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Heir to the Demon 

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Laurel continues to unravel, Oliver and Lance try to convince Sara to stay in Starling City and finally reunite with Laurel and Dinah. However, Sara's fellow League of Assassins member, ... See full summary »


Wendey Stanzler


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / The Arrow
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Willa Holland ... Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Colton Haynes ... Roy Harper (credit only)
Manu Bennett ... Slade Wilson
Susanna Thompson ... Moira Queen
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Kevin Alejandro ... Sebastian Blood
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance / The Canary
Colin Salmon ... Walter Steele
Katrina Law ... Nyssa al Ghul
Nicholas Lea ... Mark Francis
Alex Kingston ... Dinah Lance


Laurel continues to unravel, Oliver and Lance try to convince Sara to stay in Starling City and finally reunite with Laurel and Dinah. However, Sara's fellow League of Assassins member, Nyssa, comes to bring Sara back to the fold, but when Sara refuses, Nyssa kidnaps Dinah. Realizing she's putting her family in danger by staying in town, Sara considers re-joining the league. Written by Salman Ali

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Nyssa's alias is addressed as Ms. Raatko; in the comics, her name was Nyssa Raatko rather than Nyssa al Ghul. See more »


About 20 minutes in, after Dinah is kidnapped, Sara "answers" a phone call from Nyssa, just after speaking with her father back at the hospital. While she clearly answers and talks on the phone, you can, also clearly, see on the phone screen and reflected on her face the ANSWER and REJECT call button images, meaning she didn't actually answered the incoming call, all this during a full conversation with Nyssa on the other side. See more »


Oliver Queen: For the past year, I have stood by your side... and I have fought, because I didn't to believe that you were this... monster. And I needed to believe that still had a mother.
Moira Queen: You do, Oliver. Oliver, I only lied about Thea to protect her from Malcolm.
Oliver Queen: No, you lied because that is what you do. And that is who you are, Mom. Lies. And now you have made a liar out of me. Because Thea can never find out about Merlyn. And she can never learn the truth about us. Which is that as of right now, we have no ...
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Performed by Active Child featuring Ellie Goulding
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Few Comparisons. It's that good.
6 February 2014 | by insideout098See all my reviews

I am stunned. I just watched what can only be described as a near flawless 40 minute script. Every aspect was spot on: The pacing, execution, dialog... all of it gelled. And for the first time, in my view, Laurel brought her character to life. Bravo to she and everyone in the cast. I'm still racing. The last time I experienced something like this was in the last season of "24," and that's saying a lot. First, there were several revelations that created monumental shifts in character relationships. Second, the script pulled more from the characters than in any of the past episodes by forcing the leads to face themselves as human beings, as families, as flawed individuals with facades that, in some cases, were never destined to stand. In the end, it's what's at the core that counts, and this episode brought that home.

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16:9 HD
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