In February I wrote the 1st edition of this post and had 4 options listed: Laurel Lance, Felicity Smoke, Helena Bertinelli and McKenna Hall. In season 2 we seem to have lost Helena and McKenna… but we’ve added 2 new love interest possibilities.
But before we get to them, let’s revisit our holdovers.
Ollie and Laurel have been the star-crossed lovers presented to us since the beginning of the series. He loved her, he wronged her, he fought to get back from the island because he missed her. Hell, he risked everything by calling her from that com tower in season 1.
But now Laurel is broken. Losing Tommy and blaming herself has taken her to a dark place. The drinking, the meds, the depression… it’s not good. There is a chance the Ollie thinks he can save her. That he still loves her (I believe he does), but I’m not sure that they are meant to be the couple that we once thought they were going to be.
I don’t really think that this is a couple that will work out long term.
But they could end up in a fling again before this is all said and done.
Felicity’s feelings for Ollie are becoming more and more transparent with every episode. It’s at the point now where Oliver has had to tell her that he can’t be with anyone he cares about because of the danger that would come with that.
However, the more time they spend together, the more she helps him and learns him and supports him emotionally and outside of the “Arrow Cave” the more chance there is that these 2 end up in love.
I know that there is a lot of support for this couple in the fan community, but I’m not sure that it’s going to happen – even as a fling.
I do think that there’s a chance that we’re going to see a really passionate kiss between the Ollie and Felicity, probably during a mission and the reaction on her face will show the deep, deep feelings that she has for him. And then it will change when she realizes that it wasn’t real… or that it doesn’t mean she’s going to get what she really hopes for.
Isabel is very much Ollie’s match in female form. She’s admitted as much. She’s a little bit broken on the inside. She has trouble with feelings and interpersonal relationships so she gets way into her work.
That ability to be disconnected from “real life” might be what leads to more hook-ups as this season moves on. It might even lead to some sort of pseudo relationship – but I wouldn’t really count on that.
Ms. Rochev probably isn’t going anywhere any time soon. And she is likely to get nosy.
This could end badly.
The Green Arrow story has Oliver and The Black Canary together… and apart and together. It’s a messy, complicated relationship. Kind of like Ollie and Sara.
The issue with their relationship on this show is Laurel. That’s a new wrinkle in the lore. It’s also the reason that I don’t think that Oliver and Sara will be together.
Unless Laurel leaves.
And there’s the rub.
Ollie and Sara probably belong together. They understand each other. They have a unique history. They can take care of each other. They might even be able to save each other from their demons.
For the sake of the story and the legend and DC’s Green Arrow – I hope these 2 end up together some day.
Just don’t expect it to happen in season 2.
And it means that all of you who support Movember as a cause that raises money for Men’s Health initiatives have half a month left to spread to word, donate and encourage those Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who have registered and are trying to do good.
It also means that we’re now only 13 days away from #MoChaKaTO! That’s less than 2 weeks. It’s quite exciting and nerve-racking for me… because while we have success every year, I’m still a bundle of anxiety until people are through the doors, the 2nd challenge is called and raffle tickets are selling.
Speaking of the raffle, I can tell you that we’re going to have personal training appointments, beer, a signed Jose Bautista baseball, 3 Jason Rolland (year-long) VIP cards, baked goods from Jess and much, much more available.
And because Sweetgif.com is still one of my favourite toys on the entire internet, I made a moving pictures to entertain and show off my mid-month cookie duster.
Note: I really do love Sweetgif.com. It’s such a fun little site and if you’re putting on an event and want something a little more special than a regular old photobooth, you should really be contacting them -> Contact Sweetgif
With regards to my moustache, I’m trying. I can tell you that I’m glad it hasn’t come in grey… because I’m finding enough of that in my hair and I shaved a bunch of it out of my beard at the start of the month.
I’d also like to take a second to thank my donors so far this month…
☞ Scott Armstrong
☞ Trish Cassling
☞ Mark Murray (thanks dad!)
And a huge thumbs up to the Moustache Growers Union Local 416647 members who have raised $1095 to date.
That’s a pretty great start considering we always come on strong in the 2nd half of the month and the Movember Challenge Karaoke fundraiser is our biggest push.
If you would like to make a donation to my personal Movember campaign you can clickity-click on this linkity-link. Every dollar counts and every dollar is appreciated.
