Arrow Season 5 Episodes

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Season 5 Episode Guide

Episode 1 - Legacy

After Laurel’s death and the departures of both Diggle and Thea from Team Arrow, Oliver takes to the streets solo to protect Star City’s citizens as the Green Arrow. With Felicity guiding him from the bunker, Oliver is forced to deal with a city that has become overrun with both criminals and a slew of new (and painfully inexperienced) vigilantes. Watching Oliver try to balance his jobs as both the mayor and also the protector of Star City, Felicity suggests he form a new team, but Oliver resists. However, when a deadly new criminal, Tobias Church (guest star Chad L. Coleman), enters the picture, Oliver realizes the best thing for the city might be a new team of super heroes. Meanwhile, the flashbacks take us to Russia where Oliver faces off against the Bratva.


Episode 2 - Recruits

Oliver’s new recruits for Team Arrow are Curtis, Wild Dog (guest star RICK GONZALEZ) and Evelyn Sharp (guest star MADISON McLAUGHLIN). Unfortunately, the Green Arrow’s training methods prove to be too much for some of them to handle. Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Oliver’s initiation into the Bratva continues.


Episode 3 - A Matter of Trust

Now that Oliver has his new team, they are ready to hit the streets but Oliver doesn’t feel they are ready. Headstrong Wild Dog defies the Green Arrow’s orders and sets out on his own after a new drug dealer, Garret Runnels (guest star CODY RHODES), who is terrorizing Star City. Runnels proves more powerful than Wild Dog, leaving it up to the Green Arrow to go head-to-head with Runnels to save his teammate.


Episode 4 - Penance

Oliver and Lyla (recurring guest star AUDREY MARIE ANDERSON) team up on a secret mission for Diggle. When Felicity finds out, she disapproves of the plan and opts to stay behind. But when Tobias Church launches a deadly assault against the city, Felicity must decide if she wants to send the recruits out without the Green Arrow to lead them.


Episode 5 - Human Target

When Tobias Church captures and tortures one of Oliver’s new recruits, Oliver must turn to an old friend, Christopher Chance (guest star WIL TRAVAL) aka the Human Target, for help. Meanwhile, Felicity’s worlds collide when Detective Malone (guest star TYLER RITTER) joins the ACU.


Episode 6 - So It Begins

When Prometheus ups his killing spree, Oliver searches for connections between the victims. Felicity and Curtis discover the victims have a mysterious link to Oliver’s past and this new secret could upend his new team. Meanwhile, Thea has a heart-to-heart with Quentin, and Felicity considers telling Malone the truth about her work.


Episode 7 - Vigilante

When the bodies of two criminals are dropped at SCPD, Oliver realizes there is a new Vigilante in Star City. The team is split about whether they should stop someone who is helping keep the city safe. Diggle is frustrated with his new situation and Thea fights for Quentin who confesses a shocking secret. Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Oliver finally sits down with Konstantin Kovar (guest star DOLPH LUNDGREN).


Episode 8 - Invasion!

In the 100th episode and second part of the epic Super Hero Crossover, Oliver wakes up to a life where he never got on The Queen’s Gambit. Robert (guest star JAMEY SHERIDAN) and Moira Queen (guest star SUSANNA THOMPSON) are alive and well. Laurel (guest star KATIE CASSIDY) is his loving fiancée and their wedding is imminent. Everything seems perfect, but Oliver starts to notice small imperfections that make him question this new reality. Meanwhile, Felicity and the Recruits take on a new threat with help from The Flash (guest star GRANT GUSTIN) and Supergirl (guest star MELISSA BENOIST).


Episode 9 - What We Leave Behind

After Prometheus attacks Curtis, Oliver realizes that Prometheus knows all of Team Arrow’s secret identities and is planning to come for them one by one. Felicity and Detective Malone (guest star TYLER RITTER) discover a clue that links Prometheus to Oliver’s past.


Episode 10 - Who Are You?

Worried that Prometheus is right and that he truly is a killer, Oliver looks for any ray of hope and finds it in what seems to be the miraculous return of Laurel Lance (guest star KATIE CASSIDY). Felicity, however, is still reeling from Billy Malone’s murder and bent on revenge – wanting to stop Prometheus at any cost. Meanwhile, Diggle fights for his life in prison.


