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    Arrow
    "LOST IN THE FLOOD"
    Wednesday, May 18th at 8pm ET/7pm CT on The CW

    OLIVER FIGHTS FOR THEA; DONNA SMOAK FACES OFF WITH NOAH KUTTLER – Following the shocking events in the previous episode, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) race to rescue Thea (Willa Holland), while Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), Curtis (Echo Kellum) and Noah (guest star Tom Amandes) join together to stop Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough). Glen Winter directed the episode written by Brian Ford Sullivan & Oscar Balderrama (#422).
     
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    Arrow
    "SCHISM"
    Wednesday, May 25th at 8pm ET/7pm CT on The CW

    OLIVER TEAMS UP WITH A SURPRISING FORCE TO STOP DAMIEN DARHK – Oliver (Stephen Amell) teams up with a surprising force in an attempt to stop Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) and his magic once and for all. John Behring directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti and teleplay by Wendy Mericle and Marc Guggenheim (#423).
     
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    Stephen Amell is The Green Arrow

    ARROW
    Season 5 Premiere - Wednesday, October 5th at 8pm ET/7pm CT

    After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the South China Sea. Oliver returned home to Starling City, bent on righting the wrongs of his family and fighting injustice. To do this, he created the persona of The Arrow and allied himself with former military man John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), lawyer-turned-vigilante Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy), billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) and his sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland).

    After years of denying himself his own life as Oliver Queen in order to be The Arrow, Oliver left Starling City with Felicity and made a home in suburbia, where she is running Ray’s company remotely, after his mysterious death. But their newly tranquil lives are upended when Laurel and Thea arrive to recruit Oliver to save Starling City, now renamed Star City, from an evil new organization, H.I.V.E. Oliver must return to Star City and don the hood once more. But can he keep his aim as The Arrow this time without losing the life he has fought so hard to get back?

    Based on the characters from DC Comics, ARROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (The Flash, upcoming Pan), Marc Guggenheim (Eli Stone, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Andrew Kreisberg (The Flash, Eli Stone, Warehouse 13), Wendy Mericle (Desperate Housewives), and Sarah Schechter (The Flash, upcoming Pan).

    CREDITS FOR "ARROW" ON THE CW
    Day and time: Wednesday (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
    Network debut: October 10, 2012

    Format: 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, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow to right the wrongs of his family and fight the ills of society.

    Executive Producers: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Wendy Mericle and Sarah Schechter
    Origination: Vancouver, British Columbia
    Produced by: Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television

    Series Overview
    The series follows
    Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), billionaire playboy of Starling City, who spends five years shipwrecked on the mysterious island of Lian Yu. Upon his return to Starling City, he is reunited with his mother, Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson), his sister, Thea Queen (Willa Holland), and his friend, Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell). The first season focuses on Oliver rekindling his relationships and spending his nights hunting down and sometimes killing wealthy criminals as a hooded vigilante, following a list of names he discovered in a notebook belonging to his father. He uncovers Malcolm Merlyn's (John Barrowman) conspiracy to destroy "The Glades", a poorer section of the city that has become overridden with crime. John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) assist Oliver in his crusade. Oliver also reconnects with ex-girlfriend, Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy), who is still angry over his role in her sister's presumed death. The first season features flashbacks to Oliver's time on the island, and how it changed him; flashbacks in subsequent seasons continue to show how Oliver spent his time and gains the skill-set that shapes him into the vigilante he is.

    In season two, Oliver has vowed to stop crime without killing criminals. His family and allies come under attack from
    Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett), a man from Oliver's time on the island who returns to destroy everything important to Oliver. Oliver accepts aspiring vigilante Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) as his protégé, and begins to receive assistance from Laurel's father, Detective Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne). Oliver also gains another ally; a mysterious woman in black, who is eventually revealed to be Laurel's sister, Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), who survived her ordeal at sea after the yacht sank. In flashbacks, Oliver continues his time on the island with Slade, Sara, and Shado Fei, and depicts how Oliver's animosity with Slade started.

