Arrow Episodes

EPISODE 1 : PILOT

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen went missing and was presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific.  When he returns to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy Merlyn welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island.

As Oliver slowly reconnects with those closest to him and tries to readjust to the privileged social world he used to know so well, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow — a vigilante — to right the wrongs of his family and fight the ills of society. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was.  Most importantly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance, who has been trying to rebuild her life since Oliver — along with Laurel’s sister, Sara — vanished in the shipwreck.  Laurel is also a crusader for social justice, working as an attorney for the poor and powerless, but she still struggles with her feelings about Oliver’s betrayal and blames him for her sister’s death.

Another member of the Lance family — Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance — is determined to arrest and expose the vigilante known as Arrow who is operating in his city.  Although he has not yet made the connection between Oliver and Arrow, Detective Lance hates Oliver and also blames him for Sara’s death and for the sadness and disappointment he caused Laurel.  Oliver is keenly aware that he has no greater enemy in Starling City than Detective Lance.

While Oliver takes great care to conceal the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness, by day he plays the role of the wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be, flanked by his chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle, who was hired by Oliver’s mother, Moira, to keep watch over her son now that he is back where he belongs.

All the time, the mystery of what happened on the island is a constant question in the minds of Oliver’s family and friends.  What caused the shipwreck, how did Oliver get the horrible scars that he takes such care to conceal, how did he survive those years, and how did he finally escape from the island?   These are not questions Oliver even wants to hear, let alone answer.

Meanwhile, Moira may know much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and she may be more ruthless than her family could ever imagine.  Now remarried, Moira presents the perfect public face of a loving wife and mother, but behind the mask, she is truly a mystery to her family and everyone around her.

As Oliver struggles to rebuild the relationships with his friends and family members, he is also making his way into the heart of the evil and corrupt system that controls the citizens of Starling City.  As Arrow, Oliver will atone for the past sins of his family while he searches for the personal redemption he needs.

EPISODE 2 : HONOR THY FATHER

Oliver heads to the courthouse to get his death certificate repealed and is pleasantly surprised to run into Laurel, who is there prosecuting Martin Somers, a criminal with ties to the Chinese Triad.  Recognizing Martin’s name from his father’s book, Oliver sets his sights on taking him down.  Martin orders the Triad to “take care of” Laurel so they send their top mercenary — China White — after her, an act that culminates in a battle between Arrow and China White.  Meanwhile, Moira and Walter ask Oliver to take over the company.

EPISODE 3 : LONE GUNMEN

Oliver is surprised when someone shoots and kills one of his targets.  As his plan is to bring people to justice vs. outright killing them, Oliver doesn’t appreciate the help and searches for the gunman.  He soon learns that the man, Deadshot, is taking out businessmen who are scheduled to bid at an auction on an energy company and Walter is one of the bidders.  Realizing he can’t protect his family and stop Deadshot at the same time, Oliver enlists Detective Lance’s help, but his plan has dire consequences.  Meanwhile, Laurel and Tommy get caught in an awkward situation with Oliver.

EPISODE 4 : AN INNOCENT MAN

Oliver still hasn’t figured out how to get back in Laurel’s good graces, but a late night bonding session with Thea gives him the inspiration he needs.  Looking into a suspicious murder case, Oliver realizes an innocent man, Peter Declan, was framed by one of the targets on his list.  As Arrow, he asks Laurel to help prove Declan’s innocence.  Meanwhile, Walter asks one of his employees, Felicity Smoak, to look into a $2.6 million withdrawal that Moira made without his knowledge.

EPISODE 5 : DAMAGED

After Detective Lance arrests Oliver for murder, Oliver tells Moira that the only lawyer he’ll allow to represent him is Laurel.  Laurel takes the case, which puts her at odds with her father.  Oliver offers to take a polygraph in front Detective Lance but things get tense when Lance asks him if anyone else was on the island with him.  Oliver flashes back to the island, when he got his first scar, courtesy of DC villain Deathstroke.

EPISODE 6 : LEGACIES

A gang of bank robbers, dubbed The Royal Flush Gang, hits a local bank and seriously wounds an off-duty police officer during a heist.  Diggle tells Oliver he needs to deviate from his father’s list and start helping the citizens of Starling City.  Meanwhile, Tommy asks Thea for relationship advice, but things get awkward when she realizes he was asking about Laurel.  Moira confronts Oliver about all of his recent disappearances in the middle of family functions.

