Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
Oliver Queen was stranded on an island for five years where he went through experiences that changed and somewhat battle hardened him. Eventually, he makes it back home with a list of names of people who are corrupting his city given to him by his father, who "isn't who he thought he was". Eventually, others join his crusade, which soon goes beyond the list of names, and that's when things get complicated.
10 Oct 2012Description ▼
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 Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. 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 particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow - a vigilante - to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be - flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle - while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel's father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver's own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on - and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.
2Honor Thy Father
17 Oct 2012Description ▼
Open with Oliver Queen/Arrow recapping some of the pilot in voice-over. Cut to Arrow beating up some guards and forcing a bad guy to make good.
Queen is to appear in court as part of legally coming back to life.
On his way into the courtroom Queen flashes back to the storm. He explains to the judge what happened, saying that for those five years on the island he felt he had to live for both he and his father. Queen's declaration of death is rescinded.
Queen runs into an angry Laurel outside the courtroom. Queen watches the press conference of a man being prosecuted by Laurel. Queen instantly gets free from his bodyguard Diggle.
We see Laurel give her opening statement against Martin Somers (Ty Olsson) who was smuggling drugs into the city by way of the Chinese Triads. In order to keep his illegal business going, Somers had a man named Victor killed. Laurel is arguing on behalf of Victor's daughter, Emily.
We learn that Somers' name was on his father's list. Cut to Arrow hanging Somers upside down, shooting arrows at him while demanding he confess to the murder.
Moira complains to Diggle about him continually losing her son. Queen walks in and she asks him where he runs off to when he escapes. Moira asks him to take Diggle with him on his next "rendezvous." Diggle tells Queen he'll quit if he's ditched one more time. Thea complains to Queen about him showing up after five years and judging her.
Somers doesn't want to tell Lance anything about his run-in with Arrow. Lance assures him he'll get his man and Somers makes a threat towards Laurel.
Queen gets a tour of the family business. Moira and Walter Steele (Colin Salmon) would like to name a new building after his father and ask him to take a leadership position in the company. Queen seems to have no interest in working for the company and makes a crack about Walter being married to his mother.
Diggle talks to Queen about family and this flashes Queen back to first landing on the island. His father's corpse washes up and he carries the body away from the birds.
Lance drops by Laurel's office and telling her she and Emily are getting 24/7 protective custody. She initially declines, but he says he's just doing his job.
Somers speaks with a female representative of the Triads. She seems to think killing Laurel would be a good idea.
Thea asks Queen about his scars. He says he's not ready to talk about what happened to him there. She takes him out back and shows him his tombstone. She says while he was gone she'd ask him for advice. But now that's he's back she feels less connected to him than she did when he was missing. She asks him to let her in.
Queen drops by Laurel's place. He says he initially blew her off to protect her, but now realizes that he hurt her. He tells her about not wanting to work for the company and his mother seeming not to accept his answer. She says her father blames himself more than he does Queen. Queen hears something and pulls her out just before somebody starts shooting. It's the Triads and Diggle saves the day just before Queen and Laurel are killed. The woman we saw meeting with Somers is also there, but she manages to escape. Lance arrives and thanks Diggle. He then tells Queen to stay away from his daughter.
Diggle noticed that Queen was able to help him by throwing an unbalanced kitchen knife ten feet across the room. Queen tries to brush it off as luck, but Diggle knows better.
Queen gets into his Arrow gear and prepared to go after Somers. Arrow arrives just as Somers is preparing to leave town.
Lance wants Laurel to recuse herself from the case. She won't do it. Lance gets a call about something happening at the docks.
Cut to Arrow fighting his way to Somers. He gets Somers to admit he ordered the Triads to kill Victor. A female member of the Triad, China White (Kelly Hu), shows up and a huge martial arts battle with Arrow ensues. The police show up and Lance has Arrow in his sights. But he shoots an arrow at Lance's arm, knocking the gun away but not harming him. Attached to the arrow is a digital recording of Somers' confession.
Queen decides he needs to be the person everybody thinks he is in order to fulfill his promise to his father.
Cut to Walter beginning the dedication. Queen shows up, seemingly drunk. He grabs the microphone and creates a scene. He says he's not half the man his father was and to "stop asking me to be."
Somers is headed to jail. Lance stops by to see Laurel. He's still not happy with Arrow, calling him an anarchist.
Queen crosses Somers' name off his father's list. He then flashes back to bringing his father's body to a rock. Inside his father's pocket his finds a blank journal with a circular logo on the front page.
Moira meets with somebody in the rear of a limousine, telling them that her son has no clue about what is actually going on or that the yacht was actually sabotaged. The person is holding something with the same circular logo.
Queen goes to his father's gravestone. He talks about how hard its been to reconnect and keep his secrets. He reaffirms his pledge to right his father's wrongs, but tells him that to do so he'll have to dishonor his memory. As he leaves, some workers move in to dismantle his headstone.
Back to the island flashback. As he is finishing burying his father under some rocks, Queen is hit in the right shoulder by an arrow. He looks back and sees a person wearing a hood, notching another arrow and preparing to fire at him again as he passed out.
24 Oct 2012Description ▼
While Queen trains, he explains through voiceover what Arrow is all about. His latest target is James Holder (Tobias Slezak), responsible for defective fire detectors in low-income housing. Arrow confronts Holder, but someone else is watching through a rifle scope. Before Arrow can finish his speech, the rifleman kills Holder and grazes Arrow with another shot.
Back in his lair Queen crosses Holder off his list, then falls to the ground, the result of a what he identifies as a poison bullet. He retrieves some herbs from his kit and ingests them as he passes out.
Flash back to Queen meeting the mysterious hooded man who shot him when he first arrived on the island. He tells him he shot him to protect him and then pulls out the arrow and disappears.
Queen gets to his feet.
A drunken Thea (Willa Holland) is brought home by police after stealing some things from a clothing store. Queen criticizes his mother for letting her stay home from school.
Lance wonders if Arrow might be behind Holder's shooting death.
Queen analyzes the poison, figuring out the shooter was a well-known assassin known as "Dead Shot." He doesn't like this guy because he doesn't kill for justice or honor. Dead Shot is now at the top of Queen's list.
Queen is planning to open up a new nightclub. Tommy wants them to check out the competition, a club named "Poison" owned by Max Fuller (Marcus Rosner), whose fiancé Queen happened to have slept with. Diggs points out that the new club Queen wants to open is in a rough part of town.
Joanna talks to Laurel about still having feelings for Queen. She wants them to go out that night to help Laurel move on.
Moira grounds Thea for two weeks.
Queen climbs the side of a building to pull something out of a wall.
The police gets back the ballistic report on Holder's murder. Lance still isn't sure and goes to get "my own evidence."
Queen determines the shooter was probably working on behalf of the Russian mob. He goes to a garage and asks, in Russian, for someone named Alexi Leonov (Barry Nerling). He shows a tattoo and says his name is "Bratva." He asks for information about Dead Shot.
A man named Karl Rasmussen is killed. Lance points out to Walter and Moira that Rasmussen was interested in purchasing a company they were also looking at. The auction for the sale is the following day.
Queen and Tommy drop by Poison, making sure to leave Diggle (David Ramsey) at the door. Laurel is there, as is a very drunk Thea. She spills the beans about Tommy and Laurel's romantic relationship and things get awkward. Fuller shows up and promptly punches Queen in the face. Tommy and Queen end up fighting his bodyguards, with Laurel coming to their rescue with some snappy moves of her own.
Another flashback to Queen on the island. He wakes up next to the man who shot him and runs outside. He quickly runs into a net.
At a restaurant the guys meet Diggle's sister-in-law Carly (Christie Laing). Tommy apologizes to Queen about not telling him about Laurel. Queen doesn't seem worried about it. We learn that Diggle's job somehow got his brother (Carly's husband) killed. Queen gets a call from the Russians, who give him an address for where Dead Shot stayed the last time he was in town.
We see Dead Shot looking at blueprints online.
Arrow arrives at the hotel room, leading to a fight with Dead Shot. Dead Shot jumps out the window and gets away.
Queen pays a visit to a woman named Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) in his IT department. He gives her Dead Shot's damaged laptop in the hopes she can salvage some information.
Moira tells Thea a story about how good her father had been at getting through to her. This is first time he's come up in years.
Felicity finds the blueprints on Dead Shot's laptop. They are of the place where the auction for that company will be taking place. Queen realizes there are too many locations for Dead Shot to fire from. He'll need help.
Arrow grabs Lance and forcefully tells him what he knows about Dead Shot and his weapon of choice.
Thea joins her mother and Walter (Colin Salmon) at the auction. Lance has a large team protecting the area. But Dead Shot has already killed one of the officers and taken his post.
Tommy drops by Laurel's work to talk about the other night. She says she thinks it was obvious Queen already knew about them. Tommy says he wants to be the kind of man she'll want to be with.
Queen is at the auction. He mentions the potential for a shooting to Diggle. At the last minute Lance pushes Walter out of the way, preventing him from being killed.
Queen rushes up the stairs, grabbing his Arrow gear on the way. Diggle follows. Arrow and Dead Shot battle. Arrow eventually drops him with a shot through his right eye, but sees that Diggle has been hit.
We flashback to the island, as the mystery man releases Queen from the net with a warning about others on the island.
Arrow gives Diggle some of his organic antidote for the poison. Diggle struggles into consciousness and sees it was Oliver Queen, unmasked but in his Arrow leathers, who has saved him.
4An Innocent Man
31 Oct 2012Description ▼
We open with a little bit of the end of last week, as Arrow makes Diggs an antidote for the poison from Dead Shot. For some reason Diggs decides he should take a swing at Queen. Arrow explains he wants him to join his mission, saying his background as a soldier is perfect. Diggs doesn't seem interested and calls him a criminal and a murderer.
Queen comes home to Laurel waiting on him. She says his family doesn't deserve the selfishness of him keeping his family in the dark after he was shot at. Queen mentions to Laurel that she's the second friend to rip him a new one that night
Queen dreams about the island and trying to communicate with the arrow-wielding gentleman who appears to speak only Chinese. He wakes up and comes downstairs to find Thea watching TV show about a man named Declan who killed his wife a few years back. The two talk about Laurel and he tells her he's not the same guy he used to be.
The next morning Moira tells Queen that Diggs has resigned, telling her he didn't approve of "Queen's evenings." The new guy's name is Rob. Moira is also watching a report about Declan, who is set to be executed at midnight the following night. Queen sees that Declan's wife Camille had worked for a man named Brodeur. Queen quickly ditches Rob on his motorcycle.
At the Arrow hideout we see that Brodeur's name is on Queen's list.
Cut to Brodeur talking to an employee about the fact he had Camille killed because she was going to blow the whistle on his company's chemical dumping.
Queen is well aware that Brodeur was probably responsible for Camille's death, meaning an innocent man is about to die.
Queen pays Laurel a visit dressed as Arrow. He tells her about Camille wanting to blow the whistle on Brodeur and Declan being innocent.
Laurel meets with Declan. She goes through the evidence, which sounds damning. He swears that he's innocent.
Walter tells Moira that there is $2 million missing from the company. He thinks it is probably a bookkeeping error.
Laurel tells her father what she heard from Declan. Lance says that Camille's supervisor contradicted her story about going to him about the dumping.
Queen finds Diggs at the restaurant where his sister Carly works. Queen asks him once again to help him do the same kind of good he did in the military. To convince him, Queen shows him his father's journal. Queen tells him he needs to right the wrongs done by his family. He says he thinks the sniper he took out was his brother-in-law Andy's killer. If he helps him, Diggs will have the chance to help other people's families.
Moira tells Walter she thinks the missing money was invested in a friend's start-up a few years back. She'll talk to accounting and have it cleaned up. Walter doesn't look convinced.
Laurel tells Joanna who suggested she look into Declan.
Laurel meets with Arrow. She tells him about the supervisor, a man named Istook, contradicting Camille's story. Arrow tells her that Istook "hasn't been questioned by me." He says he's hiding his face to protect the people he cares about.
Walter asks IT wiz Felicity to discretely look into the disappeared $2.6 million.
Arrow pays Istook a visit. After chaining him to some train tracks Istook says he'll give him a file on Brodeur that will help Declan.
Another flashback to Queen on the island. He's hungry and the man hints that to eat he'll need to kill a bird.
Arrow drops off the file to Laurel. She says the city needs somebody like him.
Queen comes home and Thea points out he had a huge grin. He says it's because he's been showing his true self to Laurel.
Lance doesn't like the fact Laurel has been working with Arrow. She points out she wouldn't have to be breaking the law if the police had done their job correctly in the first place. He's not happy.
Laurel shows a judge the file and asks for a stay of the execution. The judge doesn't agree. Brodeur's lawyer Garrett comes in during the conversation and Laurel promises Brodeur she'll come after him.
Brodeur's associates point out to their boss that Laurel will be meeting with Declan at his prison. They have friends in the prison and hint that something bad will happen during the meeting.
Laurel tells Arrow about the problems she's having. Arrow says he'll get a confession.
Felicity tells Walter the money was used to set up an offshore LLC. It's completely off the books. A few years ago it purchased a warehouse in the city.
Diggs tells Carly he misses not making a difference.
Arrow tells Brodeur to confess. After Arrow shoots an arrow through Brodeur's hand his phone rings. Arrow learns what is about to happen to Declan.
During Laurel's meeting with Declan the lights are turned off and an alarm sounds. A virtual riot breaks out and during the confusion Laurel finds herself in the middle of a bunch of cons. Queen, dressed as a security guard, shows up in the nick of time to get her and Declan to safety. In the process he pounds on a con who tried to choke Laurel and she seems disturbed by his brutality.
Outside the prison Lance comes to see his daughter, telling her that Brodeur has confessed. Laurels says she now agrees with him about Arrow, that "he's a killer." She looked in his eyes and saw no remorse.
Flash back to a now-starving Queen on the island. He says he's never killed anything before. He grabs the bird and apologizes before breaking its neck.
Laurel tells Lance that the vigilante was wearing a guard uniform. This seems to give Lance an idea.
Walter pays a visit to the warehouse from Moira's LLC. The password "ROBERT" gets him inside. Inside he finds the wreckage of the Queen's Gambit, the boat Queen and his father were on.
Lance has the security footage from the Exchange building shooting examined more closely. He finds video of Queen changing into the Arrow outfit.
Queen crosses Brodeur off the list.
It turns out the man Queen is with does speak English. He says the only way he'll survive is if he's willing to kill more than the bird and he forgets about the picture of Laurel.
Moira meets with a man who shows him a picture of Arrow and says the vigilante it targeting "the list."
Diggs pays Queen a visit. He says Queen will need somebody to remind him who he really is. At this point Queen is placed under arrest by Lance.
07 Nov 2012Description ▼
5 YEARS AGO -- We see Oliver being taught how to use an arrow by Yao Fei. Queen goes to pick up a rabbit Yao has killed and is grabbed by three armed men in masks and stuck in a cell in the ground.
In present day we see Queen arrested. Through voiceover, he is confident that he has a way out of this mess.
Lance interrogates Queen. Queen assures him he's not a vigilante and has an excuse for being caught on video going into the bag with the hood. Moira and Walter show up and tells Lance the interrogation is over until their attorney arrives. Queen wants Laurel to represent him.
Moira tells Laurel that Queen has requested her and won't accept representation if it isn't her. Laurel doesn't think it's a good idea.
Queen shows up at his arraignment without counsel. The judge advises against it. But once the subject of bail comes up Laurel enters the courtroom and helps him get home confinement. It's clear Laurel doesn't think Queen could be Arrow.
Queen has a tracking bracelet put on his ankle. He also wants to host a party at the house to prove he's okay with what's happening.
Laurel argues with her father over going after Queen. He references Sarah and Laurel says Queen isn't to blame.
Queen tells Diggle that what happened with the video was intentional. Queen tells Diggle about Leo Mueller, a German arms dealer who has arrived in town with military-grade hardware. He wants Diggle to track Mueller and figure out where the buy is happening.
Diggle has access to Queen's Arrow hideout. He picks out some toys for his mission.
Walter meets with Josiah Hudson, the head of Queen Consolidated's security, and tells him off the record that he has an assignment for him. He explains that he found the remains of Robert's yacht and wants Josiah to move them to a secure location. When Josiah wonders what's going on, Walter admits that he doesn't know yet.The prosecutor tells Laurel and Queen she'll consider a plea of insanity provided he agrees to spend time in an asylum. Queen wants no part of it and says he'll take a polygraph in front of Lance. Queen tells Laurel if he fails the polygraph he'll consider the deal.
Another flashback to the island: the mercenaries take Queen to their commander, a man named Edward Fyers. Queen tells him he'll be well compensated should he be rescued. Fyers shows Queen a picture of Yao wearing a military uniform and asks if he knows him. Queen lies and says no and Fyers picks up on it. Fyers summons his masked enforcer, Slade, and tells Queen that he will suffer for not cooperating.
Thea tells Queen she's worried about how he's been acting since he returned from the island. He assures her isn't the Arrow person.
Moira meets with the well-dressed man. He's concerned about the investigation into Queen.
During the polygraph Oliver flashes back to his interrogation on the island. He passes with flying colors and we see him being tortured by Slade. Lance asks about his scars. Oliver said he wasn't alone on the island and admits to being tortured. Lance then asks if he's killed anyone: "Yes," is the answer, though he's talking about Sarah. Lance still isn't going to drop the charges.
During his party Queen tells Diggle he wants him to dress up as Arrow and stop the arms deal. Diggle doesn't like the fact he was lied to but agrees to do it.
Walter is told the Hudson was killed in a car accident.
Laurel apologizes to Queen for how Lance acted. She tells him that after her sister died Lance threw himself into his work and her mother ended up leaving. She says she used to hate him, but is now starting to think about what happened to Queen on the island. She wants to see the scars. He shows them to her and she is stunned. He says he survived because there was something he wanted more than death. They start to kiss but then Laurel pulls away and runs out.
Queen flashes back to the island. Fyers begins to suspect that Queen does not have the information he wants, and orders Slade to kill him, but Yao breaks in and knocks Fyers out. Slade attacks him, resulting in furious martial arts duel. The two seem to be evenly matched, but Yao manages to incapacitate Slade long enough to escape with Queen..
As Mueller cuts a deal with a street gang for his weapons, the lights in the warehouse go out. As Mueller and his men drive away with the weapons, Diggle takes on the gang members and knocks them out.
Walter tells Moira about finding the boat and the security chief dying. He's doesn't trust her. She doesn't want him to look into it any further.
Diggle calls Queen to warn him that Mueller got away. While he's on the phone, a man posing as a butler tries to kill him, and the tracking bracelet is broken in the ensuing scuffle. Lance comes in and shoots the attacker. Lance tells the family he's not sure who attacked Queen. He then takes off the ankle monitor because the vigilante was spotted across town. Queen thanks Lance.
Moira meets with the well-dressed man again. He was the one who went after Queen, thinking he was the vigilante. He also had the security chief killed. Moira warns him that if he touches anybody in her family she'll take him down.
Another island flashback. Yao Fei takes Queen back to the cave and admits that he's impressed that Oliver didn't break under torture. He reminds him to breathe, gives him the pouch, and heads out to hold off the mercs, sealing the cave mouth with an explosive before Queen has a chance to follow.
Laurel brings Queen the polygraph. It turns out there was a slight flutter on an answer she knows he lied about. Queen says if she knew what happened to him on the island she would look at him differently. He tells her there's no way he could possibly aim a bow and arrow, as he's suffering from what happened to him on the island. She says nothing can ever happen between them and he agrees.
Queen and Diggle talk about him lying to Laurel. Diggle doesn't think Queen realizes the impact he's having on his family. Queen says he thinks about it all the time.
Walter tells Moira he will be flying to Australia on an extended "business trip," he doesn't know how long he will be gone. Lance drowns his sorrows in a bar, and is picked up by Laurel after he has too much to drink.
Queen, back in his Arrow guise, corners Mueller and tells him he has failed his city.
Oliver's next target is Scott Morgan, a power executive who jacks up prices for electricity when people most need it. John Dingle suggests they go after the gang of bank robbers that recently wounded a police officer during a daytime heist. Oliver is not so keen and John isn't the kind of guy who gives up very easily. Oliver quickly identifies one of them as a high school acquaintance, Derek Reston - and learns that Reston may have turned to crime because of something Oliver's father did. Tommy Meanwhile isn't having much luck with his hoped for romance with Laurel. He seeks Thea's advice. Flashbacks show Oliver's doubts about his survival on the island.
7Muse of Fire
Just as Oliver arrives at company headquarters, a motorcycle riding gunman shoots and kills a man who is speaking to his mother. The man was standing directly in front of her and everyone assumes Moira Queen was the intended target. It turns out the man who was killed was mobbed up and worked for Frank Bertinelly who has in the past tried to get into business with the Queens. Oliver pays him a visit but ends up going out on a date with his attractive daughter Helena, who has a few surprises of her own. Meanwhile, the motorcycle vigilante strikes again.
