Nolan is going to turn out to be Victoria's illegitimate son, just to kill the last remaining hope I have that he would turn out to be David Clarke's illegitimate so
I'm leaning towards this or Jack, considering that David had mentioned it in a letter to Amanda which she never received. Could be Jack in that it would be "the ultimate twist" according to how the writers seem to think, given that there has been little mention of he and Declan's mom and the whole irony of the son of a bar owner struggling to get by with a mother who is married into money. Although Jack could be too young, given the inconsistencies of the writers I wouldn't be surprised. As far as Nolan goes, I can see it going in this direction because he's more age-appropriate methinks, and it would give credence to the fact that David had taken him in and sent him to help Emily carry out her plan once he passed away. And what better person to do it than the abandoned son of your ex-lover who turned on you? That's my theory anyway.
I still think Padma is playing them all - and her father was the guy with the gloves and a major big shot with Initiative (if not the mastermind).
I think so too, but I'd be sad about it because I'd love to see Nolan not hurt and screwed over for once. While Padma kinda left a lot to be desired as far as the character is concerned, I really liked them together.
I'm in the minority and I like Eli. At first I wasn't crazy about him, but loved how he exposed the foster mother for who she really is in front of the Graysons. Unfortunately I think his plotline may be dead now unless they think of something more clever.
Re: The Falcon. I have an insane guess with no real theory behind it but... what if The Falcon was actually Takeda all along?