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'Arrow' 2x22 'Streets of Fire': Starling City in chaos

Oliver: "Nice shot."
Oliver: "Nice shot."
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Laurel: “I'm not going to pretend that I've been through anything that you have. One thing that I've learned in the past year is that these things, they don't break us. They make us who we are.”

Felicity: "Maybe this is obvious, but are we sure this isn't a trap?"
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Sara: “What I am is irredeemable.”

“Streets of Fire” is the May 7 episode of “Arrow.” If you haven’t seen it yet, beware of spoilers. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from tonight's episode. The season finale of “Arrow” airs next Wednesday night at 7 p.m. central on the CW.

There is chaos everywhere, and because of this, there isn't really a plan of attack other than survive. The police force comes up with a plan, which is that Detective Lance – he is back to being a detective now, yay – is in charge. Their other plan is that they need the Arrow. The police force doesn't seem to do anything other than put Detective Lance in charge. It would have been nice to see them attempting to do something. They obviously weren't just standing around.

Sara is back! Unfortunately, we don't learn where she has been, or how she knew to come back so quickly. I am glad that Laurel makes her knowledge known, and has an open conversation. The writers have been a great job delving into Sara's character. She believes herself to be irredeemable, but in this episode, we see her starting to maybe believe that she is a hero. There is so much potential with her character, and I hope the writers continue to develop her next season.

Sebastian finally learns that Slade is untrustworthy. It took Sebastian long enough. What is nice is that we do get proof that Sebastian does want what's best for Starling, even though his logic is a little warped. The issue is with Slade. Why did he think that he could leave Sebastian alone with the cure? Sebastian didn't seem to have any trouble casually walking out with it. Slade had to have known that Sebastian wasn't going to stand in line like a good soldier. It would have been better if Slade had never got his hands on the cure.

Malcolm just happens to show up and save Thea. Yeah, it's a little bit too coincidental, but I'll take it. I'm happy to see Malcolm again, and it is great that the first time we see him is with Thea and not Oliver. Obviously, things do not go Malcolm's way. To be honest, if I was Thea and there were masked me killing everyone around me, I would take Malcolm's help. He proves that he will protect her. I'm hoping that a masked guy appears behind Malcolm, and that is who Thea shoots at the end. What do you think happened?

What did you think of the episode? Can Oliver get the job done before dawn? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.