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The Ties That Bind 

Diaz targets Team Arrow and their loved ones. Oliver struggles with Felicity putting herself in danger when she gets the chance to stop Diaz for good.


Tara Miele


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 / Green Arrow
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Echo Kellum ... Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
Rick Gonzalez ... Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
Juliana Harkavy ... Dinah Drake / Black Canary
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance / Black Siren (credit only)
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance (credit only)
Kirk Acevedo ... Ricardo Diaz
Audrey Marie Anderson ... Lyla Michaels
David Nykl ... Anatoly Knyazev
Kathleen Gati ... Raisa
Gina Ravera ... Lydia Cassamento
Carlos Sanz ... Dragos
Venus Terzo ... Dr. Schwartz


Diaz targets Team Arrow and their loved ones. Oliver struggles with Felicity putting herself in danger when she gets the chance to stop Diaz for good.

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10 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Keeping up with tradition, this title is taken from a Bruce Springsteen song title. This song coming from the album, "The River". See more »


Oliver Queen: Does this absolutely have to be done onsite?
Felicity Smoak: It absolutely does if you absolutely want it to work.
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Last Chance for a Season 6 Redemption
12 May 2018 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

After the debacle of last week, "The ties that bind" was a slight pick up for the show, even if it double downed on some of the retcons this show has done over the last few weeks. As much as it frustrates me that both teams are now back to normal and all of the previous conflicts have been brushed off, at least it's over. They never truly found a way to resolve that conflict properly, but I guess giving it a definitive ending was the right move to make.

As generic as Diaz has been, it was a cool way to start off the episode by having his men attack each member of the team in their respective homes/locations. He still comes off as a guy who can't really do much without double crossing or catching someone by surprise. He just doesn't pose a physical threat, and we saw a clear representation of that when he fought Ollie a few weeks ago. Also, unless I'm missing something, why would Diaz have an entire flash drive/device with all of the corrupt law enforcement in the city on it? It just seems like a plot device that is simply there to give the heroes an out at the end of the season.

The episode ends with Ollie meeting up with Agent Watson pleading for her help in taking down Diaz, and it seems as though he has officially given up his identity to her (off the record). What could possibly be her second request? One would think it would related to coming out as the Green Arrow to the public, but after last week, that seems less and less likely.


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