United--that's what this city used to be. It's what it can be, it's what it must be, again. Now I know that I'm not the obvious choice for mayor, I'm not a politician. I signed away my family's company. I didn't even graduate from college, although in my defense, I did go to four of them. I certainly don't have a traditional background for leadership, but I can tell you this: After five years in hell, I returned home with only one goal--I wanted to save my city, and with your help, I can. With your help, we will restore our home to the shining beacon we know it can be. Now how we're gonna get there isn't a mystery. We will overcome our challenges with help from our friends, our family, our loved ones... Those we trust, and those we will need to trust again in order to prevail, because the only way that we are gonna return our home to greatness is to do so together... United.
Oliver Queen: Hey John, what's new?
John Diggle: I'm not doing this... I told Lyla.
Oliver Queen: Yeah, you can yell at us later, but right now, we're on a bit of a clock.
John Diggle: Are you even hearing me right now? I don't want anything to do with this.
Oliver Queen: The MPs going to do a count in a few minutes. My guess is they're only expecting to find one person in here.
John Diggle: Really? So that's your plan--blackmail? Do what you say or you get caught in here too?
Oliver Queen: You're my brother, John. What happens to you happens to me.
John Diggle: Oliver... I killed my brother. I went to the Army to change, and I haven't changed.
Oliver Queen: I know, alright. And I know that you think this is your penance for that...
John Diggle: Oliver, its' not just that. I trusted Andy, even when you told me not to. I trusted him, and now Laurel's dead.
Oliver Queen: I need you. The team needs you. The city needs you. I'm not saying you shouldn't do your penance--you probably should, but do it as Spartan.
John Diggle: What's in the box?
Oliver Queen: It's an anti-molecular compound, and theoretically, it should eat through anything.
John Diggle: I'm not going to ask how you got your hands on this.
John Diggle: Hey, you came back for me, even against my wishes.
Oliver Queen: I guess I haven't changed that much either... Maybe that's what I have to do my penance for .