

Then you haven't moved past
your family's mistakes, Oliver.

You haven't broken
the cycle of lies and hate.

You're trapped. You're trapped
just like you are in this room.

But you're not here.

You are a...

You are a figment of my imagination that
has been sent here to test my resolve.

Won't work.

Looks like you found
your way out.

To stop Emiko, if I need to be as
ruthless to her as she was to my father,

so be it.

Good luck finding your team, Oliver.

You're gonna need them.

Good-bye, Tommy.

Comms just dropped off.

Yeah. We should be
getting closer to Oliver.

- You need a minute?
- No.

Ugh! Yeah. Ok.
Maybe I do.

Why don't you guys go ahead, find us
a way downstairs? We'll catch up.

You must be a pretty big idiot,
risking your life like that.

- Well, we're alive, aren't we?
- You're lucky to be.

I'm surprised you even care
if I made it out alive or not.

Of course I care.

You're our teammate.

Maybe I shouldn't be.

You lost everything to protect me,
and you don't even know me.

Those guards that I killed,
they're innocent.

They had families.

What you did back there,

it was awful,

but we all know it was the
bloodlust, Roy. That wasn't you.

No. That doesn't change the fact that
I put everyone else around me at risk.

You should have just
let me go to prison.

I was wrong.
We all make mistakes.

I was just pissed because
we had just lost everything.

That doesn't mean
I want you dead.

Maybe it's best if
I am 6 feet under.

Dying is the coward's way out.

Every day that you stay alive,
you try to redeem yourself

for that messed-up thing you did

because this world is a better
place with a hero like you.

Now let's go.

Bunker is clear and secure.

- You ok?
- Yeah. Doesn't seem to be

any permanent damage.

Just rebooting the system,
get the comms up and running,

and then I'm gonna check
to see if Oliver's ok.

Just let me repeat.
You. Are you ok?

Almost dying? Nothing I
haven't done 100 times before.

- Am I right?
- Well, the first time you've

- done it when it's not just you.
- Sadly, no.

William, the poor kid,
I mean, all he ever wanted

was a normal life...

Loses his mom,
gets kidnapped way too many times,

the final straw... being taken
hostage by a serial killer.

I mean, how's life gonna be
any different for this kid?

You'll make it different.

You know, you make
that sound so easy.

Growing up, my parents,

it's just that they
made my life miserable,

and I promised myself
that I would do better

when I became a parent, that I would...

I would...
I would just be better,

and I imagined this... this...
this life, and this is not it.

I mean, somehow, I've
done something worse,

and I've created
this life where I...

I can't even keep my children safe.

Hey. At Smoak Tech,
you defended yourself like a badass.

You will find a way
to protect those kids.

- How?
- Think of it like a computer program.

How do you secure a system?

You get a really good firewall,
and you take it offline.

I can't exactly take my
entire life off the grid.

- Well, why not?
- I have a company for one.

Well, luckily,
you have a fantastic CTO

who can run it for you.

You want a different
life for this kid, right?

- Yes.
- Well, then

you're gonna need to do
something different this time.


Crime, violence, anarchy.

The terrible disease
that once infected

the streets of The Glades
has risen again,

but there is a cure
to the vigilante problem

and a chance for a better...

Thought you were supposed
to go with Felicity

in case her friend needed convincing.

She took Roy instead.

Guess she's trying
to protect me, too.

You know, if you're trying
to make me feel better

about being abandoned
by our parents,

just don't.

Fine. Have your little pity party
because mom benched you.

- You know that's not what this is about.
- Then what is it about?

When we rescued her
from Galaxy One,

mom apologized,
you guys seemed cool.

Yeah. I thought
we were, too,

but she's still pushing me
away just like she always has.

Ok. Fine.
So maybe she wasn't there for you

in the traditional sense,

but mom made sure that
your company was a success.

She was trying.

I didn't need her money, Mia.

I needed a mother.

To this day,
Felicity still hasn't told me

why she kept me out
of her life for so long

or... why she wanted
no part of mine.

Look. When I first found
out mom was keeping secrets,

that she was still
being a vigilante,

I didn't wallow and
feel sorry for myself.

I confronted her,
demanded answers.

Maybe it's time you do the same.



Oh. Thank god!

Let's keep moving.

We're lucky this is still standing.

- Which way?
- East.

Felicity said it was
the best way out.

Oh. It definitely is.

Hi, brother.

Emiko, you have one last
chance to stand down!

Funny, I was gonna say
the same to you.


This place is about to explode!
Oliver, we have to go now!

Not without her!

Oliver, now!

- It's over.
- Is it?

I know about your baby.

Your family's gonna die.

I made sure of it.

Oliver, don't.






What was that?

How would I know?

I'm just a figment
of your imagination...

But if I had to guess,

I'd say it's a reminder
of what it feels like.

Seeing my loved ones die?

Seeing my family be threatened?

What about that don't
I already know? God.

Well, then you know exactly what
it feels like to be your father.

The fear, how that leads to
vengeance, how that leads to cruelty.

It's why he abandoned Emiko.

It is why
she is trying to kill you now.

