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"Last year, you saved my life, and I don't mean from the guy who kidnapped me. I mean, you you saved me, you gave me purpose."
—Roy after learning The Arrow's true identity.

"Tremors" is twelfth episode of the second season of Arrow, and the thirty-fifth episode overall. It aired on January 29, 2014.

Synopsis

The Arrow offers to train Roy so he can learn to control his enhanced strength. However, Roy is a rebellious student and refuses to listen unless The Arrow reveals his true identity, which Oliver refuses to do. Meanwhile, Bronze Tiger escapes from prison and steals a prototype of the Markov Device to sell to the highest bidder. Oliver, Diggle and Felicity attempt to stop the transfer, but Roy gets in the way, putting everyone in danger. Laurel is disbarred and spirals out of control. Moira is thrilled when Walter asks her to dinner, but his reason surprises her. Thea encourages her mother to ask Walter to reconcile.

Plot

Ben Turner escapes from prison with assistance sent by Milo Armitage, who also pays him $10 million to steal a prototype of Malcolm Merlyn's earthquake device.

The Arrow tries to teach Roy self-control, using the same techinique that Shado taught him. Oliver mentions that he had to put an arrow in his friend's eye.

Thea stays home at the Queen home and learns her mother was going out to dinner with Walter. Moira meets Walter and learns that he is not alone but with a man named Mark Francis. Mark Francis says that they believe that Sebastian is going to destroy the banks. She then realizes that they want her to run.

Laurel's dad comes by and asks her for dinner. She is excited for a job interview with an old friend.

Oliver is working out in the Arrow cave when Felicity mentions that Bronze Tiger has broken out, something she learned through hacking the prison. 

Oliver tries to get Roy to focus and Roy suggests going with him.

Laurel learns her father is taking her to a meeting and gets upset. Instead of sticking around, she bails.

Oliver then invites Roy to come along with him. They head to Malcolm Merlyn's home and Roy notes that Oliver knows his way around, including when they hear a noise coming from the basement garage. As they get to the prototype, Turner spots the Arrow and his new sidekick. As Oliver deals with Turner, Roy takes care of the driver. However he loses it and Turner manages to escape with the device.

Oliver returns to the Arrow cave and fills in Diggle and Felicity on what was stolen. Oliver tells them that he had lost Slade and how he wanted to reach Roy.The Arrow tracks down the device and is forced to reveal his identity to Roy in order to get his help in destroying the device.

Roy heads to Verdant and tells her that she needs to leave town. He won't tell her a reason and he grabs her tightly too freaking out. He then rushes off, leaving Thea confused.

Laurel heads to see her friend Joanna. As she was there, she learned from Joanna that she may be disbarred because of her addiction, and spirals further out of control.

Moira and Walter meet again and learns that Walter polled to see if Moira could win the election. Thea walks in and learns that Walter is trying to convince her mother to run for Mayor. Thea says that it isn't crazy.

Roy tells Oliver that he told Thea. Roy then gets upset and they begin to fight. Roy then pushes Oliver and vows to stop Turner.

Oliver then headed to meet Diggle and Felicity and learn that Felicity is still checking for the fingerprint. Diggle tells him that some people are broken but Oliver disagrees. Oliver's phone then buzzed and it's Thea. Thea is warning her about Laurel not looking good. He takes a look at the camera and heads upstairs to talk to Laurel. However Laurel is drunk and insults Thea and Oliver. Laurel then mentions that she is being disbarred. Oliver takes Laurel's keys and notices Felicity has come upstairs with information. Oliver then calls someone mentioning that she needs her. A man watches from nearby as this goes on. Moira then came by to talk to Thea.

Turner receives the money from the man and learns that Markovia is the buyer. Oliver shoots at the men and Turner sneaks up on Oliver. Roy shows up and knocks Turner off Oliver. The man sets off the device and Roy freaks on the man. Oliver chose to reveal himself to Roy and asks him for help turning off the bomb. Roy punches into the crate and Oliver throws in an arrow. Roy thanks him for saving him the year before: for giving him a purpose. They then shake and Oliver declares they are just getting started. Oliver then headed back to Verdant and got patched up by Felicity as he fills in Felicity and Diggle on telling Roy.

Moira agrees to run for mayor against Sebastian, despite wanting Thea's paternity to not come out.

Amanda Waller propositions Turner to commute his sentence in exchange for him joining a "squad" she is forming.

Roy learns that Felicity and Diggle know the truth as well as seeing the headquarters of Team Arrow. Laurel returns home drunk and passes out. She opens her eyes and sees Sara. She begins to blink.

In flashbacks, Oliver struggles with the guilt of letting Shado die and tries to stop Slade from destroying Ivo's freighter with Edward Fyers' missile launcher. Oliver begins to try talking Slade out of killing the ship. Oliver mentions his son and claims Shado loved him but in a different way. Slade then begins to shake and Oliver grabs the gun. "What is happening to me?" Slade wonders. Oliver then mentions taking the frieghter.

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Promos

Production

Preparation ran from November 5 until November 14, 2013. Shooting ran from November 15 until November 26, 2013.[1]

Trivia

  • This episode marks the first appearance of H.I.V.E.

References

  1. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggengeim) - Twitter