This right here is seriously the worst betrayal Oliver could have committed. Even if Tommy hadn’t witnessed it, it was a complete betrayal of what little (if any) trust was left in that friendship, and the direct opposite of what Oliver promised him earlier in the episode; that he would never come between him and Laurel.
I don’t care if you don’t like Tommy. I don’t care if you ship Oliver and Laurel. This scene make Oliver look like the worst kind of jerk imaginable. Honestly, I think it was intended to.
but really tho.
I can’t care less about Tommy, not anymore. He’s annoying like shit. But what Oliver did was exactly what he would have done five years ago, before the island, before everything. Seeing him doing that nowadays? I couldn’t fuckin believe it.
I really hope that’s kind of the point. Leaving aside the fact I think they have absolutely no chemistry and their history is boring and fucked up in the first place, it’s a very nice and glaring contrast to who he is with Felicity (and to some extent with Diggle - I say Felicity because she’s the one that truly pushes Oliver to be good) and who he is with Laurel.
And frankly, I don’t like the person he is with Laurel.
YES! THIS! I do not like the person Oliver is with Laurel. And I know I am an Olicity shipper…but I used to ship Laurel and Oliver (in the first…two episodes or so) but this is what he does when he’s with Laurel? No…I don’t like that. He reverts back to playboy-billionaire. And that’s the point I think. When he’s with her, he can pretend those five years on the island didn’t exist, but they did, and they changed him for good or worse (I think for good). And this…this showed me that I really don’t like the person Oliver is when he’s with Laurel.
Once again, my personal opinion…
Totallyy agree with what has been written here by all of the above. Laurel and Oliver are trapped in the past looking for security blankets. He didn’t expect to return, she didn’t expect he’d be back. Threw them both for a loop so what is safe? Pretending to avoid each other and then giving it up in a weak moment. I DESPISE what Oliver did to Tommy. Don’t blame Tommy for hating him now. And if you go with Green Arrow storyline, Tommy is supposed to become the enemy. Granted, I LOVE who Tommy is with Laurel. Another reason I hate what Oliver did - so two faced. He truly is one track minded when it comes to Laurel - he went to her instead of Dig and now he’s told Tommy one thing and just when he twists his own truth (‘I only have to stop the Undertaking and I can stop’ - HA!) to make HIM happy. Pretty pissed at you right now, Oliver. Way to set yourself, Laurel and Tommy up for some unnecessary and awkward hate, heartache, lies, danger and stupidity. I call Laurel and Oliver LOLiver because it’s just too funny - it’s a laugh with the lack of chemistry, honesty and who they are with each other. They don’t bring out the best in one another.
But as it’s been said - that is all probably the point. We’ll go into the finale worried about Oliver, Felicity will likely be questioned by Lance, Laurel might get in some sort of dangerous situation, Tommy will stew on his hate, Moira may start losing it and then Oliver will realize when they return in fall - “Oh sh*t. What have I done?”