Originally Posted by herolee10
I'm not sure if it was just me, let alone if it was intentional on the creators end, but Tommy came out looking like the better guy overall near the end of the season.
I think it was intentional. They said 2 things, they wanted us to be sad about who died and they wanted the death to effect every character. If it was Laurel or Thea people would be "thank god she's gone", Roy isn't important enough. And Digg/Felicity would only really effect Oliver and the other one.
This way everyone lost someone dear to them and the audience was in tears. Think they made him that way for a reason.