    In season three, Arrow has become a public hero in Starling City following Slade Wilson's defeat. Queen Consolidated is sold to wealthy businessman, scientist and aspiring hero
    Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh). Oliver struggles to bring his family back together, an old enemy returns, and Oliver becomes embroiled in a conflict with Ra's al Ghul (Matthew Nable). After a tragic event and a rocky start, Laurel sets out to follow in Sara's footsteps as the Black Canary. John Diggle struggles with his new role as a family man, as Oliver no longer wants John in the field after the birth of his daughter, while Felicity Smoak begins a new career as Vice President of Palmer Technologies (formerly Queen Consolidated). In flashbacks, Oliver is forced to work for Amanda Waller in Hong Kong alongside Maseo and Tatsu Yamashiro, and to stop corrupt general Matthew Shrieve from unleashing the Alpha-Omega, which Ra's al Ghul eventually acquires in the present.
     
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    In season four, Oliver becomes "Green Arrow". He and his allies fight against the terrorist organization H.I.V.E., headed by the mystically enhanced Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), who is attacking Star City (formerly Starling City). Over the season, John Diggle discovers that his brother Andy (Eugene Byrd) is alive and a H.I.V.E. soldier; Thea works alongside Oliver under the alias "Speedy", but struggles to control the blood-lust left with her following her resurrection; and learning of Thea's encounter with the Lazarus Pit, Laurel struggles to bring her sister Sara by the same method. Oliver's life as Green Arrow and his relationship with Felicity are complicated by his mayoral run and the revelation that he is father to a nine-year-old son. Oliver ultimately discovers that Damien plans on detonating nuclear weapons and ruling a new world over the Earth's ashes. In flashbacks, Oliver returns to Lian Yu to infiltrate the organization known as Shadowspire on behalf of Amanda Waller, and has his first encounter with the mystical idol used by Darhk in the present-day narrative.

    Cast
    Stephen Amell portrays Oliver Queen / The Arrow / Green Arrow, a billionaire playboy turned hooded vigilante-hero who is initially known as the "Hood," "Vigilante," and simply, "Arrow." He is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow. He survives on an isolated island for five years after the sinking of his father's yacht. Oliver returns to his home city with a mission—to right the wrongs of his father and save the city from the crime that has grown in his absence. Amell was one of the first actors to audition for the role, and Kreisberg felt that he "hit the target from the outset" and "everyone else just paled in comparison." The actor, who was already in shape from Rent-a-Goalie, did physical fitness training at Tempest Freerunning Academy out of Reseda, California. Amell received archery training as well, which included watching a video on how archery has been displayed inaccurately or poorly in television and film before learning the basics of shooting a bow. For Amell, the appeal of portraying Queen was that he saw multiple roles tied to the same character: "There's Queen the casual playboy; Queen the wounded hero; Queen the brooding Hamlet; Queen the lover; Queen the man of action, and so on."

    Katie Cassidy portrays Laurel Lance / Black Canary, based on the DC Comics character Black Canary, an attorney turned vigilante and former girlfriend of Oliver Queen. Like Oliver, Laurel fights for the people of Starling City. In the first season, she works for a non-profit legal office that helps people in need. In the second season, she became assistant district attorney, but in the second half of the third season, she became a vigilante taking her late sister's place as Black Canary. Cassidy said she was drawn to the show by Berlanti, Nutter, Kreisberg, and Guggenheim, whom she called smart, creative, and edgy. Cassidy sees her character as a "caregiver" to her family, which led her to become an attorney. She said, "I think that she's very, very driven, and she has a huge heart [...] she's sensitive. She has really strong morals and values, and she expects everybody to live up to them the way that she does".

    Colin Donnell portrays Tommy Merlyn, Oliver's best friend, who eventually learns of Oliver's secret life as a vigilante. Like Oliver, Tommy has romantic feelings for Laurel. His father is Malcolm Merlyn, the main antagonist in season one. Tommy dies saving Laurel at the end of the first season's finale, leaving Oliver and Laurel to cope with his loss.

