Arrow (2012– )
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A shocking revelation complicates the battle between Team Arrow and Damien Darhk; Thea loses control in front of Alex.


James Bamford


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




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
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Neal McDonough ... Damien Darhk
Brandon Routh ... Ray Palmer / The Atom
Audrey Marie Anderson ... Lyla Michaels
Eugene Byrd ... Andy Diggle
Jimmy Akingbola ... Baron Reiter
Ryan Robbins ... Conklin
Elysia Rotaru ... Taiana Venediktov
Parker Young ... Alex Davis


A shocking revelation complicates the battle between Team Arrow and Damien Darhk; Thea loses control in front of Alex.

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Release Date:

18 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In this episode Andy Diggle is said to be dead for 8 years, but in Oliver's third year marooned on the island Andy was still alive which makes it not more than 6 years since he was last seen alive in Arrow: The Return (2015) at Tommy's party. See more »


When Diggle blew out the lock on the door at Wolfman Biologics, it could be clearly seen that there was no deadbolt in the door at all. See more »


Felicity Smoak: I just remembered, I got that thing, in the whatever, with the whatsit...
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References Brave (2012) See more »


Arrow End Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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New style of combat!
21 November 2015 | by ryanbrandon57See all my reviews

I personally feel that season 4 of Arrow (so far) has been a big improvement on season 3. This episode has took Arrow to an all new and more exciting level, especially in terms of the fighting and action scenes. The action/fighting choreography, cinematography and direction within this episode is not only visually and technically superior but also portrays these DC superheroes as the badass's that they are supposed to be. In previous seasons the fighting never really possessed any real flair that we have come to expect and demand from are favourite on screen superheroes, however now Arrows combat is closer to the fighting scenes within Netflix's Daredevil, Kick-ass and to some degree Captain America: Winter soldier. Despite the clear inspiration from the Marvel world it feels unique and original, the good guys get hit more, attacks feel more painful and the way its filmed and edited together all compliment the choreography to create the best action scenes I have seen from a CW TV show.

The episode overall felt fresh and less in the style of 'one tree hill', which some of Arrows earlier episodes are guilty of. In my opinion this is a big step in the right direction and if the creators of Arrow run with this new style the show could reach new heights that many people would not of thought possible considering the fluctuating quality of the TV show overall.

This was a great episode (excluding Oliver's speech. Speeches in this show have always fallen short as they are not long enough or written well enough to seem inspirational, they also seem a tad awkward because the audiences always give an unrealistically over-enthusiastic response).

Nevertheless, with these changes, my excitement and need for more Arrow has multiplied tenfold.

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