EPISODE 7 : MUSE OF FIRE

The Huntress rides into Starling City and heats things up with Oliver.  When Oliver encounters a mysterious woman, Helena Bertinelli, daughter of mob boss Frank Bertinelli, he feels he can finally be himself — but soon comes to realize she’s hiding dangerous secrets of her own.  Helena is on her own personal mission of vengeance and Oliver is caught in the middle.  Meanwhile, Tommy is blindsided by an unfortunate turn of events and turns to Laurel for support.

EPISODE 8 : VENDETTA

As Oliver and Helena grow closer, Oliver trains her to be his ally, complete with showing her how to use a crossbow.  Diggle disapproves of Oliver sharing his secret with Helena as he’s not sure she can be trusted, but Oliver refuses to listen to his concerns.  When Helena’s quest for revenge proves to be too strong for Oliver to handle, she kills the head of the Triad and all hell breaks loose.

EPISODE 9 : YEAR’S END

Oliver discovers that after he and his father went missing, Moira and Thea stopped celebrating Christmas. Determined to make up for lost time and restore a sense of normalcy to the Queen household, Oliver decides to throw the family a Christmas party.  Meanwhile, Tommy asks Laurel to spend Christmas with him but she points out that Christmas was also her sister’s Sara’s birthday and she needs to be with her father.  Tommy suggests changing things up might be the best way for everyone to heal but Laurel isn’t sure her father is ready for that.

EPISODE 10 : BURNED

Oliver’s confidence is shaken after being beaten by the Dark Archer and he takes a break from being Arrow.  However, when Laurel calls Arrow for help investigating a firefighter’s suspicious death, he reluctantly agrees… but his hesitance while fighting almost costs him his life.  Meanwhile, Tommy throws a benefit for the firefighters and Thea tries to lift her mother out of her depressive state.

EPISODE 11 : TRUST BUT VERIFY

The next person on Arrow’s list is Diggle’s commanding officer and mentor from Afghanistan, Ted Gaynor.  Oliver suspects Ted is responsible for recent armored truck robberies, but Diggle defends Ted and takes a job at Ted’s security company to keep an eye on him.  Oliver decides to make a move on Ted, putting him at odds with Diggle.  Meanwhile, Thea suspects that Moira is having an affair with Malcolm; and Tommy and Laurel have an awkward dinner with him.

EPISODE 12 : VERTIGO

Thea finds herself in trouble with the police after she gets caught using a drug called “Vertigo.”  Oliver thinks the only way to keep her out of jail is to find the dealer — a man who goes by the name of “The Count”.  Oliver turns to an old flame, and current vice cop, McKenna Hall, for help.  Meanwhile, Laurel steps in to defend Thea, and Felicity gives Oliver some disturbing news about Moira.

EPISODE 13 : BETRAYAL

Recently released from prison, nefarious criminal Cyrus Vanch intends to re-secure his position as leader of Starling City’s underworld.  His first step is to take down his biggest opponent in the city — Arrow.  Meanwhile, Oliver shows Moira his father’s notebook and questions her about the names on the list.  Thea is miserable as she starts her internship with Laurel at the legal aid office; and Detective Lance makes a deadly mistake that puts Laurel in the crosshairs of Vanch.

EPISODE 14 : THE ODYSSEY

After Oliver is shot, he turns to a surprising person for help — Felicity.  Diggle is stunned when he sees Felicity walk through the front door of the lair dragging a dying Oliver behind her, and the two team up to save Oliver’s life.  As Oliver hovers between life and death, he flashes back to a seminal event on the island — a daring escape attempt with his new friend Slade Wilson.

EPISODE 15 : DODGER

Felicity tells Oliver he’s all work and no play, so he asks Detective McKenna Hall on a date.  A jewel thief named Dodger (guest star JAMES CALLIS) hits Starling City and targets someone very close to Oliver.  Meanwhile, while working with Laurel, Thea gets her purse stolen by a very fast pickpocket named Roy Harper (guest star COLTON HAYNES).  And Moira makes a move against Malcolm.

