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.
Did You Know?
The scene where the Arrow, after suffering an injury from a duel with the Dark Archer, jumps out of a window and calls Diggle for help is quite similar to the scene in Batman Begins
(2005) where Batman, after being set on fire by the Scarecrow, jumps out the window and calls Alfred for help. See more
When Felicity and Oliver are talking about the black arrow's origins, the camera looks at Oliver from behind Felicity and her hand is on her chin. When the camera cuts to show Felicity from behind Oliver, her hand is down by her side. See more
Thank you for coming. After the warehouse, I knew I had to do something dramatic to get your attention.
What do you want with me?
What any archer wants. To see who's better.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Written by Ralph Blane
and Hugh Martin
Performed by Schuyler Fisk See more