Helena wakes up in bed with Oliver. Thinking he is still asleep, slips out of bed and changes into her Huntress gear. She drives to an alleyway where China White escorts Zhishan to his car. Helena prepares to shoot him but Arrow drops down and throws off her her aim. The Triads open fire and drive off, and Helena berates Oliver for ruining her plan. She explains that she planned to kill Zhishan and let her father Frank take the blame so that the Triad would wipe out his weakened organization. Oliver denounces the plan as reckless, and offers to show her the difference between justice and revenge.Oliver takes Helena to Big Belly Burgers, Helena reminds Oliver that he has used lethal force on enemies in the past. He insists that he only does so when there is no other option. If they're going to take down Frank, they do it without collateral damage, or they don't do it at all. Helena rebukes him and walks out.When Oliver returns to the Green Arrow Hideout, he tells Diggle that he spent the night with Helena, and she knows he is Arrow. Diggle voices his disapproval, prompting Oliver to remind him Helena was going to turns state's evidence against her father. Diggle acknowledges that she deserves her fair share of sympathy, but insists that her anger has warped her, and that Oliver's attempts to redeem her are a fool's errand.While Walter is getting ready for work, Moira assures him that she lied to him about the boat to protect him, and she is still the woman he fell in love with. He assures her that things are good between them now, but he wants them to be honest with each other going forward. Moira agrees. Walter drives Thea to school before going to work.At the Bertinelli estate, Helena enters the parlor to see Frank offering condolences to Nick Salvati's widow, Dana. Once Dana leaves, Frank promises violent revenge on Nick's killers. Oliver arrives for an impromptu visit, wanting to speak with Helena. Frank leaves so they can talk privately. Helena reiterates her earlier rebuff, but Oliver convinces her to accompany him to Sara Lance's grave.At the gravesite, Oliver tells Helena about sleeping with Sara behind Laurel's back, saying that this was how he reacted when a woman got close to him. Before his time on the island, he was a terrible person who hurt the ones he loved. Helena doesn't think she can open herself up to anyone after Michael. Oliver offers he will never hurt her.Oliver takes Helena to the hideout, attempting to teach her how to use a bow and arrow. Helena does not see the point of using such a "primitive" weapon, but she seems impressed by Oliver's archery skills. He tells her that bow inspires patience and focus. He shows her the list, and Helena recognizes one of the names: Anthony Venza, a drug runner on her father's payroll. Diggle arrives, clearly not happy to see Helena at the hideout. Sensing the tension between the two men, Helena politely exits. Diggle voices his disapproval at sharing his secret with Helena, and again warns against trusting her. He figures that Oliver wants to change her so that by extension he can change himself, but Oliver ignores his warnings.Tommy comes by the legal office to see Laurel and invites her to a swanky restaurant. She reminds him that he no longer has a steady stream of income, and then suggests that he ask Oliver for a job as a general manager at his new club. Tommy agrees to talk to Oliver about it the next time he sees him.At Queen Consolidated, Felicity tells Walter about her investigations into Tempest. She's discovered that someone else was monitoring Moira's transfer of funds and that she managed to trace them back enough to get a symbol belonging to the hacker, it is the same standard that Oliver found on the island with Robert's personal effects. Still guilty about Josiah Hudson's death, Walter threatens to suspend her if she pursues this any further. But after Felicity nervously leaves, Walter takes another look at the symbol.Helena returns to the hideout, Oliver tells her that they're going to take down Venza, but they're doing it his way. He gives her a modified Huntress costume, with light ballistic mesh body armor and a domino mask to conceal her identity. He also gives her a crossbow, seeing it as a "compromise" between a gun and a bow.Venza is telling his dealers that any two bit hood can sell hard drugs such as crack, but that prescription pills are the future. Arrow and Huntress emerge from the shadows and tell Venza that he has failed the city. They subdue Venza and his men without killing them. Helena seems to like not having to kill anybody.Frank is furious when he learns of Venza's arrest, as it has dealt massive damage to his organization. He does seem happy that Helena seems to be happy with Queen.Back at Queen Manor, Moira tells Walter that she is leaving for a board meeting. Walter's curiosity gets the better of him, and he eventually finds a small notebook with blank pages, identical to Robert's journal.Tommy and Laurel are at the restaurant, but it is crowded. Tommy attempts to use what influence he has left to get the seated more quickly, but this fails when the hostess realizes he has no money. Oliver and Helena are having a dinner date at the same restaurant, and they invite Tommy and Laurel to sit with them.During dinner, Helena becomes unconfortable at the way Oliver and Laurel are looking each other. Laurel attempts to break the ice by asking Oliver about the job at his club. Helena realizes that Laurel was the woman that Oliver described earlier at the cemetery, while Tommy angrily goes out to get some air. Tommy and Helena are both convinced that Oliver and Laurel still have feelings with each other. Tommy tells Laurel that he doesn't need her charity, and that she'd be better off with Oliver because he has money. Helena tells Oliver that the manner in which she was introduced to Laurel was "messed up," and she angrily storms off wanting nothing more to do with him.Tommy drops by Laurel's apartment to apoligize. He says that he has never had to be responsible before, and now that he has to be, it scares him. Laurel insists that her feelings for Tommy have nothing to do with his money.At the hideout, Oliver tells Diggle he was right about Helena. He didn't want to believe that she was too dark and beyond help, because he felt that he was entitled to a relationship with a kindred spirit after keeping everyone else at arm's length for so long. But after the double date with Tommy and Laurel, he has burned up any currency he had with her.Zhishan and his bodyguards are playing cards at a warehouse when the Huntress breaks in and guns them down. Zhishan, in his native Mandarin, recounts the old proverb of someone seeking revenge digging two graves, one for their target, and one for themselves. Unmoved, the Huntress replies "I don't speak Chinese," and coldly shoots Zhishan down. She leaves one of the thugs alive, telling him that Frank Bertinelli ordered the hit.At Queen Consolidated, Walter shows Felicity the notebook. He apologizes for threatening her earlier, but warns her that someone else has already died pursuing leads on Tempest. After she accepts the risks, he gives her the notebook.Arrow arrives at the scene of Helena's Triad massacre and calls Diggle to tell him war is coming.China White leads an assault on the Bertinelli estate, taking out all of the guards. Arrow arrives and takes on the Triad death squad, while Frank runs to his safe to recover a pistol and Helena's laptop. China finds him and prepares to kill him, but Arrow arrives in time to take her down. As more Triads move in, Arrow tells Frank to run.As Frank runs out the back, the Huntress shoots him in the leg with a crossbow bolt. When he wonders what she's doing, Helena tells her father that it's payback for Michael. Frank freely admits he had Michael killed but insists that he did it to protect the family. Undeterred, the Huntress prepares to kill Frank, but Arrow disarms her, warning her the killing her own father is not something she can come back from. While they fight, Frank picks up the crossbow and shoots Helena in the shoulder. Arrow knocks Frank out and carries the Huntress to safety.Helena awakens at the Arrow hideout, the ballistic mesh in her jacket saved her life. She insists that they should have killed Frank, as his legal connections will make it impossible to keep him locked up. Oliver assures her that the police found her laptop, he will be spending the rest of his life in prison. Helena tells Oliver that she now realizes that justice and revenge are two different things, but it is revenge that she is after. She warns him to stay out of her way.Diggle finds Oliver at Big Belly Burgers. They discuss love, and Diggle shares that he believes it's about finding the right person, and not molding someone else into who you want them to be. Oliver comments on how he blew his chance with Laurel, and Diggle tells him that he will meet the right person when he is ready.Felicity returns to Walter's office with the notebook. She tells him that the pages are not empty, just written on a special kind of ink that can only be visible through ultraviolet lighting. It appears to be the same list that Robert gave to Oliver.Tommy visits Oliver at Queen Manor. He admits that Malcolm cut him off, but he was too proud to ask for help. Oliver offers to share his trust fund, but Tommy would prefer an actual job, as he is learning to be responsible. Oliver offers him the position of general manager of his new club.As the Huntress appears to leave town on her motorcyle, Oliver muses that she will likely cross paths with Arrow again.
12 Dec 2012Description ▼
Oliver has to deal with the fact that there's a copycat on the street dispensing justice. The first victim is Adam Hunt who Oliver put out of business some months ago. Det. Quentin Lance quickly concludes that the killer, who uses black arrows, is not the Hood, as he calls Oliver. Things become deadly serious when the Black Arrow takes a group of innocent people hostage threatening to kill one every hour until the Arrow is apprehended. Meanwhile, Oliver is surprised that the family no longer has their annual Christmas party and offers to re-institute what was once a Queen family tradition. In flashbacks, we learn that the island on which Oliver lived for 5 years was once a Chinese prison.
16 Jan 2013Description ▼
Open at a huge fire. A person dressed as a firefighter shoots fire accelerant at another firefighter, causing him to go up in flames. It's been six week since Walter's kidnapping and Digs tells Queen there is no update. They both realize he's likely dead. Digs wants them to get back to work on the names in the book, but Queen thinks his family should be his priority. We flash back to the island and Queen fleeing as soon as Yao Fei begins to fight the masked man. He turns back and sees Fei knocked out and carried away. Lance stops by with a representative from the fire department to tell Joanna her brother Danny was killed a fire. Queen tries to cheer up Moira but she seems pretty down. Queen and Thea swap Walter stories. She hopes he's having a midlife crisis and isn't dead. On TV they see a report that since the man in the hood stopped patrolling the streets crime is on the rise. Joanna tells Laurel she thinks Danny might have been murdered. She shows her evidence that the way he died doesn't fit with the circumstances of the blaze. Laurel takes evidence to her father. It seems that at least once other firefighter was killed when his suit burned hotter than the fire being fought. Lance wants to leave it with the fire department. Lance had the phone he got from Arrow analyzed, but it's a dead-end. Laurel snags the phone and places a call to Queen, saying "I need your help." Laurel is visited by Arrow. Using a devise to disguise his voice Arrow tells her he'll "look into" Danny's case. Queen tells Digs about his contact with Laurel and asks him to look into Danny. He wants Digs to alert the police to anything he finds. Digs wants Arrow to get back to work. Tommy wants to throw a fundraiser for the fire department. Queen is impressed with his friend's new attitude. Joanna is still working and Laurel wants her to take some time off. Lance confronts Laurel about taking the Arrow phone. She tells him she spoke with Arrow about Danny. Moira is pressured by the COO to take over as CEO. He's worried about the public perception of Queen Consolidated once again having a CEO disappear under strange circumstances. Moira sends him off and tells Queen she's not ready. Digs has found a pickup truck he can link to the fire deaths. Queen pauses when Digs tells him this is a time for Arrow. Back in a flashback we see Queen hunted by a masked man with a weapon. He seems to be trapped. Arrow arrives at the scene of a fire just after the killer tosses a firefighter into a blaze. Arrow notices a tattoo on his wrist but he manages to escape. Another island flashback. Queen tries to attack the masked man and ends up rolling down a hill into a stream. Queen calls Laurel as Arrow. He tells her what vehicle the killer drives and about a certain tattoo and scar. Digs isn't happy Queen left Laurel by herself to battle the killer. This leads to a brief fight between the two as Digs tries to figure out what is wrong with Queen. He thinks the other archer got into his head. Queen talks to Laurel about her relationship with Tommy and her not wanting him to have a drawer at her place. She isn't sure she's ready for the step-up in commitment. Laurel speaks with Fie Chief Raines. She references the fire house that had the Firefly tattoos. Three of them have been killed in the past six weeks. Another member of the group, Garfield Linze, died two years earlier in a famous building fire at Noddel Towers which claimed the lives of dozens of civilians and six firefighters. The fire happened because of faulty building materials. The chief isn't interested in Laurel's questions. Laurel calls the Arrow phone afterwards and tells him she's at a dead-end. Arrow says "It's my turn." On the island Queen wakes up in the water and sees the attacker he fought with is dead. Thea wants to get her mother out of the house. She's upset that Moira is no longer acting like her mother. Queen talks to Digs about what happened to him during his battle with the other archer. In past years he'd never been worried about death because he had nothing to lose. But his life is different now because of what would happen to his loved ones if they lose him. Digs thinks having something to live for should give him an edge. Queen suggests that perhaps Linze wasn't actually killed in the fire. At the benefit Laurel and Queen talk to Raines about the Noddel fire. He says it was the worst he'd ever seen. Linze begged him to send his unit back in but he wouldn't do it. Raines doesn't think Linze could have survived the fire. At that exact moment Linze shows up behind them and starts setting the place on fire. Linze covers Raines in accelerant and Queen runs off. Linze blames Raines for what happened to him. Just before Linze can set Raines on fire Arrow shows up. Arrow offers to get him help but Linze walks right into the fire. The media is hailing Arrow as a hero. Moira is taking over as CEO and seems to be in slightly better spirits. Joanna is finally taking a leave of absence. She gives Laurel her brother's badge. She wants her to give it to Arrow as a thank-you. Lance apologizes to Laurel and gets the Arrow phone back from her. But after a second he rethinks it and hands it back. We see that a speaker has been placed in phone. The next time Laurel speaks to Arrow the police should be able to listen in. Back on the island Queen has decked himself out in the gear of the masked man. He finds keys and a map. Queen tells Digs it's time to return to the list.
11Trust But Verify
23 Jan 2013Description ▼
Open with a masked man robbing a armored car. At least one guard appears to be killed. Tommy comes over for breakfast and Queen tells him about his mother acting erratically. Queen sees a news report about the robbery. Queen tells Diggle the technique used to rob the armored trucks (the third-such robbery this month) reminds him of a military procedure he saw while researching a security firm called Blackhawk. It's run by a man on the list named Ted Gainer. Gainer was Diggle's commanding officer during his first tour in Iraq and he's not happy the man is on the list. Queen flashes back to the island. Wearing the hood of the man he killed he enters the camp. He tells them he supposed to be transporting a prisoner and a man takes him toe the east camp. At the last minute Fyers gets onto the jeep with Queen. Tommy is hard at work on the club. His father calls and says he's proud his tough love appears to be paying off and wants to have dinner. Arrow breaks into Blackhawk headquarters and tells Gainer he wants to have a conversation. Diggle appears behind Gainers and points a gun at Arrow. Arrow disappears and Gainer tells Diggle he's hired. Diggle asks if he knows why the vigilante might be targeting him but Gainer has no answer. Queen is furious with Diggle who still doesn't trust Robert Queen's book. Diggle says Queen owes him the chance to prove Gaines is innocent. Back in an island flashback Fyers asks Queen a question to make sure he's legit. Queen seems to pass. Moira and Thea go shopping. In the car Moira gets a call from Malcolm. Moira tells her daughter she cut short their day together. Tommy tells Laurel about dinner with his father. Malcolm tells Moria she needs to shut down her friend Karl Ballard, who is trying to gentrify a neighborhood. In return she wants proof Walter is still alive. Gaines re-introduces Diggle to Paul Knox, who works at Blackhawk. Diggle doesn't seem to care for the man. Queen is having trouble getting into Blackhawk's system. Thea comes in and thinks that Moira and Malcolm are an item. She tells him that before Queen and his father were shipwrecked she suspected something was going on between the two of them. Queen doesn't buy that Moira would cheat on Walter. Queen asks Moira about her history with Malcolm. She tells him Robert was unfaithful and makes him promise not to tell Thea. She says her relationship with Malcolm is simply about seeking business advice. Back on the island Queen is taken to a place where prisoners are kept. Fyers hits him over the head, clearly having been aware it was Queen the entire time. Queen asks Felicity to help him crack the Blackhawk security fob, lying to her about the reason. At the end of dinner Malcolm asks Tommy to help him shutdown his dead mother's free clinic. Tommy is furious and won't do it. Malcolm tells Laurel that Tommy's mother was killed by gunshot to the head. Diggle asks Gaines about Knox. Gaines gave him a job to help him out. Felicity calls Queen and tells him she's gotten through the security and found evidence that Blackhawk is behind the armored car heists. We see the next armored car robbery. Arrow shows up to intervene and we see that Knox is one of the robbers. One of the Blackhawk guys is hit with an arrow. During Thea's party Diggle and Queen talk about the heist. Diggle thinks if anybody at Blackhawk is involved it is Knox. Thea's friends give her some designer drugs. She goes upstairs to take it to her room. Malcolm shows Moira a picture of Walter. Thea sees this and thinks this is more evidence she's cheating. Thea is furious with her mother, walks away and looks down at the drugs. Knox catches Diggle snooping around. He mentions somebody hacking their system and puts him in cuffs. Diggle sees that Gaines is with him. Gaines calls the robberies his "mission" and asks Diggle to join the mission. Since Arrow stopped what was to be their final mission and took out one of their men, they need Diggle to join the team for one more heist. Diggle says no, but Gaines shows him they have Carly in custody. They'll kill her if Diggle doesn't help. Queen is listening to all of this. Ata the next robbery Diggle turns the tide of Gaines' men. He hits Knox with a grenade and makes his escape. Just before Knox can shoot Carly, Arrow shows up to save the day. Gaines pulls a gun on Diggle and Arrow puts an arrow in his chest. Diggle tells Queen he knew he'd be coming. We see a stoned Thea behind the wheel. She loses control of her car and crashes into a ditch. Queen and Moira rush to Thea's side in the hospital. Laurel and Tommy talk about Malcolm. He tells her his father only cares about himself. Diggle apologizes to Queen for being wrong about Gaines. Queen says he has no doubts about making him his partner. They cross off Gaines' name from the list. The police arrest Thea for driving under the influence of narcotics. Back on the island Fyers tells Queen his trust in Fei was misplaced. One of Fyers' men takes his hood off and we see that it is Fei.
30 Jan 2013Description ▼
Open with Arrow chasing a drug dealer who sells something called Vertigo. The guy admits he's supplied by someone named The Count. Queen tells Digs how fired-up he is to get this Count. Digs reminds him that Thea's hearing is coming up in a few hours. Outside the courthouse Thea is bombarded by a huge media throng. Thea has worked out a plea arrangement with the prosecutor but the judge denies the deal, saying he wants to make her the poster child for the city's Vertigo problem. The Queen's attorney gets to work on an appeal, but tells the family to be prepared for her to do jail time. Queen flashes back to being behind bars on the island. He tells Fei to let him go, reminding him that he returned for him. Fei says "I can't" and walks away. Queen drops by the police station and meets with a vice detective named Hall he knew from their younger days. She is aware of the Count's name and shows him a file. She gently asks him to let the police handle the situation. Lance notices Queen is snooping around and asks Hall about it. In order to make an example the Count injects pure Vertigo directly into the blood stream of the dealer from the opening scene. This apparently creates agonizing pain for hours or days and eventually causes the person's heart to give out. The Count hands him a gun with one bullet, giving him the option to take revenge or end the misery. The man shoots himself. The Count finds it "interesting" that Arrow is coming for him. Laurel and Tommy discuss their radically opposite schedules. Queen shows up and asks Laurel about Thea's judge. He wants her to see if her father can help. Laurel tells Lance she sees potential in Thea and doesn't think she needs prison. Lance says he'll make a few calls. Queen meets with his Bratva connections to try and get connected with The Count. He says he's interested in the drug business. In exchange for the help they ask him to kill a man. Queen obliges. This leads to a flashback to the island. Fei brings Queen to an organized fighting circle Fyers is using for unite cohesion. Fei shoves him into the circle and it appears they are to fight. Back in present day Queen puts the body of the man he seemingly had just killed into his trunk. He places his finger under the man's chin and he pops back to life. Queen tells Diggs that in order not to blow his Bratva connection his plan is to meet with The Count as himself, then follow him to his hideout. Laurel and Queen talk to Thea about her legal situation. Thea says the judge has agreed to two years of probation and community service, provided Laurel supervises her. Thea says she doesn't want to do it and Queen is furious. After Laurel leaves Thea says essentially that she wants to go to jail to ruin Moira's life. Queen tells her their father admitted he was a liar on the boat. Moira overhears this and is upset with Queen. Queen and Diggs meet with The Count. Queen says he wants to have something to offer his nightclubs customers. The Count tells him that 56 people died to perfect his product. Lance and Hall pull up with several vehicles to bust the meeting. The Count gets away, on his way injecting Queen in the chest with what we assume is the pure form of Vertigo. Queen and Diggs manage to get away. Diggs mixes up some kind of medicine and gives it to Queen. During a flashback Queen recalls his fight with Fei. Fei beats him severely, then does the fake death move on Queen. Queen wakes up from his Vertigo state, with Diggs telling him that The Count only got a half dose into him. Queen's told that The Count got away but they have a sample of what he injected into him. Lance and Hall pay Queen a visit. Hall says she saw him at the scene. Queen tells them he was working on getting The Count. Lance says if they spot him at another deal he'll be put in jail. Moira tells Thea she had been lying to her about Robert because she wanted to preserve her positive memory of him. They appear to make up. Queen is still suffering some effect from his overdose. He collapses on the stairs. During another island flashback we see Fei dump Queen into the river in full view of Fyers. In present day Diggs wants to take Queen to the hospital. He declines. Queen brings the Vertigo to Felicity for analysis, hoping she can tell him what part of the city it was made. She finds it was made near an abandoned juvenile detention center. Against Diggs' wishes Queen goes after The Count. Unable to handle his bow because of the overdose Arrow has to fight his way through The Count's soldiers. As he makes his way up to the area where the drug is being made the police arrive. Arrow fights with The Count and begins injecting him with his own product. At this moment Lance arrives. Arrow shoves The Count away and leaves the scene. Thea comes to her senses and decides to take the deal working for Laurel. Hall gives Queen a call with word The Count has been arrested and put out of business. We see the Count battling for his life in a hospital. Another island flashback: When Queen hits the water he wakes up and is able to swim to shore. In his pocket he finds a map Fei has slipped in there. In present day Felicity asks Queen to meet her. After asking if she can trust him, Felicity shows him a book identical to his father's. She says she got it from Walter, who told her it belongs to Moira. Felicity thinks the list cost Walter his life.
