While Oliver has fought all year to be more than the killer he once was, when Slade kidnaps someone close to Oliver’s heart, Oliver is pushed to the edge.
Oliver rallies his team, Felicity gets a call from S.T.A.R. Labs with game-changing news and Thea comes face-to-face with her father – Malcolm Merlyn.
After Slade threatens to take everything Oliver loves away, Oliver decides the fastest way to stop further bloodshed is to surrender to his enemy.
After Roy’s deadly fight with a police officer, Oliver realizes the mirakuru has taken over Roy completely and must figure out a way to stop him.
An epic battle breaks out after Oliver, The Canary, John Diggle and Felicity Smoak return to the lair and find Slade Wilson waiting for them.
A conversation with the cast and producers of "Arrow."
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After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he's become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow - a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory.
After A.R.G.U.S agent Lyla Michaels goes missing, Oliver charters a trip to Russia to help Diggle find her when they learn that she was following a lead on Deadshot's whereabouts. Isabel Rochev learns that Oliver is going to Russia and tags along, believing that he is trying to meet with the international division of Queen Consolidated behind her back. Once there, Oliver and Diggle learn that Lyla is being held in a gulag. Based on their plan, Diggle is arrested and sent to the gulag to rescue Lyla. Once inside, Diggle finds Deadshot in an isolation freezer. The pair is forced to team up to save Lyla and escape. Afterward, Diggle lets Deadshot go for helping him save Lyla in return, Deadshot reveals that he was contracted to kill Diggle's brother by H.I.V.E. In flashbacks, Dr. Ivo reveals to Oliver that the Japanese soldiers were transporting a secret serum that would give soldiers superhuman strength and regenerative capabilities. Later, Sara tricks Oliver into revealing that Shado and Slade are still alive. Oliver is nearly executed, but Sara convinces Ivo to spare him.
Oliver and his team break into the Applied Sciences division of Queen Consolidated and destroy the lab so that Slade does not have access to it to mass-produce the Mirakuru. In response, Slade attacks the team at their hideout and steals an electronic "Skeleton Key", so that he can access any lab to get the equipment he needs. The team is too late and Slade successfully steals a bio-transfuser that will allow him to transfer his Mirakuru-infused blood to the convicts he freed. Oliver tracks Slade and discovers that he has kidnapped Roy and is using him to transfuse the blood. Oliver rescues Roy, and Isabel is mortally wounded in the battle. Later, Oliver reveals there is a cure for the Mirakuru, and Felicity goes to S.T.A.R. Labs to have an antidote created. Meanwhile, Laurel investigates Oliver being the Arrow, which leads her to discover that Sara is the Canary. Laurel stops her investigation when her father tells her that the Arrow's identity is irrelevant to the symbol that he represents. Laurel later blackmails her supervisor into releasing and reinstating her father. Slade's army of Mirakuru warriors gather and Slade uses his blood to heal and empower Isabel as well. In flashbacks, Oliver kills Ivo after he tells him and Sara about the Mirakuru cure.
William Tockman orchestrates a precisely timed heist of Kord Industries and steals an electronic device that will allow him to access any bank vault in the world. His work comes to the attention of Oliver and Sara, who work together to try and stop him, foiling one of his robberies. In response, Tockman uses the device to hack into the computer servers at Oliver's hideout and overload them so they explode. Felicity, feeling left out with Sara now part of the team, attempts to bait Tockman into coming after one last heist. Oliver, Sara, and Diggle arrive in time to protect Felicity, but Felicity takes a bullet while saving Sara before stopping Tockman. Meanwhile, the Lances attempt to have dinner together and it is revealed that Sara and Oliver are in a relationship, much to the anger of Laurel. Later, Laurel reveals the reason for her anger to Sara and they make amends afterward, Laurel attends an A.A. meeting with Quentin. Slade makes his presence known to Oliver by coming to his home and meeting with Moira. In flashbacks, it is revealed that Sara befriended Sin after promising her dying father, a pilot shot down while flying over the island, that she would make sure Sin was safe.
As Slade's men continue to terrorize the city, Felicity joins Diggle and hits Isabel with a van so he can escape, and Malcolm Merlyn returns to the city to save Thea. S.T.A.R. Labs successfully makes a cure for the Mirakuru, but Slade sends men to acquire it before Oliver. Finally trusting Lance, the police force pledges to help the Arrow stop Slade's men, and Quentin is re-promoted to detective to lead the other officers. Slade reveals to Blood that he plans to destroy the entire city, people and all, in his quest for vengeance against Oliver. As a result, Blood steals the cure and gives it to Oliver in return for help saving the city. For his betrayal, Slade has Isabel kill Blood. Oliver tests the cure on Roy after Amanda Waller reveals that she intends to bomb the city at dawn to prevent Slade's men from attacking the rest of the country. In flashbacks, Oliver boards the "Amazo" to rescue Sara, after she was captured by Slade, with specific orders for Anatoli to destroy the ship if they do not return within an hour. However, they are both captured by Slade.
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Roy fails to stop a truck robbery committed by China White. When Oliver attempts to convince Roy to stop being a vigilante, he learns that the hospital in the Glades is having its medicine stolen. Oliver sets a trap and finds China White stealing the medicine delivery trucks the police arrive during the battle and he retreats, allowing China White to get away. Oliver decides to work with Sebastian Blood, an alderman for the Glades, to bring awareness and help for the people in need, but is forced to abandon his appearance at a charity event to instead stop China White. Blood lambasts him in the press. The vigilante convinces Roy to stop fighting in his name, but instead be his "eyes and ears" in the Glades. Afterward, Laurel sets a trap for the vigilante, who is seemingly surrounded by the police. In a flashback, Oliver, Slade, and Shado discover a cave containing the remains of several cranially disfigured World War II Japanese soldiers.