    David Ramsey portrays John Diggle / Spartan, Oliver's partner, confidant, and bodyguard, who becomes a vigilante superhero with armor and hi-tech gear. Diggle is ex-military, and works to have Oliver channel his abilities into helping others in the city, and not just taking down the wealthy, corrupt businessmen that worked with Oliver's father. Named after comic book writer Andy Diggle, and created specifically for the show, Diggle was designed to be Oliver's "equal in many respects". Guggenheim further explained that Diggle's mutual abilities are a means of setting him up early in the series as a confidant for Oliver's vigilante persona.

    Willa Holland portrays Thea Queen / Speedy, Oliver's younger sister; based on a DC Comics character with similar traits. Thea develops a drug habit early in season one, but gets clean after criminal charges are brought against her for driving while under the influence. In season two, she learns that Malcolm Merlyn is her biological father, and begins training with him at the start of season three. In the third season, Thea learns Oliver's secret and eventually joins his team. In the fourth season, Thea uses Oliver's nickname for her, Speedy, as her hero identity, which is based on the DC Comics character Mia Dearden. In season 5, Thea becomes Oliver's chief of staff in the Star City mayor's office.

    Susanna Thompson portrays Moira Queen, Oliver and Thea's mother. Moira is revealed to also be part of the secret organization her late husband was involved with, which is making plans to bring down the city as a means of rebuilding it in the image of the organization's leader. She is murdered at the end of season two.

    Paul Blackthorne portrays Detective Quentin Lance, Laurel and Sara's father, and Starling City police detective. The character is based on the DC Comics character, Larry Lance, who was also a detective, and husband to Dinah Drake Lance and father to Dinah Laurel Lance. Detective Lance blames Oliver for the presumed death of his daughter, Sara, as she was with him on his family yacht when it sank. In season one, Lance is also out to capture the vigilante, who he sees as a menace to the city for the vigilante's willingness to break the law and kill in the pursuit of stopping crime. In Season 2, Lance is demoted to beat cop and is now more accepting of the vigilante's actions to the point of teaming up with him when needed. In Season 3, Lance is promoted to police captain but can no longer be active in the field due to his heart condition.

    Emily Bett Rickards portrays Felicity Smoak / Overwatch, the IT technician at Queen Consolidated who has become part of Oliver's vigilante team. Like Diggle, Felicity also serves as Oliver's friend and confidante. Rickards was promoted to a series regular for season two, after being a recurring character throughout season one. In the third season, she and Oliver admit their attraction to each other, but he feels they can not be together for her safety. By the fourth season, they are in a relationship, and eventually, get engaged.
     
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    Colton Haynes portrays Roy Harper / Arsenal, a character based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Initially a petty thief, Roy was befriended by Thea, and subsequently dated her for a period of time. Roy is fascinated by the hooded vigilante, and eventually becomes his protégé. Haynes was moved to series regular status at the beginning of season two, following his recurring appearance in the first season. Haynes left the series at the end of season three after his contract ended, and later appears in the fourth season as a guest star. He later attributed his departure from the series to his mental and physical health at that time.

    Manu Bennett portrays Slade Wilson / Deathstroke, a character based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Slade is an ASIS agent who teamed up with Oliver during his time on the island. In season two, Slade arrives in Starling City to kill Oliver and his family to avenge events that occurred on the island. Bennett was initially cast as a recurring character for season one, before receiving series regular status during season two.

