It's been five months since the death of Tommy Merlyn and the destruction of the Glades. Oliver has been living alone on the island where he was marooned for 5 years. Digg and Felicity want him to return to Starling City and he agrees for his family's sake but he refuses to put on the hood. Roy and Thea are still together but she's not too keen on his efforts to deal with drug dealers. She's been running the nightclub during Oliver's absence but hasn't visited her mother. Queen Consolidated is in trouble and Isabel Rochev is out to gain control. Oliver turns to Walter Steele for help. Laurel Lance has joined the District Attorney's office and is present at a fund-raiser when the mayor is gunned down by vigilantes seeking revenge for what happened in the Glades. They then turn their sights on Oliver. In flashbacks to Oliver's time on the island, 5 months have passed since they stopped Fryers but they find others are on the island. Shado is soon taken prisoner. Written by
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When Oliver is first talking to his sister in Verdant, the news anchor in the background mentions that the particle accelerator at Star Labs would be completed by Christmas. This is a direct reference to the Flash, who gained his powers when the particle accelerator exploded. See more
(at around 25 mins) Stunt man's face visible during the fight in the night club with Roy. See more
The city still needs saving. But not by the Hood. Or some vigilante who's just crossing names off a list. It needs something more.
It needs a hero, Oliver.
It's too bad The Hoods kind of ruined your nickname.
No, it's good. I don't want to be called The Hood anymore.
Okay. So what do you want to be called?
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