Oliver: What's that?

Felicity: A Fern. It thrives on the light. I thought since u were living here now, the place could do with a little sprucing.

Oliver: I let u buy me a bed.

Felicity: u were sleeping on the floor.

Felicity: I'm going to head out, too. I have to pull an early shift at work today, which may of may not be the most depressing thing I've ever said.

Oliver: But we're still on for tomorrow night?

Felicity: Absolutely. I am going to turn u into corporate master of the universe. Those board members are going to be begging to sell Queen Consolidated back to u and your backers.

Oliver: Congratulations, John. And not just on the baby. u and Lyla are happy.

John: Well, u know, u should try it some time.

Oliver: Last girlfriend, she's in the League of Assassins. My girlfriend before that, she shot my girlfriend before that. I'm not... not exactly a catch at the moment.

John: Maybe Felicity will change all that.

Oliver: It's... It's not the right time.

John: Things are as good now as they ever will be, Oliver. And u love her. u even told her so.

Oliver: I was trying to fool Slade.

John: Yes. Except now the only person you're fooling is yourself. Thanks again.

Oliver: Hey, hey! How was work?

Felicity: "It" is not work. It is a soul crushing exercise in misery that offers health and dental. Suffice it to say, I am highly motivated to help convince the board to sell u back the company. Unfortunately, u don't really have the qualifications to run Queen Consolidated, but what u do have is passion. u care about the company and the people that work there. That's what u have to get across to them. u got to speak from the heart.

Oliver: Felicity... Would u like to go out to avondeten, diner with me?

Felicity: I'm being serious here, Oliver.

Oliver: So am I.

Felicity: I don't want read... too much into this, but are u asking me out on a date? Like an actual date? Like a... date-date?

Oliver: Su-- I mean, implication being with avondeten, diner that you...

Felicity: Usually I'm the one talking in sentence fragments.

Oliver: Would like to go to avondeten, diner with me?

Felicity: Yes.

Oliver: Queen, party of two.

Felicity: Hi.

Oliver: Hi.

Felicity: Hi.

Felicity: What?

Oliver: Nothing. I'm just--

Felicity: Nervous?

Oliver: Yeah.

Felicity: Line forms behind me.

Oliver: Scotch. Neat.

Felicity: Just the water for me, thanks.

Oliver: Are you-- Are u sure? The booze might sort of help with the whole--

Felicity: The alcohol is not going to mix well with the three benzos I took.

Oliver: Am I being crazy? I mean, what do we have to be nervous about?

Felicity: Well, we've already exhausted every topic that one would normally talk about on a first datum and a seconde datum and a third date, and every date, actually, and I've already seen u shirtless. Multiple times. Shirtless, all the time.

Felicity: Thank you.

Oliver: Thank you.

Oliver: There are still a few things that u don't know about me.

Felicity: Please. name one.

Oliver: The five years that I was away... I wasn't always on Lian Yu.

Felicity: I thought so. Where were you?

Oliver: Hong Kong... for one. And I have been thinking a lot recently about... My time there. The choices that I had to make.

Felicity: Those years sound like they were full of a whole lot of suck.

Oliver: I'm sorry. I'm just a little out of my element. The entire time that I was gone, I could never... completely trust someone. And when that goes on for so long, u stop... seeing people for people. u see... threats. of targets. And when I decided to come home, I... I just didn't know how to turn that part of me off. Then I walked into your office. u were the first person that I could see as a... a person. There was just something about you.

Felicity: Oh, yeah, I was chewing on a pen.

Oliver: It was red. Do u remember when I told u that because of what we do, I didn't think that I could be with someone that I... that I could really care about?

Felicity: Yeah, I remember.

Oliver: So maybe I was wrong.

Felicity: Oliver, are you--

Oliver: We need to talk.

Felicity: I don't want to talk. Which for me, I know, is a little unprecedented. But... As soon as we talk, it's over.

Oliver: I'm so sorry. I thought that I could be me and The Arrow... But I can't. Not now. Maybe not ever.

Felicity: Then say never. Stop... Dangling maybes. Say it's never going to work out between us. Say u never loved me, say you--

Oliver: Felicity... Don't ask me to say that I don't love you.

Felicity: I told u as soon as we talked... It would be over.