    John Barrowman portrays Malcolm Merlyn, a wealthy businessman, the father of Tommy Merlyn and Thea Queen, and Oliver Queen's nemesis. Fueled by his sorrow and anger at the murder of his wife, Rebecca during a mugging in the crime-infested area of Starling City called "the Glades," Malcolm left his then eight-year-old son Tommy, and departed Starling City to "forge his pain and anger into something more." For two years, he was trained in Nanda Parbat by Al-Owal of the League of Assassins. Merlyn took the name "The Magician" (Arabic: الساحر Al Sa-Her). He was the first person to receive permission from Ra's al Ghul to leave the organization, on the condition that he obey the League's codes. Upon returning to Starling City, Malcolm forms an organization called the Tempest and plots to completely destroy the Glades. Events eventually lead to Merlyn leading the League of Assassins and taking on the mantel of "Ra's al Ghul." Malcolm sabotaged Oliver's family yacht, and is thus responsible for Robert Queen's death and indirectly the creation of Oliver's and Sara Lance's vigilante alter egos. Malcolm is apparently killed by Oliver in the first season finale, but his plan to destroy the Glades still succeeds. He is based on the DC Comics character Merlyn. After being a recurring guest star for the first two seasons, Barrowman became a series regular in season three.

    Echo Kellum portrays Curtis Holt, based on the DC Comics character Mister Terrific. Holt is a technological savant, inventor and medal-winning Olympic decathlete, who works with Felicity at Palmer Technologies. He helps her rescue Ray Palmer from Damien Darhk. Kellum is to be upgraded to a series regular in the fifth season.

    Josh Segarra will portray Adrian Chase, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Chase is the new Star City district attorney who helps Oliver Queen as mayor clean up the streets through the legal system.

    For more info on the Main and Recurring Characters, & Guest Stars, read the link here.
     
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    Arrow
    "LEGACY"
    Wednesday, October 5th at 8pm ET/7pm CT on The CW

    NEW BEGINNINGS — After Laurel's (Katie Cassidy) death and the departures of both Diggle (David Ramsey) and Thea (Willa Holland) from Team Arrow, Oliver (Stephen Amell) takes to the streets solo to protect Star City's citizens as the Green Arrow. With Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) guiding him from the bunker, Oliver is forced to deal with a city that has become overrun with both criminals and a slew of new (and painfully inexperienced) vigilantes. Watching Oliver try to balance his jobs as both the mayor and also the protector of Star City, Felicity suggests he form a new team, but Oliver resists. However, when a deadly new criminal, Tobias Church (guest star Chad L. Coleman), enters the picture, Oliver realizes the best thing for the city might be a new team of superheroes. Meanwhile, the flashbacks take us to Russia where Oliver faces off against the Bratva. James Bamford directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle (#501).
     
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    The previous episode (10/05/16) was the Season 5 Premiere; I forgot to put that in the Spoiler box. :eek: And a little FYI: reruns are now airing on TNT, so Arrow is officially in syndication!


    Arrow
    "THE RECRUITS"
    Wednesday, October 12th at 8pm ET/7pm CT on The CW

    SUIT UP — Oliver's (Stephen Amell) new recruits for Team Arrow are Curtis (Echo Kellum), Wild Dog (guest star Rick Gonzalez) and Evelyn Sharp (guest star Madison McLaughlin). Unfortunately, the Green Arrow's training methods prove to be too much for some of them to handle. Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Oliver's initiation into the Bratva continues. James Bamford directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Beth Schwartz (#502).
     
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    Arrow
    "A MATTER OF TRUST"
    Wednesday, October 19th at 8pm ET/7pm CT on The CW

    WWE STAR CODY RHODES BRINGS THE SMACKDOWN TO STAR CITY — Now that Oliver (Stephen Amell) has his new team, they are ready to hit the streets but Oliver doesn't feel they are ready. Headstrong Wild Dog (guest star Rick Gonzalez) defies the Green Arrow's orders and sets out on his own after a new drug dealer, Garret Runnels (guest star Cody Rhodes), who is terrorizing Star City. Runnels proves more powerful than Wild Dog and it is up to the Green Arrow to go head to head with Runnels to save his teammate. Gregory Smith directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich (#503).
     
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    Arrow
    "PENANCE"
    Wednesday, October 26th at 8pm ET/7pm CT on The CW

    Oliver and Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) team up on a secret mission for Diggle (David Ramsey). Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) finds out and disapproves of the plan and opts to stay behind. When Tobias Church (guest star Chad L. Coleman) launches a deadly assault against the city, Felicity must decide if she wants to send the recruits out sans the Green Arrow. Dermott Downs directed the episode written by Brian Ford Sullivan & Oscar Balderrama (#504).
     