Sebastian Blood visits his mother in the sanitarium and learns that she told Laurel that he killed his father. Oliver continues his search for the man in the skull mask, and receives help from Laurel, who suspects that it is Sebastian Blood. Oliver investigates Sebastian, who, fearing that he will be discovered, has Laurel arrested for narcotic possession by his disciple, Officer Daily. Afterward, he has her kidnapped to lure Arrow out. Arrow comes to rescue her, but during a fight Laurel kills the man in the skull mask, who is revealed to be Officer Daily, unknowingly throwing suspicion off Blood. Laurel is cleared of wrongdoing, but is fired when her opiate addiction is brought to light. Meanwhile, Roy and Sin attempt to use his new powers to stop a murderer, but Roy goes overboard and puts the man in the hospital. In order to help, Arrow offers to train Roy to control his new powers as well as his change in mental state. In flashbacks, Sara considers an offer from Ivo to return the Mirakuru for safe passage off the island after remembering Ivo's torture of the ship prisoners, she declines.
Felicity realizes from Oliver's past encounters with the female vigilante that she has been following Laurel. With this information, Oliver manages to ambush her and discovers that she is Sara, Laurel's sister who was believed to have drowned. Meanwhile, weapons shipments are being intercepted by a gang leader calling himself "The Mayor", who assaults a gun rally hosted by Oliver and Blood. This allows Felicity to identify the Mayor, and subsequently track him down. Oliver recruits Sara to assist him in capturing the Mayor. Afterward, a corrupt police officer brings "The Mayor" to an unknown location, where Blood injects him with a green substance that ultimately kills him. Meanwhile, Laurel develops a drinking problem, and refuses help from her father and Oliver. In response, Oliver asks Sara to reveal herself to her family, knowing it will cost him Laurel's friendship. In flashbacks, Oliver is questioned about the bodies of the Japanese soldiers, but when he refuses to answer questions he is taken to an interrogation room where he first learns that Sara is alive.
The cure works, and Oliver and his team must escape their hideout when Slade's men arrive. Back at Verdant, Sara arrives with Nyssa and the League of Assassins to provide backup to take out Slade's men. Equipped with the cure, the team confront Slade and Isabel at Queen Consolidated. Nyssa kills Isabel, but Slade manages to escape. Meanwhile, Diggle and Lyla go to A.R.G.U.S. to force Waller to stop the nuclear strike on the city. Laurel is abducted from police HQ and Quentin is seriously injured. Thea meets up with Roy, but when she finds a bow and quiver she loses trust in him and decides to leave Starling City with Malcolm. Oliver and his team successfully use the cure on all of Slade's men. Oliver tricks Slade into kidnapping Felicity, believing she is one Oliver loves. With Slade distracted, Felicity injects him with the cure. Oliver is able to defeat him, and Waller calls off the bombing. Slade is locked away in an underground A.R.G.U.S. prison on the island, and Sara rejoins the League as payment for helping the city. In flashbacks, Anatoli fires a torpedo into the Amazo, causing it to sink. During the destruction, Oliver presumably kills Slade, and Sara disappears overboard. Later, Oliver awakens in Hong Kong, where he meets Amanda Waller.
It is revealed that the Count escaped from prison during the earthquake in the Glades. Afterward, the Count begins poisoning Starling City with the Vertigo drug Diggle and the assistant district attorney are among the infected. When the assistant district attorney collapses in court, the Count kidnaps him en route to the hospital and reveals to the city that the cure to their sickness is to take Vertigo. In court, Laurel uses an affair between Moira and Malcolm to cast doubts on Moira's defense. Ultimately, Moira is found "not guilty" by the jury she later learns that Malcolm Merlyn, alive and well, had rigged the trial. Malcolm also reveals that he now knows Thea is his biological daughter. Felicity is able to locate the Count, and Oliver manages to save the assistant district attorney, but at the expense of allowing the Count to escape. Later, Felicity is captured by the Count when she discovers how he has been infecting the city. In order to protect Felicity from being injected with Vertigo, Oliver is forced to break his promise and kill the Count. Meanwhile, Blood is informed by one of his aids that his test subject - Cyrus - has survived his injection. In a flashback to the island, Shado and Slade rescue Oliver and Sara, after Dr. Ivo and his men travelled to the island to locate the stone arrowhead left by the Japanese soldiers.
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When a masked thief with superhuman strength steals a centrifuge from Queen Consolidated, Oliver and his team investigate, with the help of Central City CSI Barry Allen. Oliver suspects that Barry is hiding something and has him investigated. When confronted, Barry reveals that he is searching for super-powered beings in the hope that he will find the one responsible for the murder of his mother. Oliver realizes that the thief was enhanced using the same serum that Dr. Ivo was searching for on the island. Roy and Thea stumbled upon Oliver's case after helping Sin to find her missing friend, but Oliver shoots Roy in the leg to prevent him getting further involved. Oliver tracks the thief, but is injured and injected with an unknown toxin. In order to save Oliver's life, Felicity contacts Barry to help find an antidote. Meanwhile, Malcolm puts pressure on Moira to tell Thea that he is her father. Moira instead contacts Ra's al Ghul, who wants to kill Malcolm for breaking the League of Assassins' code of honor by destroying the Glades. As a result, Malcolm leaves and warns her that the issue regarding Thea is not over. In a flashback to the island, Oliver and Shado find the serum, but when they inject Slade with it his heart stops, just as Dr. Ivo arrives with his men.
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