#oh oliver #you leave the island but it never leaves you #there are still scars on your chest and a dragon on your back #the things that happened there return to haunt you #nowhere is safe and nowhere is home #the death and the hurt of that place just follow you #so much happened there #so much will happen here #you woke up from a nightmare only to find yourself in another one #and the worst part of it was that you hoped it was all over #believed it was oliver #but then you beg tommy to open his eyes #and your mother begs thea to close hers #and there is one more death on your soul #one more weight to carry on a stack that’s already too high #too much loss and too much pain to process #it makes you so sure that Oliver Queen died on that island #because this must be your hell #the damaged oliver queen #arrow #spoilers #STEPHEN YOU SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO CRY #IT DOES THINGS TO ME #SPOILERS (via andyouweremine)
AND THERE YOU GO WRITING FREAKING POETRY IN YOUR TAGS.
Yes, it was outside, it was in the park in Vancouver, in the cold, in the rain. I knew what the physical conditions were going to be. I didn’t know about the rain. But I also knew that I had everybody’s support. We shot that scene the second day of filming in the episode and I was actually glad when it was over because we could get down to business, because we weren’t anticipating it anymore.
Stephen is so kind and, in many ways, protective of us as actors, but to me playing his mother, he said, ‘I just want you to know that if there anything you need for that scene, please speak up. If you want to be filmed first, you just say what you need.’ And I said, ‘thank you, sweetheart.’ But I knew that whatever happened that night it was going to be fine. And I took my contacts out and just went into a zone. And Willa went with me. And Stephen was going to go there. And we did one rehearsal and then Willa came over and just started hugging me and I said ‘we can’t go there right now.’
It was emotionally draining for all of us and the director barely talked to me during the rehearsal and during the filming of it. He barely mentioned anything, because we all came with everything. And I knew it. It was electrically charged and the crew didn’t speak. Everyone just stood there and there was very little chit chatting and frivolity. None of that.
WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT IS THIS FUCKING EPISODE OH MY GOOOOOOOOOD!
WHAT IS HAPPENING?
I’M HAVING A HEART ATTACK
TALK TO ME, TUMBLR, PLEASE!