This week every single parent on the show gets it in the neck. Whether they are morally scarred, physically beat up, or have their hopes pureed while being expected to make pleasant conversation, the CW is no place for people who have had kids. You want kids? Head over to ABC. You've been warned.
This episode of Arrow may be the absolute best method of birth control ever devised, and not just because no human sexual partner could measure up to the prettiness of the actors. Parents are having a terrible time of it, even in flashbacks. On the island, Ollie and Slade try to trade the control chip to the missile launcher for a boat. Fyers counters by bringing out Yao Fei and his daughter Shado, and threatening to kill her. Shado manages to suddenly manifest superhero ass-kicking powers; specifically, the power of ignoring guns while doing cool flips. The four run, but Yao Fei, the only father of the bunch, is shot in the leg and left behind. The lesson for parents? You're basically raising your own replacements!
Back in Starling City, Quentin and Dinah are still trying to track down Sarah. Laurel manages to do it first, except she finds that the woman is not Sarah, but some random American tourist. Have you ever known someone who seemed to have no problem with you, but suddenly, over some innocuous event, exploded at you with the kind of hate that you know took years to accumulate? This display of hate was worse. This took a Cape Fear amount of hate. Laurel has her parents come in to her office, tells them she's found the woman in the picture, and just as their hopes are highest, a stranger walks up to them and engages them in innocuous conversation about her trip to China.