Thank you very, very, very much.
On Thursday, November 28, for the 4th year in a row, Movember Challenge Karaoke comes to Toronto. This year, the party will happen at the Winchester Kitchen and Bar (51 Winchester St.).
Created in 2010 by Mo Bros Sean Boulton and Joshua Murray, Movember Challenge Karaoke Toronto (#MoChaKaTO) combined their enthusiasm for karaoke and raising money to support research and results in men’s health through the worldwide Movember movement.
Each year since, MoChaKaTO has become bigger, better and raised more money, much like Movember itself, which has now funded 577 projects in 21 countries through 20 men’s health partners. In 2012, the Moustache Farmers of Canada raised $1680 at their end of the month event. And this year, the re-named Moustache Growers Union Local 416647 is looking to raise even more.
With a shout out to Montell Jordan, this is how we do it – invites have been sent out to friends and family, and word of mouth and social media campaigns will continue to pick up steam as the month rolls along and November 28th gets closer.
And this is how Challenge Karaoke works:
• For $5, participants get their name in the karaoke rotation and are able to sing when their turn is called.
• For $20, when any of your friends (or strangers) are called for their turn, you can challenge them to sing any song in the karaoke library. You do not need to be a singer to challenge someone on their turn.
• For $30, a singer can buy themselves out of a challenge. This rarely happens, but can occur if a singer doesn’t know a song or really, really, really dislikes it.
• For $50, singers can choose to sing a song from karaoke host Jason Rolland’s list of banned songs/artists.
• For $100, a singer can sing a song by ultra-super-banned artist Celine Dion. Boulton adds, “Someone has stepped up to the plate each year for this – maybe this year we’ll get two? Is it possible to hear too much Celine?”.
That’s how it works. It’s simple, really. And a whole lot of fun.
There will also be fake moustaches available for non-growers and a raffle with an awesome array of prizes at the event. All attendees are encouraged to purchase an arm’s length of tickets for their chance to win.
At the end of the night, the goal is to raise money for Movember. Each of the eight team members – (Returning) Boulton, Murray, Jason Chan, Jason Carlin, Andy Arias, Jessica Law, (New) Rannie Turingan, Terri-Leigh Holbeche, Christopher Longtin, Michael Caputo, Russel Harder and Michel Neray – have their own reasons to step up and support men’s health initiatives in Canada and around the world. Murray explains, “I’m dedicating part of my moustache to my building superintendent. John is a solid guy who has fought prostate cancer and continues to fight every day”.
Too many Canadian men are affected by prostate or testicular cancers and mental illness each year. Not including the friends and families of those men who are affected as well. It is our goal as Mo Bros and Mo Sistas of the Moustache Growers Union Local 416647 to help raise funds and awareness to combat these diseases and help as many men as possible.
Join us at the Winchester Kitchen and Bar on Thursday, November 28 for Movember Challenge Karaoke Toronto and help us reach those goals!
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask any of the Moustache Growers Union Local 416647 members or visit the #MoChaKaTO Facebook event page.
It also means that we have 2/3 of the month left to grow our moustaches, raise awareness and hustle for donations to support Men’s Health initiatives.
So, if you have yet to make a donation to a moustache and that’s something that you would like to do, you can donate to my Movember campaign at this link: mobro.co/phjoshua
Now for something more fun than me just asking for you to donate your hard earned monies.
For the last 3 days I’ve been posting photos of great moustaches on my Facebook page to honour those men who have inspired ‘stache style over the years. Finding those pictures has had me looking at some amazing moustaches and I now have a list of 10 ticklers to induct into my own personal Mo Bro Hall of Fame!
If this Hall of Fame were real I would love to have it call St. Louis, Missouri home… because St. Louis, MO is a perfect fit.
I will be honest, I do not know how to rank these 10 Mo Bros because they are all awesome in their own way. So I will be placing them on this list in Alphabetical Order. If you would like to rank them, please do that for me.
And while I do not belong in the company of these great moustaches, I will now offer to you my Movember Day 10 update photo… I know that I’m a little stubbly on the chin – but it’s the weekend and shaving sucks, so I’ll clean that up before I go to the office tomorrow.
Thank you to everyone who has supported a moustache this month. And thank you to everyone who is thinking about it… you’re good people!