06 Feb 2013Description ▼
Cyrus Vanch, a gangter incarcerted for drug running, human trafficking, racketeering, and murder, is released from Iron Heights prison on a technicality and his girlfriend Vivian picks him up. They then go to the mansion of Cyrus' lawyer, George Wolfman. Cyrus accuses George of botching his trial, leading to his incarceration. George cites the Hood vigilante taking down Frank Bertinelli and China White, and the Huntress murdering White's boss, as "contingencies that couldn't be anticipated." Cyrus hugs him in understanding, claiming that all is forgiven... then stabs him with a switchblade and appropriates the mansion as his own. At the Arrowcave, Oliver shows Diggle the notebook he got from Felicity. Diggle finds it suspicious that Moira would have a copy of her late husband's list, but Oliver attempts to write it off as a coincidence. Diggle understands Oliver wanting to believe that his mother is innocent, but the evidence is suggesting otherwise, especially Walter's recent disapperance. Using the map he stole from the mercanary camp, Oliver comes upon the remains of a downed cargo plane. As he attempts to loot the supply cache, an Australian man in commando gear drops down from a hole in the ceiling and holds a sword to Oliver's throat. Oliver tells him that Yao Fei sent him. At the police station, Quentin and his commanding officer, Lt. Pike, are arguing over Quentin's recent change of assignment. Quentin insists he is getting close to catching the Hood, but Pike notes that the vigilante has done a lot of good in recent months, and demand for his capture is beginning to wane. Moira is getting ready to leave Queen Manor when Oliver tactfully confronts her about the notebook. He claimes to have looked up the names online and discovered they are all bad people. Moira tells Oliver that prior to his death, Robert kept a list of people who owed him favors. She reminds him that Robert kept many secrets from the family. She proceeds to destroy the notebook, citing that Walter's disappearance as proof that the only way to keep the family safe is to stop asking questions. Thea begins her CNRI internship with Laurel, and is introduced to Anastasia, who is on pro bono sabbatical from her high-paying law firm. Anastasia tells Laurel about Cyrus's recent release from prison. Laurel protests, but the District Attorney is adamant that there is nothing they can do without new evidence. As she plans her next move, she gets a call from Tommy, inviting her to join in sampling some chefs who are being auditioned for the club, but Laurel says that she has to call someone and says that she'll go out with him the next night. Oliver returns to the Arrowcave and tells Diggle about the destruction of the notebook. Diggle sees it as a confirmation that Moira is hiding something, and says that if it were anyone else, Oliver would be donning the Green Arrow hood and confronting them. Their conversation is interrupted when Laurel calls Oliver's ghost phone. Laurel tells him that she needs evidence that will put Vanch back behind bars. Oliver points out that he doesn't gather evidence but Laurel insists that The Hood is the only one who can help her. As Oliver leaves to help her, Diggle asks if he is just using this as an excuse to run away from the truth about Moira. Oliver refuses to dignify this with a response. CTU tech Kelton informs Quentin that after listening in on the bugged cell phone, he's confirmed that Laurel is meeting with The Hood. Quentin heads to Pike's office, saying that if there is a task force, he wants to be on it. Vanch tells Vivian that with White and Bertinelli out of the picture, there is a power vaccuum in Starling City's underworld, and he plans on filling it. He plans to do "something spectacular" to earn the respect of the other gangs. While they converse, Arrow sneaks into Vanch's mansion, takes out a few of his guards and ends up shooting an arrow into a wall near him. Vanch pulls out the arrow and tells Vivian his plan is to get rid of Arrow. Laurel and Tommy are preparing to go out when Laurel gets a call from The Hood. He tells her that he has evidence on Vanch and to meet him at the Winnick Building. Meanwhile, Quentin listens in and then tells his task force that they're to use rubber bullets to keep Laurel unharmed, but to do whatever it takes to capture The Hood. As he prepares to go, Lucas warns Quentin that Laurel won't be happy when she learns that her father used her as bait. Quentin insists that Laurel is disobeying his orders to stay away from the vigilante. Meanwhile, Laurel tells Tommy that she has some work to take care of and will meet him in a few hours. When Moira's regular chauffer mysteriously calls in sick, Diggle arranges to take his place. She has him drop her off at a restaurant. Once she goes inside, Diggle follows her in only to discover that she's attending a friend's birthday party. When Moira asks why he's there, Diggle says that he looking for the restroom. Laurel meets The Hood on the roof of Winnick Building and he gives her the recording he made of Vanch's plans. Quentin and his men storm the roof and The Hood grabs Laurel and uses her as a shield. After giving her a whispered apology, The Hood leaps off the roof to the patio below and ducks into the building. Quentin recklessly charges after him, but The Hood knocks him out and makes his escape. At the precinct, Laurel expresses her outrage at being manipulated. When Quentin reminds her that she disobeyed his orders, Laurel points out that he bugged the phone after warning her and he wanted her to contact The Hood, and his obsession is leading him down a self-destructive path. Quentin tells her that he will need the ghost phone back. Disgusted, Laurel slams it down on the desk and walks away. Oliver tells Diggle about the ambush, and Diggle suggests that Oliver "cannot see straight" with either Laurel or Moira. He has been surveilling Moira, because someone with an unbiased perspective needs to keep an eye on her. Oliver initially disapproves, but Diggle convinces him that there is nothing wrong with driving her around for a few days. Laurel tells Tommy about how her father used her as bait to entrap The Hood. Tommy disapproves of her meeting the Hood, saying that even if he has helped her, he's still a killer. He says he can sympathize with her over the fact that someone close to her has been lying. The next morning, Cyrus is watching a news report on the failed sting against The Hood when Vivian informs him of a hot tip she received from their mole in the police department: they can use Laurel as bait to bring The Hood to them. Tommy visits Oliver at the manor and tells him what happened with Laurel. Oliver is surprised that Laurel is lying to Tommy, and Tommy points out that Laurel has always been intrigued by bad boys like The Hood. Trying to reassure his friend, Oliver tells Tommy to fix things with Laurel before it's too late. The commando tells Oliver that he has been working with Yao Fei for months, trying to find a way off the island. They found the airfield but Yao Fei was compromised and forced to work with Fyers. The man then gives Oliver a ninjato and admits that he'll need someone to help him take the airfield now that Yao Fei is gone. However, if Oliver is supposed to have his back, he needs to make sure he can cover it. The two spar, with Oliver being easily overpowered. Oliver insists that he's no soldier and that he only killed the mercenary by accident, and he ran when Yao Fei told him to. Disgusted, the man knocks him unconscious with one punch. Laurel is leaving a message of apology for Tommy when someone knocks at her door. When she answers it, two of Cyrus' men break in. Laurel manages to fend them both off and runs for the door, only for Cyrus to step in and taser her unconscious. Diggle drops off Moira at who she claims is her accountant. Once she goes inside, Diggle follows her and sneaks into a supply closet next to the office. Using a listening device, Diggle overhears Moira talking to Malcolm Merlyn, telling him that she's made sure that Carl Ballard won't interfere with "the undertaking." Malcolm then tells Moira to get rid of the wreckage of Robert's yacht, saying that there's no need to look for evidence of sabotage even though Moira is sure that it happened. Malcolm's bodyguard comes into the closet and sees Diggle, and asks what he's doing there. Diggle claims that he was looking for a place to smoke and shows him the cigarette lighter that he substituted for the listening device. When Tommy returns to the apartment, he finds it in disarray and discovers The Hood's transmitter arrow stuck in the wall. He takes it to Quentin and they play back a recording of Cyrus telling them to send The Hood to meet with him. Quentin realizes that only someone in the squad could have overheard his earlier conversation with Laurel about The Hood and her connection to the vigilante. He tells Tommy that he can't trust his own men and says that he has to make a call. Diggle plays Oliver the recording of the conversation between Moira and Malcolm, and Oliver is shocked that the accident with the yacht was no accident. However, he insists that Moira couldn't have been involved. Diggle doesn't believe it and figures that the recording shows that she's involved, but they're interrupted when Quentin calls on the cell phone. He asks The Hood to help him since Vanch kidnapped Laurel. Oliver awakens to find that he has been tied to a chair. The commando reiterates that he needs someone else to help him retake the airfield, but Oliver is too weak to be of any use to him. He now plans to kill Oliver so he can't be captured and reveal his location to Fyers. Oliver finally injures his hands to pull himself free of the ropes and then punches his captor. Surprised and impressed, the man introduces him as Slade Wilson and says that Oliver might have some fight in him after all. The Hood meets Quentin on a roof and the detective admits that he hates everything that the vigilante stands for. However, because there is a security leak in the precinct, he has no one else to turn to. The Hood admits that Vanch's mansion is too heavily fortified to take on alone, and tells Quentin that he'll have to help him. At the home, Vanch tells Laurel that her time is running out and that he has trained men placed around the house. He's unaware that The Hood is already on the grounds, taking out the men in ones and twos. Meanwhile, Vanch tells Laurel that he's confirmed that The Hood always carries 24 arrows and flechettes... and he has 25 men armed with automatic weapons. A guard captures The Hood when he runs out of weapons and brings him to Vanch. Vanch orders his man to kill the vigilante, but Quentin arrives, kills the last man, and prepares to shoot Vanch. Oliver reminds him that he's a cop, not a vigilante, and Quentin gets control of himself and punches Vanch out while the vigilante slips away. Quentin takes Laurel back to the station and makes sure that she's okay, and then offers to drive her home. His daughter refuses, saying that she doesn't want to be around him as long as she can't trust him. As Laurel goes to her car, The Hood steps out and asks if she's okay. She says that she is and that her father has the phone back. Laurel assures the vigilante that she knew the risk, but Oliver refuses to let her take them. As Tommy runs up, Oliver slips into the shadows. Relieved that she's alive and unharmed, Tommy hugs Laurel and assures her that nothing else matters as long as she's okay. Slade warns Oliver that he'll kill him if he ruins his escape attempt, but Oliver points out that if he's dead then Slade will have nobody else to help him. When he asks what they should do next, Slade tells him to pick out a weapon from his supplies. When Oliver goes through them, he finds the black-orange Deathstroke mask and assumes that Slade was the man who tortured him. Slade reveals that he is a member of Team 7, an elite division of the Australian Special Forces, hence the unique mask design. He and a partner were sent to the island to extract Yao Fei, but the partner ended up going rogue. It was this ex-partner, not Slade, that tortured Oliver and captured Yao Fei. Oliver reviews Diggle's recording and is devastated to learn of Moira's complicity in his father's death. Diggle suggests that blind trust can be dangerous and they figure that they need to know what "the undertaking" is and how Moira is involved. Oliver suits up and says that he's going to talk with his mother. Moira is holding a meeting in her office when The Hood swings in through the window and takes out the guards. He then turns to Moira, accuses her of failing the city.
13 Feb 2013Description ▼
Picking up where the previous episode left off, Arrow has just crashed into Moira's office. He asks about Walter's disappearance. She eventually pulls out a gun and gets off several shots. At least one seems to hit Arrow, who leaves behind a blood stain. In the building parking garage, Felicity starts her car and finds Queen waiting for her. He asks her to take him to his hideout. Digs begins to work on Queen with her help. We flashback to Wilson on the island training Queen in hand to hand combat. Queen is struggling. Later Wilson shows him a map of the island. The airstrip is heavily guarded, but the biggest issue is a guard tower with bulletproof glass. It will Queen's job to take out the sniper. The next day Queen ends up stepping on a mine. Just as they're discussing whether Wilson can disarm it, several soldiers head towards them. Wilson leaves him and Queen pretends to be one of the soldiers. Wilson returns and takes out the soldiers, placing one of them on top of the mine so Queen can escape. Elsewhere on the island Fyers asks Fei to help him train some new arrivals. That night Queen tells Wilson about Laurel and his infidelity. Wilson says the man who tortured him used be his partner. His name was Billy and he was the godfather to Wilson's son. Regardless, Billy turned his back on him in favor of Fyers. Queen and Wilson arrive at the airstrip. Back in present day Digs stitches up Queen. He seems to think Queen will be okay. She tells him she suspected all along that Queen was Arrow. Back to the flashback: As Wilson takes out guards Queen makes his way to the tower. The guard gets the jump on Queen and has him at gunpoint. In present day Queen begins to take a turn for the worse. Digs has to shock him back to life. Wilson shows up at the last minute to save Queen before the guard can make a phone call. Queen's job is to stay in the tower and not let anybody inside. After Wilson leaves Queen picks up the phone and places a call to Laurel. He hears her voice a few times but cannot say anything. Just then, Wilson appears and smashes the phone in case it is being monitored. Queen is able to help them with a phone verification code. Wilson tells Queen he'll be ordering an air strike. Queen says he's tired of thinking only of himself and refuses to let Fei die. Wilson gives him three hours to return or he'll leave without him. Digs tells Felicity about having to protect a warlord when he was in the military. In an ensuing firefight he ended up killing a teenager. Back on the island Queen finds Fei in a tent and tells him they have a way off the island. Fei won't leave, saying the reason is a "who." Fyers walks in and Fei knocks Queen out. We see Wilson tell the plane it is clear to land. Fyers tries to figure out why Queen would return. Queen asks whether he'll be fighting Fei again and is told he is to be executed. Billy starts beating Queen, who tells the hooded man he knows who he used to be. At this point arrives and gets into a fight with Billy. Wilson kills his former friend, but moments later is shot by Fyers. Queen helps the two escape just as the plane leaves. Back at Wilson's hideout they talk about the next step. Wilson thinks Queen has progressed and they might have a chance of surviving. Fyers speaks with his boss over a phone and assures him the complications won't be a problem. Fei walks up and is told he has five minutes. We see that his daughter has been captured. She is the reason he's been loyal to Fyers. In present day Queen wakes up. Using some new computers she's brought in Felicity manages to hack the police crime lab and order Queen's blood sample destroyed. She isn't going to join them, per say, but wants to help find Walter. She leaves for the bathroom and Digs says he's worried about being able to protect Felicity. On top of all that, Digs says that he's still not sure what Moira is hiding or how much she's involved with the book with the names. Queen (still in denial that his own mother is involved in the dissapearance of Walter as well as the book with names and the sabotage of his father's yacht) makes it clear that his mother is off limits, at least until they learn more. Queen returns home and is informed by Detective Lance and his family that his mother was attacked by the vigilante. After Lance leaves, Queen embraces Moria and assures her that the vigilante will never come after her again.
20 Feb 2013Description ▼
Open with a museum guard helping a man steal a large jewel because an explosive device was placed around his neck. Felicity is concerned by Queen's decisions with regard to going after people on the list. We flash to the island and Queen bringing water to Wilson whose bullet wound is getting infected. Queen remembers some herbs Fei had in the cave that "healed everything." He leaves to get them. Moira meets with an old friend named Frank. She tells him wants to get out of the undertaking. The two of them began the undertaking to fix the city and have seen it get away from them. He seems to agree. Digs expresses concern about Felicity to Digs. Felicity walks in and Queen tries to put her at ease about his Arrow process. A news report talks about a criminal named the Dodger who steals using explosive collars. Queen asks Felicity to help them take him down. We see what appears to be the Dodger (James Callis) attempting to move his latest theft. The man attempts to rob Dodger, who promptly takes out his men and shoots him in the head. Queen, Digs and Felicity talk about how to approach the Dodger. Felicity asks about Carly, who is waiting on them. This leads to Digs agreeing to ask Carly on a date if Queen asks out McKenna Hall. Felicity suggests they bug Hall's phone in order to find out what the police know about the Dodger. Digs awkwardly asks Carly out and she seems 100 percent into the idea. They agree to dinner that night. Laurel and Thea get mugged. The guy gets Thea's purse but a piece of his wallet chain gets snagged on a fence. Queen plants a bug on Hall's cell phone when she steps away from her desk. He then asks if she wants to have dinner with him. She is free that night. We flashback to the island. Queen grabs the herbs and then turns around to find a badly beaten man stumble into the cave. He says: "help me." Queen and Digs listen to a conversation where Hall talks about the man we saw the Dodger murder. Felicity finds out online that he was probably a potential fence. Thea is striking out trying to track down information about the wallet. A nervous Queen tells her he has a date. Thea is surprised to get a call back about a possible suspect and calls Laurel with a name, Roy Harper. During Digs and Carly's date he accidentally brings up his brother and she wonders if perhaps the whole thing is too complicated. During their date Hall starts grilling Queen about the island. She points out that those years must have changed him and he agrees. Hall is called away from dinner for work. Queen calls Felicity and has her activate the bug on Hal's phone. Back in our flashback the beaten man tells Queen he's an exchange student who got lost during a fishing trip with his class. He tells a suspicious Queen he was the only one who made it and that he was beaten by soldiers. While Dodger shows the jewel to a new fence the Hall and her team police raid the building. Dodger gets out of the building but runs into Arrow outside. Just as Arrow begins to chase him he sets off an explosive that allows him to escape. Queen has Felicity search for the type of antiquity Dodger prefers. There is a fundraising auction the following night for the Starling City Cancer Society Queen thinks they could use to lure him out. Lance questions Harper with Laurel and Thea watching through the one-way glass. Harper says his mother was hooked on Vertigo and is no longer the same, medically. He's been stealing to try and get on top of her medical bills. Thea thinks they should let him go. Frank tells Moira he's arranged a meeting for her. Felicity has put a GPS device in the Queen family's broach they've donated as bait. Felicity sees the broach is on the move and stops the Dodger who has it in his pocket. He says he's going to take the item. A few moments later Felicity approaches the guy with one of the explosive collars around her neck. She says "I think we have a problem." The Dodger told her if she calls the police it will go off. Digs works on deactivating the device while Queen leaves to track the Dodger. Queen steals a motorcycle and speeds off, with Felicity guiding him via the GPS. Queen catches up to the Dodger's car and fires something into a rear tire which forces the vehicle to flip. The Dodger gets out holding a remote for the device around Felicity's neck. He says if Queen touches him, she'll die. Queen quickly severs his median nerve and takes it from him. Almost simultaneously Digs disarms and removes the explosive. Back in the flashback the beaten man demands Queen untie him. Queen agrees and has him turn around. Queen puts his knife to the ropes, then stops. He says he can't do it because he doesn't know who the man is, then leaves him. Digs tells Carly he's having a tough time with dating and she thinks perhaps he's thinking too much. He agrees and kisses her. Thea pays Harper a visit at his home. He knows all about her bio. He gives her back her purse and before she leaves tells her she shouldn't fall for every sob story somebody like him tells the cops. Queen tells Hall that when she talked to him about the island it reminded him of hard decisions he had to make. He wonders if he's worthy of actually being with anyone. This of course leads to them kissing and her telling him "you are." Lance stops by her desks and says she wants him to help him on the vigilante investigation. Back to our flashback. Queen returns to Wilson, who asks him if he got into any trouble. "No," Queen responds. "Not a bit." Moira meets with the Triads leader and asks her to kill Malcolm.
16Dead to Rights
27 Feb 2013Description ▼
Open with an assassin named Barrera arriving in town via helicopter. Arrow is waiting and the two proceed to fight, with Arrow eventually killing him with an arrow to the chest and taking his cell phone. Digs is helping to train Felicity so she can handle herself in tough spots. Queen returns and asks Felicity to hack Barrera's phone so they can find out who Barrera was in town to kill. During an island flashback Queen and Wilson talk about how they might be able to get off the island. Wilson thinks there's no way, while Queen suggests taking a stab at fixing the airplane radio. Queen and Hall stop by Tommy's for a birthday dinner with Laurel. Malcolm (John Barrowman) stops by unannounced with a present for Tommy in a Tiffany box. Tommy asks for time alone with his father and they walk into the hall. Malcolm is receiving an award and wants Tommy to be there. Tommy says he isn't interested and hands him back the invitation. We see the Triad leader (Kelly Hu) asking Deadshot if he'll come out of retirement and kill Malcolm for her. He references his eye not being "what it used to be" and she hands him a device that will correct his vision. Malcolm tells Queen Consolidated's board that his plan is almost to fruition. Moira says they are with him. Felicity finds out the last number the Barrera dialed is a restaurant in Chinatown. Queen and Tommy go to the restaurant for dinner. They talk about Malcolm and Tommy says Queen's father was more of a dad to him than his father. Queen excuses himself and walks to the back where some mafia business is taking place, shutting down the lights and knocking one of the men out. One of the guys tells Queen (who speaks in perfect Chinese) the hit is supposed to take place the following day. Back on the island Queen seems to have fixed the radio. Wilson calls in a Mayday and asks for rescue. It doesn't seem that they can call out. Queen calls Lance as Arrow with word about the hit going down the following day. Lance tells him to call back with a name. We see the Triad and Deadshot organizing the hit on Malcolm. It is to take place when Malcolm receives his award. Tommy tells Laurel he's decided to go to his father's award presentation. Before the ceremony Malcolm asks Moira if they can talk after the ceremony. Malcolm is introduced as the city's Humanitarian of the Year. We see that Triads are posing as waiters. Queen and Hall talk about fitting a possible relationship into already busy lives. Felicity finally gets into Barrera's phone and Digs tells Queen. Queen bails on his date and calls Lance with the name. During Malcolm's speech he admits to failing his city thus far but promises to be better. The Triads turn off the power and people begin to exit. Malcolm realizes what is happening and heads to the second floor with Tommy. Arrow fights off the Triad gunmen and moves to his panic room. Arrow then gets into a fight with the Triad boss. Malcolm fights off a few would-be attackers and his son his stunned by his father can do. Arrow finally gets the jump on the Triad boss, but as he stands over her with arrow drawn Hall comes up from behind him with a gun. Deadshot manages to hit Malcolm several times in the chest through the window, but he's wearing a vest. Arrow is able to escape Hall by shooting a fire extinguisher. Malcolm has been nicked and Deadshot is using his trademark poison bullets. Arrow tries to explain to Tommy what is happening to his father, but Tommy doesn't trust him. Arrow is forced to reveal his true identity to his friend and then help with a life-saving blood transfusion. Afterwards Lance and Hall asks Tommy why he listened to the Hood. Tommy says he has no idea who the masked man really is. In the flashback Wilson realizes that Queen has the radio tuned to the soldier's channel. They hear Fyers talking to his off-island benefactor and hear a reference to Scylla, a monster from the Odyssey. Wilson wants to meet this monster. Queen tells Digs about Deadshot being the reason Malcolm is in the hospital. Digs is upset that his brother's killer is still alive. Wilson and Queen see that Scylla is an anti-aircraft missile launcher. Queen arrives at the hospital. He runs into Hall, who says she's willing to give their relationship a try. Queen agrees. Malcolm wakes up and Tommy tells him what happened. Malcolm tells Tommy that after his wife died he found a man who helped him make sense of his life. He says his plan now is to help make the city a better place. Moira arrives at the door and Tommy leaves them alone. Malcolm tells her he wants to find "the traitor in our midst." Tommy and Queen talk. Tommy asks if he was every going to tell him the truth about his alter ego. Queen say he wasn't. Laurel's mother (Alex Kingston) arrives at her door saying she needs to talk. Laurel doesn't want to talk to her after all this time. She tells Laurel she has something to tell her... that Sara may still be alive.
