Oliver Queen : My father made mistakes. He hurt people. When people are hurt, people are in trouble, they tend to make the wrong choices. Right, Derek? But those choices don't have to define you. They don't have to define who your family will be. Because there's always one moment when you can turn it all around. If my father had another chance, I think he'd do things differently, but time ran out for him.
Derek Reston : How poetic. That doesn't help me get my house back, now does it?
Oliver Queen : No, it doesn't. No, all I can offer you is an apology and a job. Queen Consolidated has subsidiaries all over the country. I make one phone call, you start next week. So what do you say?
Derek Reston : How about "I still have some pride left"? Now, I don't need charity from the son of the man who screwed me over.
Oliver Queen : Okay.
[Oliver pulls a business card out of his pocket and puts it on the table]
Oliver Queen : You change your mind?
[Oliver stands up to leave]
Oliver Queen : You and I have one thing in common. We're both dealing with the consequences of my father's actions. What he did then, that's on him. What we do now, that's on us.