Sad part is, he probably came from a similar company that hired out all the goons Queen killed through the episode, or knew them as they were essentially in the same industry. Wouldn't it be ironic if Diggles ended up bodyguarding a baddie and Queen had to kill him, too?
I liked this opener. This Oliver Queen is badass and full of parkour-ing eye-candy for the ladies, and the story is straightforward but intriguing enough for me to come back next week at least. Also, I was in Vancouver over the summer and walked through most of the exterior scenes shot downtown - set-spotting is entertaining in its own right.
This can easily become the Batman-lite that is suitable for television, that an audience can be found for easily enough.