17The Huntress Returns
20 Mar 2013Description ▼
Open at a strip club. A patron named propositioned for a private dance. In the back he sees that the girl is Helena. She is looking for her father Frank and thinks Gus, his attorney, might know something. He swears the feds stopped telling him anything but she kills him anyway. Queen's club will be opening soon. He asks Hall to be his date. Laurel sets Lance up with a surprising meeting with ex-wife Dinah, who thinks Sara is still alive. Dinah explains that based on where Queen was found she thinks it's possible she washed up on one of the other islands. She also shows him a picture taken by a tourist of a woman who looks just like Sara. Lance doesn't want to believe it. Thea runs into Roy on the street and says she might have a job for him working as a valet at Queen's club. Digs shows Queen video of Helena killing Gus. Digs thinks Helena is dangerous and Queen asks him to look into finding her. Queen comes home and finds Helena sitting with Thea on the couch. She tells him Frank just cut a deal to testify and will be getting out in protective custody in 24 hours. She wants help taking him down but Queen thinks it would be murder. Helena makes a veiled threat against Queen's family. Tommy is still having trouble getting past Queen's alter ego. Flashback to the island. Queen and Wilson discuss how what Fyers might be planning with his arsenal of missiles. Wilson thinks he has enough firepower to start a war and they need to step in and do something. There are six soldier guarding the launcher. Laurel asks Lance to at least take a look at the information Dinah put together. The night of the opening Moira tells Queen she's proud of what he's accomplished. Laurel notices that something is up with Tommy, then mentions he skipped breakfast with her parents. Tommy tells Thea that Roy starts work the following day. We see that Helena is in the club. Queen gets a note to meet Dig downstairs. Queen finds Helena with Tommy pinned down to a table. He finally agrees to help her and she lets him go. At this point viewers notice that the CW has submitted a faulty copy of this week's episode. We can hear the background music, but none of the dialogue. This continues for three minute and two full scenes... ... the dialogue returns with Tommy stopping by to see Laurel at work. He tells her Roy never showed for work. She wants to know what happened to his wrist and he gives her an obvious lie. He says he can't tell her the truth. She's particularly upset that he isn't there for her at a crucial time in her life. Thea drops by Roy's place. He says he didn't show up for work because he didn't want to accept her charity. She leaves and runs into a few muggers. Roy arrives out of nowhere in a red hooded sweatshirt and saves the day, sustaining a knife wound in the process. Helena and Queen follow a motorcade of some kind with Frank in it. Queen takes out the back of one of the vans but finds it empty. Helena goes after the other van and runs into a police ambush lead by Lance and Hall. Queen sees this and mutters "damnit" to himself. Lance and Hall question Helena and tell her they knew it was just a matter of time before she came after Frank. They say there were also looking at getting the Vigilante and offer her a deal if she gives up his real name. Helena begins talking about Oliver Queen and the way he uses people. When pushed for a specific name she doesn't budge. An alarm goes off and we see the station is full of smoke. Arrow walks in and helps lead Helena out of the building. Thea accompanies Roy to the hospital. He seems worried about getting a shot and she kisses him to take his mind off the pain. Outside the station Helena wants Queen to admit he has feelings for her. He gives her a plane ticket so she can start a new life in Europe. She takes it angrily. In another island flashback Queen and Wilson place explosives on the launcher. But Queen thinks all they have to do is remove the circuit board. Queen drops by Hall's place unannounced. He says he feels like he's letting down his friends by not having enough time. This leads to them getting in bed. Felicity tries to call Queen with information about a recent sporting goods store robbery of a high-powered crossbow. As leaves him the voicemail we see Helena walk into the room. Queen rushes to his headquarters and finds Felicity tied up. Digs arrives a moment later. Helena forced Felicty to hack he FBI database to find where Frank is being held. We see Helena force her way into Frank's safe house, taking out agent after agent. She gets upstairs and Frank jumps out a window. She follows him outside and runs into Arrow. Hall arrives at the same time and is told to wait for back-up. Helena tells Arrow she knows he won't shoot because he isn't a murderer. He says he has no choice because she plans to kill people and shoot an arrow at her chest. She catches and seems hurt he would have actually killed her. They begin to fight and Arrow gets the upper hand. But as he points his bow at Helena, Hall approaches from behind and orders him to put down the weapon. Helena uses the distraction to shoot Hall. Hall wakes up in the hospital with Queen by her side. She has a broken femur and is looking at a year of rehab. It means she'll be leaving town. Lance meets with Dinah and tells her he's "ready to listen." In an empty club Tommy and Queen talk. Queen says he was wrong to think he could have a normal life given his enormous secret. We get a final flash to the island. Queen radios Fyers that they have the circuit board. Queen suggests a trade: The board for a way off the island.
27 Mar 2013Description ▼
Open with Queen preparing to go after John Nichol, an area slumlord. But before Arrow can get to Nichol he's grabbed by someone else. Queen has Felicity look into possible suspects, because he's uncomfortable with another vigilante being loose in the city. Back on the island Queen and Wilson are working out an arrangement for Fyers to get them a boat. Roy and Thea's make out session is interrupted by a guy bringing Roy something and referencing an upcoming meeting with someone named Joe. Thea sees that Roy was brought a gun. He tells her "I owe people" but she storms out. Laurel notices that Lance and Dinah are fully engaged in the hunt for Sara. Laurel clearly doesn't think her sister is still alive. Digs thinks Queen is "scary calm." He doesn't think his friend is leading a real life at this point. Felicity calls Queen with word that a live video is being sent around. It's the new vigilante. He questions Nichols for his crimes against the community, and then shoots him. The voice says more people will answer for their crimes. Felicity is having trouble tracking the new vigilante's website. Digs shows up with word the new vigilante is The Savior, a former resident of the Glades. The next Savior video features a district attorney. The Savior references a dead wife, which points Felicity to a former city worker named Joseph Falk. Moira meets with Frank. They talk about the fact Malcolm doesn't yet know they are responsible for the assassination attempt. Frank thinks Moira should send his family away for their safety. Thea asks Laurel for advice about Roy. She tells her to "run." Laurel speaks with somebody at the Chinese embassy, looking for information about the picture her parents think could be Sara. She's told the women is in the U.S. Felicity finds the Savior's wireless signal. Queen rushes to the scene in an attempt to save the DA but can't get there in time. Felicity was out-smarted by the Savior's tech-savvy. Queen returns to HQ and tries to reassure Felicity that what happened wasn't her fault. Another island flashback: Queen and Wilson meet with Fyers. He changes the game, telling them to give him the circuit board or he'll kill Yao Fei's daughter. Laurel shows her parents that she's found the woman from the picture. It's not their daughter and Dinah is despondent. Thea drops by to see Roy. While she's there a person injects him with something and takes him away. Cut to the Savior's next video. This time it's Roy. Thea tells Queen and Tommy she has a relationship with him. Malcolm calls Moira with word that a member of the Triad has been arrested. He's agreed to reveal who tried to have him killed for a reduced sentence. Dinah isn't ready to give up looking for Sara. Lance tries to convince her to give up. Dinah admits she knew Sara was going to spend time with Queen and blames herself for Sara's death. Felicity has found the sound of a subway car on the video. The Savior has been moving around underground in the city's old subway system. Back on the island Fyers order that Yao Fei's daughter be killed. This leads to a huge fight. Queen, Wilson and Fei's daughter get away, but are forced to leave an injured Yao Fei behind. Arrow breaks into the subway system just as the Savior gives Roy ten minutes to make a case for why he should live. Roy counters that he doesn't care if he lives or dies. Just before the Savior can shoot Roy, Arrow shows up. He thinks the Savior should give Roy a second chance. Roy turns to shoot Roy. Savoir misses his first shot and Arrow put an arrow in his back. Dinah is leaving town. Before she walks out Laurel makes it clear she'd like them to keep in touch. Thea is reunited with Roy. He looks in his pocket and finds an arrowhead. Queen and Laurel talk about Roy and Thea. She tells Queen about Dinah and the search for Sara. Queen asks her if she'd like to grab coffee sometime, saying he doesn't want to be on an island anymore. Wilson and Queen return and find the circuit board is gone. Fyers was playing them all along. Moira tells Frank she had no choice but to turn over what she knew to Malcolm. Frank is killed by the Dark Archer, who thanks Moira for her loyalty. She asks him to spare Frank's family and he agrees. Queen tells Felicity she can lean on him if she ever needs someone. Queen realizes that the map of the decommissioned subway station is in his father's journal. Everything that is going on with the Dark Archer and his mother involved the Glades.
03 Apr 2013Description ▼
Open at Queen's club. We see a woman in the street out front, seemingly high on drugs. She is hit by a car. After close Lance tells Queen and Tommy a girl was mugged a few blocks from their club. She had one of their wristbands on and a Vertigo pill on her. Tommy wonders whether or not The Count is still in action. Lance pays the Count a visit in his mental hospital. Just before he get to the room Arrow drops in and asks where the drugs are coming from. We flash back to the island and Fei's daughter working out with Wilson. Queen wants to know what their plan is going forward. Digs is distracted. Queen shows Digs that the city has been inundated with a new, more dangerous version of Vertigo. Since The Count was the only person who knew the formula for the drug, he's not sure what to think. They see a news report that The Count has just escaped. The doctor tells Lance that The Count tricked him, pretending to be out of it for months. Lance is told the girl who died the other night texted Tommy before she died. There's also money suspiciously missing from Tommy bank account. Digs goes undercover to buy some Vertigo, paying with "trackable" money. Lance pays Tommy a visit asking about the dead girl. Tommy looks down and sees he got a text from her that read "Can you hook me up?" Lance asks whether he's involved in drugs and Laurel tells Tommy not to answer. Fei's daughter is training Queen by getting him to hit a bowl of water. Queen and Felicity trace Digs' cash. A mid-level dealer sells to some degenerates with an unseen boss in a car. Arrow breaks up the meeting but the boss gets away. One of the guys who just bought some Vertigo starts losing it at the aquarium. He takes some hostages. Felicity and Queen figure out what's happening at the aquarium. Queen tells her to get in touch with Digs. Digs ignores his phone while meeting with an old army buddy named Lyla. He's asking for Dead Shot's real name and gives her some information on his targets. Lance continues to ask Tommy questions. Tommy isn't cooperating. Arrow stops the druggie at the aquarium. But he dies before he can answer any questions. Fei's daughter tells Queen her father was a general in the army. She thinks Fyers wants to make Fei a scapegoat. The Chinese government screwed him over and she spent years looking for him, eventually being dumped on the island as well. Lance arrives at Tommy's club with a search warrant. His probable cause is the fact Tommy paid off a city employee to speed up the inspection process. Lance wants them to open up a locked door, the Arrow HQ. Lance goes inside and finds nothing more than storage. After Lance leaves Tommy and Queen argue over whether Queen actually thought his friend was involved in drugs. Digs shows up and Queen is furious he didn't answer his call. They argue over whether Digs should be searching for his brother's killer on his own time. It turns out the guy at the aquarium died of an allergic reaction to an anti-psychotic. Ditto the girls from Tommy's club. The Count was using medication he could get at the hospital to make his new batch. Queen wonders if perhaps The Count faked his escape and is actually still at the institution. Arrow arrives at the institution and finds The Count lying in a bed connected to a bunch of wires. A large man sneaks up from behind Arrow and knocks him out. It looks as if The Count's doctor is behind all of this. Queen wakes up to find himself strapped into a bed. The doc says he reversed engineered the drug using The Count's liver. He did it for the money. Queen is forced to drink some of the Vertigo, but manages to detonate an explosive arrow. Digs comes in at this point and helps save the day while Queen injects himself with an antidote. The doctor comes at Queen and he shoots him with an arrow. Arrow decides against killing the completely crazy Count. Queen apologizes to Tommy. Tommy doesn't like being a front for Arrow any longer and quits. Back on the island Fei's daughter shows Queen what the training was building towards. He's now strong enough to draw a bow. Teaching him to shoot will be next. Laurel finds her father at a bar drinking a soda. The drugs the dead girls got did not come from Tommy and he's worried he might have screwed things up with Laurel. She says they're okay and is happy he didn't turn to the bottle. Queen thanks Digs for having his back. He says not killing The Count is a sign he's changing. Queen shows Digs he's found Deadshot. "Were do we start," says Digs. The episode ends with Tommy asking his father for a job. The two embrace.
24 Apr 2013Description ▼
The CW being the CW, this week's episode opens without any sound. We can hear the dramatic score is included, but there is no dialogue. This continues for the first five minutes of the episode. Somebody important is shot, there's a flashback, Digs argues with someone. After five minutes the dialogue kicks back on in the middle of a conversation between Queen and Laurel. She's about to prep married couple Eric and Nancy for a deposition. They are going after dirty financial investor Edward Rasmus, who stole their future. Later that night we see one of Rasmus' henchmen enter the couple's home and shoot Eric and Nancy. Their young son Taylor escapes. Queen sees news of the murder (and Taylor's escape) on TV. Laurel is convinced Rasmus is behind the murder. Instead of letting Taylor be placed with children's services she offers to let the boy stay with her. Tommy learns that Queen and Laurel recently had lunch. We return to an island flashback where Fei's daughter is teaching Queen to shoot arrows. Romance may be budding. Queen, Digs, and Felicity talk about a plot to capture Deadshot. Digs doesn't want him captures. Queen tells them about Rasmus and Taylor. Felicity is tasked with finding a link between Rasmus and the murders. Roy tells Lance he wants to see the vigilante brought to justice. Tommy helps Taylor feel comfortable. There is a knock on the door. It's Rasus' henchman and Laurel recognizes his badge is fake. He shoots his way inside and is eventually chased off by Arrow. Lance arrives to assess the scene at Laurel's place. Tommy suggests staying with the Queen's might be the best move. Tommy and Laurel bring Taylor to Queen's place. Queen leaves and Tommy isn't happy about the fact. Roy and Thea have dinner together. He hears something about the vigilante on a scanner in his pocket and leaves the table. It turns out the scanner was Lance's radio and he planted the call to get it back. Roy is placed under arrest. Felicity learns that Rasmus is trying to leave the country. We see Digs waiting for Queen at the location where they are to take out Deadshot. His friend is late. Arrow stops Rasmus' limo. Deadshot opens fire. He hits the woman Digs was working for. Digs battles with Deadshot in the stairwell, but Deadshot gets the upper hand. He says he'd kill him but nobody is paying him to do it and taunts Digs about having killed his brother. Felicity patches up Digs. Queen returns and tells him about Rasmus. Digs is furious because Deadshot killed several agents. He thinks once again Queen chose Laurel over everybody else. Back to the island and Queen's shooting lessons. The two kiss. Moira and Laurel talk about the latter's history with Queen. Queen walks in and tells Laurel that Rasmus has been arrested and confessed with help from the vigilante. A decision is made that Tommy and Laurel should stay with the Queens. Rasmus meets with his assassin. Despite Rasmus' plea to leave Taylor alone, the man says he cannot. He kills Rasmus and leaves. As a warning not to trust him, Lance shows Roy and Thea one of the bodies attributed to the vigilante. Laurel tells Queen that she's noticed he's definitely changed since he's been home. They hug and Tommy spots this. Rasmus' assassin manages to get into the Queen's home. He uses a remote explosive to cut the power. The assassin kills several of Queen's guards as he looks for Taylor. Queen and the man fight, with Queen eventually killing him via a poker through the chest. Tommy asks Queen whether he still loves Laurel. Queen says it doesn't matter because of his lifestyle. Tommy thinks if Laurel ever found out who Queen really is she would choose him. Tommy tells Laurel he's moving out. He's not ready for the kind of commitment she's looking for. She asks why and he says that the other night made him realize he doesn't really want her. Roy tells Thea he owes "everything" to the vigilante. He thinks their lives are connected. She agrees to help him find the vigilante. Digs tells Queen "we're done" and walks out. This lead to yet another island flashback. Fei shows up at Queen's camp with Fyers' men and tells Queen his time on the island is "at an end."
01 May 2013Description ▼
Open with Arrow busting a dirty accountant. He brings the man's laptop to Felicity so she can return stolen money to its rightful owners. She asks Queen about the split with Diggs. Queen isn't interested in taking the first step to repair the relationship. We are six months into Walter's disappearance. While talking to Thea, Moira has a flashback to a meeting at their home before the stock offering. During the meeting Malcolm tells everybody that what they've been doing to fix the Glades hasn't been working. His plan is to destroy the Glades in order to completely rebuild. He tells them of a company called Unidac Industries, which is five years away from a project that could help them create a natural disaster. Queen advises Laurel to talk to Tommy and "be honest." Felicity walks in with news for Queen. Felicity has hacked King Fidelity. It looks like one of his clients was paid $2 million to kidnap Walter. The money points to a Dominic Alonzo, who runs the biggest underground casino in town. He also has a history of kidnapping. Queen thinks the only way is to access Alonzo's computer inside his casino. Felicity demands she be given the chance to pull it off. Another flashback. Robert tells Malcolm he doesn't like his idea. Malcolm remembers the death of his wife Rebecca, who was killed in the Glades. Felicity drops by Diggs' place and asks him to come back and help them with their lead on Walter. She tells him that Queen needs him, but Diggs says he's waiting to hear it from Queen himself. Laurel pays Tommy a visit at his office. She thinks they should face their problems together and wants some honesty. He tells her she "belongs with Oliver." Queen and Felicity go to Alonzo's casino, with the plan being her to get caught counting cards, get a warning from management and gain access to the system. She goes inside alone and has Queen speaking to her in her ear. Moira meets with Malcolm, who has news for her. He says the Markov device passed its beta test and is on its way to the city. He thanks her for her support and mentioned "your and I will always have a connection." He apologizes for taking Robert from her, but she takes credit for his death. Another flashback. Robert tells Moira about Malcolm's plan to destroy the Glades. He says she doesn't know who he really is and tells her a story about accidentally killing a Glades politician when he asked for a bribe. Moira makes him promise he won't let it happen. Felicity is crushing the blackjack table. A security guard brings her to see Alonzo. He kicks her out, but she manages to plant a device on his computer. He spots her ear piece and smashes it on the ground. This leads to Arrow bursting into the casino and fighting his way to Alonzo's office. Alonzo tells Arrow he heard the gunshot that killed Walter. Queen tells Moira and Thea he heard from one of Diggs' army buddies who has a connection with the FBI that Walter is dead. Moira says she needs to leave and walks out. Thea weeps in Queen's arms. Another flashback. Robert tells Frank he thinks there is an option besides killing thousands of people. Using a company called Sagittarius he has purchased about a third of the Glades. If they can purchase the rest Malcolm won't have the leverage needed to make his project work. Also in the flashback Laurel talks to Queen about wanting to move their relationship forward by living together. He likes the idea. In present day a furious Moira yells at him for breaking his word about Walter still being alive. He shows her a closed caption camera shot of Walter. He then talks about their agreement and both being "in this together" and we see that Arrow has been listening to the entire thing. Felicity returns to HQ to find Queen sitting by himself. He tells her that Walter's is actually alive and asks her to look at Malcolm's phone records. The call he made when Moira was in his office was to a housing project guarded by three men. Arrow parachutes onto the roof of the house where Walter is being held. He takes out about ten guards and enters Walter's room. He disguises his voice and tells Walter "you're going home." Walter is reunited with Moira, Thea and Queen at the hospital. We have a flash back of Robert saying good-bye to Moira before leaving on his boat. Queen is a last-minute addition to the trip. Laurel stops by to good-bye to Queen and brings him a picture of him. This is all while Queen is arranging for her sister to join him on the trip. We see that Malcolm and Frank were behind the Queen's Gambit going down. In present day Malcolm stops by the hospital asking about Walter. Queen has to bite his lip as Malcolm asks if Walter has said anything about his kidnappers. Laurel drops by looking a little flustered. She tells him about what Tommy said. She wants him to say he's not still in love with her. He says he can't, "because it wouldn't be true." Laurel gasps. Queen stops by to see Diggs and apologizes. He tells him about Moira working with Malcolm and says he needs Diggs' help to stop whatever it is they're working on.
22Darkness on the Edge of Town
08 May 2013Description ▼
Open with a masked man with arrows blowing through Unidac Industries, killing numerous scientists and security guards along the way. Queen is struggling with the news about his mother and Malcolm. Digs thinks they have to find out what Moira's up to. Queen wants to confront her but Felicity thinks it's a bad idea. Laurel tells Queen she's confused by him telling her he still has feelings for her. She wonders out loud if perhaps she still has feelings for him. He tells her nothing has changed. Walter is back home. Thea notices he doesn't yet seem like himself. Moira sees a news report about the massacre at Unidac, and that one of those killed was a world-renowned seismologist. We see an island flashback. Fei tells everybody that Feyers was about to fire bomb the entire forest. Queen hears them talking about the fact a commercial airliner will be flying overhead in 25 minutes. Fyers' plan is to destroy it. At the massacre scene Lance realizes that another copycat archer is behind what happened. Nobody who has any idea what was being worked on there is still alive. Roy and Thea watch the building from a car parked across the street. Roy is still working on finding the vigilante. Roy has an idea for a way Thea can help him get info from the police. Queen asks Moira who took Walter. He asks her to "let me help you, before you drown." The lights go out and they are both hit in the neck with tranquilizers. Queen and Moira wake up tied to chairs. Back in an island flashback Fyers tells us "my employer's" goal is to destabilize the Chinese economy by shutting down air travel. He's going to need Fei's (a rogue element from the Chinese military) help by taking responsibility for the attacks. Fei says no and Fyers starts shooting people. Thea goes to the station and asks for case files on behalf of Laurel's firm. She has a court order. She overhears Lance talking about the "copycat" and the connection to Merlyn Global. A hooded archer demands to know what is being planned. After knocking Queen around Moira admits the plan to level the Glades with an artificially created earthquake. Moira says there is no way to stop the process at this point. The archer (who looked a lot like Digs) unties their hands and leaves. Queen, Digs and Felicity come together after the mission. Queen has Felicity look into Unidac and he tells her about the plan. They figure out the copycat is connected to Merlyn Global. Back on the island we see that Fei goes along with Fyers' plan. Fyers makes a call that "it's happening," and we see the person is charge is a woman. Moira walks in on Walter speaking with Malcolm. When Walter leaves the room she wonders angrily why Malcolm is there. Tommy comes down to the station to speak with Lance as a representative of Merlyn. Laurel walks in as he is leaving. Lance is going to look into getting a warrant to look into Merlyn's computer records. Laurel tells her father about Queen being back in the picture. Felicity can't get into Merlyn's system remotely. Queen wants to get her access to the company's headquarters. Queen and Digs help Felicity sneak into Merlyn as someone making a delivery. Queen and Felicity use the elevator shaft to get to the mainframe on the 25th floor. Queen leaves for a meeting with Tommy, giving Felicity time to hack. Queen speaks with Tommy about Laurel. Queen reminds Tommy that he can't be with Laurel, "and you know why." Queen says he didn't come between the two of them. Felicity is about to have security burst in on her before she can finish her download. She finishes her download but runs right into a security guard. Before Queen can help her he runs into his sister in the lobby. Digs, who has been posing as a security guard, runs upstairs and helps Felicity at the last moment. Thea tells Queen about Roy and the copycat archer. Queen warns Roy to stay away from the hood. Roy tells Thea he isn't interested in Queen's opinion, calling Queen "a wimp." He wants the hood to teach him so he won't lose anybody else in his life. Walter tells Moira he's fileing for divorce. He's well aware of her role in his captivity. Thea walks in the door and asks why Walter's leaving. Lance's IT guy can't hack Merlyn's system, but found out that Felicity was doing the same thing he was. Lance now wants to know who she is. Felicity thinks she should be able to locate the device, but it's going to take some time. Queen thinks Malcolm's plan is what he returned from the island to stop. Queen pays Laurel a visit and hints that there might be a future for them on the horizon. They kiss and start tearing each other's clothes off. Tommy sees this from the street. Later that night Digs calls Queen with word they've located the device in the Glades. Back in the island flashback Fei records a video taking responsibility for shooting down the plane. Immediately afterwards Fyers shoots Fei in the head. Arrow pays Malcolm a visit, telling him the "undertaking ends now." Digs tells him through an earpiece that the device has been moved. Malcolm tells Arrow he figures out somebody was in his system and took precautions. Malcolm says nothing can be done to stop his plan. The two get into a huge fight. Malcolm knocks Arrow out, then pulls back the hood and sees it's Queen. "Oh no," he says.