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    Arrow
    "HUMAN TARGET"
    Wednesday, November 2nd at 8pm ET/7pm CT on The CW

    DC COMICS' CHRISTOPHER CHANCE aka HUMAN TARGET TEAMS UP WITH OLIVER — When Tobias Church (guest star Chad L. Coleman) captures and tortures one of Oliver's new recruits, Oliver must turn to an old friend, Christopher Chance (guest star Wil Traval) aka the Human Target, for help. Meanwhile, Felicity's (Emily Bett Rickards) worlds collide when Detective Billy Malone (guest star Tyler Ritter) joins the ACU. Laura Belsey directed the episode written by Oscar Balderrama & Sarah Tarkoff (#505).
     
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    Arrow
    "SO IT BEGINS"
    Wednesday, November 9th at 8pm ET/7pm CT on The CW

    SINS OF THE FATHER — When Prometheus ups his killing spree, Oliver (Stephen Amell) searches for connections between the victims. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Curtis (Echo Kellum) discover the victims have a mysterious link to Oliver's past and this new secret could upend his new team. Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) has a heart-to-heart with Lance (Paul Blackthorne), and Felicity considers telling Malone (guest star Tyler Ritter) the truth about her work. John Behring directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Brian Ford Sullivan (#506).
     
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    "VIGILANTE"
    Wednesday, November 16th at 8pm ET/7pm CT on The CW

    DOLPH LUNDGREN (ROCKY IV) GUEST STARS - When the bodies of two criminals are dropped at SCPD, Oliver (Stephen Amell) realizes there is a new Vigilante in Star City. The team is split about whether they should stop someone who is helping keep the city safe. Diggle (David Ramsey) is frustrated with his new situation and Thea (Willa Holland) fights for Lance (Paul Blackthorne) who confesses a shocking secret. Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Oliver finally sits down with Konstantin Kovar (guest star Dolph Lundgren) (#507).
     
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    Arrow
    "INVASION!"
    Wednesday, November 30th at 8pm ET/7pm CT on The CW

    ARROW CELEBRATES 100 EPISODES; THE EPIC SUPERHERO CROSSOVER CONTINUES — Oliver (Stephen Amell) wakes up to a life where he never got on The Queen's Gambit. Robert (guest star Jamey Sheridan) and Moira Queen (guest star Susanna Thompson) are alive and well. Laurel (guest star Katie Cassidy) is his loving fiancée and their wedding is imminent. Everything seems perfect, but Oliver starts to notice small imperfections that make him question this new reality. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and the recruits take on a new threat with help from The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist). James Bamford directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti and written by Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle (#508).
     
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    Arrow
    "WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND"
    Wednesday, December 7th at 8pm ET/7pm CT on The CW

    PROMETHEOUS MAKES A DEADLY MOVE AGAINST OLIVER AND THE TEAM — After Prometheus attacks Curtis (Echo Kellum), Oliver (Stephen Amell) realizes Prometheus knows all of Team Arrow's secret identities and is planning to come for them one by one. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Detective Malone (guest star Tyler Ritter) discover a clue that links Prometheus to Oliver's past. Antonio Negret directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Beth Schwartz (#509).
     
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    Arrow
    "WHO ARE YOU?"
    Wednesday, January 25th at 8pm ET/7pm CT on The CW

    OLIVER WANTS JUSTICE; FELICITY WANTS REVENGE — Worried that Prometheus is right and he is truly a killer at heart, Oliver (Stephen Amell) looks for any ray of hope and finds it in what seems to be the miraculous return of Laurel Lance (guest star Katie Cassidy). However, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), still reeling from Detective Malone's murder, is bent on revenge – she wants to stop Prometheus at any cost. While in prison, Diggle (David Ramsey) fights for his life. Gregory Smith directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Brian Ford Sullivan (#510).
     

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