Tess creates an elaborate hoax in order to kidnap Oliver/Green Arrow, and delivers him to the shady head of the secret society Checkmate, Amanda Waller, who tells him that that the government is recruiting him to serve his country. However, Green Arrow escapes before they can learn his identity. After Oliver brings Clark and Chloe up to speed on what happened to him, the three investigate and Clark is surprised to find John Jones investigating Oliver's kidnapping too. Clark senses that John is keeping information from him. Oliver and Clark are shocked when Tess reveals that Amanda is after something called "Watchtower," which is Chloe's code name in the Justice League. When Chloe is captured by Checkmate agents, Waller threatens to kill Chloe unless Clark gives her the names and locations of the rest of the Justice League. Written by
Did You Know?
When Amanda tells John Jones that he has phobia to fire, it's alluding to the fear of Martian Manhunter to fire because his planet was destroyed by fire. See more
On the chessboard in the opening sequence, Black's pieces are set up incorrectly (the starting squares of the bishop and knight on Black's queenside are reversed). See more
Green Arrow, welcome to Checkmate.
You got the wrong Green Arrow. I don't remember signing up for any chess club.
You're a guest of the U.S. government. And the time has come for you to do your patriotic duty.
Yeah, well, I didn't know Uncle Sam was into drugs and bondage. Kind of gives a whole new meaning to the "I Want You" posters, doesn't it?