15 May 2013Description ▼
Malcolm has Queen strung up by his hands in his basement. Malcolm apologizes for what happened to Queen's father and him ending up on the island. Malcolm thinks Queen's problem is he doesn't really know what he's fighting for. Flash back to the island: Fyers orders the missile be locked on the plane. Queen, Wilson and Shado manage to break out of custody but are unable to stop the launch. Present day: Queen frees himself from the chain connecting him to the ceiling and takes out several guards just as Digds finally arrives, drawn to him by a tracking device Queen keeps in his boot. Felicity is grabbed by Lance and brought downtown. He knows she is somehow connected to The Hood. Queen calls Lance using his voice modulator. He tells him Malcolm is planning to level the Glades and he should begin evacuating. Lance has no choice but to let her go. Tommy confronts Queen about kissing Laurel. Queen tells him about their fathers' plan to destroy the Glades. Tommy doesn't want to believe what Queen's saying about Malcolm. Flash back to the island: Queen is able to reprogram the missile at the last second. It misses the plan and turns around, leveling Fyers' camp. Present day: Lance tells a superior about the vigilante's intel related to the Glades and Unidac. He is promptly suspended. Queen tells Moira they need to stop what is happening. He says he's spoken to Malcolm. Queen tells Moira that Robert, after killing the other shipwreck survivor, killed himself when they were on the life raft. They need to figure out the location of the quake device, he says. Malcolm calls Moira and says he's accelerated the timetable, the operation will be taking place that night. Laurel shows up at Queen's place and asks where they are and if she should be worried about history repeating itself. He reassures her that things are different and she is all that matters. He asks her to stay out of the Glades. Malcolm tells Tommy that what he's heard about the Glades is true. He plays for Tommy the voicemail from the night his mother died. Malcolm yells that everyone there deserves to die the way she died. Felicity thinks the device must be underground near a fault that runs under the Glades. Queen thinks he knows where it is. Thea calls Queen to tell him Moira is holding a press conference. Queen turns on the TV and sees his mother confess to a five-year plan ("the undertaking") related to destroying the Glades. She says the architect is Malcolm and she has proof he's killed to keep the plan moving forward. She tells everyone in the Glades they need to leave immediately. A tearful Thea tells Moira she can't leave Roy there. Malcolm confirms for Tommy that he killed people. Malcolm opens a safe and reveals his costume. Malcolm takes out several police officers and knocks Tommy unconscious when he tries to stop him. The plan is for Diggs to find the quake device and for Queen to go after Malcolm. Instead Diggs wants to join him in the fight. Felicity is charged with deactivating the device. Arrow tells Lance he knows where the device is located, the subway station where Malcolm's wife was killed. He wants Lance to help Felicity. The Glades is in complete chaos as people attempt to leave. Lance heads into the subway. Queen and Diggs just miss Malcolm at his office. This leads to an island flashback. After the missile dust settles Queen finds a bow and arrow in a box. Fyers walks up with a gun to Shado's head, using her as a shield. Fyers orders Queen to surrender. Instead Queen puts an arrow in Fyers' head. Present day: Queen finds Tommy on the ground. Diggs and Arrow find Malcolm behind a false wall. The three fight and Malcolm ends up throwing a knife into Diggs' chest. Malcolm runs to the roof and Arrow follows. Felicity begins to talk Lance though deactivating the device. Thea helps Roy get out of a tough spot and the two leave the Glades together. Arrow and Malcolm fight. Lance cuts a wire, but all that does is accelerate the timer. It's now at two minutes and Lance thinks they won't be able to stop it. He calls Laurel and tells her to get out. Lance says he won't make it and make her promise to go on with her life. He tells her he loves her and hangs up. Felicity begins to give her more instructions. Roy stops to help people trapped in a bus on their way out of town. They kiss and Thea leaves. Arrow gets caught in a chokehold and it seems he's not going to make it. Arrow is able to grab an arrow and stick it into himself and Malcolm behind him. With only seconds to spare Felicity helps Lance stop the device. She calls and gives Queen the good news. But just as Malcolm dies he tells Queen there is another device. The second device goes off. Queen and Diggs watch as the Glades begin to crumble. Laurel is knocked to the floor as her building crumbles. Felicity is okay, telling Queen the damage is centered on one part of town. Tommy shows up to save Laurel. He struggles to lift a piece of wall off of her and tells her he loves her. Laurel runs to safety but Tommy is trapped as the building falls. Queen rushes inside to find a huge piece of rebar has pierced his chest. Queen tells Tommy he's nothing like his father as he dies. Queen weeps.
24Special Year One #1.24
1City of Heroes
09 Oct 2013Description ▼
Open with Digs and Felicity arriving at a remote island. They are there to find Queen, who has been hiding out on the island since the earthquake. Tommy is dead, Starling City was decimated and he doesn't wish to return. But they tell him his mother is awaiting trial and his family's company is about to experience a hostile takeover. 5 YEARS AGO We see Queen, Slade and Fei's daughter Shado living and training together on the island while trying to find a way off. Queen and Shado are in a romantic relationship. A sensor goes off and they see several armed men are on the island just outside their perimeter. In present day we see Queen return to a Starling City in ruin. Felicity shows him a file on Isabel Rochev, executive for the company pushing for the hostile takeover of Queen Consolidated. We see Thea is still with Roy. She is upset that he continues to fight crime. Thea now owns Queen's nightclub and he's impressed with how organized his sister has become. Laurel now works for the District Attorney. We see her at a benefit for earthquake relief. During the Mayor's speech four armed men wearing hoods arrive and give a version of Arrow's "you have failed" speech before killing the mayor. Laurel stops one of them from killing the DA. Afterwards Lance arrives. He's been demoted to beat cop Queen and Laurel catch up. She thinks she made a mistake sleeping with him, feeling she like she betrayed Tommy and no longer can make it right. We see the armed vigilantes discuss going after Queen himself. They think that since Queen's Applied Sciences division created the machine that caused the earthquake, he should pay. Roy asks Thea about seeing her mother. Thea says she's trying to hurt Moira, but Roy wonders if she hurting herself instead. Queen meets with Isabel. Both her company and Queen haeve 45 percent of the controlling stock. Ten percent is about to be released and when she buys it Queen will be out. Queen appears not to be in any financial place to buy the stock himself, and his company's reputation is so poor there will likely be no investors. During the meeting the armed men arrive to grab Queen. He helps Felicity and Isabel avoid harm, but does not fight back. Afterwards Digs and Felicity ask Queen why he didn't take on the armed men. Digs realizes that Queen is bothered by Tommy's death, and what is friend though of The Hood. Queen thinks he should have stayed on the island. We flash back to fives years earlier on the island. Shado leaves the men to find a better position to observe the intruders. They hear a noise and find she has been taken. Queen goes to see Moira in prison. They talk about Thea and the family business. She warns Queen not to trust Isabel and he tells her he's not sure what to do. Thea tells Roy she'll go see her mother if he stops his late-night vigilante antics. At that moment the armed vigilantes arrive and say they are looking for Queen. When nobody will tell them where he is, they say they are going to start shooting people until he shows up. Roy steps up and starts to fight them off. He knocks the glove off of one of the men and sees it looks like he was wearing a prosthetic. One of them grabs Thea and tells him to back off. They grab her and leave. Queen arrives and heads to his Arrow lair, which Felicity has dramatically updated. "We need to find these guys," Queen says. They search a veteran database and find an ex-marine named Jeff Deveau who had an amputation on his hand. He lost his hand (and his wife) in the earthquake. Using Deveau's phone records Felicity finds a program called Standing Strong at a church. Back in the island flashback Queen wants to go after Shado, but Slade isn't so sure. A man holds a knife to Shado's neck and asks her "where are the graves?" Queen rushes forwards with Slade backing him up and knocks the man down. Queen then beats the man to death with a rock. At the church the men talk about what to do with Thea. When they start to blame Moira for the earthquake Thea explains Malcolm's role in the disaster. The men aren't convinced and one of them pulls out a gun. At this point Arrow arrives and saves the day. Arrow leaves the men alive for Lance, telling him "I'm trying another way." Laurel runs into Queen at Tommy's grave. He says he understands why they can't be together, but wants her in his life. Thea visits her mother in prison. She tells Moira about her near-death experience and her mother says Thea has helped her get through tough times. They embrace. Queen brings in Walter, now CFO for a bank in town, to tell Isabel he's been loaned financing for the five percent of outstanding stock. That means Queen and Isabel's company are now partners. Walter and Queen exchange kind words. Flash back to the island. Slade grabs a walkie talkie from one of the men and says "the question is, where did they come from?" We see a ship just off the shore. In present day Thea calls Roy about visiting Moira. He lies to her about being at dinner and goes in to break-up a mugging. When things start going poorly a masked blond wearing a superhero-type outfit jumps in and takes out all the bad guys. Queen tells Digs and Felicity that he needs to be the man "Tommy hoped I could be." He no longer wants to be called The Hood, and glances down at the head of one of the his arrows.
16 Oct 2013Description ▼
Open with a truck carrying FEMA supplies being hijacked by the Triad via two motorcycles. Roy arrives in a car and attempts to stop the crime. He is unsuccessful and his car ends up being flipped. The police arrive and place him in custody. Queen and Digs talk about the future of the Hood and Carly's name is mentioned. Thea gets a call about Roy. We see Laurel question Roy about the fact one of the Hood's arrow tips was on his person. She tells him she no longer thinks the Hood is an agent for good. Queen and Thea arrive at the station. Laurel won't press charges if Roy gives up his vigilante activities. Queen tells Roy he understands his desire to help the community. Roy tells him FEMA medical supplies destined for Glades Memorial Hospital are being stolen. Flashback to the island just after Queen killed the men who attacked Shado. Slade finds a map of the island on the person of one of their bodies. Slade tells Shado to help Queen, who is trying to process having just killed somebody with his bare hands. Queen and Digs go to Glades hospital. They run into the Glades' Alderman and he is no great fan of Queen. He turns the crowd against Queen and forces him to quickly flee the mob in his car. With Queen as CEO, he needs Digs and Felicity close to him in the building. He's having Digs be his driver and wants Felicity to pretend to be his personal assistant/secretary. She absolutely hates the idea. We learn there is something Digs hasn't told Queen about Carly. Shado talks Queen down from the ledge. This leads to sex. Felicity figures out that medial-grade opiates are being stolen by the gang. She learns a shipment is on its way now and Queen prepares to intervene. Arrow runs into a hired-gun of the Triads, a character with blades on his fingers called Bronze Tiger. The two begin to fight but are interrupted by Laurel and the police. Arrow gets away but it shot on the leg in the process. This interaction leads to an argument with Felicity and Digs. Digs asks about Laurel leading the charge against the Hood and Felicity brings up the fact Digs and Carly are breaking up and Queen has no idea. Digs says he can't get past Deadshot and what happened with his brother. Thea gives Roy an ultimatum. She gives him two weeks severance and a rock symbolizing reconnecting that Queen gave her when he returned from the island. She doesn't want him in her life if he's going to continue risking his life. Queen invites the Alderman to his office. He offers money but the Alderman thinks throwing money at the problem won't help those people. Queen suggests holding a benefit and becoming the public face of a movement to help the Glades. The Alderman seems to warm to this idea and apologizes for his past behavior. Slade tells Queen and Shado he has something to show them. On the way he warns him not to fall too hard for Shado, as she'll be a distraction. Arrow goes to see Laurel. She's hostile and calls him a criminal. It seems her opinion of the Hood changes when she saw him leave Tommy on the night of the earthquake. She thinks he's a coward and promises to put him in prison. She warns him never to pay her another visit. The Alderman and Laurel speak at the benefit. Queen is nowhere to be found. As Queen and Digs arrive at the benefit Felicity gives him a call. There is another shipment headed to FEMA at that exact moment. Queen has to skip the benefit and leave right away. When the Alderman realizes Queen isn't going to show he takes to the microphone to tell everybody what kind of man Queen really is. Arrow and Digs team up to take down the Triad motorcycle gang. Felicity helps by diverting the police to a different part of town. Arrow leaves the Triad leader alive for the police to find, but she tells Arrow he'll never be a hero. Queen and Digs watch a media report that confirms the Hood played a role in the gang being taken down. Queen apologizes for Digs and Carly. Back on the island Slade takes Queen and Shado to an area shown in a picture in one of their files. Queen spots a cave and the three of them enter. Inside they find skeletons of Japanese soldiers from World War II. Queen finds the stone he would later give to Thea. Arrow pays Roy a visit. He tells Roy he can help him by being his eyes and ears in the Glades. Roy then comes to Thea and promises her he'll stop the fighting. Arrow goes to see Laurel again. She pushes a button and the room is filled with police.
23 Oct 2013Description ▼
Open with Arrow surrounded by police. When all seems lost a blonde vigilante drops through from the ceiling. She uses an electronic device to disable the cops and help Arrow flee. Felicity wants to know about the mysterious blonde and Digs wants to know why he was at Laurel's office in the first place. On the island Shado is analyzing the corpses. She tells Queen she has a pre-med background. Slade wants to go with Queen to higher ground and access enemy risk, but Queen doesn't like splitting up. Bart Mathis, a bad guy Lance put away, has escaped from prison and committed another murder. Lance is being kept away from the case by Lieutenant Pike and isn't happy. Felicity finds police reports that seem to indicate the blonde has been actively taking out criminals. Queen wants to find her and stop her. Lance calls Felicity and sets up a meeting with Arrow. He tells Arrow about Mathis, who was known as the "Doll Maker" for the way he kills and poses his victims. The earthquake helped him escape and Lance wants him captured. He thinks the police are spread to thin to get the job done. We see Mathis grab a woman on the street. Queen tells Felicity to set up a meeting with Lance and Mathis' legal attorney. Arrow visits Roy and asks him to find the blonde vigilante, but "don't engage." Lance drops by Laurel's office looking for info on Mathis' attorney. She thinks he has a vendetta and he points maybe she does as well in regards to Arrow. Thea visits her mother in prison and brings her some clothes for the pre-trial hearing. Moira seems to think she deserves whatever punishment comes her way. Lance stops by the office of Tony Daniel, Mathis' attorney, and asks for Mathis' whereabouts. Arrow shows up to help and shoots an arrow through the man's shoulder to convince him to talk. Daniel says Mathis was always drawing pictures of the Bisque Museum. Cut to Arrow and Lance arriving at the Bisque Museum. They break into the room where was staying and find a ringing phone. Mathis forces Lance to listen to the sound of him killing his latest victim. Arrow and Lance break into the private lab processing the forensics for Mathis' latest victim. He puts the file online so Felicity can look at it. One of the materials used is from a brand of skin cream called Mermaid. Back on the island Queen and Slade discuss whether Queen is really hurting himself by caring about Shado. Roy is told that the blonde he's looking for occasionally hangs out with a woman named Sin. Felicity offers making herself a potential victim for Mathis so they can try and catch him. Queen and Slade spot a huge ship just off shore. It is firing missiles in the general direction of where they found the bodies. While staking out a Mermaid location Lance and Arrow have a conversation about Sara's death and the fact she is the reason Lance was so obsessed with Mathis. Mathis grabs Felicity in an alley. He pushes her down and rushes off. Lance chases him and Arrow is forced to save him from Mathis at the last moment. The police arrive just as Mathis flees. Lance is placed in cuffs for obstruction of justice. At the pre-trial hearing we learn the DA will be seeking the death penalty. On the island Queen and Slade rush to Shado with explosives detonating all around them. Queen is hit by one and knocked into a daze. Laurel is able to get the charges against her father dropped. He tells her about working with Arrow. She warns him to avoid Pike and Mathis. Roy asks Sin about her friend and she takes off running. Eventually she hits him in the head with a pipe, knocking him out. Mathis kidnaps both Lance in the parking lot underneath the police station. He sees that Laurel is already tied up in the van. Thea and Queen watch a TV report of the abduction of Laurel and Lance. Queen rushes for his Arrow gear. Roy wakes up to find both Sin and the blonde staring down at him. He gets a text and the blonde stares at him, before letting him go. It was a note from Thea telling him that Laurel had been kidnapped. Arrow arrives just seconds before Laurel is killed by Mathis. He saves her and the blonde arrives on the scene. She begins fighting with Mathis, who gets the better of him. Arrow shows up before she can be unmasked and puts two arrows in Mathis. His plan is to keep him alive for the authorities, but the blonde kills him before disappearing. Laurel tells Lance she realizes that she was to blame to for Tommy's death. Queen had warned her to leave the Glades, but she stuck around and Tommy was killed trying to save her. Arrow watches this exchange. Lance thanks Arrow for saving his daughter and himself. Moira tells her attorney she's worried about what a trial could do to her family. She thinks there are "some things which should never be spoken of." The blonde returns to her lair and finds a young Asian man waiting for her. He says Ra's al Ghul has ordered her to return. She says she won't go back and ends up killing him. Back on the island Queen wakes up in a prison facility of some kind.
30 Oct 2013Description ▼
Open with Arrow battling drug dealers with unusually high-powered weapons. At the same time Felicity has to explain to Isabel why Queen is late to an important fundraising function. When Queen finally arrives he speaks with the Alderman about a new bad guy named Mayor who is bringing guns into the Glades. Cut to Mayor at his hideout in an abandoned strip club. He tells one of his underlings his philosophy about the biggest gun always winning the fight. He murders one of the men who encountered Arrow when he returns without his guns. Felicity suggests that perhaps the Blonde vigilante has been following Laurel rather than Queen. Arrow stakes out Laurel's place and lays a trap for the blonde vigilante. He removes her masks and discovers that it is Sara Lance, Laurel's sister. Queen tells Digs and Felicity about the interaction with Sara. They are shocked and feel he needs to tell her family. Queen isn't exactly clear about the timeline with respect to the boat going down and his thinking Sara had died. We flash to Queen in the holding cell on that boat. A man asks him for information about his island, including whether or not he found the graves. Queen tells the man to go to hell and is promptly shot in the stomach. Sara tells Sin about running into an old boyfriend. She lets her friend know that she still has family alive, but hasn't revealed herself to them because she isn't the person she used to be. Digs meets with an attractive war buddy named Lyla. She gives him information about where Mayor may have been getting the weapons and the two share the fact they are both single. Queen tells the Alderman he'd like to sponsor an anonymous gun buy-back in the Glades. Isabel doesn't like the idea because she says Queen Consolidated can't afford it right now. Laural goes to dinner with a co-worker named Adam. She has a few glasses of wine and leaves suddenly. On her way home she's pulled over by an officer who asks if she's been drinking. Felicity and Digs tells Queen they've discovered the crates carrying the weapons Mayor stole are equipped with a tracking device. Even though Mayor deactivated it, Felicity finds a way to turn it back on so they can locate Mayor's hideout. Arrow goes to the hideout and secures the guns, but isn't able to stop Mayor from escaping. The officer who pulled Laurel over calls Lance. He arrives and gets into an argument with his daughter over he recent behavior. He's worried but she doesn't want to hear about it from him. Queen and Sara meet in private at the club. She tells Queen she knew the masked vigilante was him, but didn't return until the earthquake. She wanted to check on her family and decided to stay. She is very vague about her whereabouts the past few years. Lance knocks on the door and asks Queen to talk to Laurel as a friend. When Queen comes back inside Sara is gone. Back on the boat Queen wakes up next to some medical pliers and a needle. He is supposed to remove his bullet own in order to demonstrate how tough he is. This has been done to every other prisoner around him. Later the man returns and sees that Queen has survived. He again asks about the grave, specifically about the bones. Queen says nothing, but the man knows his crew has found the island they've been looking for. At the gun buyback Roy introduces Sin to Thea. Queen shows up and observes from afar with the Alderman. The program seems to be going well so far. Suddenly the Mayor arrives on a truck bed alongside two well-armed men. They open fire and hit several bystanders and police officers. The Alderman is nearly hit but Queen manages to tackle him out of the way at the last moment. Sin is hit in the stomach and Roy quickly calls for help. Using facial recognition software Felicity finds out Mayor is a man named Xavier Reed. He has no military experience himself, but one of his foster brothers is stationed at he same base that has been losing the weapons. A huge convoy of weapons is scheduled to come through that night. Roy and Thea wait at the hospital for Sin. The doctor tells them it's touch and go. Arrow teams up with the blonde vigilante to take out Mayor and his team before they can get the weapons. Arrow convinces her to leave Mayor alive for the authorities. The Alderman stops by Queen's place to thank him for saving his life. The buyback went well and Queen suggests the Alderman might make a good mayor. He tells Queen there are other way to help the city. Sin makes it through her surgery okay. In the hallway Queen runs into Sara and seems to convince her she needs to tell Laurel and Lance that she's still alive. Back on the boat we see Queen taken from his cell and brought to the room where the torture is to take place. He looks up and sees Sara walk into the room.
