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The other highlight of the episode was seeing Felicity take charge and lead. Yes, Felicity has always been a capable character on the show, but she's rarely given the chance to lead on her own and get out from behind a computer. I expected Thea to take the lead when it came to devising a plan to escape the bees, but seeing Felicity rise to the occasion (with only nominal freaking out in the process) signaled a major step for the character. During her relationship with Oliver, Felicity was relegated to girlfriend or Team Arrow control center operator, which was perfectly fine. But it didn't allow Felicity to take action on her own. "Beacon of Hope" allowed Felicity to get back in the saddle and realize that she has the ability, on her own, to make a difference. While I would love to see her back in the fold of Team Arrow (and Thea made a really strong argument for it, without ever mentioning Oliver as a reason, which was great as well), giving Felicity a chance to grow outside of her comfort zone will be really nice to see. Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't touch on the final scene of the episode, which revealed that Andy Diggle might not be the reformed angel we were led to believe. I'm not sure how I feel about this twist. On the one hand, it gives a character we spent a lot of time introducing an interesting new wrinkle, but on the other, it is pretty lazy from a story standpoint. There have been zero hints (at least that I have noticed) that Andy is still in contact with Darhk. It would have been nice to see this organically developing. Sure, I suppose he could have pulled the wool over everyone's eyes throughout the course of the season, but I can't imagine Team Arrow was that blind. Perhaps it was simply a case of John overlooking the signals because he was so glad his brother was back? Either way, this twist needs to pay dividends, because so far the entire Darhk arc has been a dud. Final Thoughts: -- Captain Lance cracking jokes is my favorite Captain Lance. -- It looked pretty darn easy to get into the Bunker once you find the secret door. Someone should look into that. -- I really loved Emily Kinney (Brie Larvin) during her time on The Walking Dead, and it's always nice to see her try on some comedy. But man, was that dialogue stilted and lame. -- Another strong appearance from Mama Smoak. They've really found the sweet spot for that character. -- I'm a fan of this Laurel-Oliver friendship. She seems to be the only one willing to call him on his BS. Even more impressive, it also appears to be getting through his thick skull.