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For the former vigilante archer known as The Arrow, see Oliver Queen. For the comic book series, see Arrow (comic book series).

Arrow is a television series, and a modern retelling of the DC Comics series Green Arrow.


Oliver Queen was a playboy millionaire who ended up in a lot of social trouble and cheated on his girlfriend Laurel with her sister Sara. In 2007 Oliver was shipwrecked on an island called Lian Yu when both Sara and Oliver's father Robert were killed. 5 years later, Oliver was found by Chinese fishermen and taken back to Starling City to his mother Moira, sister Thea and best friend Tommy Merlyn, but has returned with a mission to save Starling City from the people destroying it which are on a list passed down from his father before his death in a persona called "The Hood".

After his failure to stop Malcolm Merlyn from destroying the Glades and the consequent death of his best friend Tommy Merlyn, Oliver abandons his hood out of guilt. However, Oliver is forced to return to save both his family's company and his family, as Starling City has fallen into further ruin since the Undertaking. With allies: John Diggle and Felicity Smoak, Oliver will fight to honor his best friend, as The Arrow, all the while on the run from his former ally: Laurel Lance.

In the aftermath of his victory, Season Three opens with The Arrow now a hero to the citizens of Starling. Crime is down, people feel safer, and Captain Lance even calls off the Anti-Vigilante Task Force. Basking in his success, Oliver believes he can finally have a private life and asks Felicity out on a date. But the second Oliver takes his eye off the ball, a deadly villain reappears in Starling, forcing Oliver to realize that he can never be Oliver Queen – not as long as the city needs The Arrow.[1]

After defeating his most formidable foe to date and riding off into the sunset with longtime flame Felicity Smoak, Oliver Queen (a.k.a. The Arrow) left Starling City with the hopes of beginning a new life. But will Oliver ever truly be able to leave behind his past as the Arrow, and, if so, what becomes of the team he has worked so hard to assemble? Will Diggle, Thea, and Laurel be left to continue Oliver’s crusade without him? And with Malcolm Merlyn having ascended to the top of the League of Assassins as the new Ra's al Ghul, is anyone really safe?[2]

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle, computer-science expert Felicity Smoak, his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen, former police captain Quentin Lance, and brilliant inventor Curtis Holt. But sinister players with a connection to Oliver's past will push the team to its breaking point, threatening everything Oliver's worked for and his legacy as the Green Arrow.[3]

Newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.



# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "Pilot" David Nutter Greg Berlanti
Marc Guggenheim
Andrew Kreisberg
Marc Guggenheim
October 10, 2012
Presumed dead, Oliver Queen returns home after five years on an island in the Pacific. However, his friends and family discover that times have changed, that Oliver is changed. Oliver secretly creates the persona of "Arrow", in order to fulfill his father's wishes, and his first target is the tyrannical businessman, Adam Hunt.
2 "Honor Thy Father" David Barrett Greg Berlanti
Marc Guggenheim
Andrew Kreisberg
Marc Guggenheim
October 17, 2012
Oliver runs in to Laurel who he finds is prosecuting a criminal with ties to the Chinese Triad, Martin Somers – a name Oliver recognizes from his father's book. When the Triad hears of this they send their best mercenary, China White, to "take care of" Laurel. Meanwhile, Oliver's mother and step-father ask him to take over Queen Consolidated.
3 "Lone Gunman" Guy Norman Bee Greg Berlanti
Marc Guggenheim
Andrew Kreisberg
Marc Guggenheim
October 24, 2012
Oliver is shocked when someone shoots one of his targets dead. Not appreciating the help, he searches for the gunman, discovering it to be a man going under the alias of "Deadshot". He learns that Deadshot is taking out businessmen who are scheduled to bid at an auction on an energy company and Ollie's step-father, Walter, is one of the bidders. Realizing he can't do two things at once, Arrow enlists Detective Lance’s help, though his plan has serious consequences. Meanwhile, Laurel and Tommy get caught in an awkward situation with Oliver.
4 "An Innocent Man" Vince Misiano Moira Kirkland
Lana Cho
October 31, 2012
Oliver, under the guise of Arrow, teams up with Laurel when the former finds that an innocent man Peter Declan, has been framed by one of the people on Oliver's list, and the two try to prove the man's innocence. Meanwhile Walter asks one of his employees, Felicity Smoak, to look in to a $2.6 million withdrawal made by Moira without his knowledge.
5 "Damaged" Michael Schultz Wendy Mericle
Ben Sokolowski
November 7, 2012
After Oliver is arrested for murder, he tells his mother that he will only let Laurel defend him, and Laurel accepts the case. Though things get tense when Oliver takes a polygraph with Detective Lance. The detective asks if there was anyone else on the island with Ollie, and Oliver flashes back to when he gained his first scar - compliments of Deathstroke.
6 "Legacies" John Behring Moira Kirkland
Marc Guggenheim
November 14, 2012
When the Royal Flush Gang rob a local bank, they seriously wound an off-duty cop. Diggle tells Oliver that he needs to start helping the citizens of the city, rather than always following his father's list. Meanwhile, Tommy asks Thea for relationship advice, but things get awkward when she realizes he's hinting at Laurel. Also, Moira talks to her son about all of his sudden disappearances during family functions.
7 "Muse of Fire" David Grossman Andrew Kreisberg Geoff Johns
Marc Guggenheim
November 28, 2012
Oliver meets Helena Bertinelli, daughter of notorious mob boss Frank Bertinelli, and he finds that he can totally be himself with her. However, he soon discovers that she's got dangerous secrets of her own and soon gets caught in the middle of her personal mission of vengeance. Meanwhile, Tommy turns to Laurel when he is caught off guard by an unexpected turn of events.
8 "Vendetta" Ken Fink Beth Schwartz
Andrew Kreisberg
December 5, 2012
As Oliver and Helena grow closer, Ollie trains her as his accomplice. Diggle is not happy that Ollie has shared his secret, but Oliver ignores Dig's signs of concern. Soon enough, Helena kills the head of the Chinese Triad and all hell breaks loose for Oliver and his cohorts.
9 "Year's End" John Dahl Greg Berlanti
Marc Guggenheim
Andrew Kreisberg
Marc Guggenheim
December 12, 2012
Oliver discovers that after his disappearance, his family ceased celebrating Christmas. In knowing this, he decides to throw the family a Christmas party in order to bring things back to normal. Meanwhile, Tommy wants to spend Christmas with Laurel, but she insists that she needs to spend it with her father, because it's her late sister's birthday. Tommy suggests to Laurel that maybe making a change to things isn't a bad idea, though she's not totally certain about it. Meanwhile, Oliver discovers that someone is murdering the people on "the List" with arrows.
10 "Burned" Eagle Egilsson Moira Kirkland
Ben Sokolowski
January 16, 2013
Oliver's confidence is virtually nonexistent after being beaten by the Dark Archer, and so he hangs up his hood for a short while. Though, when Laurel calls Arrow asking for help regarding a mysterious firefighter's death, he agrees to reclaim the mantle, but his hesitation whilst fighting almost costs him his life. Elsewhere, Tommy tries to lift the firefighters' spirits by holding a benefit, and Thea tries to cheer her mother up.
11 "Trust but Verify" Nick Copus Gabrielle Stanton January 23, 2013
Diggle is shocked when Arrow's next target is his former commanding officer and mentor, Ted Gaynor. Oliver suspects that Ted was involved with recent armoured truck robberies, though Dig is defensive, however takes a job at his mentor's security company to keep a a close watch on him. Ollie decides to do something about Ted, which inevitably faces him against Diggle. Meanwhile, Thea learns that Moira may be having an affair with Malcolm Merlyn. Later, Tommy and Laurel have an awkward dinner with Malcolm.
12 "Vertigo" Wendey Stanzler Wendy Mericle
Ben Sokolowski
January 30, 2013
Oliver seeks the help of an old flame and Starling City's Vice cop, McKenna Hall, after his sister is caught by the police for using the drug called Vertigo. They look to track down its dealer, who goes by the name of "the Count". Meanwhile, Laurel stands up for Thea. Also, Felicity tells Ollie some disturbing news regarding his mother.
13 "Betrayal" Guy Bee Lana Cho
Beth Schwartz
February 6, 2013
When Cyrus Vanch is released from prison, he attempts to reclaim his position as leader of the underworld. His first goal is to take down his biggest enemy, Arrow. Meanwhile, Ollie shows Moira "the List", and questions her about names on it. Thea becomes miserable when she begins her CNRI internship, and Detective Lance makes a horrible mistake, putting Laurel in the sights of Cyrus Vanch.
14 "The Odyssey" John Behring Greg Berlanti
Andrew Kreisberg
Andrew Kreisberg
Marc Guggenheim
February 13, 2013
When Ollie is shot, he decides to turn to, surprisingly, Felicity Smoak, much to the shock of Diggle when the two enter the lair. As Oliver is on the cusp of death, Dig and Felicity try to save him, as he remembers his time on the island; specifically, when he teamed up with his enemy-turned friend, Slade Wilson.
15 "Dodger" Eagle Egilsson Beth Schwartz February 20, 2013
Felicity tells Oliver he's all work and no play, so he asks Dectective McKenna out on a date. A jewel thief named Dodger hits Starling City and targets someone very close to Oliver. Meanwhile, while working with Laurel Lance, Thea Queen gets her purse stolen by very fast pickpocket named Roy Harper. Moira makes a move against Malcom Merlyn.
16 "Dead to Rights" Glen Winter Geoff Johns February 27, 2013
Oliver discovers that Deadshot is still alive, and his next target is none other than Malcolm Merlyn. Malcolm invites Tommy to a special benefit honoring him, but Tommy is hesitant to make an appearance. However, Oliver tries to convince him otherwise. Meanwhile, Ollie struggles with balancing his newly-renewed relationsip with McKenna Hall and his night job as Arrow.
17 "The Huntress Returns" Guy Bee Jake Coburn
Lana Cho
March 20, 2013
With his night club set to open and a new romance brewing with McKenna, Oliver is as happy as he's been since returning to Starling City. But when Oliver's ex, the Huntress, suddenly returns to town, she threatens to destroy everything and everyone he cares about. Meanwhile, Laurel and her father struggle with the return of Dinah Lance who claims she has proof Sara is still alive. Thea gets Roy Harper a job at Oliver's club, but he's not too inclined to stop his life of crime. Oliver and Tommy are thrilled they were able to get Steve Aoki to play at the opening of their new nightclub, Verdant.
18 "Salvation" Nick Copus Drew Z. Greenberg
Wendy Mericle
March 27, 2013
An angry resident of the Glades who calls himself "The Savior" embarks on a kidnapping and killing spree to punish those he believes have wronged the residents of his neighborhood. To make things worse, he broadcasts these murders online and claims he was inspired by Arrow's vigilantism. Oliver is horrified by this statement and vows to stop "the Savior", but his manhunt is intensified after Thea comes to him in tears and tells him Roy has been kidnapped. Laurel is surprised when her father starts to believe her mother's claim that Sara is still alive. Meanwhile, Malcolm tells Moira to find the person responsible for his attempted murder.
19 "Unfinished Business" Michael Offer Bryan Q. Miller
Lindsey Allen
April 3, 2013
When a young woman meets a violent death after partying at Verdant, Detective Lance and his new partner, Detective Hilton inform Oliver and Tommy that she was on the drug Vertigo. Oliver immediately pays a visit to the mental institution where "The Count" is locked up, but finds he is in no condition to deal drugs. However, when The Count escapes and Starling City is flooded with even more Vertigo-related violence, Oliver and Diggle make it their mission to track him down. After Detective Lance uncovers incriminating evidence against him, Tommy goes to great lengths to clear his name, and the fallout from his actions leads Tommy down a new, unexpected path. In a flashback to the island, Oliver recalls the lessons he learned from Slade and Shado.
20 "Home Invasion" Ken Fink Ben Sokolowski
Beth Schwartz
April 24, 2013
Deadshot returns to Starling City after taking down a U.S. Ambassador and six others overseas. By keeping tabs on A.R.G.U.S.'s manhunt for the assassin, Oliver, Diggle, and Felicity learn that a sting operation is underway to capture Deadshot – alive. Diggle is determined to see his brother’s killer dead, with or without Ollie's help. Meanwhile, Laurel takes drastic steps to protect a young witness, exacerbating friction between Tommy and Oliver. Later, Roy Harper unconventionally pursues all leads to find his new hero, but runs afoul of Detective Lance. Back on the island, Oliver recalls how Shado helped him incrementally gain confidence with a bow and hit the target for the first time.
21 "The Undertaking" Michael Schultz Jake Coburn
Lana Cho
May 1, 2013
Finding it difficult to mend fences with Tommy and Diggle, Oliver instead focuses on crossing another name off the list. While digging through a crooked accountant’s laptop, Felicity discovers a transaction that could help Oliver find Walter. To reconfirm the lead, Oliver gambles that Felicity can be counted on in the field for the first time. In a flashback, Malcolm reveals to Robert Queen and Frank Chen painful details surrounding his wife’s murder, and how that shaped his plans for the Glades. Meanwhile, Tommy stuns Laurel with the truth.
22 "Darkness on the Edge of Town" John Behring Drew Z. Greenberg
Wendy Mericle
May 8, 2013
With the Undertaking days away, Malcolm dons his black hood to conclude business with seismologist Dr. Brion Markov and his team. Oliver and Moira entertain a number of surprise – and mostly unwelcome – visitors. Hooded confrontations at home and the Merlyn Global Group reveal dark secrets. Meanwhile, Roy and Thea are still looking out for a hero. Laurel makes a decision after Tommy's revelation. In a flashback to the island, Oliver, Slade and Shado struggle to prevent Fyers from shooting a Ferris Air jet out of the sky.
23 "Sacrifice" David Barrett Greg Berlanti Marc Guggenheim
Andrew Kreisberg
May 15, 2013
Oliver and Diggle race to stop the Dark Archer from unleashing his vengeance on The Glades. However, they run into a roadblock after Detective Lance picks up Felicity for questioning. Tommy and Oliver’s already tumultuous relationship takes a turn for the worse after Oliver makes a confession about Laurel. After hearing of the danger in The Glades, Thea races to find Roy, inadvertently putting herself directly in the line of fire for Malcolm’s devious plan. On the island, Oliver, Slade and Shado are locked in a life-or-death struggle against Fyers as his missiles lock on a full Ferris Air jetliner.

# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "City of Heroes" John Behring Greg Berlanti Andrew Kreisberg
Marc Guggenheim
October 9, 2013
Diggle and Felicity travel to Lian Yu in search of Oliver who left Starling City after The Undertaking. Convinced to return home, Oliver finds that things are in worse shape than he thought – Isabel Rochev is preparing a hostile takeover of Queen Consolidated, Thea refuses to visit Moira in jail, Roy is trying to fill the void left by Arrow's absence, and Laurel is working with the District Attorney's office to take down the vigilante. Meanwhile, flashbacks to the island show Slade, Shado and Oliver in a desperate situation.
2 "Identity" Nick Copus Ben Sokolowski
Beth Schwartz
October 16, 2013
Oliver finds out the medicine that is being sent to Glades Memorial is being hijacked by thieves. Without an influx of supplies, the hospital will close. Roy attempts to stop the thieves, but he fails and is arrested by Officer Lance. Oliver gets into a heated battle with China White and her new partner, Ben Turner, AKA the Bronze Tiger, over the supplies. Meanwhile, Laurel makes plans to catch Arrow, and Thea gives Roy an ultimatum.
3 "Broken Dolls" Glen Winter Marc Guggenheim
Keto Shimizu
October 23, 2013
Quentin Lance learns a criminal named Barton Mathis, whom he put away years ago, broke out of prison during the quake and is back to torturing and murdering women. Felicity offers herself as bait so Arrow, Diggle and Lance can catch this villain, but the plan goes awry. Furious, Mathis kidnaps Laurel in retaliation and plans to murder her while Lance watches. Meanwhile, Thea and Oliver are stunned when District Attorney Adam Donner seeks the death penalty for Moira. Arrow asks Roy to help him find the Canary.
4 "Crucible" Eagle Egilsson Andrew Kreisberg
Wendy Mericle
October 30, 2013
Oliver discovers a man who goes by the name "The Mayor" is bringing illegal guns into the Glades, so Oliver sponsors a "Cash for Guns" event to help clean up the city. Unfortunately, The Mayor crashes the event with his gang and seriously injures Sin. The Canary is furious when she learns her friend is in the hospital and sets out for revenge. Meanwhile, Felicity stuns Oliver with a bit of information about the Canary, Donner asks Laurel to dinner, and Diggle reconnects with an old friend.
5 "League of Assassins" Wendey Stanzler Jake Coburn
Drew Z. Greenberg
November 6, 2013
While Arrow tends to the Canary's wounds, he tries to get her to talk about where she came from but she refuses. However, after Arrow and Canary are attacked at the Queen mansion by a trained killer from the League of Assassins, she confesses to how she's connected with the nefarious group. Meanwhile with Moira facing multiple counts of murder and conspiracy for her part in the destruction of The Glades, the Assistant District Attorney offers her a choice – plead guilty now and avoid the death penalty or take your chances in court. Thea begs her mother to fight for her life but Moira seems resolute about taking the offer. Meanwhile, Oliver is furious with Laurel for joining the prosecution's team on his mother's case.
6 "Keep Your Enemies Closer" Guy Bee Ben Sokolowski
Beth Schwartz
November 13, 2013
Amanda Waller sends A.R.G.U.S. agents to kidnap Diggle. Waller informs Diggle that Lyla has gone missing after following a lead on Deadshot in Moscow. When Diggle tells the team he's headed to Russia to rescue Lyla, Oliver and Felicity decide to join, but things get messy when Isabel shows up on the tarmac and insists on joining Oliver's "work trip". Meanwhile, Moira's lawyer, Jean, tells Thea that dating Roy, a known criminal, is hurting her mother's case.
7 "State v. Queen" Bethany Rooney Marc Guggenheim
Drew Z. Greenberg
November 20, 2013
Oliver is concerned when a mysterious illness sweeps the city, infecting hundreds of people, including Diggle. Oliver discovers Vertigo in Diggle's blood and realizes The Count has broken out of prison and is once again distributing his drug. Meanwhile, Moira goes on trial for her participation in the Undertaking. ADA Adam Donner collapses in court with Vertigo symptoms so Laurel must step in and try the case against Moira. Oliver is torn between standing by his family during the trial and catching The Count. However, things change when Felicity follows a lead and walks straight into a trap set by The Count.
8 The Scientist Michael Schultz Greg Berlanti
Andrew Kreisberg
Andrew Kreisberg
Geoff Johns
December 4, 2013
A seemingly impossible robbery at Queen Consolidated's Applied Sciences Division brings Central City police scientist Barry Allen to town. Citing a similar case back home, Barry offers to help Oliver and team with the investigation. Oliver senses there is more to Barry than meets the eye, but he's distracted by the similarities between this current case and something that happened on the island. Meanwhile, Felicity takes a liking to Barry, which doesn't go unnoticed by Oliver. Sin asks Roy for help when a friend of hers goes missing. Roy is surprised when Thea not only encourages him to help, but joins the search. Unfortunately, Sin's friend is connected to Brother Blood, and their search ultimately gets one of them seriously injured.
9 Three Ghosts John Behring Greg Berlanti
Andrew Kreisberg
Geoff Johns
Ben Sokolowski
December 11, 2013
After a fight with Cyrus Gold AKA the Acolyte, Oliver is drugged and left for dead. Determined to cure him, Felicity makes a risky decision. The cure causes Oliver to hallucinate, and what he sees forces him to confront his past. Meanwhile, Barry continues to help Felicity, and their connection grows stronger. The Arrow asks Lance to look into Gold, but when the stakeout on Gold goes bad, someone is killed. Roy is captured and tortured by Brother Blood.
10 Blast Radius Rob Hardy Jake Coburn
Keto Shimizu
January 15, 2014
Oliver must tackle a new threat to the city when bombs start to go off in Starling City. Felicity discovers the person setting them off is Mark Scheffer, a man who goes by the nickname Shrapnel. The Arrow discovers Shrapnel's next target is Sebastian Blood's "Unity Rally" and tries to talk the alderman out of hosting it, but he refuses. The Arrow sets off to stop the bombing, but Shrapnel tricks him and traps him in a bomb-laced antique store where he is unable to move without setting off the device. While Felicity helps Oliver, Diggle races to the plaza to find the bomb before it goes off. Meanwhile, Roy continues to hide his new strength from Thea but, after she witnesses his super strength in action at the rally, she demands answers. Laurel's suspicions about Sebastian grow stronger once she learns that he grew up with Cyrus Gold, the man who killed Quentin's partner. After Donner refuses to help her investigate, she turns to The Arrow for help.
11 Blind Spot Glen Winter Wendy Mericle
Beth Schwartz
January 22, 2014
Oliver is conflicted after Laurel reaches out to the Arrow asking him to investigate Sebastian Blood. Oliver is unsure whether to believe her accusations against the man he has publically supported for mayor, but decides to trust Laurel. However, when the pair gets too close to the truth, Sebastian exposes Laurel's drug addiction and has her arrested. Meanwhile, Roy reveals his new super-strength to Sin who wants to test out his abilities. Unfortunately, Roy isn't able to contain his rage once unleashed and almost kills a man. Back on the island, Oliver is surprised when Sara reveals a secret about Laurel.
12 Tremors Guy Bee Marc Guggenheim
Drew Z. Greenberg
January 29, 2014
The Arrow offers to train Roy so he can learn to control his enhanced strength. However, Roy is a rebellious student and refuses to listen unless The Arrow reveals his true identity, which Oliver refuses to do. Meanwhile, Bronze Tiger escapes from prison and steals the Markov Device to sell to the highest bidder. Oliver, Diggle and Felicity attempt to stop the transfer, but Roy gets in the way, putting everyone in danger. Laurel is disbarred and spirals out of control. Moira is thrilled when Walter asks her to dinner, but his reason surprises her. Thea encourages her mother to ask Walter to reconcile.
13 Heir to the Demon Wendey Stanzler Jake Coburn February 5, 2013
As Laurel continues to unravel, Oliver and Quentin try to convince Sara to stay in Starling City and finally reunite with Laurel and Dinah. However, Sara's fellow League of Assassins member, Nyssa, comes to bring Sara back to the fold, but when Sara refuses, Nyssa kidnaps Dinah. Realizing she's putting her family in danger by staying in town, Sara considers re-joining the league.
14 Time of Death Nick Copus Wendy Mericle
Beth Schwartz
February 26, 2014
Oliver brings Sara into the Arrow team. Watching Oliver and Diggle spar with Sara and talk old scars, Felicity starts to feel left out. The team is investigating a villain named William Tockman, a.k.a. The Clock King, who is a brilliant thief armed with technology that can open any bank vault in Starling City. After The Clock King infiltrates the computer systems in the lair, Felicity feels pressure to prove her worth. When she gets a lead on Tockman's whereabouts, she heads out without the team, putting her in peril. Meanwhile, Oliver throws Sara a welcome home party, but Laurel refuses to attend. After Lance makes his case for a family dinner, Laurel acquiesces, but when Oliver shows up with Sara, she loses her temper on both of them.
15 The Promise Glen Winter Jake Coburn
Ben Sokolowski
March 5, 2014
Oliver is shocked when he learns that Slade has come to Starling City. Back on the island, as Oliver, Slade and Sara prepare to take over the freighter from Ivo, Sara pulls Oliver aside and tells him he needs to kill Ivo to prevent him from telling Slade what happened with Shado. Oliver feels immense guilt over the situation but realizes Slade's growing rage from the Mirakuru makes him unpredictable and he could turn on his friends if he thinks Oliver is to blame. Oliver agrees to kill Ivo and the battle begins.
16 Suicide Squad Larry Teng Keto Shimizu
Bryan Q. Miller
March 19, 2014
While Oliver prepares for battle with Slade, Lyla asks Diggle to go on a mission alongside the Suicide Squad, a team assembled by Amanda Waller to undertake high-risk missions, even though the team includes Diggle's nemesis, Deadshot, and old enemies Bronze Tiger and Shrapnel.
17 Birds of Prey John Behring Mark Bemesderfer
A.C. Bradley
March 26, 2014
When Frank Bertinelli is arrested, Oliver knows it’s only a matter of time before his daughter, Helena, AKA The Huntress, returns to town. To make matters worse, Laurel is picked to try Frank’s case, putting her right in the path of Helena. Oliver tells Sara he will handle his ex-girlfriend, but when Helena takes hostages at the courthouse, including Laurel, the Canary will stop at nothing to save her sister. When The Huntress and Canary meet, an epic battle begins. Meanwhile, Roy realizes he needs to keep Thea safe, but doesn’t like the way he is forced to go about it.
18 Deathstroke Guy Bee Marc Guggenheim
Drew Z. Greenberg
April 2, 2014
Slade makes his move against Oliver and the repercussions are enormous. While Oliver scrambles to protect his family, a key player in his team starts to question Oliver's decisions. Meanwhile, Isabel makes her move to take Queen Consolidated away from Oliver.
19 The Man Under the Hood Jesse Warn Greg Berlanti
Geoff Johns
Andrew Kreisberg
Keto Shimizu
April 16, 2014
Oliver, Canary, Diggle and Felicity return to the lair and find Slade waiting for them. An epic battle breaks out and one member of Team Arrow is sent to the hospital. Thea hits her breaking point, but just as Oliver is about to reach her, Slade intervenes and Oliver is faced with a choice – his battle with Slade or his family. Meanwhile, Laurel struggles with a new secret.
20 Seeing Red Doug Aarniokoski Wendy Mericle
Beth Schwartz
April 23, 2014
The Mirakuru sends Roy into an uncontrollable rage and he unleashes on the city. After Roy's deadly fight with a police officer, Oliver realizes the Mirakuru has taken over Roy completely and must figure out a way to stop him. Things get more complicated after Sara declares that Roy is too far gone and the only way to stop him is to kill him. Meanwhile, Thea believes she can breakthrough to Roy so she goes on camera at Moira's campaign rally to lure him to Verdant. Her ploy works but after Roy attacks Thea, Team Arrow unleashes on him.
21 City of Blood Michael Schultz Holly Harold April 30, 2014
After Slade threatens to take everything Oliver loves away, Oliver decides the fastest way to stop further bloodshed is to surrender to his enemy. Knowing that surrender will surely lead to Oliver’s death, Diggle and Felicity go to extreme measures to keep Oliver from confronting Slade. Meanwhile, Thea considers leaving town, and Laurel resumes her crusade against Sebastian Blood. Finally, Slade unleashes his assault on Starling City.
22  Streets of Fire Nick Copus Jake Coburn
Ben Sokolowski
May 7, 2014
Oliver rallies his team as Slade's soldiers attack the city. Felicity gets a call from S.T.A.R. Labs with game-changing news and Thea comes face-to-face with her father – Malcolm Merlyn.
23 Unthinkable John Behring Greg Berlanti Marc Guggenheim
Andrew Kreisberg
May 14, 2014
Slade moves forward with his plan to kill one more person in Oliver's life. While Oliver has fought all year to be more than the killer he once was, when Slade kidnaps someone close to Oliver’s heart, Oliver is pushed to the edge and realizes sometimes it takes doing the unthinkable to stop the monster. Meanwhile, Diggle takes on Amanda Waller with a little help from some friends, and Thea turns to Roy in her time of need.

# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "The Calm" Glen Winter Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg Marc Guggenheim & Jake Coburn October 8, 2014
With crime in Starling City at an all-time low thanks to The Arrow and his team, Oliver thinks he can finally balance being both the Arrow and Oliver Queen and asks Felicity out on a date. However, when a new villain emerges, who has claimed the name Vertigo from the recently deceased Count, Oliver is caught off-guard and someone close to him is hurt. Oliver and a newly suited up Roy take on the Count. Meanwhile, Diggle becomes a father, Quentin is promoted to Captain, Laurel joins Team Arrow and Felicity gets a part-time job at a tech store to make ends meet. Also, Oliver fights to regain his company, Queen Consolidated, but comes up against a very worthy opponent - the charming Ray Palmer.
2 "Sara" Wendey Stanzler Jake Coburn & Keto Shimizu October 15, 2014
Quentin calls The Arrow when another archer appears in town and starts skewering businessmen. Diggle uses A.R.G.U.S. to find the archer’s identity; he is a man named Simon Lacroix, who goes by the codename Komodo. However, the team hits a rough patch with the mission and gets help from a surprising source - Laurel. Meanwhile, Oliver begins to worry that he hasn’t heard from Thea, which forces Roy to tell him the truth about why she left town. Ray Palmer pursues Felicity. In the flashback, Maseo tells Oliver that Amanda Waller has ordered his first kill. As Oliver looks down the scope of the rifle, he sees the target is his best friend, Tommy. Despite her promise to her sister, Laurel debates sharing a secret about Sara with Quentin.
3 "Corto Maltese" Stephen Surjik Erik Oleson & Beth Schwartz October 22, 2014
Oliver decides it’s time for Thea to come back to Starling City, so he packs for Corto Maltese, where Felicity has traced Thea’s whereabouts. Lyla asks Diggle to go with Oliver because one of her field operatives, Mark Shaw, has gone dark in Corto Maltese and she’d like him to look into it. Feeling responsible for Thea's departure, Roy joins Oliver and Diggle on their journey. Shaw double-crosses Diggle, putting numerous A.R.G.U.S. agents, including Lyla, at risk. Meanwhile, Laurel meets Ted Grant, and Felicity adjusts to her new job.
4 "The Magician" John Behring Wendy Mericle & Marc Guggenheim October 29, 2014
A furious Nyssa confronts Oliver about Sara. When Oliver learns Malcolm Merlyn is alive, he suspects Merlyn killed Sara. Oliver and Nyssa join forces and go after the Dark Archer, intent on bringing Sara's killer to justice. Laurel keeps her distance from Nyssa, as she blames her sister's death on her involvement with the League of Assassins. Meanwhile, Oliver and Roy work on repairing their respective relationships with Thea, who has returned home. Nyssa discusses Oliver with her father, Ra's al Ghul.
5 "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak" Michael Schultz Ben Sokolowski & Brian Ford Sullivan November 5, 2014
When a cyber attack brings Starling City to its knees, Oliver and Felicity are pushed to their limits to contain the destruction. Life gets even more complicated for Felicity when her mother, Donna, stops by for a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Ted Grant questions Laurel’s motives, and Thea buys an apartment with Malcolm’s "estate" money, which infuriates Oliver.
6 "Guilty" Peter Leto Erik Oleson & Keto Shimizu November 12, 2014
After a body is found strung up in the Wildcat gym, Ted Grant becomes the main suspect. Oliver and Laurel argue over Ted's innocence. Meanwhile, in flashbacks, when Maseo needs Oliver to remember where an informant for China #EBFAEB stashed key information, he asks Tatsu to help jog Oliver's memory. Roy shares a secret with Felicity.
7 "Draw Back Your Bow" Rob Hardy Wendy Mericle & Beth Schwartz November 19, 2014
Oliver must stop an Arrow-obsessed serial killer, Carrie Cutter, who is convinced that The Arrow is her one true love and will stop at nothing to get his attention. Unfortunately, her way of getting his attention is to kill people. Meanwhile, Ray asks Felicity to be his date for a work dinner with important clients. Thea auditions new DJs for Verdant and meets Chase, a brash DJ with whom she immediately clashes.
8 "The Brave and the Bold" Jesse Warn Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg Marc Guggenheim & Grainne Godfree December 3, 2014
Oliver, Arsenal and Diggle track down the location of a boomerang-wielding killer named Digger Harkness but are surprised when they come face to face with an A.R.G.U.S. team. Diggle asks Lyla why A.R.G.U.S. is involved but she defers until Harkness attacks the building, killing several agents and targeting Lyla. The Arrow joins the fight and gets help from an old friend – The Flash. Harkness manages to get away and Oliver teams up with Barry again to find him before he can get to Lyla. When Harkness plants five bombs in the city that are timed to explode at the same time, both teams must come together to save the city.
9 "The Climb" Thor Freudenthal Jake Coburn & Keto Shimizu December 10, 2014
Nyssa returns to Starling City and tells Oliver that her father, Ra's al Ghul has given Oliver 48 hours to find Sara's killer or the League of Assassins will start killing the citizens of Starling City. Laurel is stunned when her father delivers a very special Christmas gift – her mother, Dinah. Meanwhile, Ray tries to make amends with Felicity and Oliver sets a meeting with Ra's al Ghul.
10 "Left Behind" Glen Winter Marc Guggenheim & Erik Oleson January 21, 2015
In the aftermath of Oliver’s fight with Ra's al GhulDiggle and Roy Harper continue to protect the city in The Arrow's absence. However, after 3 days without hearing from Oliver, they begin to fear the worst may have happened to their friend. Felicity refuses to believe that Oliver could be dead until Malcolm pays the team a surprise visit. Thea suspects there is something more behind Oliver’s disappearance and asks Malcolm for a favor. Meanwhile, Ray tests a part of his new suit and Laurel takes up the mantle of the Black Canary.
11 "Midnight City" Nick Copus Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski January 28, 2015
Arsenal and Diggle confront Laurel about trying to step into her sister's shoes and warn her to stop before she gets herself killed. However, when Brick kidnaps the city's Aldermen and threatens to kill them all unless the police evacuate The Glades, it's all suits on deck. Meanwhile, Ray steps in to help Lance and the police force fight Brick, showing Felicity a new side of her boss. Malcolm tells Thea that Ra's al Ghul is after him and his family and they must leave town immediately.
12 "Uprising" Jesse Warn Beth Schwartz & Brian Ford Sullivan February 4, 2015
Still operating without Oliver and determined to stop Brick, Team Arrow is forced to weigh Malcolm’s offer to help shut Brick down as Malcolm has a personal vendetta to settle with the thug. Roy and Laurel point out that the team could use some help to save the innocents of The Glades, but Felicity is adamantly against it. They look to Diggle to make the final decision. Meanwhile, the flashbacks chronicle Malcolm’s descent from kind-hearted father and husband to cold-blooded killer after the murder of his wife.
13 "Canaries" Michael Schultz Jake Coburn & Emilio Aldrich February 11, 2015
Oliver is thrown by the changes within Team Arrow. He's used to calling the shots but sees that the team has evolved in his absence and tensions quickly escalate in the lair. Oliver is furious that Laurel has been going out as the Black Canary and tells her to stop risking her life, but when Vertigo hits the streets again, Laurel goes against Oliver's wishes and tracks down Vertigo who hits her with a full dose of the drug. Laurel's biggest fears revolve around her sister Sara so the Vertigo causes her to hallucinate an epic fight between Canary and Black Canary. Meanwhile, Chase surprises Thea, and Roy warns Thea to stay away from Malcolm.
14 "The Return" Dermott Downs Marc Guggenheim & Erik Oleson February 18, 2015
Malcolm puts Oliver and Thea in a dangerous situation that lands them on Lian Yu with Oliver’s former enemy, Deathstroke. A flashback reveals when Oliver and Maseo returned to Starling City to retrieve the Omega bio weapon, and despite being under strict orders from Amanda Waller not to reveal himself to anyone, Oliver looks in on his family, Laurel and Tommy.
15 "Nanda Parbat" Gregory Smith Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski Erik Oleson & Ben Sokolowski February 25, 2015
Malcolm is captured by Ra's al Ghul and taken to Nanda Parbat. Because of his love for Thea, Oliver considers saving Merlyn. Ray is obsessed with finishing his Atom suit so he can save the city but Felicity fears he is heading down the same path as Oliver and tries to pull him out of the lab.
16 "The Offer" Dermott Downs Erik Oleson & Brian Ford Sullivan March 18, 2015
Still weighed down by his last meeting with Ra's al Ghul, Oliver returns home to find a new villain and his crew have started terrorizing Starling City – Michael Amar AKA Murmur, a man whose mouth has been sewn shut. Meanwhile, Laurel and Nyssa bond over their issues with their fathers and Nyssa makes Laurel an offer. Thea is forced to come to terms with her father after Oliver brings Malcolm to the loft to recover, and Lance shuts out both Laurel and the Arrow.
17 "Suicidal Tendencies" Jesse Warn Keto Shimizu March 25, 2015
It's celebration time as Diggle and Lyla get married. However, Deadshot interrupts their honeymoon and tells them the Suicide Squad has been given a new mission – rescue United States Senator Joseph Cray from a hostage situation in the Republic of Kasnia. Amanda Waller breaks down the mission and introduces them to the newest member of the Suicide Squad, Cupid. Meanwhile, Oliver learns about Ray's new Atom costume and the two have a heated stand-off. Felicity and Ray hit a rough patch.
18 "Public Enemy" Dwight Little Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle April 1, 2015
During an attack on the mayor's office, Ray is critically injured. Felicity is pleasantly surprised when her mother, Donna Smoak, shows up at the hospital to offer her support. With the SCPD out in full force looking for the assailant, Oliver and his team work hard to stay one step ahead of the police to find the man responsible. However, things come to a head when Ra's al Ghul kidnaps Captain Lance.
19 "Broken Arrow" Doug Aarniokoski Jake Coburn Ben Sokolowski & Brian Ford Sullivan April 15, 2015
Lance continues his mission to take down the Arrow so Felicity orders Oliver to keep a low profile. However, when a meta-human named Jake Simmons, who kills people with blasts of energy and plasma, starts terrorizing Starling City, Oliver is forced to ask Ray for help. The unlikely duo is forced to team up to save the city.
20 "The Fallen" Antonio Negret Wendy Mericle & Oscar Balderrama April 22, 2015
Ra's al Ghul finally makes Oliver an offer he can't refuse. The team joins Oliver on his journey to Nanda Parbat where a heartbroken Felicity decides to take matters into her own hands.
21 "Al Sah-him" Thor Freudenthal Beth Schwartz Brian Ford Sullivan & Emilio Ortega Aldrich April 29, 2015
Oliver goes through a rigorous transformation. The League of Assassins sets their sites on Nyssa, who is back in Starling City training Laurel. When Nyssa realizes they are coming, she arms up to face them alone but Laurel asks Felicity and Diggle to help protect her new friend.
22 "This Is Your Sword" Wendey Stanzler Erik Oleson Ben Sokolowski & Brian Ford Sullivan May 6, 2015
Oliver/Al Sah-him finishes his training and is left with two final tasks to become the next Ra’s al Ghul. Ra's threatens Nyssa and delivers some shocking news. Meanwhile, Malcolm makes a surprising offer to Team Arrow and Thea goes to see Roy.
23 "My Name Is Oliver Queen" John Behring Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg Marc Guggenheim & Jake Coburn May 13, 2015
Everyone's lives are in danger as Ra's al Ghul puts forth his final plan. Oliver/Al Sah-him must decide if he's strong enough to take on this new role and what it will mean for everyone on Team Arrow, and his soul.

# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "Green Arrow" Thor Freudenthal Greg Berlanti & Beth Schwartz Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle October 7, 2015
Oliver and Felicity's blissful getaway is cut short when Thea and Laurel pay them a visit and tell Oliver they need his help back in Star City. The city has been attacked by "Ghosts", assassins led by a dangerous man named Damien Darhk. However, when Oliver returns, Diggle makes it very clear that he doesn't want Oliver on the team.
2 "The Candidate" John Behring Marc Guggenheim & Keto Shimizu October 14, 2015
When an old family friend, Jessica Danforth, tells Oliver and Thea that she is going to run for mayor, both Queens are concerned considering the last three mayors have been murdered. Despite their protests, Jessica makes her announcement so the Green Arrow and Speedy vow to protect her. Meanwhile, Thea begins to exhibit effects from the Lazarus Pit. In addition, Felicity is faced with a tough business decision and looks to one of her employees, Curtis Holt, for help.
3 "Restoration" Wendey Stanzler Wendy Mericle & Speed Weed October 21, 2015
The growing tension between Oliver and Diggle puts both their lives at risk when they go after Damien Darhk and a H.I.V.E. deployed meta-human. Meanwhile, Laurel talks Thea into returning to Nanda Parbat to ask her father to put Sara into the Lazarus Pit. However, Laurel is surprised when Nyssa refuses to do it.
4 "Beyond Redemption" Lexi Alexander Beth Schwartz & Ben Sokolowski October 28, 2015
Laurel must deal with the repercussions of taking Sara to Nanda Parbat. Meanwhile, Oliver asks Captain Lance for a favor and while he's not surprised at the response, he is surprised at what he finds out next.
5 "Haunted" John Badham Brian Ford Sullivan & Oscar Balderrama November 4, 2015
When things take a turn for the worse with Sara, Oliver calls in a favor from an old friend who deals in the mystical, John Constantine.
6 "Lost Souls" Antonio Negret Beth Schwartz & Emilio Ortega Aldrich November 11, 2015
Felicity is frantic when she learns that Ray is alive and being held by Damien Darhk. Felicity's guilt over not finding Ray sooner causes tension between her and Oliver. Meanwhile, Sara joins Laurel, Thea and the team on a rescue mission for Ray. However, the effects of the Lazarus Pit take over and threaten to jeopardize the entire operation. Donna Smoak returns to Star City.
7 "Brotherhood" James Bamford Speed Weed & Keto Shimizu November 18, 2015
Team Green Arrow's ongoing battle with Damien Darhk is complicated by a shocking revelation. Thea's bloodlust returns and she loses control in front of Alex.
8 "Legends of Yesterday" Thor Freudenthal Greg Berlanti & Marc Guggenheim Brian Ford Sullivan & Marc Guggenheim December 2, 2015
Oliver and Barry Allen take Kendra Saunders and Carter Hall to a remote location to keep them hidden from Vandal Savage while they figure out how to defeat him. Malcolm arranges a meeting between Vandal, Green Arrow and The Flash that doesn’t go as planned. Meanwhile, Felicity, Thea, Diggle and Laurel work with Team Flash to come up with a weapon powerful enough to destroy Vandal Savage.
9 "Dark Waters" John Behring Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski December 9, 2015
After the city is attacked again, Oliver makes a bold move against HIVE. Malcolm checks in on Thea and leaves her with a warning. Things take a horrible turn when Damien Darhk retaliates in a brutal manner at Oliver's mayoral holiday party.
10 "Blood Debts" Jesse Warn Oscar Balderrama January 20, 2016
Oliver must deal with the devastating consequences of Darhk's last attack. Seeking revenge, Oliver goes on a brutal manhunt looking for Dahrk.
11 "A.W.O.L." Charlotte Brandstrom Brian Ford Sullivan & Emilio Aldrich January 27, 2016
Diggle must learn to trust his brother Andy when an enemy of their wartime past, an agent of the criminal organization Shadowspire, pays a visit to Star City. However, Diggle learns more than he bargained for about their shared time at war. Meanwhile, Oliver has to learn a whole new way of life.
12 "Unchained" Kevin Fair Speed Weed & Beth Schwartz February 3, 2016
The team faces off against a formidable villain nicknamed The Calculator. Meanwhile, Nyssa makes her move and Roy Harper returns to Star City.
13 "Sins of the Father" Gordon Verheul Ben Sokolowski February 10, 2016
Oliver receives an offer from Nyssa that is hard to refuse. Meanwhile, Thea continues to battle the blood lust, Malcolm steps in to help his daughter, and Laurel has a heart to heart talk with Nyssa.
14 "Code of Silence" James Bamford Wendy Mericle & Oscar Balderrama February 17, 2016
Oliver and team uncover HIVE's plan to take out Team Arrow once and for all. With HIVE's next attack imminent, Lance wonders if Donna is safer without him in her life. Meanwhile, with the wedding fast approaching, Oliver begins to feel guilty that he hasn't told Felicity about his son.
15 "Taken" Gregory Smith Marc Guggenheim Keto Shimizu & Brian Ford Sullivan February 24, 2016
Oliver realizes he needs help battling Darhk so he calls in an old friend – Vixen. Using her magical ability to summon animal powers, Vixen gets a lock on Darhk's location and the team goes to war. Meanwhile, Thea has a heart-to-heart talk with Malcolm.
16 "Broken Hearts" John Showalter Rebecca Bellotto & Nolan Dunbar March 23, 2016
A heartbroken Cupid returns to Star City with one goal – to destroy anyone in love. The team learns she's killing couples on their wedding day so Oliver and Felicity decide to pose as bait.
17 "Beacon of Hope" Michael Schultz Ben Sokolowski & Brian Ford Sullivan March 30, 2016
Brie Larvan breaks out of jail and turns up at Palmer Tech threatening to kill everyone unless she gets the bio-chip that is implanted in Felicity's spine. When Oliver realizes that Felicity, Thea and Donna are trapped in Palmer Tech with everyone else, he looks to a surprising ally to help Team Arrow save the day.
18 "Eleven-Fifty-Nine" Rob Hardy Marc Guggenheim & Keto Shimizu April 6, 2016
Oliver and Diggle learn that Merlyn is going to try to break Darhk out of prison. Meanwhile, Laurel gets a surprising offer and Felicity has a heart-to-heart talk with Curtis.
19 "Canary Cry" Laura Belsey Wendy Mericle & Beth Schwartz April 27, 2016
Oliver and the team struggle to come to terms with Laurel's death, especially Diggle who is overwhelmed with guilt for choosing to believe Andy had changed. Meanwhile, Lance refuses to believe his daughter is really gone and asks Nyssa to help bring her back. A recent Black Canary sighting in Star City only seems to prove his theory that Laurel isn't actually dead.
20 "Genesis" Gregory Smith Oscar Balderrama & Emilio Ortega Aldrich May 4, 2016
As Oliver and Felicity look for a magical solution to defeat Darhk, a vengeance-driven Diggle gets a lead on Andy's whereabouts and heads off to confront his brother. Meanwhile, Alex takes Thea on a vacation that quickly turns into a nightmare.
21 "Monument Point" Kevin Tancharoen Speed Weed & Jenny Lynn May 11, 2016
When Team Arrow learns what Damien Darhk's next move is Felicity realizes she needs to ask her father, Noah Kuttler, for help. Noah and Oliver have a heart to heart talk that leaves Oliver rattled.
22 "Lost in the Flood" Glen Winter Brian Ford Sullivan & Oscar Balderrama May 18, 2016
Following the shocking events in the previous episode, Oliver and Diggle race to rescue Thea, while Felicity, Curtis and Noah join together to stop Darhk.[4]
23 "Schism"[5] John Behring[5] Greg Berlanti[5] Wendy Mericle & Marc Guggenheim[5] May 25, 2016[6]
Oliver teams up with a surprising force in an attempt to stop Damien Darhk and his magic once and for all.[7]

# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "Legacy" James Bamford Greg Berlanti Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle October 5, 2016
After Laurel's death and the departures of both Diggle and Thea from Team Arrow, Oliver takes to the streets solo to protect Star City's citizens as the Green Arrow. With Felicity guiding him from the bunker, Oliver is forced to deal with a city that has become overrun with both criminals and a slew of new (and painfully inexperienced) vigilantes. Watching Oliver try to balance his jobs as both the mayor and also the protector of Star City, Felicity suggests he form a new team, but Oliver resists. However, when a deadly new criminal, Tobias Church, enters the picture, Oliver realizes the best thing for the city might be a new team of superheroes. Meanwhile, the flashbacks take us to Russia where Oliver faces off against the Bratva.
2 "The Recruits" James Bamford Speed Weed & Beth Schwartz October 12, 2016
Oliver's new recruits for Team Arrow are Curtis, Wild Dog and Evelyn Sharp. Unfortunately, the Green Arrow’s training methods prove to be too much for some of them to handle. Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Oliver's initiation into the Bratva continues.
3 "A Matter of Trust" Gregory Smith Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich October 19, 2016
Now that Oliver has his new team, they are ready to hit the streets but Oliver doesn't feel they are ready. Headstrong Wild Dog defies the Green Arrow's orders and sets out on his own after a new drug dealer, Derek Sampson, who is terrorizing Star City. Sampson proves more powerful than Wild Dog and it is up to the Green Arrow to go head to head with Sampson to save his teammate.
4 "Penance" Dermott Downs Brian Ford Sullivan & Oscar Balderrama October 26, 2016
Oliver and Lyla team up on a secret mission for Diggle. Felicity finds out and disapproves of the plan and opts to stay behind. When Tobias Church launches a deadly assault against the city, Felicity must decide if she wants to send the recruits out sans the Green Arrow.
5 "Human Target" Laura Belsey Oscar Balderrama & Sarah Tarkoff November 2, 2016
When Tobias Church captures and tortures one of Oliver's new recruits, Oliver must turn to an old friend, Christopher Chance AKA the Human Target, for help. Meanwhile, Felicity's worlds collide when Detective Malone joins the ACU.
6 "So It Begins" John Behring Wendy Mericle & Brian Ford Sullivan November 9, 2016
When Prometheus ups his killing spree, Oliver searches for connections between the victims. Felicity and Curtis discover the victims have a mysterious link to Oliver's past and this new secret could upend his new team. Meanwhile, Thea has a heart-to-heart with Lance, and Felicity considers telling Malone the truth about her work.
7 "Vigilante" Gordon Verheul Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich November 16, 2016
When the bodies of two criminals are dropped at SCPD, Oliver realizes there is a new Vigilante in Star City. The team is split about whether they should stop someone who is helping keep the city safe. Diggle is frustrated with his new situation and Thea fights for Lance who confesses a shocking secret. Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Oliver finally sits down with Konstantin Kovar.
8 "Invasion!" James Bamford Greg Berlanti Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle November 30, 2016
Oliver wakes up to a life where he never got on The Queen's Gambit. Robert and Moira are alive and well. Laurel is his loving fiancée and their wedding is imminent. Everything seems perfect, but Oliver starts to notice small imperfections that make him question this new reality. Meanwhile, Felicity and the recruits take on a new threat with help from The Flash and Supergirl.
9 "What We Leave Behind" Antonio Negret Wendy Mericle & Beth Schwartz December 7, 2016
After Prometheus attacks Curtis, Oliver realizes Prometheus knows all of Team Arrow's secret identities and is planning to come for them one by one. Felicity and Detective Malone discover a clue that links Prometheus to Oliver's past.
10 "Who Are You?" Gregory Smith Ben Sokolowski & Brian Ford Sullivan January 25, 2017
Worried that Prometheus is right and he is truly a killer at heart, Oliver looks for any ray of hope and finds it in what seems to be the miraculous return of Laurel Lance. However Felicity, still reeling from Detective Malone's murder, is bent on revenge - she wants to stop Prometheus at any cost. While in prison, Diggle fights for his life.
11 "Second Chances" Mark Bunting Speed Weed & Sarah Tarkoff February 1, 2017
In his quest to take down Kovar, Oliver gets help from a surprising source – Talia al Ghul. However, when she reveals what she wants from him in exchange, Oliver isn’t sure he can accept her help. Felicity attempts to hack the NSA to help free Diggle but when her online efforts are flagged, she faces off against an unknown adversary. Meanwhile, Curtis tells the team about a female vigilante, Tina Boland, he uncovered online who has been wreaking havoc all over the country.
12 "Bratva" Ben Bray Oscar Balderrama and Emilio Ortega Aldrich February 8, 2017
A mission takes Oliver, Felicity and team to Russia where they meet up with Oliver’s old friend, Anatoly. Meanwhile, fresh out of rehab, Lance returns to the mayor’s office ready to get back to work. However, when Susan asks for an interview with Lance to discuss his addiction, he balks and it’s up to Rene to help keep things on track.
13 "Spectre of the Gun" Kristen Windell Marc Guggenheim February 15, 2017
A traumatic attack on City Hall triggers painful memories for Rene about his family. Flashbacks reveal how Rene went from simple family man to a hero named Wild Dog. Meanwhile, Oliver must deal with the perpetrator behind the attack and realizes the best way to do so is as Mayor Queen instead of the Green Arrow. Tensions run high in the Arrow bunker.
14 "The Sin-Eater" Mary Lambert Barbara Bloom & Jenny Lym February 22, 2017
China White, Cupid and Liza Warner break out of Iron Heights and head to Star City for revenge. Oliver tries to bring in the newly formed girl gang but the ACU intervenes mid-fight. To his surprise, they are there to arrest the Green Arrow for the murder of Detective Malone. Meanwhile, Lance feels responsible for the prison break after Warner tells him she heard about him working with Damien Darhk.
15 "Fighting Fire With Fire" Michael Schultz Speed Weed & Ben Sokolowski March 1, 2017
Oliver faces his biggest challenge yet as mayor. Felicity continues down her dark path with Helix. After Vigilante attacks Oliver while he's acting as the mayor, Diggle leads the team in a mission to stop Vigilante once and for all.
16 "Checkmate" Ken Shane Beth Schwartz & Sarah Tarkoff March 15, 2017
Oliver gets closer to the truth about Prometheus. Meanwhile, Helix refuses to continue helping Felicity until she does a favor for them.
17 "Kapiushon" Kevin Tancharoen Brian Ford Sullivan & Emilio Ortega Aldrich March 22, 2017
Prometheus goes to great lengths to break Oliver. Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Anatoly becomes worried about Oliver’s increasingly violent tendencies, which come to a head in a brutal confrontation.
18 "Disbanded" J.J. Makaro Rebecca Bellotto March 29, 2017
Diggle and Felicity are shocked by Oliver's decision to call on the Bratva to help take down Prometheus. Concerned the Bratva may overstep, Diggle has a hard conversation with Oliver about what happens if things go south. Meanwhile, Felicity learns something shocking at Helix.
19 "Dangerous Liaisons"[8] Joel Novoa[8] Speed Weed & Elizabeth Kim[8] April 26, 2017[9]
Oliver, Team Arrow, A.R.G.U.S and the SCPD kick off a citywide manhunt for Adrian Chase. Helix tells Felicity they have a way to find Chase but they will need something big, and illegal, from her in return.[10]
20 "Underneath"[11] Wendey Stanzler[12] Wendy Mericle & Beth Schwartz[11] May 3, 2017[9]
Things get intense when Oliver and Felcity are trapped in the bunker together. Meanwhile, Lyla and Diggle deal with their marital issues.
21 "Honor Thy Fathers"[13] Laura Belsey[12] Marc Guggenheim & Sarah Tarkoff[13] May 10, 2017[9]
22 "Missing"[14] Mairzee Almas[12] Speed Weed & Oscar Balderrama[15] May 17, 2017[9]
23 "Lian Yu"[16] Jesse Warn[12] Wendy Mericle & Marc Guggenheim[17] May 24, 2017[9]

# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "Fallout" James Bamford Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle October 12, 2017
Oliver deals with the fallout of the explosion on the island.
2 "Tribute" Laura Belsey Adam Schwartz Marc Guggenheim & Beth Schwartz October 19, 2017
Oliver tries to balance being the mayor, Green Arrow and a father to William. Anatoly returns to Star City with a deadly agenda.
3 "Next of Kin" Kevin Tancharoen Speed Weed & Oscar Balderrama October 26, 2017
A rogue black ops team led by Onyx breaks into Kord Industries and steals something lethal. Oliver struggles to connect with William so he reaches out to a surprising source for help.
4 "Reversal" Gregory Smith Sarah Tarkoff & Emilio Ortega Aldrich November 2, 2017
Just as Oliver starts to get things in order, Black Siren launches another attack on the citizens of Star City.
5 "Deathstroke Returns" Joel Novoa Ben Sokolowski & Spiro Skentzos November 9, 2017
Slade returns and asks Oliver for help in tracking down his son. When they learn Joe has been taken hostage by mercenaries, their mission to save him gets complicated by a terrible revelation that could shatter Slade's hopes of reunion forever. Meanwhile, Vigilante reappears in Star City.
6 "Promises Kept"[18] Antonio Negret[18] Oscar Balderrama & Rebecca Bellotto[18] November 16, 2017[19]
As Slade continues to uncover clues about his son's last few years, Oliver makes a big decision. Meanwhile, Green Arrow leads the team into battle against "The Dragon", a villain who is stealing valuable tech in Star City.[19]
7 "Thanksgiving"[20] Gord Verheul[20] Wendy Mericle & Speed Weed[20] November 23, 2017[9]
Oliver celebrates Thanksgiving with his family but the happy moment is interrupted. Meanwhile, Black Siren returns to wreak havoc on the holiday.[21]
8 "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2"[22] James Bamford[23] Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg[24] Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski[24] November 27, 2017[9]
Barry and Iris’s wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold, The Ray, Felicity Smoak, Iris West and Alex Danvers to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and White Canary – lead their teams into battle to save the world.[24]
9 "Irreconcilable Differences"[25] Laura Belsey[25] Beth Schwartz & Sarah Tarkoff[25] TBA
10 "Divided"[26] James Bamford[26] Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich[26] TBA
11 "We Fall"[27] TBA TBA TBA

