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When Oliver goes missing after Moira's death, Diggle and Felicity enlist the help of Amanda Waller to track him down. They find Oliver in a secret hideout, where he reveals his plan to give himself up to Slade in order to save everyone else. Isabel returns and immediately shuts down Verdant, forcing Thea to make a decision to leave Starling City for good. Sebastian is sworn in as Mayor, but Laurel uncovers documentation that he knew Slade was going to kill Moira. Laurel reveals to Oliver that she knows he is the Arrow, and that Sebastian is working with Slade. After confronting Sebastian, Oliver decides that they have no choice but to kill Slade's Mirakuru army. The plan backfires, with Oliver and Laurel cornered by Slade's army, various Mirakuru soldiers wreaking havoc on the city, and Diggle being confronted by Isabel clad in Deathstroke armor. In flashbacks, Anatoli repairs the Japanese submarine that brought the Mirakuru, and he and Oliver prepare to attack the Amazo.
Roy goes on a rampage, overwhelmed by the Mirakuru and no longer thinking for himself, and attacks civilians. Oliver and Sara track Roy down, but during a fight, Oliver's leg is significantly injured and Roy escapes, killing a police officer in the process. Sara decides that Roy must be killed, but Oliver still wants to save him. Roy comes to Verdant, and Oliver uses the opportunity to inject Roy with pit viper venom to knock him unconscious, and keep him sedated until a cure can be found. Sara decides that she is not good enough for Oliver and leaves the city to find a friend. Thea continues to distance herself from her family, so Moira decides to drop out of the mayoral race at a rally, to focus on rebuilding her relationship with Thea. Oliver convinces her to continue to run, and Moira reveals that she has known Oliver was the Arrow since last year's earthquake, and that she is proud of the man he has become. After the rally, Moira, Thea, and Oliver are attacked by Slade, and Slade murders Moira when she sacrifices herself to save Thea and Oliver. In a flashback to seven years prior, Oliver reveals that he got a young woman pregnant, so Moira pays the woman to tell Oliver she had a miscarriage and never come back to Starling City.
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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.
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.
Ben Turner escapes from prison with assistance from Milo Armitage, who also pays him $10 million to steal a prototype of Malcolm Merlyn's earthquake device. Arrow tries to teach Roy self-control, but Roy loses control during a mission and Turner manages to escape with the device. Arrow tracks down the device and is forced to reveal his identity to Roy in order to get his help in destroying the device. Meanwhile, Laurel learns that she may be disbarred because of her addiction, and spirals further out of control. In addition, Moira agrees to run for mayor against Sebastian, and Amanda Waller propositions Turner to commute his sentence in exchange for him joining a "squad" she is forming. In flashbacks, Oliver struggles with the guilt of letting Shado die and stops Slade from destroying Ivo's freighter with Fyers' missile launcher.
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.
In a flashback to years prior in Afghanistan, Diggle and Lyla are leading a group of Afghan villagers when one identifies a wanted man, Gholem Qadir, among the group. During an ambush, Diggle saves Qadir's life. In the present, Diggle and Lyla are called upon by Amanda Waller to lead her "Task Force X", also known as the "Suicide Squad", which consists of Deadshot, Bronze Tiger and Shrapnel being used as expendable assets. The Squad is sent after Qadir, who was released from prison and has developed a deadly nerve agent. Waller wants to use Diggle's past relationship with Qadir to get close to him and steal the weapon. After saving Qadir's life again, through a faked assassination attempt, Diggle is invited to Qadir's home for a party. Once there, Deadshot locates the nerve agent and is expected to be used as a targeting reference for a drone strike on the house. Diggle decides to save Deadshot as a result, the drone misses the house and a SEAL team is forced to destroy the nerve agent. Meanwhile, Oliver continues to try and deal with the threat of Slade Wilson. Oliver is forced to go to Amanda Waller for help, revealing he has interacted with her before. At first not believing that Slade is alive, Waller tells him that A.R.G.U.S. has been tracking a new mercenary they call "Deathstroke", whom the pair realize is actually Slade.
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.
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.
Initially pretending to comfort Thea after her breakup, Slade uses his opportunity to kidnap her. Distracted by Thea's kidnapping, and having his team work to locate Slade, Oliver gives temporary CEO status to Isabel Rochev so that she can ensure that the company runs smoothly in his absence. Isabel uses her temporary power to convince the board of directors to make her position permanent, thus allowing her company to take full control over Queen Consolidated. When confronted, Isabel reveals that she has been working with Slade the entire time, and tells Oliver where Thea is being held. Oliver arrives, but Thea has already been freed—her kidnapping was a diversion from Slade's real plan to free a group of convicts to be used as test subjects for the next Mirakuru trials. Thea informs Oliver and Moira that Slade told her that her biological father is Malcolm Merlyn. Quentin Lance is arrested for aiding the vigilante, Roy leaves Starling City, and Slade visits Laurel and reveals that Oliver is the Arrow. In flashbacks, Sara attempts to use the trade for Oliver as a moment to kill Slade, but it backfires.
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