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Green Arrow 

A new enemy lures Oliver Queen back to Starling City and forces him to put on the hood once more.

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Thor Freudenthal

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance / Black Canary
David Ramsey ... John Diggle / Spartan
Willa Holland ... Thea Queen / Speedy
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
John Barrowman ... Malcolm Merlyn (credit only)
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Neal McDonough ... Damien Darhk
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen
Audrey Marie Anderson ... Lyla Michaels
Cynthia Addai-Robinson ... Amanda Waller
Enid-Raye Adams ... Laura Hoffman
Alison Araya ... Officer Lopez
Jason Deline ... Adam Hoffman
Matt Hamilton ... A.R.G.U.S. Agent
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A new enemy lures Oliver Queen back to Starling City and forces him to put on the hood once more.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Season 4 started shooting July 13th, The day after San Diego Comic Con which all the series regulars and writers attended. See more »

Goofs

When Oliver is forced to do a HALO jump by ARGUS in order to infiltrate Lian Yu he has no oxygen. HALO jumps are made from altitudes of 25,000 feet and above and military personnel always use oxygen bottles when doing them. In reality Oliver would have lost consciousness shortly after exiting the plane. See more »

Quotes

Damien Darhk: Situation report. Mr. Slater.
Green Arrow: Sorry. He had to get off at an earlier stop.
Damien Darhk: You can't be the Arrow, he died. So who are you?
Green Arrow: You're about to find out.
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References The Flash (2014) See more »

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Arrow End Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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What Did We Really Accomplish?
7 October 2015 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

I think it's safe to say that most people thought season 3 of Arrow was the worst so far, or at least a huge step back from season 2. So my expectations were relatively lower than in seasons past for this year. With that said, tonight's episode was solid. In classic Arrow form we had quite a few WTF moments but at least everyone made it out alive from this weeks episode, oh wait...

I think the biggest question I had going into this season was what could possibly make Oliver come back to Star City after everything that has happened. Even though there wasn't a whole lot explained in that area, I bought into him coming back. For the same reason that I bought into Felicity secretly helping Team Arrow, check that Team Green Arrow, while they were gone. It makes sense that both of them miss Star City and the thrills and fulfillment that saving the city gave them. I also questioned how in the world the city would accept the Green Arrow just because his 'sleeves' are now cut off. While cheesy, the speech at the end sold me on it.

The tone is clearly going to be different this season, which is one of the reasons why I have a problem with the last few minutes of the episode. The show-runners vowed to give us a lighter tone this season, which is fine. That's clear as we see Felicity and Oliver joking back and forth in the first few scenes. (side note: was that Molly Shannon as the neighbor??) But it's jarring when you then show that clearly someone dies by season's end. I will once again state that I hope the show doesn't turn into Game of Thrones when characters just die every episode. Only kill off characters if it actually makes sense within the story to do so.

A new season brings a new villain and this season seems to lead us to believe Damien Darhk will be the 'big bad'. While it's not clear exactly what his motivations are for the city, I am not endorsing Quentin as his inside man. To me, that just doesn't make sense at all to who his character is. He knows this man is a killer. I don't care how much Quentin hates Oliver or any of the heroes, he as a cop would never associate himself with a murderer. I will however buy into Darhk being the villain this season. He exceeded my expectations and I love how Blake Neely once again gave a cool score/theme to the character. He consistently has made every villain sound and feel different.

As for Team Green Arrow, it was just another week for the crew. Felicity had her quirky lines, Thea is drifting, Laurel was only half-annoying, and Diggle is brooding. I find it funny how Oliver is sleeveless now because that means he can't really have any scenes next to Diggle. The man is so ripped it's not even fair. Most of the character dynamics made sense, like Oliver being okay with Felicity lying (after all, Oliver was an A+ liar), and Oliver & Diggle still share tension, but I don't think the whole 'Oliver not telling them about one more thing he "saw" back in the day relating to a villain'. I'm pretty tired of Oliver using that as an excuse, but I have faith in the writers.

Finally, I don't believe the grave is for Felicity and I don't believe Oliver is talking about Darhk when he says "I'm going to kill him". I have a feeling Oliver is talking about Malcom and for some reason I don't see one of the main cast members dying. But we shall see.

+Darhk is cool

+Score

+A little bit lighter tone..

+Bought into Oliver coming back

-Why is Lance with Darhk

-Don't kill off characters unless it makes sense

8.0/10


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