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The Climb 

The League of Assassins give Oliver 48 hours to find Sara's killer, or Starling City citizens will die. Oliver then has an epic confrontation with Ra's al Ghul.


Thor Freudenthal


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 5 more credits »

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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 / Arsenal
John Barrowman ... Malcolm Merlyn
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Brandon Routh ... Ray Palmer
Kelly Hu ... China White
Matt Nable ... Ra's al Ghul
Katrina Law ... Nyssa al Ghul
Karl Yune ... Maseo Yamashiro / Sarab
Rila Fukushima ... Tatsu Yamashiro
Alex Kingston ... Dinah Lance


The League of Assassins give Oliver 48 hours to find Sara's killer, or Starling City citizens will die. Oliver then has an epic confrontation with Ra's al Ghul.

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Release Date:

10 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The literal translations for the characters' names from Arabic are; Ra's al Ghul: head of ogre, Ta-er Al-Sahfer: yellow bird, and Sarab: Mirage. See more »


In season 3 when Oliver loses his fight with Ra's Al-Ghoul he is stabbed right below his chest. However when we see him return with bandages the wound moves lower around the abdomen area. See more »


Nyssa al Ghul: In civilization's past, when someone in the village is murdered, the league would come and kill 50 people a day until the true criminal is rooted out. Find and deliver the one who killed Ta-Er Al-Sahfer. You have 48 hours, or the citizens of Starling City will see what the League of Assassins are capable of.
Oliver Queen: You're going to slaughter innocent people?
Nyssa al Ghul: The cleansing of Starling City will fall to Sarab.
Oliver Queen: Maseo?
Maseo Yamashiro: Maseo is no longer. As she said... I am Sarab.
Nyssa al Ghul: Deliver us Sara's killer, or blood will ...
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References The Birds (1963) See more »


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One of the most solid episodes of the entire series
10 December 2014 | by hanruizSee all my reviews

There have been some great episodes that The CW has put out over the past two years for Arrow.

This episode, however, breaks all bounds that the show has set before for a "good episode." Every single plot point, conversation and character from this episode plays such a crucial role to the plot's development and the show's overall progress forward for characterization and connectivity between character stories.

Every single scene is so important to watch and experience and if this episode is watched more than one time, one will slowly realize that if a normal viewer were to miss a single scene, they would be missing a great deal of the plot even if it were just for 5 minutes.

This episode not only tugs on your emotions but keeps you on the edge of your seat for the entire time.

Truly spectacular.

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