The producers of "Arrow" share the comics that influence them the most, including Christopher Nolan's take on the Dark Knight.
The cast and producers of "Arrow" talk about the Dark Archer, villains, and the dynamic between Oliver and Slade.
Nyssa Raatko, daughter of Ra's al Ghul and member of the League of Assassins, arrives in Starling City to convince Sara to return to Nanda Parbat with her. Nyssa confronts Sara, and reveals that the two shared a past romantic relationship. Sara refuses to comply, so Nyssa kidnaps Dinah Lance, Sara's mother, and threatens to kill her if Sara does not agree to return with her within 24 hours. Sara agrees, but drinks snake venom in an act of self-sacrifice. Arrow arrives with an antidote, and Nyssa releases Sara from her obligations to the League. Meanwhile, as Moira begins her political campaign, Felicity discovers that Thea's true father was Malcolm Merlyn. Although threatened by Moira, Felicity reveals the truth to Oliver, who supports his mother's campaign publicly while denouncing their familial relationship privately. Although Sara is welcomed back by her parents, Laurel, in a fit of rage, kicks her out of her house after deciding that Sara is responsible for everything bad that has happened to her and their family. In addition, Slade decides to take care of Moira's campaign against Blood.
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.
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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.
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.
Oliver is saved from the police by a female vigilante, who quickly vanishes into the night. He sets Roy to track her down, which he manages through the vigilante's connection to a girl named Sin. Officer Lance discovers that the serial killer Barton Mathis, whom he arrested years earlier, escaped from prison during the earthquake and is on the killing spree again. Lance looks to Oliver's alter-ego vigilante for help when he is forced to stay away from the investigation. The pair break into a lab running tests on the evidence found at Mathis's crime scene and are able to discover the link between all of his victims. Oliver learns that Mathis abducted Quentin and Laurel and plans to kill them both. Oliver saves Laurel and Quentin the female vigilante shows up and kills Mathis after Oliver captures him. During the pre-trial motions for Moira Queen, the district attorney announces his plan to seek the death penalty for Moira's actions in the death of the citizens of the Glades. Later, the female vigilante is tracked down by an agent of Ra's al Ghul she kills him to avoid having to return to his organization. In flashbacks to the island, Oliver and Slade rush to the aid of Shado who is being attacked. Oliver gets imprisoned by unknown assailants on the boat, Amazo.
Following the destruction of the Glades and Tommy's death, Oliver goes back to the island alone as penance for failing the city and Tommy. Felicity and Diggle arrive and convince Oliver to return, informing him that Queen Consolidated is in threat of takeover and dissolution by Isabel Rochev. Oliver learns a group of vigilantes, dressed like the Hood, are killing others to take back the Glades. They target Oliver twice before kidnapping Thea. Oliver saves her without killing anyone and leaves the vigilantes for Quentin Lance, who was demoted to patrol officer. Roy is also trying to protect the Glades, and is rescued by an unknown blonde female vigilante. Oliver enlists the help of Walter to save the company. As well, Oliver decides to honor Tommy's memory by becoming a hero of Starling City, and elects to find a new name for his alter-ego. In a flashback, Oliver, Shado, and Slade realize they are not alone on the island following Fyers' demise.
The producers of "Arrow" talk about the island. Stephen Arnell shares his mindset while he's filming island scenes.
Sworn to fight crime and corruption in his city, Oliver Queen (aka The Arrow) - with the help of his iron-fisted right hand, John Diggle, the tech-savvy Felicity Smoak and newest member of the team, Roy Harper - narrowly defeated the vengeful Slade Wilson (aka Deathstroke), his onetime ally and mentor. But Season Three brings another lethal face from his past - Ra's Al Ghul!
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