Arrowverse: 15 best Arrow moments of all-time

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Arrow — “We Fall” — Image Number: AR611b_0267.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jack Moore as William Clayton and Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

14. Felicity’s Monologue

Episode: “We Fall” (Season 6, Episode 11)

As Arrow is, at its heart, a superhero show, it’s often easy to get lost in the thrill of each adventure. In doing so, we can overlook the fact that, no matter how trained these vigilantes are, being a superhero is a risky profession that comes at a cost. However, the writers took the time to remind us of that through a child’s concern for his own father’s welfare.

Oliver’s son, William Clayton, was upset when he learned that his father had returned to his vigilante ways as the Green Arrow. Though he knew that Oliver was a pro when it came to saving the city, he feared that something bad might happen to him in the field, leaving him without a father.

It was a totally natural reaction for a child to have, as he was completely right to feel this way. It prompted Felicity to deliver one of the finest monologues in the show’s seven-year history.

Intercut with graphic scenes of a fight between Team Arrow and Cayden James’ henchmen, Felicity spoke of the dangers that Oliver’s way of life entails (as William listened to her every word). She reflected on the cost that this way of life can have, while also acknowledging that those who can love each other through it undoubtedly have the most special kind of love.

The voiceover, the music, the subtle nod to Laurel’s death with a single look at the Black Canary suit, it was a truly powerful moment that not only highlighted the dangers of the crime-fighting life, but how much these characters had been through together.

It was a moving moment that made William see the benefits of such a life, as well as the drawbacks, allowing him to understand just how much the city needs Oliver.

In a season overrun with metahumans, T-spheres and warring factions, this monologue grounded things in reality and it was undoubtedly one of the most powerful scenes the show has ever produced.