Re: Green Arrow (CW)
True love defined ast overwhelming passion is very romantic. But the fact is that Oliver loves his crusade/revenge more than he "loves" Laurel, while Tommy actually treats Laurel with genuine love, which includes respect, even if that doesn't make her toes curl up. Oliver cheated on her with her sister. What Laurel feels for Oliver is romantic infatuation, not love. The relationship wtih Oliver that we've seen isn't a rich emotional life, it's just drama. It may be exciting, and it may be romantic, but it ain't love.
Doesn't change the fact that Merlyn is a textbook rebound guy. This is why he left in the end. He deserves better and he knows it.
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