Arrow (2012– )
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Upon learning the key to oppose The Monitor, Oliver and team return to Russia on a mission to gather the necessary materials. Connor reunites with a figure from his past.


Laura Belsey


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen
David Ramsey ... John Diggle / Guardian
Rick Gonzalez ... Rene Ramirez (credit only)
Juliana Harkavy ... Dinah Drake (credit only)
Katherine McNamara ... Mia Smoak
Ben Lewis ... William Clayton
Joseph David-Jones ... Connor Hawke (credit only)
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance
Colton Haynes ... Roy Harper / Arsenal
Audrey Marie Anderson ... Lyla Michaels
David Nykl ... Anatoly Knyazev
Barry W. Levy ... General Alexi Burov (as Barry Levy)
Kis Yurij ... Oleg (as Yurij Kis)
Alex Bogomolov ... Bratva #1
Uri Burstyn Uri Burstyn ... Russian Bruce Buffer


Upon learning the key to oppose The Monitor, Oliver and team return to Russia on a mission to gather the necessary materials. Connor reunites with a figure from his past.

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19 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


"Prochnost" means "strength" and is a word Oliver learned from long-time friend Anatoly Knyazev who first appeared in episode 2x4 "Crucible;" both men have been known to use it often as a toast and salute. See more »


Mia Smoak: Why did he call you kapiushon?
Oliver Queen: Kapiushon is a nickname that the Bratva gave me. It means "hood".
Mia Smoak: You were a member of the Bratva. You should have told me.
Oliver Queen: I didn't want you or William involved in this.
Mia Smoak: I can handle myself.
Oliver Queen: That is not what this is about.
Mia Smoak: Then what is it about?
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Fight Club
20 November 2019 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

A week off from Arrow was likely needed as this episode seemed to reinvigorate the pacing for the last season just enough to keep my interest. Of course, it wasn't without it's flaws, but I had a great time with tonight's episode, particularly the last 10-15 minutes.

It was only a matter of time before Oliver and company returned to Russia as the last season is running through all of the show's greatest hits in the last 10 episodes. Who other than Anatoly to show up and provide further context around the search for and the plans of plutonium. The separate missions, Roy & Dig and the Oliver-Mia-William-Laurel arc, weren't always captivating, but I thoroughly enjoyed the fight scenes. Specifically the callback to when Oliver had to ring the bell in season 5.

This week also saw the return of Roy, who I guess is sticking around for a bit? Sounds good to me. Could we possibly see him in the massive crossover for the first time? And look, even if his return seems like a convoluted plot reason to bring him back, I still enjoyed his presence. At this point, I'm taking what I can get with the show.

All leading to the end reveal that Lyla has in fact "betrayed" the team. More than likely, she'll explain her reasons and they will be on her side within a week, but it was a nice cliffhanger to lead off with. However, shouldn't we be seeing more of The Monitor at this point? He's been in a total of maybe 3-4 scenes all season?


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