'Arrow' team breakdown 'Arrow' midseason finale; offer hints for second half
Creators Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim on what it all means going forward
Will Thea find out the long-kept secret that Malcolm Merlyn is her real father?
Kreisberg: The cold war between Oliver and Moira is not going to go unnoticed by anyone.
Guggenheim: There's a great scene between Oliver and Thea about this territory in episode 17. There's so much in the Queen family that is impacted by the amount of lies. And not just Moira's lies. There's just lies all over the place in this whole family. Almost every episode post-this one really deals with the ramifications of all those lies. Can you have a family based on lies?
Kreisberg: And the irony of that scene is Oliver is saying, "All you are is your lies." All Oliver does is lie. I think that's part of one of the things he's going to realize -- as much as he despises his mother, he's actually a lot more like her than he wants to admit.