Episode 11 - Second Chances

In his quest to take down Kovar, Oliver gets help from a surprising source – Talia al Ghul (guest star LEXA DOIG). However, when she reveals what she wants from him in exchange, Oliver isn’t sure he can accept her help. Felicity attempts to hack the NSA to help free Diggle, but when her online efforts are flagged, she faces off against an unknown adversary. Meanwhile, Curtis tells the team about a female vigilante, Tina Boland (guest star JULIANA HARKAVY), he uncovered online who has been wreaking havoc all over the country.


Episode 12 - Bratva

A mission takes Oliver, Felicity and the team to Russia where they meet up with Oliver’s old friend, Anatoly (guest star DAVID NYKL). Meanwhile, fresh out of rehab, Quentin Lance returns to the Mayor’s Office ready to get back to work. However, when Susan (guest star CARLY POPE) asks for an interview with Lance to discuss his addiction, he balks and it’s up to Rene to help keep things on track.


Episode 13 - Spectre of the Gun

A traumatic attack on City Hall triggers painful memories for Rene about his family. Flashbacks reveal how Rene went from simple family man to a hero named Wild Dog. Meanwhile, Oliver must deal with the perpetrator behind the attack and realizes the best way to do so is as Mayor Queen instead of the Green Arrow. And tensions run high in the Arrow bunker.


Episode 14 - The Sin-Eater

China White (guest star KELLY HU), Cupid (guest star AMY GUMENICK) and Liza Warner (guest star RUTINA WESLEY) break out of Iron Heights and head to Star City for revenge. While Oliver tries to bring in the newly formed girl gang, the ACU intervenes mid-fight. To his surprise, they are there to arrest the Green Arrow for the murder of Detective Malone. Meanwhile, Lance feels responsible for the prison break after Warner tells him she heard about him working with Damien Darhk..


Episode 15 - Fighting Fire with Fire

While Felicity continues down her dark path with Helix, Oliver faces his biggest challenge yet as mayor. After Vigilante attacks Oliver while he’s acting as mayor, Diggle leads the team in a mission to stop Vigilante once and for all.


Episode 16 - Checkmate

Oliver gets closer to the truth about Prometheus. Meanwhile, Helix refuses to continue helping Felicity until she does a favor for them.


Episode 17 - Kapiushon

Prometheus (JOSH SEGARRA) goes to great lengths to break Oliver. Meanwhile, in flashbacks, Anatoly becomes worried about Oliver’s increasingly violent tendencies, which come to a head in a brutal confrontation.


Episode 18 - Disbanded

Diggle and Felicity are shocked by Oliver’s decision to call on the Bratva to help take down Prometheus. Concerned that the Bratva may overstep, Diggle has a hard conversation with Oliver about what happens if things go wrong. Meanwhile, Felicity learns something shocking at Helix.


Episode 19 - Dangerous Liaisons

Oliver, Team Arrow and the SCPD kick off a citywide manhunt for Adrian Chase. Helix tells Felicity they have a way to find Chase, but they will need something – big and illegal – from her in return.


Episode 20 - Underneath

Things get intense when Oliver and Felicity are trapped in the bunker together. Meanwhile, Lyla and Diggle deal with their marital issues.


Episode 21 - Honor Thy Fathers

Oliver returns to the Mayor’s Office and faces one of his most pressing issues yet – the forced release of dozens of violent criminals prosecuted by Adrian Chase. Meanwhile, a crate is delivered to Oliver’s office containing a mysterious corpse encased in concrete.


Episode 22 - Missing

Black Siren (KATIE CASSIDY) returns to help Chase. Felicity organizes a birthday party for Oliver while Lance is furious when Rene misses the custody hearing for his daughter.


Episode 23 - Lian Yu

The battle between Oliver and Adrian Chase culminates in a final epic battle on the island of Lian Yu. After recent events, Oliver decides to recruit a group of unlikely allies – Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (guest star MANU BENNETT), Nyssa (guest star KATRINA LAW), Malcolm Merlyn and Digger Harkness (guest star NICK. E. TARABAY) – to defeat Chase. However, Chase has his own army – Black Siren, Evelyn Sharp and Talia al Ghul – and the forces collide in an explosive season finale.


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