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Oliver awakens to find himself Malcolm Merlyn's prisoner. He manages to escape and away with help from Digg. Malcolm accelerates his timetable as a result. Felicity is questioned by Det. ... See full summary »


David Barrett


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / The Hood
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance
Colin Donnell ... Tommy Merlyn
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Willa Holland ... Thea Queen
Susanna Thompson ... Moira Queen
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Manu Bennett ... Slade Wilson
Celina Jade ... Shado
Sebastian Dunn ... Edward Fyers
Roger Cross ... Detective Lucas Hilton
Annie Ilonzeh ... Joanna de la Vega
Adrian Holmes ... Frank Pike
Jarod Joseph ... Alan Durand
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak


Oliver awakens to find himself Malcolm Merlyn's prisoner. He manages to escape and away with help from Digg. Malcolm accelerates his timetable as a result. Felicity is questioned by Det. Lance about her hacking activities but is interrupted by Oliver who tells him about Malcolm's plan to destroy the Glades. Tommy confronts Oliver about Laurel but refuses to believe that his father is up to no good. Malcolm comes clean about his plans and Tommy realizes that his father is insane. Moira goes public with what she knows, urging the residents of the Glades to evacuate. Roy and Thea get caught up in the mayhem. While Oliver and Digg go after Malcolm, Felicity tries to neutralize the device via Lance. Malcolm has planned it all very well, however. In a flashback to his time on the island, Fyers attempts to bring down an airliner. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

15 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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The season 8 finale of Supernatural was also called "Sacrifice" and it aired the same day as this episode. See more »


Malcolm Merlyn: You can't beat me, Oliver. Yes you're younger and you're faster yet you always seem to come up short against me. Wanna know why? Because you don't know, in you heart, what you're fighting for, what you're willing to sacrifice and I do.
Malcolm Merlyn: No one can stop what's about to come. Not even the vigilante.
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Arrow End Theme
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Epic season finale.
29 May 2013 | by flamin_ice89See all my reviews

I made an account on IMDb just to review this episode. I haven't seen such a good season finale in a long time. The action and emotions pour out in each scene (except for a particularly cheesy scene involving Felicity). The episode starts off on a high note and ends leaving you at the edge of your seat. It delivers all the ingredients at perfection leaving you profoundly satisfied for having stuck with the show even after you were served raw the appetizers i.e the first few episodes. ------- ------- ------A--- R- --R ---O ---W--------- ----- ---- -->>>> I don't want to write a longer review but unfortunately i have to fill up the space. So please just ignore this part. :D

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