5League of Assassins
06 Nov 2013Description ▼
Open six years earlier on the Gambit. Sara has been lying to Lance about still being at college. The ship breaks apart in the storm and she and Queen end up in the water. We see this was Sara having a dream. She was crashing at Queen's place and walks downstairs to thank him for letting her crash. He continues to try and talk her into telling her family she's back. Queen goes to a meeting where Moira is told that Laurel will be sitting second chair for the prosecution. They offer her life without parole and Moira's lawyer turns it down. The prosecutor's seem confident they'll be able to find something that hurts her defense of being under duress. Moira wants to think about the offer for a few days. Outside the prison Queen is furious with Laurel for accepting a spot on the prosecutor's team. He asks if she's okay but she doesn't want to talk about it. We see that after the wreck Sara ended up on a piece of the ship that is able to keep her afloat. She looks up and sees a ship. Sara tells Queen that she's done terrible things and doesn't think she'll be forgiven. A masked man dressed like Malcolm jumps through the window and engages both Sara and Queen in a fight. He loses but is able to escape before answering any questions. Queen brings Sara to his Arrow bunker. He introduces her to Digs and Felicity. Queen tells them about the visitor and gives Felicity some of the dirt the man tracked into his home. Sara tells Queen the man was after her. He's Al-Owal, a member of the League of Assassins, an ancient sect of warriors. It was with them that Sara learned to fight. She swore them her allegiance but left, and that is not allowed. After murdering a diplomat whose children discovered his body, she decided she was done. We flashback again to Sara being taken aboard the freighter and thrown in a cell. Queen arrives at the prison. Against the advice of her counsel and the wishes of Thea, Moira is considering taking the deal. After Thea leaves Moira tells Queen that she's made up her mind. Felicity tracks Al-Owal to an abandoned plant. Queen wants to pay him a visit. Arrow and Sara go to see Al-Owal. He is not concerned with going up against Arrow and tells Sara that his orders are to return her to the Assassins. A fight ensues with Al-Owal and his two fellow Assassins. Arrow and Sara are forced to retreat. Al-Owal warns that if Sara doesn't come with him he'll kill her family. Back at HQ Queen patches up Sara. Queen will protect Laurel while Felicity's job is to convince Lance to leave town for a few days. Back on he freighter Sara is saved by a man who we learn employs the ship's captain. Felicity gives Lance a sense of what is happening with the Assassins and asks him to leave town. He refuses to listen. Queen drops by Laurel's office and offers to take for a meal. He assures her it's not related to Moira's case. Felicity gives Sara and Digs the bad news about Lance. Sara says she needs to tell Lance to save his life and won't let Digs help her. Sara goes to see Lance. They embrace. At a nearby restaurant they talk about the divorce. She tells him he's in trouble and he realizes she knows the Arrow and has been in the Glades for weeks. She admits she'd have never let him know she was alive if not for the assassins. He agrees to come with her. The man who took Sara from the sailors is Dr. Anthony Ivo. Ivo tells her the people in the cells are his "work." He says "I'm going to save the human race, Sara. Maybe you can help me." Laurel asks Queen why everybody always seems to leave her. He promises never to do that, but she isn't convinced. They find the door to Laurel's apartment has been open. Inside Queen finds a knife stuck into the wall. He removes it before Laurel sees it. At Sara's lair she tells Lance she never forgot his voice. Al-Owal shows up with his two sidekicks and says "So this is where you wanted your father to die?" With help from Arrow the good guys end up winning the battle. Sara kills Al-Owal, Lance shoots another assassin and Sara lets the third live so he can tell Ra's al Ghul her family is "off limits." Sara assumes Lance won't accept her now that he's seen her kill, but the opposite is true. Sara is going to leave town. Sara tells Lance he can't tell her mother or Laurel that she's alive. If he did they would keep looking for her and that could get her killed. Arrow emphasizes to Lance that he must keep Sara's secret. Queen and Thea go to see Moira. They tell her that no matter what comes out in the trial they won't love her any less. They want her to fight. It works. A weepy Laurel tells Lance she's worried that things won't get better for her. He promises that it will and says he wishes he could tell her how he knows. Queen tells Digs that Sara left. He opens a bottle he's been saving and the two have a drink. Queen admits that Digs was right about his past always catching up with him. He says he's not sure he wants to try hard to keep his past behind him anymore. He then tells Digs he wasn't always on the island during the years he was gone. Back on the ship we see Queen look up at Sara. He starts to ask how she's alive and she kicks him in the face, adding "prisoners don't speak.
6Keep Your Enemies Closer
13 Nov 2013Description ▼
Open with Isabel upset with Queen about his lack of commitment to the company. While Roy does some recon Arrow shows up and advises him to be more careful. Roy's discovered a huge criminal purchase going down, but Arrow tells him he's got it covered. With help from Digs Arrow is able to break up the party, but Roy is arrested in the process for hitting one of the bad guys. At the end someone tases Digs and takes him away. Digs wakes up tied to a chair. A woman named Amanda comes in and tells him that Lyla has gone missing in Russia hunting down info on Deadshot. Amanda knows about Queen's work as Arrow and asks him to find Lyla. Roy tells Lance he's on Arrow's "team" and is aware that Lance is a fellow teammate. An angry Thea arrives at the station but Lance tells her it was all a mistake. Digs tells Queen he needs a few personal days to find Lyla. Queen and Felicity think it's time for a trip to Moscow under the pretenses of visiting one of the company's subsidiaries. Back on the boat Queen gives Ivo a false name and tells him he was the only survivor of a shipwreck. Ivo asks about stem cell therapy practiced by the Japanese during WWII. They had a theorem, called Mirakuru, which gave soldiers super-strength. The technology was lost and he believes it is on the island. Isabel arrives unexpectedly at the airport and says she's going with them. When they land she tell Queen she's arranged a meeting with their subsidiary. She also suspects that Queen is having an affair with Felicity. Moira's lawyer tells Thea she needs to end the relationship with Roy to help her mother's image. Queen and Digs meet with Queen's Russian buddy Anatoli, who was placed in the cell next to his on the boat. He tells Digs he's been told Lyla was caught trying to break in and is now in one of the country's worst labor camps. The only way to get in is as a prison and Anatoli has friends on staff. Digs says it should be him. Digs tells Felicity he was briefly married to Lyla. They split and she joined ARGUS. Digs intentionally gets himself arrested with a bag full of drugs. He's brought to the gulag and processed. The jacket Felicity gave him is logged into evidence. Digs' cellmate tells him people of color aren't popular there. Queen, Felicity and Anatoli meet with some gangsters. They pulls out weapons but Queen is able to talk them out of it. Back on the ship Queen tells Sara his friends aren't dead. We cut to Shado patching up a badly wounded Slade. He tells her to leave, but she stays with him. She lies with him to raise his plummeting body temperature. Thea breaks up with Roy. Digs is attacked by one of the prison gangs and has to fight his way out. He's locked up in a refrigerated room and told he'll be there for six hours. He looks across the room and sees Deadshot in the same predicament. Isabel and Queen have a conversation. She tells him she thinks he's lonely, much like herself. Anatoli's guard buddy gets Digs free, telling him "you don't have much time." Queen and Isabel end up in a hotel room together fooling around. Deadshot sneaks up from behind and kills the guard Digs is with. He tells Digs he'll take him to Lyla if he gets him out of the gulag. Felicity comes up to Queen's room and sees that he and Isabel were together. Later she asks him what he was thinking sleeping with her. Back on the boat Queen is taken away by Sara. He promises Anatoli he'll be back for him. Sara brings Queen to a radio and tells him to call for his friends. As soon as Shado picks up Sara rips the radio away from him and Ivo appears. Sara was working with Ivo to trick Queen and confirm his friends were still alive. Deadshot brings Digs to Lyla. At this point the jacket Digs brought with him to prison explodes., ripping a hole in the prison. With help from a guard on the inside Digs, Deadshot and Lyla are able to get out and jump into Queen's vehicle. After some time Digs orders Deadshot out of the vehicle at gunpoint. But he honors his promise not to kill him and lets Deadshot go. At this point Deadshot tells him that his brother was his contract. He was paid by someone named HIVE. Moira calls Roy to prison and she tells him about her lawyer. Thea says she thought their relationship hurt the case, but Moira disagrees. She tells them to get back together. We see Lyla and Digs in bed together. When she leaves he Googles H.I.V.E. Queen tells Felicity he thinks based on his life he doesn't want to be with anybody he "could really care about." She says she thinks he deserves better. Back on the boat Queen is about to be killed by the captain. Ivo and Sara think he'll be useful in bringing them to the graves. Ivo tells Queen he's going back to the island and makes it clear he's known who he was the whole time.
7State vs Queen
20 Nov 2013Description ▼
We open "six months ago" with Moira speaking to reporters. She admits to being complicit in a plan to destroy the Glades and warns everybody to leave. We cut to the prison and see the guards leave without releasing any of the prisoners. The building breaks apart and one of the criminals is set free. The man grins and heads out into the chaos. In present day Queen and Thea arrive for Moira's trial. One the steps of the courthouse Adam tells Laurel he has something special on Moira. We flash back to the island. Ivo and Sara bring Queen to his hideout he shared with Slade and Shado, but nobody is there. Ivo sets an explosive, then tells Queen to take them to the graves. They leave and we see Shado disconnect the bomb. The two of them go after Queen. In court Moira's press conference is played for the jury. The prosecution thinks her second thoughts aren't enough to keep out of prison. Her defense makes the case that she showed strength in the face of a terrible situation. Digs is sick and Felicity advises him to go home. While he works on arranging his replacement for the day he collapses. The criminal from the opening makes a transaction with a doctor, afterwards injecting something into his shoulder. Felicity has found traces of Vertigo in Digs' system. They figure out that the Count must have escaped from prison during the quake and brought Vertigo back to the city. Queen gives Felicity something to help Digs and leaves to get the Count. While Thea is on the stand Adam asks her about blaming her mother. Afterwards he collapses and falls to the ground. Back on the island Ivo is upset they can't find the arrowhead where the bodies were found. Just as they threaten to shoot Queen, Slade and Shado arrive to save the day. Queen tells Moira she needs to testify. He thinks it's time to "give the truth its day." The antidote didn't work with Digs, meaning the Count must have altered his recipe. The Count jumps on local TV with a very drug sick Adam by his side. He says the cure for what ails the city is more Vertigo, advising them to seek out their local drug dealer to end the pain. Queen thinks the contamination must have been selective somehow. The DA tells Laurel she's replacing Adam as lead counsel. While going through his notes she finds his "trump card." Roy gives Thea some boxing gloves and tells her to hit him in order to get out of some of her rage. She starts pounding his chest and begins to cry. Felicity finds evidence the Count is operating out of the old city records building. Laurel visits Moira in prison. She's heard Moira will be taking the stand and Laurel advises against it. She shows Moira a folder and tells her she doesn't want to be the one "to take it all away." Arrow arrives at the Count's production facility. He rescues Adam but passes on killing the Count. Moira tells her children that Laurel has the entire truth. She tells them she cheated on their father with Malcolm Merlyn. Cut to Moira being cross-examined by Laurel, who makes the point that since she and Malcolm had an affair her family wasn't really in danger. Outside of the courtroom Queen wants to make sure Laurel's okay. She doesn't understand how he could forgive her. Back on the island Ivo wants to exchange the arrowhead for Queen. Queen is cut loose and a firefight ensures. Felicity figures out that the drugs were administered via a roving flu truck. With Queen busy and Digs sick, Felicity goes to check it out. Felicity goes to one of the truck and finds the Vertigo. Unfortunately the Count is waiting for her. Moira's lawyer tells Queen and Thea to "prepare for the worst." The Count calls Queen and tells him he has Felicity and knows that he is the Hood. Queen leaves. Queen goes to see Count sans hood. The Count tells him someone of means set him up in order to draw Arrow out. The Count places two syringes of Vertigo at Felicity's neck and Queen kills him in order to protect her. Queen returns to the courthouse in time for the jury coming back with a verdict. She's found not guilty of all charges. Laurel, Queen and Thea all look stunned. Queen tells Felicity and Digs that the verdict doesn't make sense. Felicity apologizes for putting him in the position to kill again. Queen and Sara tell Shado what Ivo is looking for. She has it, and they see on the back there are coordinates. Sara says it's too a sunken Japanese submarine, that contains something which could save the human race. Queen wonders if it could also help Shade, who looks near death. A disappointed Ivo kills the captain. We see that the Alderman was the one behind the Count. He puts on his Brother Blood masd and goes to a dark room. He finds a man named Cyrus and asks him how he feels. "Stronger," Cyrus says. "Good," Brother Blood says. "They you're ready." Moira is brought to a parking lot. She meets Malcolm, who is very much alive. He tells her he was behind her acquittal. He says he's learned that Thea is his daughter.
04 Dec 2013Description ▼
We open at a Queen Consolidated Applied Science warehouse. Someone breaks through an enormous door and takes out two guards. Moira returns to work. Queen places her at the head of the board room table and Isabel hates the idea. Digs tells Queen there's been a break-in. At the scene of the break-in from the opening Lance tells Digs he thinks at least three or four men committed the crime. The security camera only shows one person. Barry Allen from the Central City PD's CSI shows up and says based on crimes in his town he thinks it was just one guy. Allen thinks an industrial centrifuge was probably the only thing stolen. We flash to the island and the foursome rushing to find the sub in an attempt to save Slade. Queen tells Shado about his connection to Sara and Laurel. It turns out Allen was right about everything. A camera picks up footage of a man carrying the enormous centrifuge by himself. Felicity arranges for Allen to help them with the investigation. It also seems she has a thing for the guy. Queen suggests to Moira they should throw a welcome back party for her. Allen asks Felicity about the Vigilante. Allen has several ideas about the person and most of them are dead-on. Allen admits that his mother was murdered when he was very young and wishes someone had helped. The soil tracked into the warehouse has sugar. Sin calls Roy to tell him her friend Max is missing. Thea is there and wants both of them to help. Malcolm drops by to see Moira. He says Thea is all he has left and demands she tell her the truth, "soon." Felicity and Allen figure out a truck from the sugar refinery was stolen. They track the truck and see that it was used to steal blood from a blood bank. Digs thinks Queens isn't telling him everything. We cut to Arrow following the truck with the stolen blood. He has little success fighting the made behind the wheel, but manages to stick an arrow in his thigh before being tossed from the moving vehicle. Queen tells Felicity and Digs he last saw something like that man on the island. He tells them about Ivo and the serum that produced human weapons. He says Ivo and everybody from the island is dead, so somebody must be at it again. He wants Felicity to analyze the blood from the arrow. Digs has looked into Allen and "he's not who he says he is." On the island Queen and the gang find the submarine. Allen is excited the blood sample means the vigilante is working the same case they are. She asks him to go to Moira's party with her. Sin tells Roy that Max went missing just prior to a recent blood drive organized by the Alderman. We see that a cop is watching Sin, Roy and Thea. Queen confronts Allen in front of Felicity and asks him who he really is. It turns out his father has been serving a life sentence for killing his mother. Allen witnessed another person commit the crime but the police didn't believe his 11-year old version. "What I saw that night? Was real." He now looks into cases like this one in order to clear his father's name. At the party Queen apologizes to Felicity for being so hard on Allen. She tells him he needs to apologize to his mother for the fact hardly anybody is at the gathering. Sin calls Roy and says she's found Max. Roy lies to Thea about the call so she doesn't join him. Queen surprises Felicity with word that he invited Allen. Isabel tells Queen she tried to warn him what would happen re Moira and the public. Back on the island the gang goes inside the submarine. They finds the miracle serum and discuss giving it to Slade. Without any sedative to go with it, Sara thinks he'll die. They hear the sound of others entering the sub. After the party Moira tells Thea "I love you," deciding not to drop the bomb about Malcolm. Allen is getting pressure from his employer to return to work. He leaves Roy arrives to find Sin next to Max's body. The police say he OD's but she doesn't buy it. Based on the sedative in the thief's blood Felicity is able to track him. She warns Queen that his arrows won't stop a person with muscle density that thick. On the sub Slade tells them to give him the shot. He's injected and starts to scream. Roy calls Arrow and shows him the picture of Max with blood in his eyes. When Arrow tells him to stay away Roy says he dosen't need him anymore. Arrow shoots an arrow through Roy's leg. Malcolm visits Moira. She drops the name Ra's al Ghul and says she told the League that Malcolm is still alive. They want to kill Malcolm themselves and she tells him he should "run." Arrow fights the mysterious blood thief, attempting to extract information along the way. During the fight Arrow is thrown in to some boxes and a needle of some kind ends up embedded in his leg. Back on the sub Slade screams in pain. Eventually he dies and blood pours from his eyes, much like what we saw with Max's body. At this point armed men storms into the room. Digs and Felicity find Arrow unconscious. Felicity can't figure out what he was injected with. Digs thinks they should call 911 but Felicity has another idea. Cut to Allen missing the last train out of town. He sits down and something hits him in the neck. He wakes up in Arrow's lair and sees Queen lying on a table. Felicity says to him "please save my friend."
11 Dec 2013Description ▼
We open with Allen working with Digs and Felicity to save Queen. His blood is unnaturally coagulating. Queen isn't doing well and appears to have a near-death experience. Eventually Allen is able to save Queen using rat poison. Despite having his life saved, Queen is upset with Felicity for divulging his secret. Eventually Queen gets down to the bottom line: Queen thinks the guy he fought in the bunker has the ability to mass-produce the serum from the island. Queen home to see his mother and realizes that it's almost Christmas. Queen goes up to Thea's room and finds Sin and Roy, who has one of Arrow's arrows in his leg. Queen pulls out the arrow and calls Digs to bring some first aid. After Queen leaves Thea makes it clear to Sin she isn't going to let this go. In the hallway Queen has a vision of Shado. She says he can't fight "what's coming" and tells him to choose life. We flash back to the island. Ivo's men burst into the room where Queen, Sara and Shado were attempting to help Shade. He grabs the serum and brings them back to land. He tells Queen that in 30 seconds he will shoot one of the women and he needs to pick which one will live. We see that the serum is 48 hours from production. Allen tells Queen that hallucinations are a side effect of the rat poison. Felicity is able to track the "human weapon" (Cyrus Gold) to a specific location. Digs asks to handle the recon mission, with Queen as his back-up. Thea brings Sin to Laurel. Sin tells her about her friend Max and the blood drive. Digs is surprised by Cyrus while looking through his apartment. He's able to escape but is injured in the process. The Arrow brings info on Cyrus to Lance. During the conversation Queen sees Slade in the distance. Arrow warns him that Cyrus is dangerous. Back on the island Queen is unable to choose between the women. When Ivo points his gun at Sara, Queen jumps in front of him. Ivo promptly shoots Shado in the head. Laurel stops by the Queen mansion to see Thea. It turns out that the Alderman's blood drive was legit, but there was a psych evaluation as part of the process. Allen tells Felicity he'd understand it if she had feelings for Queen. Lance tells Detective Hilton about Cyrus, suggesting a small squad. A cop named Daley who works with the Alderman volunteers for the operation. Lance and his team burst into warehouse where Arrow found the serum. Cyrus takes them apart single-handedly. Queen has a visit from a vision of Slade. Slade tells him he's "nothing," and Queen turns away from him. Slade says it's time Queen joins him and the two fight. Slade thinks he'll be as unsuccessful saving the city as he was saving his friends back on the island. While out shopping Laurel asks the Alderman about this blood drive. She gets a call that Lance is in the ICU. Allen tells Queen his blood is clean. His problem is psychological. Lance wakes up in the hospital with Laurel by his side. She tells him detective Hilton was killed. Alderman comforts Laurel in the hallway. Arrow pays Lance a visit in his hospital room. Lance gives him a key that he got from Cyrus. Lance wants to help Arrow kill Cyrus. Queen tells Digs what he's been seeing. Digs had a similar issue after returning from Afghanistan and says the key is to figure out what the voices are trying to tell him. Felicity and Allen get a hit on Cyrus. Queen says he has no choice but to go after him. Roy breaks into the psychiatric institute that held the reord from the blood drive. He finds Max's file has been labeled "Mirakuru." While he's there someone walks in with gasoline to burn the place. Roy tries to run out, but is grabbed by Cyrus in the hallway. Roy is taken to Brother Blood's lair where Blood starts injecting him with the serum. Arrow bursts into the room and demands to know where Blood got the formula. Blood says it was a "gift." Arrow and Cyrus fight, during which time Roy dies. When things seem lost for Arrow he has a vision of Tommy who tells him to keep fighting. Arrow leaps to his fight and uses an arrow to blow up part of the room, in the process sending hot formula onto Cyrus' face. He then manages to resuscitate Roy. Roy wakes up in the Queen mansion. Laurel and Sin rush to his side, worried sick. He tells her only that he was chasing a lead. We see that Blood is running for mayor. He is working for Slade, who is still alive and using his blood to replicate the serum. Slade's plan is to destroy Queen's life, then "drive an arrow through his eye." Back on the island we see Slade wake up on the sub. He rushes to the land and begins destroying Ivo's men with incredible force. He finds Shado's body and asks Queen what happened. Sara says they don't know why Ivo did it and Slade vows to punish whoever killed her. Queen tells Digs and Felicity what happened with Roy and Blood, and that Blood is preparing for war. Allen has gone back home. Allen calls Felicity from his lab and says he left something for Queen. On the news he sees that a storm is causing havoc with the particle accelerator that has just been turned on. Allen looks out his window and sees an explosion. Some of the chemicals in the room seem to come to life and he's hit by a bolt of lightning that knocks him into some cabinets.
15 Jan 2014Description ▼
We open with Arrow demanding a drug dealer tell him who the man in the skull mask is. He says he doesn't know anything. Queen tells Digs about his frustration not being able to get info about the man in the skull mask. He's worried what could happen if he's able to build an army of the super-strong. On the island they bury Shado. Sara tells Queen that the people who died from ingesting Mirakuru were the lucky ones, as it deforms those who take it. Laurel tells ? she's been looking into Blood and his connection to the psychiatric institution that was destroyed, as well as Cyrus. Cut to a Blood with Queen at a fundraiser. Thea and Queen talk about Roy. Blood thanks Oliver for his intro. We see a man behind the wheel talking to himself about declaring war on the city that has become slave to corrupt politicians. He pushes a button on his phone an huge explosion detonates. After monitoring police and fire channels Arrow rushes to the scene of the explosion. He pulls a man to safety before disappearing. Back on the island Slade tells Queen he wants to find Ivo and take him out. Sara tells him it's too dangerous when Ivo having a plan full of armed soldiers. Slade picks up Queen by his neck when he tries to get in his way. Digs tells Queen a 300-page anti-government screed has been posted online, perhaps by the bomber. Laurel drops by Blood's office for lunch. She mentions Cyrus to him and Blood says that Cyrus had once been a friend to him. Blood tells her about his mother shooting his abusive father, then leaving before the police arrived. Blood leaves for an interview and she spots a letter addressed to Maya Resik on his desk. Roy tells Thea their relationship is the only thing keeping him together. While they fool around a box filled with glass falls on Roy. He pulls a huge shard out of his arm and she rushes to get the first aid kit. Lance brings Arrow a sample from the blast. He thinks the person who set off the explosive had some training. He tells Arrow he thinks there might be a leak in his department. While they talk another explosion goes off downtown. Felicity quickly finds a cell signal that could be from the bomber and directs Arrow to his truck. The guy manages to give Arrow the slip. At HQ an angry Queen yells at Felicity for not being focused. He thinks her focus is too much with Barry, who is still in the hospital. Back on the island Sara hits Slade with a stick to get him to let Queen go. Slade seems shocked by what he's capable of and slumps against a tree. They tells him the Mirakuru is screwing up his brain. Laurel stops by the station to talk to her father. She tells him she's trying to find this Maya person because it seems Blood is paying her bills. Blood announces a rally downtown to show the bomber they aren't afraid. Moira and Queen think it's a terrible idea. Queen isn't sure he'd listen to him. Queen shows up as Arrow to tell Blood the rally is suicide. Blood won't change his mind, but Arrow reminds him that what happens isn't up to him, it's up to the bomber. Queen, Digs and Felicity monitor the rally. She's discovered that the bomber's IP address is based at a souvenir shop and belongs to a person who calls himself Shrapnel online. Queen heads there and tells Digs to watch the rally. Lance tells Laurel that Maya is his mentally ill aunt. He's convinced Blood is a good guy, but Laurel doesn't buy it. Arrow arrives at the souvenir store and finds himself surrounded by a maze of laser trip sensors. A voice tells him that he's surrounded by explosives, much like the ones at the rally. If Arrow takes one step he's dead. Arrow calls Felicity and tells them what he's been told. He has Felicity pull up schematics of the store and look for a power supply. He then shoots the fuse box, which turns off the trip sensors. Moira and Thea arrive at the rally as Blood gives an impassioned speech. Digs finds the explosives are in the sound equipment and locates the trigger. As he and Felicity work to disable it Shrapnel arrives with gun drawn. Digs rushes at him and Shrapnel shoot him. Arrow arrives in time to disable a hand-held bomb. A tower of lights nearly falls onto Moira, but Roy covers her, stopping the huge metal beam with his body. Both Roy and Thea look surprised. Arrow tracks down Shrapnel and manages to take him out before he can detonate the rest of his explosives. Thea tells Roy what she saw was impossible. He chaulks it up to adrenaline, but she notices that the wound on his arm is completely gone. Digs suffered a through-and-through to his shoulder but seems fine. Queen apologizes to Felicity and tells her to go be with Barry. Back on the island Ivo talks to Sara though the radio and threatens to destroy the island. Queen tells he to get Slade but they find he's missing, along with the Mirakuru. Laurel goes to see Maya in the mental facility. She's warned by the nurse that Myra won't be able to communicate with her. She mentions Blood and Maya smiles. Arrow visits Blood again. Blood says the two of them can help the city. Back in the hospital Maya tells Laurel that Blood killed his father. She is actually his mother and he put her there because she knows too much.