EPISODE 16 : DEAD TO RIGHTS

Oliver and Diggle learn that Deadshot is still alive — and his next target is Malcolm.  Malcolm invites Tommy to attend a benefit honoring Malcolm for his work with Starling City — but Tommy refuses to attend.  Oliver encourages his friend to mend his relationship with his father while he can.  Meanwhile, Oliver struggles to balance his new relationship with McKenna with his duties as Arrow.

EPISODE 17 : THE HUNTRESS RETURNS

With his nightclub 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, Helena Bertinelli aka 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 Laurel’s mother, 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 EDM megastar STEVE AOKI to play at the opening of their new nightclub, Verdant.

EPISODE 18 : SALVATION

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 in 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.

EPISODE 19 : UNFINISHED BUSINESS

When a young woman meets a violent death after partying at Verdant, Detective Lance and his 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.

EPISODE 20 : HOME INVASION

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.

EPISODE 21 : THE UNDERTAKING

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.

EPISODE 22 : DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN

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 Meryln 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.

EPISODE 23 : SACRIFICE

Heroes are forged and sacrifices made in this epic season finale as 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 Edward Fyers as his missiles lock on a full Ferris Air jetliner.

EPISODE 1 : CITY OF HEROES

In the season premiere, Oliver must transform from vigilante to hero.  Diggle and Felicity travel to the island of Lian Yu in search of Oliver, who left Starling City after the devastation of The Undertaking and his failure to avert it.  Convinced to return home, Oliver finds that things are in much worse shape than he imagined — 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 the Arrow’s absence, and Laurel is working with the District Attorney’s office to take down the vigilante.  Meanwhile, flashbacks to the island show Oliver’s mentors Slade, Shado and Oliver in a desperate situation.

In the season two premiere, Diggle and Felicity travel to Lian Yu to convince Oliver to return home to Starling City, where he finds things much worse than he imagined.

EPISODE 2 : IDENTITY

DC Comics’ Bronze Tiger and China White wreak havoc on the Glades.  Oliver finds out that medicine being sent to Glades Memorial Hospital is being hijacked by thieves — and without an influx of supplies, the hospital will close.  When Roy attempts to stop the thieves, 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 the Arrow, and Thea gives Roy an ultimatum.

EPISODE 3 : BROKEN DOLLS

Officer Lance’s past puts Laurel in danger. 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.  Oliver asks Roy to help him find the Canary.

EPISODE 4 : CRUCIBLE

Oliver meets the Canary. Oliver discovers a man who goes by the name “The Mayor” is bringing illegal guns in to 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’s identity, Donner asks Laurel to dinner, and Diggle  reconnects with an old friend.

EPISODE 5 : LEAGUE OF ASSASSINS

The Canary sings! While Oliver tends to the Canary’s wounds, he tries to get her to talk about where she came from, but she refuses.  But when Oliver and the 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.

EPISODE 6 : KEEP YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER

Amanda Waller sends A.R.G.U.S. agents to kidnap Diggle.  Waller informs Diggle that Lyla (guest star AUDREY MARIE ANDERSON) 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.

EPISODE 7 : STATE V QUEEN

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.  When ADA Adam Donner collapses in court with Vertigo symptoms, Laurel must step in and try the case against Moira — leaving Oliver torn between standing by his family during the trial or catching The Count.  The stakes change, however, when Felicity follows a lead and walks straight into a trap set by The Count.

EPISODE 8 : THE SCIENTIST

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 his 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.

EPISODE 9 : THREE GHOSTS

Oliver is visited by ghosts from the past.  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.

EPISODE 10 : BLAST RADIUS

Oliver must tackle a new threat when bombs start to go off in Starling City.  Felicity discovers the person setting them off is Mark Sheffner, a man who goes by the nickname “Shrapnel.”  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.  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 her father’s partner.  But when Donner refuses to help her investigate, she turns to Arrow for help.

EPISODE 11 : BLIND SPOT

Arrow teams up with Laurel to find the Man in the Mask.  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.

EPISODE 12 : TREMORS

Arrow offers to train Roy so he can learn to control his newfound super-strength.  However, Roy is a rebellious student and refuses to listen unless Arrow reveals his true identity, which Oliver refuses to do.  Meanwhile, the Bronze Tiger escapes from prison and steals Malcolm’s earthquake machine 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.

