@syncig: I understand where your coming from however I don't really think character motivations have been all over the place. The storylines have been all over the place but for the most part, have pretty much had the same basic idea; to keep the city safe, avenge Sara, protect Thea, and deal with the changes in their lives. Change seems to be the overall theme (and essentially the villain) this season. Also, I may be in the minority but I actually find Ra's to be a tad bit underwhelming.
Roy and Laurel did just fine in Ollie's absence and really supported eachother. It's not fair to keep blaming Laurel for failed missions when Roy was equally as bad. In fact, it could be argued that she even saved his ass from being shot down while he was playing bootleg Robin in the roof. And Ollie constantly telling her she needs training when he isn't doing anything about it makes him look stupid to me. I wanted her to say "Who's fault is that" so bad to him when he told her that. Ollie needs to be helping and supporting her better than he's been. Now that she has Nyssa, he'll be wishing he had put his two cents in since I'm betting she'll surpass him quickly.