Arrow Season 8 Episode 4: "Present Tense" Quotes
William: Dad, we all have the chance to get to know each other now.
Oliver: If your sister will let me.
William: Mia will come around. You know, she can be a little bit stubborn and hard to read sometimes.
Oliver: Shocker, where'd she get that from?
William: Mom, I guess?
Oliver: I get the feeling that I'm going to be really, really really proud of how you turned out.
William: Yeah, well, I didn't just turn out. Um, there's something I should tell you. I'm gay.
Oliver: Yeah buddy, I know.
William: You know?
Oliver: Yeah. Felicity and I knew. And, we just, well we hoped that you were gonna come out to us when you were comfortable. You clearly didn't get that chance. And, that's on me so, I'm sorry.
William: Oh my god, Dad.
Oliver: Wi-William? William? Hey. Mia?
Connor: Dad? You're so young-
Diggle: Dad? What is this? How did they get here?
Oliver: I-I don't know. Those are my kids.
Dinah: Your kids?
Oliver: Are you okay?
Mia: How is this real?
Rene: Good question. The last time I checked you didn't have an adult daughter, or any daughter.
Oliver: We had a daughter, and we named her Mia. Felicity gave birth a few months after we left Star City.
Dinah: How? I didn't even know she was pregnant.
Oliver: We didn't tell anyone. We wanted to keep her off the grid to protect her.
Dinah: That was only a few months ago.
Oliver: This is Novu.
Diggle: You called me Dad.
Connor: You adopted me. Remember? It's Connor.
Diggle: No, no, I haven't.
William: He hasn't because he hasn't yet.
Connor: What are you talking about?
William: I think we're in the past.
Mia: That is insane.
William: Look at this place. It's new. And, and them! No gray hair, no wrinkles, and we are staring at our Dad alive, instead of at his tombstone.
William: I'm sorry, what year is this?
Oliver: It's 2019. What year is it supposed to be?
Mia: William, we should go, let them work.
Curtis: Wait, but I just got here and I have so many questions. Starting with, why didn't nobody say anything about my beard?
Oliver: Good to see you Curtis, your bread looks tremendous, okay?
Knowing what's happened can either destroy us or save us. We've seen our worst. Now, let's be our best.Dinah
Curtis: This is my favorite part.
Oliver: Suit up.
I'm tired of waiting for the day when people stop being afraid of the Glades and start coming here to raise their families. To find opportunities for growth and change. To uplift our brothers and sisters. To be better than we ever were before. If we keep waiting, we might run out of time. That's why, from here on out, we don't wait for our future in the Glades. We make our future now.Rene
Mia: You've lost people, right?
Oliver: Yeah, too many.
Mia: Does the guilt ever leave?
Oliver: No. You can learn to live with it. I can help you with that Mia, if you'd like.
The Monitor: You ache for the world you lost, and I possess the power to restore it.
Laurel: You can bring back my Earth?
The Monitor: The recovery of your universe will require a single task.
Laurel: What kind of task?
The Monitor: You must betray Oliver Queen.