EPISODE 13 : HEIR TO THE DEMON

As Laurel continues to unravel, Oliver and Lance try to convince Sara to stay in Starling City and finally reunite with Laurel and their mother, 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.

EPISODE 14 : TIME OF DEATH

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.

EPISODE 15 : THE PROMISE

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.

EPISODE 16 : SUICIDE SQUAD

Following Slade’s return and his promise to make  good on his threat to destroy Oliver’s loved ones,  Oliver focuses all his energy on preparing for battle  with his former friend.  Sara tries to help but,  fearing for her safety, Oliver pushes her away.   Meanwhile, Diggle is recruited by Amanda Waller  and A.R.G.U.S. to stop a warlord he knew from his time in Afghanistan.   Always the solider, Diggle agrees to help.  However,  he’s not prepared when Amanda introduces him to  the rest of the team — Deadshot, Bronze Tiger and  Shrapnel, all criminals he and Arrow helped put  away.  Lyla defends the team and explains the  world is a complicated place, but Diggle isn’t sure  he agrees.  When the mission takes a dangerous  turn, Diggle is forced to make a difficult decision.

EPISODE 17 : BIRDS OF PREY

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.

EPISODE 18 : DEATHSTROKE

Oliver’s world starts to crumble when 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.

EPISODE 19 : THE MAN UNDER THE HOOD

Deathstroke hits Oliver at home. 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.

EPISODE 20 : SEEING RED

The Mirakuru sends Roy into an uncontrollable rage and he unleashes his fury 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.

EPISODE 21 : CITY OF BLOOD

After Slade threatens to take away everything Oliver loves, 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.

EPISODE 22 : STREETS OF FIRE

Malcolm Merlyn returns.  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.

EPISODE 23 : UNTHINKABLE

In the Season Two Finale, Oliver must decide once and for all whether he’s a killer or a hero when 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, he’s pushed to the edge when Slade kidnaps someone close to Oliver’s heart 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 1 : LEGACY

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 Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity — but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town. The Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk (NEAL McDONOUGH) 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.

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 (guest star CHAD L. COLEMAN), enters the picture, Oliver realizes the best thing for the city might be a new team of super heroes.  Meanwhile, the flashbacks take us to Russia where Oliver faces off against the Bratva.

EPISODE 2 : THE RECRUITS

Oliver’s new recruits for Team Arrow are Curtis, Wild Dog (guest star RICK GONZALEZ) and Evelyn Sharp (guest star MADISON McLAUGHLIN).  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.

EPISODE 3 : A MATTER OF TRUST

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, Garret Runnels (guest star CODY RHODES), who is terrorizing Star City.  Runnels proves more powerful than Wild Dog, leaving it up to the Green Arrow to go head-to-head with Runnels to save his teammate.

EPISODE 4 : PENANCE

Oliver and Lyla (recurring guest star AUDREY MARIE ANDERSON) team up on a secret mission for Diggle.  When Felicity finds out, she disapproves of the plan and opts to stay behind.  But when Tobias Church launches a deadly assault against the city, Felicity must decide if she wants to send the recruits out without the Green Arrow to lead them.

EPISODE 5 : HUMAN TARGET

When Tobias Church captures and tortures one of Oliver’s new recruits, Oliver must turn to an old friend, Christopher Chance (guest star WIL TRAVAL) aka the Human Target, for help.  Meanwhile, Felicity’s worlds collide when Detective Malone (guest star TYLER RITTER) joins the ACU.

EPISODE 6 : SO IT BEGINS

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 Quentin, and Felicity considers telling Malone the truth about her work.

EPISODE 7 : VIGILANTE

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 Quentin who confesses a shocking secret. Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Oliver finally sits down with Konstantin Kovar (guest star DOLPH LUNDGREN).

EPISODE 8 : INVASION!

In the 100th episode and second part of the epic Super Hero Crossover, Oliver wakes up to a life where he never got on The Queen’s Gambit.  Robert (guest star JAMEY SHERIDAN) and Moira Queen (guest star SUSANNA THOMPSON) are alive and well.  Laurel (guest star KATIE CASSIDY) 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 (guest star GRANT GUSTIN) and Supergirl (guest star MELISSA BENOIST).