Season Five Episode Guide

Legacy

Episode #: 501
Air Date: 10.05.16
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Oliver struggles to balance his new role as Mayor with the Arrow's solo work on the streets in the absence of his team, as new crime boss Tobias Church comes to Star City. In the past, Oliver arrives in Russia and is entangled with the Bratva crime syndicate.

The Recruits

Episode #: 502
Air Date: 10.12.16
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The Green Arrow's attempts to train a team of new recruits leads only to frustration, while Mayor Queen launches a new medical initiative that attracts attention from a rag-cloaked assailant. Diggle finds himself in over his head on a mission, and in the past Oliver tries to prove himself to the Bratva.

A Matter of Trust

Episode #: 503
Air Date: 10.19.16
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The new team has trust issues after Wild Dog defies Oliver's orders and attacks a drug dealer, Garret Runnels, undermining a bigger operation. But Runnels' exposure to a chemical vat leaves him unable to feel pain, and the Green Arrow must find a way to stop him. Meanwhile, Thea inadvertently embarrasses the Mayor when a TV reporter turns on her.

Penance

Episode #: 504
Air Date: 10.26.16
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Against Felicity's better judgment Oliver joins Lyla on a secret mission to break Diggle out of a military prison. When Tobias Church launches an attack on the city, the new recruits decide to take him on by themselves. Meanwhile, Rory must decide if he can return to the team and work with Felicity.

Human Target

Episode #: 505
Air Date: 11.02.16
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Oliver finds himself targeted by Tobias Church after the crime boss learns his secret identity, and turns to an old friend for help. The team tries to rescue their captive teammate, while in the past Oliver finds that some members of the Bratva may not be as accepting of him as he had hoped.

So It Begins

Episode #: 506
Air Date: 11.09.16
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Prometheus calls out Oliver by dropping seemingly random bodies in Star City, which soon point the team to the Arrow's own dark past -- threatening to create a schism among the new recruits. Thea suspects that Quentin may be back on the bottle, and in the past Oliver finally meets Konstantin Kovar face-to-face.

Vigilante

Episode #: 507
Air Date: 11.16.16
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Team Arrow tries to catch Star City's newest Vigilante, a killer who is targeting criminals and leaving them dead. Thea tries to help Lance when he comes to her with an unsettling secret, and in the past Konstantin Kovar tells Oliver that he does not know which side he is really on.

Invasion!

Episode #: 508
Air Date: 11.30.16
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Held captive by the Dominators inside a shared dream, Oliver and the others awaken to an ideal life where the Queen's Gambit never went down and Laurel never died -- and where Diggle fights to protect the city as a vigilante called the Hood. Back on Earth, Flash and Supergirl join Team Arrow to retrieve technology needed to mount a resistance.

What We Leave Behind

Episode #: 509
Air Date: 12.07.16
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Oliver goes after Prometheus after he attacks Curtis, but the enemy proves time and again that he is always one step ahead of the Green Arrow. New clues make the team suspect that Prometheus has a connection to Oliver's ruthless first year back in Starling City.

Who Are You?

Episode #: 510
Air Date: 01.25.17
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Oliver and Felicity's joy at the apparently miraculous return of Laurel Lance is short-lived, as she is caught up in a new ploy by Prometheus. In prison, Diggle depends on legal help from District Attorney Adrian Chase as he finds himself in a new fight for his life.

Second Chances

Episode #: 511
Air Date: 02.01.17
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Oliver, Curtis, and Rene head to Hub City to try and recruit a new Black Canary in Tina Boland, a former CCPD detective out to avenge the murder of her partner. Felicity attempts to hack the NSA to help free Diggle, and in the past Oliver receives an offer of help from Talia al Ghul in his quest to take down Kovar.

Bratva

Episode #: 512
Air Date: 02.08.17

A mission takes Oliver, Felicity and team to Russia where they meet up with Oliver's old friend, Anatoly. Meanwhile, fresh out of rehab, Lance returns to the mayor's office ready to get back to work. However, when Susan asks for an interview with Lance to discuss his addiction, he balks and it's up to Rene to help keep things on track. (The CW)

Spectre of the Gun

Episode #: 513
Air Date: 02.15.17
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Oliver must solve a new problem in his role as Mayor after City Hall is attacked by a lone gunman, thrusting Team Arrow into a very personal conflict over gun control -- and dredging up painful memories of Rene's past.

The Sin-Eater

Episode #: 514
Air Date: 02.22.17
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The villainous sirens China White, Cupid, and Liza Warner break out of prison and return to Star City, searching for a stash of cash -- and a little payback. Thea and Felicity discover the extent of intel that Susan Williams has on Oliver, and in the past Oliver defends Anatoly from an assassin.

Fighting Fire with Fire

Episode #: 515
Air Date: 03.01.17
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Oliver faces possible impeachment as Mayor after the cover-up of Detective Malone's death is exposed, and must decide whether to allow someone else to take the fall for his actions. Convinced that the Mayor is corrupt, Vigilante targets Oliver directly -- and Thea decides to play politics to help her brother.

Checkmate

Episode #: 516
Air Date: 03.15.17

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

Kapiushon

Episode #: 517
Air Date: 03.22.17

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

Disbanded

Episode #: 518
Air Date: 03.29.17

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