22 Jan 2014Description ▼
Open with Blood speaking with his mother in the psychiatric facility. He learns what she told Laurel and leaves. Moments later she's attacked by a man in a mask. Arrow is searching the Glades for info on the skull mask. He's not finding much. Back on the island Queen and Sara talk about their options. She's considering Ivo's offer of returning the syrum. Queen thinks trusting him would be a huge mistake. A nurse calls Laurel with word that Blood's mother died of a heart attack. Laurel tells Adam her theory about Blood's involvement but he's not interested. He thinks it would be too dangerous for his career to take a run at the Alderman. Queen thanks Roy for saving Moira's life. He seems confused by Roy's explanation for not being injured. Lance sets up a meeting between Arrow and Laurel. She tells Arrow he's her only chance to investigate Blood' and/or Cyrus' connection to Stanton's death. Felicity confirms that Blood and Cyrus are connected. Digs thinks they should be careful when confusing a public figure of something so serious. Queen wants to try and confirm that Blood killed his father. Roy tells Sin about his new powers. His plan is to try and get more involved in cleaning up the city, perhaps handing a few beat-downs himself. He wants them to find a bad guy. Felicity has found the case file of Blood's father's murder. It is in hard copy only, buried in well-guarded file room. Arrow asks Laurel for help. Back on the island Sara and Queen talk about the likelihood of getting off the island. Queen seems more confident. He apologizes for them being in the predicament in the first place. Arrow falls asleep and Sara walks off. Arrow brings Laurel to the city archives. With help from Felicity they are able to temporarily deactivate the security system. The police finally arrive and Laurel is able to find the file at the last possible second. But when he and Arrow get outside she finds the file is missing. Felicity tells Arrow past surveillance footage was erased and it's possible the file was taken by Blood. Sin tells Roy about a guy called the Starling Slasher who targets prostitutes. The plan is to use Sin as bait. Arrow goes to Blood and talks to him about Laurel. He wonders if anything happened between the two and frames it as a friend looking after another friend. Sin gets picked up by the Slasher and taken to an underground parking garage. He pulls out a knife and Roy shows up. Roy beats him nearly to death and accidently knocks over Sin in the process. The call for an ambulance. Blood reports to Slade. Slade is very angry with Blood for being sloppy with Laurel and tells him to fix his mess. Blood grabs the phone and calls a police officer on the payroll named Daley. Laurel returns home and finds it full of cops. Daley shows her prescription medications they found and says she's under arrest. Lance visits his daughter in a holding cell. She blames Blood for the arrest. But Lance is more concerned with the drugs, which she stole from him. He thinks she has an addiction problem. Back on the island Sara communicates with Ivo. He swears he would never have hurt her and expresses remorse for killing Shado. He says he wants to save the human race and asks her to save him. It looks like the Slasher will be okay. The doctor say the immediate medical attention was what saved him. Thea arrives, having been called by Sin. Sin tells her what Roy did to the man. Thea tells Roy she wants to help him. Queen helps Laurel clean up her apartment. He returns from getting her a glass of water and is knocked out by a man in a mask. She taken away. Queen wakes up and sees a message for Arrow written on the wall. He arrives to help Laurel and fights with the masked man. In the end Laurel finishes him off with several gunshots. They take off the mask and we see that it was Daley. Laurel is not going to be charged with anything. The sense is that Daley was behind the entire operation, including the Stanton murder. Adam arrives and tells Laurel that she's fired for her drug issues. Arrow tells Felicity and Digs that he nearly believed Laurel's theory about Blood and thinks he has a blind spot for her. Thea tells Queen about what's going on with Roy. Queen seems to know what's going on. Back on the island Sara and Ivo continue to talk. She tells him she can't stand what he did, torturing so many people. She says she can no longer part of what he's doing and would rather die that help him. He threatens to hunt them down. She wants Queen to help her find Slade. Slade is furious with Blood for his negligence. He kills several of his men and threatens that he'll be next if he screws up again. Arrow visits Roy. He says he knows what's happened to him and thinks he can help. Roy agrees.
29 Jan 2014Description ▼
We open with a man being placed in a cell with Ben Turner. He tells Turner of a meeting place, saying he's doing this for his son and then starts pulling sharp metal pieces out of his body. A guard finds the man lying on the ground. When he turns his back Turner kills him with a knife-style brass knuckle. Arrow is training Roy. He tells him of the dangers of what is inside his body, referencing Slade. Back on the island Sara and Queen are looking for Slade. She thinks he shouldn't tell Slade he feels responsible for Shado's death. Thea talks to Moira about her issues with Roy. Moira will be meeting with Walter. Lance drops by Laurel's place. He says he's there because he misses her. He asks her to dinner the following night. Queen tells Digs and Felicity about working with Roy. Felicity tells them that Turner/Bronze Tiger has escaped. Bronze Tiger keeps his meeting. He's told he is being hired to retrieve "an item" which will kill thousands of people. Arrow talks to Roy about channeling his anger in a positive way. Roy wants to go out and help him for a night. Moira has dinner with Walter and a businessman named Mark who is heavily involved in politics. They both thinks Blood will be bad for the city and are looking for someone to beat him. They are considering her. Lance and Laurel go to dinner. They walk in and she sees he's brought her to an AA meeting. She storms out and tells him she doesn't think those people know what she's been through. Felicity tells Arrow that Turner has stolen the plans for Merlin's home. Arrow asks Roy to join him. At Merlin's place Turner and some men enter through the garage. In a safe they find a prototype for Merlin's earthquake device. Arrow and Roy come down and order Turner away from the device. Arrow and Turner fight while Roy breaks into the getaway truck holding the device. Turner manages to escape while Roy pounds on one of Turner's men. Queen tells Digs and Felicity what happened with Turner. They need to figure out who Turner was working for. Queen is seeing similarities between Slade and Roy. Back on the island Queen figures out Slade is trying to blow up the freighter. Roy tells Thea she needs to leave town for a few days but he can't tell her why. When she needs a reason he starts getting angry. Laurel has an interview with her friend Joann, who works at a firm. She's been told not to hire Laurel and tells her that the bar is about to open disciplinary hearings. Walter has done some polling and says quite a few residents think Moira's actions were justified. He also thinks voters like redemption stories. Thea walks in and learns what's going on. She doesn't think the idea is crazy. Roy asks Arrow for help keeping secrets from loved ones. Arrow tells him to get control, "for Thea." This makes Roy angry and he goes after Arrow. He says if Arrow stops him from trying to stop the machine he'll be sorry. Digs wonders if perhaps Roy is just "broken." Queen is adamant he won't let what happen to Slade happen to Roy. Thea calls Queen to tell him Laurel showed up at the club and is embarrassingly drunk. Queen goes up to the club and tries to cut Laurel off. She tells him about her law career perhaps being in jeopardy. Felicity comes up and tells Queen that a man named Armitage is the one behind the device being stolen. Back on the island Queen tries to stop Slade from blowing up the boat, since it's their only way off the island. Slade pulls a gun on him. Moira drops by the club. She suggests she try and save the city instead of beating herself up. Turner is paid $10 million for his services. Arrow shows up and begins firing arrows. Turner jumps on him from behind and sticks one of his "claws" into Arrow's shoulder. Armitage starts the device. Arrow stops Roy from pounding on Turner, in the process revealing his true identity. He tells him to help destroy the device, for Thea. Roy punches a hole in the container and they blow up the device. Roy thanks Queen for saving his life and they shake hands. He says "we're just getting started." Felicity is worried that Queen has told a loose cannon like Roy his secret. He responds that as the Arrow he couldn't get Roy to think about Thea. Back on the island Queen tells Slade he needs to tell him something about Shado. He says Shado would have wanted him to make it home to the island. He says he won't let Slade go through this alone. Queen's plan is for them to take the freighter. Moira tells Walter she'll run. They talk about Robert not being Thea's biological father and that possibly being an issue. Her obstetrician knows the truth. A woman named Amanda Wahler visits Turner in prison. She says she's putting together a "squad" and wants him to be a part as a way to work off his sentence. Arrow brings Roy to HQ. He tells her that Thea can never know his secret. He introduces them to Digs and Felicity. Laurel stumbles home drunk. She rolls over and finds herself staring up at Sara.
13Heir to the Demon
05 Feb 2014Description ▼
We open with a woman trying to get through security at the airport. She triggers an alert, then proceeds to kill several guards when they attempt to subdue her. Moira meet with her campaign team and family. They're about to announce. Tempest Felicity tells Walter she got a hit on the Tempest LLC. A wire transfer was made from Tempest to an account in Starling City. Moira's campaign adviser Mark tells Queen he needs to end his support for Blood. Queen is called to Laurel's hospital room. She is adamant with her father that she didn't overdose. She tells him she saw Sara before passing out. Queen comes back to HQ to find Sara there working out. She says she only came back because Laurel was in trouble but has to leave because the League of Assassins is still after her. Queen says he needs her but it doesn't seem to matter. Lance calls Arrow looking for Sara. We flash back to six years earlier: The Lance family is at home getting ready for dinner when Sara shows up for a surprise visit from college. We see her get a text from Queen. In present day Sara meets Lance at a diner. He tells her that Laurel saw her and thinks it was a hallucination. He wants her to stay and thinks they need to "face things together." She kisses him and leaves. Outside Arrow watches the woman from the opening scene approach Sara with a knife. He has an arrow ready to fire but stops when the two kiss. The woman's name is Nyssa and she's the daughter of Ra's al Ghul. Nyssa wants to bring Sara "home" to the League, but Arrow won't hear of it. Sara takes him aside and tells him to trust her. Felicity pays Moira a visit to talk about Tempest. She has figured out that Malcolm is Thea's father. Moira tells her not to tell Queen this information because he will hate her for it. She says they "all have to keep secrets." Sara tells Nyssa she had to make sure her family was safe and says she doesn't think she can go back to the killing. Nyssa reminds her she swore an oath and mentions that she saved Sara's life. They discuss their romantic feelings. Sara wants Nyssa to ask her father for her release. Sara says "do what you have to," but Nyssa leaves peacefully. Digs shows up and tells everybody that Laurel had snake venom in her blood, but no drugs. Queen thinks Nyssa did it to bring Sara back to town. In our flashback Sara and Laurel talk about Queen. Laurel tells her sister she and Queen are looking for apartments and thinks a marriage is around the corner. Sara warns her about the possibility Queen isn't ready to settle down, then texts Queen about their meeting down at the docks. At the hospital somebody grabs Mrs. Lance from behind and throws her into a van driven by Nyssa. Sara and Arrow follow closely behind on his motorcycle. Sara jumps on top of the van but is knocked off by Nyssa, who gets away. Sara and Arrow tell Lance what happened with her mother and Nyssa. Sara thinks Nyssa wants her back romantically. Nyssa calls Sara and gives her one day to return. Back in the flashback Laurel mentions moving in with Queen after his "boat trip." Lance is skeptical of her boyfriend. They see a news report that Queen's boat is missing. Felicity finds out the venom had to be acquired locally from the zoo. They are able to track down a license plate which may be connected to Nyssa. Blood calls Queen and tells him he understands why he's pulling his support. Moira and Blood meet and he warns her to get out of the race. He says he doesn't like the idea of destroying his friend's mother. Lance asks Sara where she met Arrow. She doesn't give him a straight answer. An assassin shows up. Arrow, Sara and Lance take him out, but he quickly kills himself with a poison. Before Moira's announcement event Queen asks Felicity what is going on with her. She tells him she doesn't have much family and she's worried about losing him. She says she knows something about his family. Nyssa calls Sara. Sara tells Nyssa if she lets her mother go she'll return with her. Sara is standing at her grave, looking at a vile of poison. Lance tells Laurel he needs to tell her something about her sister. Just then Sara calls and says she's found her mother and needs his help. She tells him not to tell the Arrow. Lance leaves without telling Laurel anything. Walter brings Queen to the stage. It appears Felicity has just told him. Queen seems shaken and his intro starts out slowly and emotional. He whispers "I know" to his mother as he hands her the stage. Queen, Felicity and Felicity return to HQ and finds the poison missing. Queen thinks if Sara kills Ra's al Ghul's daughter they'll all be in trouble. Lance rushes in to rescue his wife. Sara walks in behind him and her mother is beside herself. Sara tells her she has to go and tells her father and mother to leave. Sara stumbles to the ground. She has poisoned herself and collapses in Nyssa's arms. She tells Nyssa she can't take the killing anymore. Lance rushes in and asks for paramedics. He pulls a gun on Nyssa but is quickly dispatched. Arrow shows up and goes arrow-for-arrow with Nyssa. They go back and forth but eventually Arrow gets her in a headlock. Sara stumbles over and tells him not to kill Nyssa. Arrow rushes to her as gives her a treatment. She pops up, seemingly saved. Sara begs Nyssa for "no more killing." Nyssa responds with "In the name of Ra's al Ghul, I release you. Laurel arrives at the scene and begins shaking her head. Queen confronts his mother. She says she lied about Thea to protect her from Malcolm. He responds that lies are what she is and now she's made him a liar. He says Thea can never find out and tells her that they no longer have a relationship. "Privately, you and I are done." Laurel is furious with her family for keeping Sara from her. She's chugging booze and blames Sara for everything that's gone wrong with their family. "You stole my whole life away from me." She demands that Sara leave. We flash back to Moira coming to the Lance home and telling Laurel and Lance that Sara was on the boat as well. Slade tells Blood he'll take care of the Moira Queen situation. Sara goes to see Queen. He tells her to give Laurel some time. She says "I'm home" and they kiss.
14Time of Death
26 Feb 2014Description ▼
Open with two men being guided through a theft. The man on the outside (guest star Robert Knepper) is a computer genius, able to tell them exactly which move to make to avoid detection. The men get what they were looking for, but at one point don't listen to their boss and the result is a dead security guard. Queen, Digs and Sara bond over scars during a workout. Felicity looks left out. Queen tells Sara he's hosting a Welcome Back party for her at his place. Back on the island Slade, Queen and Sara spot a small plane flying overheard. It is shot down and crashes near them. The men from the opening heist bring a device to their boss. An argument over their not following directions ensues and the boss stabs one of them with a large clock hand. The Lance family arrives at Queens' for the party, but Laurel is not there. Lance and Queen talk about Laurel needing more time to come around with her sister's return. Sara pretends not to know Sin and Roy in order to protect her Black Canary identity. Queen and Moira are still cold with each other and Thea seems to have noticed. Lance and his wife seem to share a moment. Both Lance and Queen get notification that something has happened. It's the body of the man the villain killed with the clock hand. Lance tells Arrow and the Canary he knows the guy, and that he was involved in the theft of a skeleton key which can be used to open any bank vault. Arrow realizes there much be a brain behind the operation. Sara comes to HQ and finds Felicity in workout clothes practicing some punches. Queen shows up and tells Felicity the key can be used as a weapon in the wrong hands and they need to find who has it. Back on the island the three examine the plane. The radio is ruined and the pilot is gravely injured. Queen leaves to get some medical supplies. Lance drops by to see Laurel. They talk about Sara and he wants her to try and move past her anger. He invites her to a family dinner, the real reason for which is an attempt to get back together with her mother. Laurel agrees to host the dinner. Lance is called away to a bank robbery. Arrow and the Canary show up during the robbery. Felicity locates a nearby signal, but this allows the villain to hack into her network. To distract Arrow he hacks into the nearby train system and creates a potential collision with a bus. Arrow goes to stop the accident while the Canary follows the men who robbed the bank. The villain gets away but she is able to wound him. Thea talks to Queen about his relationship with their mother. He says nothing and she says she doesn't like secrets. Felicity has beefed up their security to avoid future intrusions. Using blood found at the scene Sara is able to determine the villain has a rare and fatal disease. Felicty founds out the back guy is Tockman, a former encryption engineer. It seems that he is stealing money for his sister, who also has a rare illness and needs a lung transplant. Arrow and the Canary go the address of Tockman's sister. They find his getaway vehicle from the last break-in. But inside is only a device that is putting out a signal. When Felicity accesses the signal remotely, it allows Tockman to once again get into her system. This time he is able to blow up all the computers at Arrow HQ. While cleaning up the mess Felicity talks to Digs about feeling inadequate around Sara. He tries to assure her that her skills are invaluable. Sara invites Queen to the Lance family dinner. The Lance dinner at Laurel's place is a disaster. When Lance talks to Dinah about coming back to Starling City, and to him, Dinah admits to being in a relationship. Laurel sees Queen and Sara exchange glances and figures out they are together. A screaming match ensures and Laurel leaves. The dying pilot tells Sara that his wife died of cancer years ago. He has a 12-year old daughter and is worried she'll be alone. He asks Sara to make sure his daughter is okay. Queen follows Laurel into the hall. She yells at him for his behavior and he responds that everybody is having trouble. Queen thinks that while Laurel certainly has problems, she's not doing a good enough job of taking responsibility for what she's done wrong. Queen basically says he's done caring about her. Queen placed a large amount of money at a bank to lure Tockman. Felicity calls him and says she's waiting with it at the bank's computer. Arrow, Canary and Digs rush to help her. Two men come in the front and Arrow goes to stop them. Tockman then shows up on the system. He's messing with the gas mains in an attempt to cause an explosion. Digs goes down to turn off the valve. Arrow takes care of the bad guys, while Felicity is able to outsmart Tockman and find a way to track him inside the bank. Ultimately she takes him down by blowing up his cell phone in his pocket, in the process saving the Canary's life. After Felicity is stitched up she tells Queen she missed being his girl on the team. He reassures her. Sara takes a job working as a bartender for Thea. Laurel shows up and the sisters have something of a breakthrough. We learn the pilot's daughter was Sin. As Lance attends an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Laurel enters and sits opposite him. He smiles at her. Queen comes home and finds that his mother is meeting with Slade.
05 Mar 2014Description ▼
We open with Moira telling Queen that Slade has just made a "generous" donation to her campaign. Slade has brought some rum and Moira asks Queen to join them for a toast. We flash to the island and see some of Queen's archery training under Slade. They then discuss the plan for attacking the freighter. It is heavily-guarded. Queen takes Sara aside and asks her about the drug. He thinks Ivo should never be allowed to control it. Slade agrees, saying they should burn it. While burning the drugs Sara mentions that Slade is going to kill Ivo for what happened to Shado. She wants him to kill Ivo. Slade, Queen and Sara share a drink and toast to Shado. Queen wants Sara to tell his family he's changed. She wants him to tell her family she died in wreck. Queen has a nightmare featuring Shado. On the freighter Ivo asks to see one of the prisoners. He's just gotten a poor update on his wife. He puts the man in a chair and goes to work removing one of his eyes. From the island Queen uses and arrow to ignite an explosion on the beach. Ivo sees this and orders them taken. Queen trips while running, and is taken by two of Ivo's men and put in a cell on the freighter. He chats with a prisoner named Thomas, who is a missionary. Ivo puts Queen in his chair and demands to know the location of his friends. Queen won't talk and Ivo injects him with truth serum. Back in present day Moira asks Slade about his love life. They talk about moving on after loss. At one point Queen announces he'd like to talk with his mother. Moira leaves the room and he tries to stab Slade. Slade is too quick and knocks the knife out of his hand as Thea arrives. She walks in and Slade introduces himself. Moira returns to guide a tour of the home's art. We return to the freighter. Queen says that Slade and Sara are on the freighter, but we see that earlier Sara gave him something that counteracts the effects of truth serum. We see Slade and Sara paraglide on to the freighter. Slade goes after Ivo's men, sending Sara to free the prisoners and Queen to grab Ivo. In present day Thea shows Slade one of their favorite paintings. Queen quietly calls Felicity and she puts the phone on speaker. Sara hears Slade's voice and realizes Queen and his family are in immanent danger. She gathers Digs and Roy and they head out. Back on the freighter Slade cuts through Ivo's men. Thomas saves Sara from another prisoner who doesn't like her. During the fracas Ivo calls his wife and tells her he's found a cure. She seems confused. Arrow bursts in and knocks him to the ground. He doesn't kill Ivo and Slade walks in behind Queen. Ivo tells Slade that Queen was asked to choose and Slade goes after Queen. Explosions on the ship save Queen. The prisoners and guards are in a furious fire fight. Sara tell Queen she thinks they need to get off the ship and get back to the island. They jump overboard, but Slade grabs Queen's ankle before he can get off. Slade throws Queen into a cell and takes command of the ship. In present day Roy goes into Queen's mansion, pretending to be looking for Thea. Slade seems to realize right away that Roy is also on the drug. Sara comes downstairs and Queen asks him politely for his plans. Slade tells Moira he needs to leave and says good-bye. Queen walks Slade to his car. Digs has a shot, but somebody knocks him out before he can pull the trigger. Queen asks Slade what he wants. Slade tells him he's there to fulfill the promise he made five years earlier. We flashback to the island. Sara and some of the prisoners have reached the shore, but she realizes Queen's not there. On the freighter Slade gives Ivo a gun and tells him to show how he killed Shado, but shooting Queen. Queen tells Slade he didn't want Shado to die. Slade then cuts off one of Ivo's hands. Slade promises Queen he will not die until he has known complete despair. In present day we see that Slade spent his visit planting camera throughout the mansion.
