'Arrow' team breakdown 'Arrow' midseason finale; offer hints for second half
Creators Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim on what it all means going forward
On what's next for Moira after Oliver declares their relationship to be over, except for public purposes:
Kreisberg: If you've watched the series up until this point, you know that everything Moira has ever done, she has done to protect her family. It has sometimes been horrifying, and terrible, and borderline evil, but it's always been to protect her son and her daughter. For her arc this season, it's really about redemption. She went to jail, and kind of got away with it. She still hasn't really paid for what she did. I think if you see in this episode, she's paying off doctors, and she's threatening Felicity. She still really hasn't had her come-to-Jesus moment despite what you'd think would be rock bottom. And that's coming. This is a fractured relationship with Oliver that is not going to be mended in an episode. He's really mad, and this lie, as you could probably imagine from how it came out in episodes 7 and 8, it's going to have far-reaching implications for the characters of the show.