Look, Oliver. I know that you think
that you have broken your father's cycle,

but as long as you are giving in

to your worst impulses,
you are never going to be free.

What am I supposed to do?
Just tell me what I'm supposed to do.

Lean in to the best
parts of yourself...

Your loyalty, your selflessness,

your courage, your compassion,

and show that side to Emiko.

You are living proof
that people can change,

and you have got to find a
way to see that in her, too.

I don't know if I can.

That's ok. That's the risk
you got to take.

He should be in there!


Looks like our time's up.

You know, Tommy,

I miss you every day.

I know,

but I'm always with you.

It's time to wake up now.

He's over here!

- You ok?
- We're gonna get you out.

I thought we lost
you there for a second.

Yeah, so did I.

Oh, thank god you're alive.

Hey. Are you and the...
Are you ok?

Yeah. Yeah, we're fine.

Emiko did pay us
a visit, though.

Emiko was here?

Guess she left without killing you.

- You got off easy.
- Yeah. Too easy.

She must have been
after something else.

- Our thoughts exactly.
- Yeah, but we checked,

and the only things missing are
a few arrows from the armory.

Why would she need
Oliver's arrows

if we already got blamed for
the attack at the subway?

She must have had
something else planned.

Yeah, but Emiko thinks
she killed us.

How could she pin a second attack
against a group of dead vigilantes?

Well, the public doesn't
know that you're dead yet.

Just got an APB. Green Arrow sighted
outside of SCPD, shots fired.

At least now we know
what she was after.

Oliver, we walk in there,
we're going in as wanted criminals.

Let's gear back up.
We've got to move fast.

Ah. William,
right on time.

After our last meeting,
I'd hoped to hear from you again,

but I never expected
it to be so soon.

Well, you know what they say...

Strike while the iron's hot.

- Ha!
- Heh heh heh.

I hope you don't mind,

but I was so excited when you said you
wanted to discuss our Zeta program

that I invited the man who
inspired it to join us.

Mr. Harris.

Mayor Ramirez. Heh.

You two know each other?

By reputation.

I bought Harris Consolidated
the day of its ipo.

- Smart man.
- Well, we've done well enough.

Speaking of my profit margins,

who do I have to sleep with to get
Harris Consolidated in on those zetas?

I mean, your commercial was
impressive, but stopping vigilantes?

It's microthinking.

If you really want this
program to be profitable,

you have to think macro.

I mean, imagine what an army of
Zetas could do on a grander scale,

and with Harris
Consolidated's global reach,

why, Galaxy One could change
more than just Star City.

It could change the world.

If you'll excuse me
a moment, gentlemen,

something's come up which
requires my immediate attention.

Of course.

Have you lost your damn mind?
You nearly blew my cover.

I'm sorry. It was a calculated risk
I had to take to access Dale's files.

Is that why you've been
checking your watch?

You've been hacking
him this whole time?

And now I have his blindspot code.

We should get out of here
before Dale figures that out.

Seems I already have, Mr. Harris,
or do you prefer Clayton?

Such a pleasure to finally meet the
son of Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak.

As for you, Mr. Mayor,

I'm afraid we've reached the
end of your political career.

Seize them.

So you're the fool who's responsible
for this whole Archer mess.

You're the kid Felicity
went into hiding for.

I can see you got a
lot of your mom in you.

Well, that's not all you're
gonna see if you don't step back.

Alena has agreed
to help us destroy Archer

for real this time,
isn't that right?

Well, now that you've
frozen my bank account

and shredded my passport,
yes, I have.

I'm sorry about your Canaries.

I never meant for Archer
to be used like that.

And how exactly did you
mean for it to be used

after you stole it from Smoak
Tech and sold it to Galaxy One?

It started as a software licensing deal

till Keven Dale turned it
into a hostile takeover.

Once he had Archer,
he threatened to use it to hunt

and kill everyone I loved
unless I disappeared,

so that's what I did,
to protect them.

Why don't you get
to work taking down Archer,

so we can all come
out of hiding?

I guess 3 genius brains
are better than 1.

Speaking of geniuses,
where is William?

I spoke to him right
after you and Roy left.

Oh. Where the hell is he?

Mom, what's wrong?

That sequence that William ran to
steal Keven Dale's blindspot code,

I think he used it.

How? I thought you said he could
only use it if he actually went...


By the authority of Galaxy One,
you are under arrest.

Oh, my god.
It's a slaughter.

- What happened?
- I thought it was you.

Somebody dressed like you stole
the weapon from the subway.

Spread out and find Emiko.

Wild Dog, on me.



Hyah! Aah!


You just refuse to die.

Emiko has the weapon,
and she's up on the roof.

Copy that.
We'll meet you there.

Emiko, stop!

Don't make me do this.

You are supposed to be dead,
but this will be even better.

You can watch me burn
your city to the ground.

Haven't you seen enough death?

Your mother, our father.

I want you to be
better than him.

I want you to help me...

Help me end our family's
cycle of violence.

We are not family.

Do it. Kill me.


She has the weapon.

And we have no idea
where she's gonna use it.

- We'll find her.
- Guys, we got company.

This is SCPD aerial support.

Hold your positions.

Synced & corrected by MaxPayne
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