Season 7/Interviews[]


  1. Arrow - The CW Press
  2. Arrow: Season 4 Description Without Many Spoilers - GreenArrowTV
  3. Arrow: Minor Spoilers In The CW’s Season 5 Description - GreenArrowTV
  4. Team "Arrow" Gains an Unlikely Ally in "Lost in the Flood" Synopsis - Comic Book Resources
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
  6. Shows A-Z - arrow on cw - The Futon Critic
  7. Arrow Season Four Finale Synopsis Released -
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 Shows A-Z - arrow on cw - The Futon Critic Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "futon" defined multiple times with different content
  10. Arrow Spoilers: "Dangerous Liaisons" Description - GreenArrowTV
  11. 11.0 11.1 Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
  13. 13.0 13.1 Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
  14. The Bruce Springsteen Songs of Arrow -- Including Season 5's Penultimate Episode - Comic Book
  15. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
  17. Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) - Twitter
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
  19. 19.0 19.1 Arrow #6.6 “Promises Kept” Official Description - GreenArrowTV
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
  21. Arrow #6.7 Spoiler Description: An Olicity “Thanksgiving” - GreenArrowTV
  22. Upcoming Episode Titles - Various Shows - 8th October 2017 - Spoiler TV
  23. James Bamford on Instagram
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 'Crisis on Earth-X' Arrowverse Crossover Description Released -
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
  27. Arrow - Episode 6.11 - Title Revealed - Spoiler TV

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