If this past week’s episode of Arrow titled, ‘The Sin-Eater’ left you hanging with one thing for sure, it is that Oliver and Felicity are not the only ones headed towards the darkness.; more recently, Oliver’s sister Thea has also joined those ranks.
Granted, we should have seen the darkness growing inside Thea for awhile now. This past season, quite literally, after she had to deal with a blood lust as a result of her Lazarus Pit resurrection. Thea’s trouble’s have always been a problem from the very first episode of Arrow.
In Season One, after learning her brother and father had died, Thea succumbed to a life of scandal, drugs and underage drinking. From that point forward, Thea’s life continued to be a life of chaos. She felt so broken after learning that Moira and Oliver were hiding the fact that Malcolm was her father from her, that she distanced herself from everyone. This lead to her training under Malcolm, learning the League’s fighting techniques. I know for those of you who have been following Arrow since the beginning, I don’t have to walk through all five seasons of Thea’s character development. Essentially, Thea went from a fragile flower to a villain to a hero and now she’s just a mix of everything. I would definitely have to say that Thea has had one of the most amazing character developments that I have ever seen on the show.