19 Mar 2014Description ▼
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 Oliver's enemy, Bronze Tiger. |
17Birds of Prey
26 Mar 2014Description ▼
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.
02 Apr 2014Description ▼
After taking a ride home from Slade, Thea becomes his prisoner. Can Oliver and his friends save her? Also, someone close to Oliver is working for Slade, since his return from the Island after Tommy's death. |
19The Man Under the Hood
16 Apr 2014Description ▼
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.
23 Apr 2014Description ▼
The mirakuru sends Roy into an uncontrollable rage and he unleashes on the city. 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.
21City of Blood
30 Apr 2014Description ▼
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.
22Streets of Fire
07 May 2014Description ▼
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. |
14 May 2014Description ▼
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.
08 Oct 2014Description ▼
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. Laurel joins Arrow's inner circle 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
15 Oct 2014Description ▼
Lance 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 Lance.
22 Oct 2014Description ▼
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.
29 Oct 2014Description ▼
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.
5The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak
05 Nov 2014Description ▼
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.
12 Nov 2014Description ▼
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 White stashed key information, he asks Tatsu to help jog Oliver's memory. Roy shares a secret with Felicity.
7Draw Back Your Bow
19 Nov 2014Description ▼
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.
8The Brave and the Bold
03 Dec 2014Description ▼
As Oliver, Arsenal, and Diggle pursue a killer named Digger Harkness, they encounter an ARGUS team; Oliver and the Flash team up to try and stop Harkness. |
10 Dec 2014Description ▼
The League of Assassins give Oliver 48 hours to find Sara's killer, or Starling City citizens will die. Oliver then has an epic confrontation with Ra's al Ghul. |
21 Jan 2015Description ▼
The Team's worst fears are realized when Meryln informs them of Oliver's death. Meanwhile Ray Palmer tests part of his ATOM suit out and Laurel Lance decides to pursue justice outside of the law by taking up the mantle of the Black Canary. |
28 Jan 2015Description ▼
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, the villan 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. Malcom tells them that Ra's al Ghul is after his family and they must leave town immediately.
04 Feb 2015Description ▼
Still operating without Oliver and desperate to stop Brick, Team Arrow is forced to consider Malcolm's...
11 Feb 2015Description ▼
Oliver struggles to adjust to the changes that have taken place within Team Arrow; Laurel ignores Oliver and pursues Vertigo - who injects her with the drug; Thea receives a surprise visitor. |
18 Feb 2015Description ▼
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.
25 Feb 2015Description ▼
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.
18 Mar 2015Description ▼
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.
25 Mar 2015Description ▼
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 introduced 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.
01 Apr 2015Description ▼
During an attack on the mayor's office, Ray is critically injured. Felicity is pleasantly surprised when her mother...
15 Apr 2015Description ▼
Jake Simmons, a metahuman from Central City, terrorizes the Starling City. Quentin Lance's mission bounds Oliver Queen to ask Ray (Atom) for help.
22 Apr 2015Description ▼
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. |
29 Apr 2015Description ▼
Oliver goes through a transformation; Laurel asks Felicity and Diggle to help Nyssa face the League of Assassins. |
22This Is Your Sword
06 May 2015Description ▼
Oliver must complete two final tasks before becoming the next Ra's al Ghul; Nyssa is threatened; Malcolm makes an offer to the team; Thea visits Roy. |
23My Name Is Oliver Queen
13 May 2015Description ▼
Ra's al Ghul sets his plan in motion, putting everyone in danger; Oliver must decide if he is strong enough to handle his new role - and what it will mean for his team and his soul. |
07 Oct 2015Description ▼
A new enemy lures Oliver Queen back to Starling City and forces him to put on the hood once more. |
14 Oct 2015Description ▼
Oliver and Thea are concerned when a family friend plans to run for mayor; Thea starts to exhibit side effects from the Lazarus Pit; Felicity asks an employee for help with a business decision. |
21 Oct 2015Description ▼
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...
28 Oct 2015Description ▼
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. |
04 Nov 2015Description ▼
Oliver calls in a favor from old friend John Constantine when things with Sara take a turn for the worse. |
11 Nov 2015Description ▼
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. |
18 Nov 2015Description ▼
A shocking revelation complicates the battle between Team Arrow and Damien Darhk; Thea loses control in front of Alex. |
8Legends of Yesterday
02 Dec 2015Description ▼
Oliver and Barry hide Kendra and Carter in a remote location while they try to figure out how to defeat Vandal Savage; Felicity, Thea, Diggle and Laurel work to come up with a weapon to destroy Vandal. |
09 Dec 2015Description ▼
Oliver moves against HIVE; Malcolm goes to see Thea, leaving her with a warning; Damien Darhk retaliates at Oliver's holiday party.
20 Jan 2016Description ▼
Oliver must deal with the devastating consequences of Darhk's last attack. Seeking revenge, Oliver goes on a brutal manhunt looking for Dahrk. |
27 Jan 2016Description ▼
An agent of Shadowspire who was an enemy from Diggle and Andy's wartime past shows up to Star City. Diggle must learn to trust Andy but he got more than he wanted about their shared time from war. Oliver however must learn a new way of life when Felicity is now in a wheelchair and receives her codename.
03 Feb 2016Description ▼
The team faces off against a formidable villain nicknamed The Calculator (guest star Tom Amandes). Meanwhile, Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) makes her move and Roy Harper (guest star Colton Haynes) returns to Star City. |
13Sins of the Father
10 Feb 2016Description ▼
Oliver receives an offer from Nyssa that is hard to refuse, Meanwhile Thea continues to battle the bloodlust Malcolm steps in to help his daughter, and Laurel has a Heart to Heart talk with Nyssa. |
14Code of Silence
17 Feb 2016Description ▼
Team Arrow uncovers HIVE's plan to take them out for good, leading Lance to wonder if Donna is better off without him and Oliver to consider telling Felicity about his son. |
24 Feb 2016Description ▼
Oliver calls in his old friend Vixen for help in fighting Darhk, while Thea has a heart-to-heart talk with Malcolm. |
23 Mar 2016Description ▼
Following the events of William's kidnapping, Darhk has become less powerful, but Carrie Cutter, a.k.a. Cupid, has emerged into Star City to cause chaos on the city and the Green Arrow. |
17Beacon of Hope
30 Mar 2016Description ▼
Oliver reeling from his break-up with Felicity is trying to take his mind off it by putting his team through a grueling work-out. Brie Larvan aka Bug-Eyed Bandit escapes from prison and heads to Palmer Tech and covers the building with robotic bees. She wants the microchip that allows Felicity to walk problem is that there is only one chip, the one in Felicity. Felicity learns of this and her mother and Thea are in the building with her. Oliver upon learning of this wants to go in but how. Curtis upon learning of this tries to find the Green Arrow and finds the lair and learns Oliver's him and the others. He tries to help them get in but Oliver is stung by one of the bees and it's killing him and they have to find a way to help him. Darkh leans that his people are not going to help him so he tries navigate the prison on his own.
06 Apr 2016Description ▼
Oliver and Diggle find out Merlyn wants to break Darhk out of prison; Laurel gets a surprise offer. |
27 Apr 2016Description ▼
Oliver and the team struggle to come to terms with Laurel's death, especially Diggle who is overwhelmed...
04 May 2016Description ▼
As Oliver and Felicity look for a magical solution to defeat Darhk, a vengeance-driven Diggle gets a...
11 May 2016Description ▼
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. |
22Lost in the Flood
18 May 2016Description ▼
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. |
25 May 2016Description ▼
Oliver teams up with a surprising force in an attempt to stop Damien Darhk and his magic once and for all. |
05 Oct 2016Description ▼
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. |
12 Oct 2016Description ▼
Oliver recruits Curtis, Wild Dog and Evelyn Sharp for his team, but his training methods prove to be too much for some to handle. In flashbacks, Oliver continues his initiation into the Bratva.
3A Matter of Trust
19 Oct 2016Description ▼
The Green Arrow is forced to face a powerful new drug dealer when Wild Dog goes off on his own.
26 Oct 2016Description ▼
Oliver and Lyla team up on a secret mission for Diggle. Felicity finds out and disapproves of the plan and opts to stay behind...
02 Nov 2016Description ▼
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. |
6So It Begins
09 Nov 2016Description ▼
Felicity and Curtis learn that Prometheus' victims have a mysterious link to Oliver's past that could upend his new team.
16 Nov 2016Description ▼
Oliver discovers there's a new vigilante in Star City when the bodies of two criminals are dropped at the SCPD. In flashbacks, Oliver faces Konstantin Kovar.
30 Nov 2016Description ▼
Oliver wakes up to a life in which his parents are alive and he is about to marry Laurel; Felicity faces a new threat with the help of The Flash and Supergirl.
9What We Leave Behind
07 Dec 2016Description ▼
After the attack on Curtis, Oliver realizes Prometheus is planning to make a deadly move on all of Team Arrow; Felicity and Malone find a clue that ties Prometheus to Oliver's past. |
10Who Are You?
25 Jan 2017Description ▼
Worried that Prometheus may be right about him being a killer, Oliver finds a ray of hope in the apparent return of Laurel. Felicity swears revenge against Prometheus for causing Malone's death.
01 Feb 2017Description ▼
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.
08 Feb 2017Description ▼
A mission sends Team Arrow to Russia where Oliver encounters an old friend.
13Spectre of the Gun
15 Feb 2017Description ▼
Following a traumatic attack on City Hall, flashbacks show how Rene became Wild Dog.
22 Feb 2017Description ▼
Three of Oliver's old foes break out of prison and form an alliance; Meanwhile, Lance is confronted about an old partnership.
15Fighting Fire with Fire
01 Mar 2017Description ▼
When Vigilante attacks Oliver while he's acting as mayor, Diggle leads the team on a mission to stop Vigilante for good.
15 Mar 2017Description ▼
Oliver gets closer to the truth about Prometheus; Helix refuses to continue helping Felicity until she does a favor for them. |
22 Mar 2017Description ▼
Prometheus goes to extreme lengths to destroy Oliver. In flashbacks, Oliver's violent tendencies come to a head in a confrontation with Anatoly. |
29 Mar 2017Description ▼
Diggle and Felicity are shocked by Olivers decision to call onthe Bratva to help take down Prometheus .Things get escalated a bit. 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.
26 Apr 2017Description ▼
Oliver, Team Arrow, ARGUS 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. |
03 May 2017Description ▼
Oliver and Felicity get trapped in the bunker together, while Diggle and Lyla deal with marital issues. |
21Honor Thy Fathers
10 May 2017Description ▼
Oliver returns to the mayor's office and faces one of his most pressing issues yet - the forced release of dozens of violent criminals prosecuted by Adrian Chase. Meanwhile, a crate is delivered to Oliver's office containing a mysterious corpse encased in concrete.
17 May 2017Description ▼
Black Siren returns to give Chase help; Felicity plans a birthday party for Oliver; Lance is angry with Rene for missing the custody hearing about his daughter. |
24 May 2017Description ▼
The battle between Oliver and Adrian Chase culminates in a final epic battle on Lian Yu. After recent events, Oliver decides to recruit a group of unlikely allies - Slade, Nyssa, Merlyn and Digger Harkness - to defeat Chase. However, Chase has his own army - Black Siren, Evelyn Sharp and Talia al Ghul - and the forces collide.
12 Oct 2017Description ▼
The future of the team is left hanging in the balance after the emotional showdown between Oliver Queen and Adrian Chase. Now, the focus shifts to uncovering the fate of each and every member of Team Arrow. Could anyone have possibly survived an island-wide explosion, or has the book closed on them, as it has on Oliver's five-year flashback story?
19 Oct 2017Description ▼
Anatoly returns to Star City with a sinister agenda as Oliver tries to balance being the mayor, the Green Arrow and William's father. |
3Next of Kin
26 Oct 2017Description ▼
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. |
02 Nov 2017Description ▼
Black Siren launches another attack on Star City just when Oliver has gotten things in order. |
09 Nov 2017Description ▼
Slade Wilson 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.
16 Nov 2017Description ▼
As Slade continues to uncover clues about his son's last few years, Oliver makes a big decision. Meanwhile, the Green Arrow leads the team into battle against "The Dragon," a villain who is stealing valuable tech in Star City. |
23 Nov 2017Description ▼
Oliver celebrates Thanksgiving with his family but the happy moment is interrupted. Meanwhile, Black Siren returns to wreak havoc on the holiday. |
8Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2
27 Nov 2017Description ▼
The gang comes together for Barry and Iris's wedding, but the ceremony is crashed by villains from Earth-X.
07 Dec 2017Description ▼
Black Siren and Cayden James kidnap Quentin to get their hands on a weapon of mass destruction. |
18 Jan 2018Description ▼
Despite losing half his team, Oliver remains confident that he, Felicity and Diggle can stop Cayden James and Black Siren. However, when he discovers one of Cayden's secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Dinah spends time with Vince.
25 Jan 2018Description ▼
Cayden James ups the ante by launching his plan to take control of every aspect of the city. Despite the scope of Cayden's plan, Oliver is determined to foil it with just the Original Team Arrow - and without the aid of Rene, Dinah, or Curtis. But things get complicated when William is endangered as a result of Cayden's handiwork.
12All for Nothing
01 Feb 2018Description ▼
Oliver continues to battle Cayden James; when Dinah and Oliver have a major disagreement, one of their own is put in danger.
13The Devil's Greatest Trick
08 Feb 2018Description ▼
Cayden James discovers a secret about the Green Arrow that pushes him over the edge. Knowing everyone and everything he loves is in danger, Oliver must decide if he can do this alone or if he needs to turn to his old teammates for help. William starts to demand more of Oliver's time.
01 Mar 2018Description ▼
Oliver, Diggle and Felicity disagree with Dinah, Curtis and Rene on how to handle Black Siren. The two teams face off and a fight ensues.
08 Mar 2018Description ▼
Oliver and Thea are shocked to hear that Roy Harper is back in Star City. However, when they discover the circumstances of Roy's return, Oliver and Thea realize that Roy is in trouble and jump in to save him. Black Siren makes a shocking decision.
16The Thanatos Guild
29 Mar 2018Description ▼
Nyssa Al Ghul returns to Star City to warn Thea that a group of renegade League of Assassins members are planning to attack her. This group, led by Athena, is intent on finding a mysterious box that Malcolm left behind and will stop at nothing to get it. Nyssa helps oliver come to a life-changing realization.
17Brothers in Arms
05 Apr 2018Description ▼
Oliver and Diggle face their biggest challenge yet; Curtis is disappointed to find out his new boyfriend has a firm anti-vigilante stance.
12 Apr 2018Description ▼
In his darkest place yet, Oliver wonders if he has failed at everything - being a father, a mayor and a hero. His frustration rising, Oliver lashes out at Felicity and William. A surprising visit from an old friend has Oliver questioning his next move.
19 Apr 2018Description ▼
Looking to expand his empire, Diaz and Laurel meet with The Quadrant, a coalition of mafia families who run national organized crime. Meanwhile, after Oliver's recent decision, Felicity and Curtis double their efforts on building Helix Dynamics.
26 Apr 2018Description ▼
Oliver turns to an old friend to help battle Diaz. Meanwhile, Rene is out of the hospital but has a hard time re-adjusting to life as Wild Dog. Also, Lance discovers something shocking about Black Siren.
21Docket No. 11-19-41-73
03 May 2018Description ▼
The pressure mounts for Oliver who begins to wonder if he will lose everything in his battle to save Star City. A familiar face returns.
22The Ties That Bind
10 May 2018Description ▼
Diaz targets Team Arrow and their loved ones. Oliver struggles with Felicity putting herself in danger when she gets the chance to stop Diaz for good.
17 May 2018Description ▼
With a new ally on his team, Oliver engages Diaz in an epic final battle.
15 Oct 2018Description ▼
After surrendering to the police for being the Green Arrow, Oliver tries to survive in the prison while a new unknown vigilante emerges in the Star City.
2The Longbow Hunters
22 Oct 2018Description ▼
Felicity is determined to find Diaz by any means necessary when Diggle tries to keep her on the outs and Oliver is forced to ally with an old enemy.
29 Oct 2018Description ▼
Still in prison, Oliver faces his biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, Felicity gets an intriguing offer, and Diggle asks Curtis to go undercover for ARGUS.
05 Nov 2018Description ▼
Oliver and Felicity each make drastic moves to find Diaz; the new Green Arrow swoops in when arsonists target Rene's community center; Dinah faces pressure from the mayor to capture the vigilante.
12 Nov 2018Description ▼
Felicity learns something new about Oliver that shocks her. Meanwhile, Diggle asks Curtis to go undercover for ARGUS. Dinah works with an unlikely ally.
19 Nov 2018Description ▼
Slabside becomes even more dangerous after a guard is murdered and everyone is a suspect. Felicity enlists help from a surprising source in her pursuit of Diaz, and Laurel flexes her muscles as the District Attorney.
7The Slabside Redemption
26 Nov 2018Description ▼
Oliver makes a choice that will affect his entire life, as well as the lives of everyone he cares about.
03 Dec 2018Description ▼
Felicity stands by her recent decisions regarding her family. Meanwhile, Diggle and Lyla continue to look into the Dante painting that Curtis found.
9Elseworlds, Part 2
10 Dec 2018Description ▼
Still trapped in each other's bodies, Oliver and Barry head to Gotham City with Supergirl to find out why their reality changed and cross paths with the mysterious Kate Kane.
10My Name Is Emiko Queen
21 Jan 2019Description ▼
Oliver wants to get back to work and focus on his marriage but gets sidetracked by offering to track down the new Arrow; Diggle and Lyla must answer to ARGUS about Diaz.
28 Jan 2019Description ▼
The past comes back to haunt both Oliver and Laurel. Curtis is upset when he discovers that Diggle and Lyla have restarted The Ghost Initiative with Diaz, China White, Kane Wolfman and Carrie Cutter.
04 Feb 2019Description ▼
As a camera crew follows Oliver and team around to talk about their past as vigilantes and what the Green Arrow means to Star City, Oliver must also deal with William's return from boarding school as well as a new threat to the city.
13Star City Slayer
11 Feb 2019Description ▼
Oliver and Felicity are disappointed after they learn that William is hiding something from them. Wanting to focus on his family, Oliver steps back from his Green Arrow duties and let's the team take over tracking down a serial killer. However, when the team becomes targets for the killer, things take a bloody turn.
14Brothers & Sisters
04 Mar 2019Description ▼
After months of covertly pursuing Dante, Diggle and Lyla finally have a solid lead on the elusive terrorist, so they deploy the ARGUS Ghost Initiative to apprehend him. Meanwhile, Oliver tries to bond with Emiko.
11 Mar 2019Description ▼
Team Arrow attempts to work with the Star City Police Department but much to Oliver's frustration, things don't go as planned. Meanwhile, Dinah gets some life-changing news.
16Star City 2040
18 Mar 2019Description ▼
Mia and William go on a dangerous mission; Dinah, Roy and Zoe deliver some devastating news; flash forwards share highlights from Mia's childhood with Felicity.
25 Mar 2019Description ▼
Laurel learns about some damaging information that affects Emiko. Always looking to protect his sister, Oliver invites Laurel to help investigate, which makes Felicity happy as her friend is now working with the team. However, when things go awry, Felicity is forced to make a choice between the team and Laurel.
15 Apr 2019Description ▼
After being accused of murder and having her criminal past exposed, Laurel goes full Black Siren and teams up with an old criminal acquaintance, Shadow Thief, to go on a crime spree around Star City. While Dinah aims to bring Laurel in, Felicity refuses to give up on her friend and tries everything to get through to her, even summoning Sara Lance for help. However, Laurel rebuffs all her efforts, forcing the former friends to face off against each other.
22 Apr 2019Description ▼
After the Ninth Circle delivers a major setback for Team Arrow, Diggle reluctantly reaches out to a Four-Star General of the Defense Intelligence Agency for help, despite unresolved tension from their past. Meanwhile, Oliver discovers a piece of information that he believes will turn Emiko against the Ninth Circle. Alena returns with an interesting proposal for Felicity.
29 Apr 2019Description ▼
When they learn of an upcoming attack on the city, Team Arrow calls Roy Harper to help them stop the Ninth Circle; things do go awry and there is massive collateral damage; Dinah investigates what happened.
06 May 2019Description ▼
Oliver finds himself in a precarious position; S.C.P.D. shows up with a warrant for Felicity.
22You Have Saved This City
13 May 2019Description ▼
The battle between Oliver and Emiko comes to a boiling point which brings back some familiar faces and leaves others in dire jeopardy.
15 Oct 2019Description ▼
In the wake of discovering what his future holds, Oliver will find himself pit against his most challenging battle yet, one that will leave the multiverse hanging in the balance.
2Welcome to Hong Kong
22 Oct 2019Description ▼
Oliver, John, Laurel, and Tatsu seek out an important person within The Monitor's plan. Connor has a heart to heart with his brother.
3Leap of Faith
29 Oct 2019Description ▼
Reunited with his sister, Oliver and Thea find themselves searching through a familiar maze of catacombs; John and Lyla partner on a special ops mission.
05 Nov 2019Description ▼
When a mysterious new Deathstroke appears in Star City, Oliver and Team Arrow insist on taking down this villain themselves. Meanwhile reeling from the loss of one of their own, the future Team Arrow figures out a new way to try and stop JJ.
19 Nov 2019Description ▼
Upon learning the key to oppose The Monitor, Oliver and team return to Russia on a mission to gather the necessary materials. Connor reunites with a figure from his past.
26 Nov 2019Description ▼
Oliver is faced with a life-or-death situation after being double-crossed by Lyla; Laurel has an opportunity to make amends.
03 Dec 2019Description ▼
Oliver's mission takes him to Lian Yu where he tries to ignore the repercussions of the looming Crisis until he receives help from an old friend. Meanwhile, a united Team Arrow faces a recognizable villain.
8Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four
14 Jan 2020Description ▼
Stuck in the Vanishing Point, the Paragons search for a way to escape; Oliver reveals that he has become something else; the origin stories for The Monitor and Anti-Monitor are revealed.
9Green Arrow & the Canaries
21 Jan 2020Description ▼
In the year 2040 - Mia Queen has everything she could have ever wanted - until Laurel and Dinah suddenly show up in her life again and things take a shocking turn; Laurel and Dinah track a kidnapping victim who has direct ties to Mia.
28 Jan 2020Description ▼
The final events in the story of the Green Arrow.
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