Holy Reichenbach! Ollie faces Ra’s Al Ghul in a duel to the death– to save the life of Sarah’s killer. We have a fairly literal cliffhanger until next year. Meanwhile, the flashbacks continue to explore the dark side of Ollie’s ethics, and the subplot moves Roy Palmer, by the smallest units, closer to becoming the Atom.

Here’s the place to discuss the last episode of Arrow until 2015, and to ponder the question we’re left at the end:

Will every media-DCU hero tell Felicity “Nerd Girl Mary Sue” Smoak he loves her?

Or that other question about, you know, what happens to Ollie.