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.
Did You Know?
Oliver decides to retire the pseudonym "The Vigilante." Vigilante was the title of a different DC comics hero who was a member of the cartoon adaptation of the Justice League along with Green Arrow. His character was voiced by actor Nathan Fillion
, who was a co-star of Summer Glau
(Isabel Rochev) on the TV show, Firefly
(2002). See more
When Oliver and Felicity are talking about the gun men. They describe one as an African American while the gunman they are describing is Caucasian. 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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References The Flash
Purple Yellow Red and Blue
Written by John Baldwin Gourley
and Danger Mouse
Performed by Portugal. The Man See more