@supbatz: Really glad you enjoyed the article. Thea is my favorite character on the show and I agree not enough people in the fan base talk about her.
I didn't add Chase because he may have a lot of story for the future, but he didn't give me enough in the episode he premiered in. Maybe if I continue this article I will write something for Chase.
I think mind control was the only way to redeem Thea's character. Laurel would probably kill her if she found out Thea killed Sara on purpose. Now Laurel is probably going to target Malcolm. Mind control is interesting because it goes back to all the lies Thea was told over the years. Now the person she trusts the most deceives her the most.
I agree lets see more Thea is Season 3B!