While investigating a murder that may have a religious motive, Laura tests out an unlikely new nanny.
Laura and the team investigate to determine if a religious motive was at play when a couple is found murdered in their apartment. Meanwhile, at home, a familiar if not so friendly face visits Laura and Jake during their search to find a replacement nanny for the boys.
Laura and the team investigate to determine if a religious motive was at play when a couple is found murdered. Laura and Jake search for a replacement nanny for the boys.
Lance calls the Arrow when another archer appears in town and starts skewering businessmen. Diggle uses A.R.G.U.S. to find the archer's identity; he is a man named Simon Lacroix (guest star Matt Ward), who goes by the codename Komodo. However, the team hits a rough patch with the mission and gets help from a surprising source – Laurel. Meanwhile, Oliver begins to worry that he hasn't heard from Thea, which forces Roy to tell him the truth about why she left Starling City. Ray Palmer pursues Felicity. In the flashback, Maseo Yamashiro (recurring guest star Karl Yune) tells Oliver that Amanda Waller has ordered his first kill. As Oliver looks down the scope of the rifle, he sees the target is his best friend, Tommy (former series star Colin Donnell). Despite her promise to her sister, Laurel debates sharing a secret about Sara (recurring guest star Caity Lotz) with Lance.
Lance calls on the Arrow, when another archer appears in town, who goes by the name Komodo (guest star MATT WARD). COLIN DONNELL also returns as Tommy Merlyn in a flashback.
In the season premiere episode, Oliver searches for an identity beyond The Arrow. With crime in Starling City at an all-time low thanks to the Arrow and his team, Oliver thinks he can finally balance being both the Arrow and Oliver Queen and asks Felicity out on a date. However, when a new villain (guest star Peter Stormare) emerges, who has claimed the name Vertigo from the recently deceased Count, Oliver is caught off-guard and someone close to him is hurt. Oliver and a newly suited up Roy take on Vertigo. Meanwhile, Diggle becomes a father; Lance is promoted to Captain; Laurel joins Arrow's inner circle; and Felicity gets a part-time job at a tech store to make ends meet. Also, Oliver fights to regain his company, Queen Consolidated, but comes up against a very worthy opponent – the charming Ray Palmer (recurring guest star Brandon Routh).
In the season three premiere, Oliver searches for an identity beyond the Arrow. But the moment, he takes his eye off the ball, a new villain emerges, pressing him back into action.
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