After defeating his most formidable foe to date and riding off into the sunset with longtime flame Felicity Smoak, Oliver Queen (aka The Arrow) left Starling City with the hopes of beginning a new life. But will Oliver ever truly be able to leave behind his past as the Arrow, and, if so, what becomes of the team he has worked so hard to assemble? Will military vet John Diggle, Oliver’s sister Thea Queen, and lawyer-turned-vigilante Laurel Lance be left to continue Oliver’s crusade without him? And with Malcolm Merlyn having ascended to the top of the League of Assassins as the new Ra’s al Ghul, is anyone really safe? The action-packed series continues with new villains, new heroes and new challenges!
Season 05, Episode 01 – “Legacy” Season 5 begins with a deadly new criminal, Tobias Church, threatening Star City, which forces Oliver to consider forming a new team of superheroes to help him do battle. In flashbacks, Oliver faces off against the Bratva in Russia.
Season 05, Episode 02 – “The Recruits” Oliver’s new recruits for Team Arrow are Curtis, Wild Dog and Evelyn Sharp. Unfortunately, the Green Arrow’s training methods prove to be too much for some of them to handle. In flashbacks, Oliver’s initiation into the Bratva continues.
Season 05, Episode 03 – “A Matter of Trust” Green Arrow is forced to battle new drug dealer Garret Runnels, who is terrorizing Star City, after Wild Dog strikes out on his own to take the dealer down but quickly learns he’s not up to the task.
Season 05, Episode 04 – “Penance” Oliver and Lyla team up on a secret mission for Diggle, but Felicity disapproves of the plan and opts to stay behind. When Tobias Church launches a deadly assault against the city, Felicity must decide whether to send the recruits without Green Arrow.
Season 05, Episode 05 – “Human Target” Oliver turns to old friend Christopher Chance, aka the Human Target, for help when Tobias Church captures and tortures one of Oliver’s new recruits. Meanwhile, Felicity’s worlds collide when Det. Malone joins the ACU.
Season 05, Episode 06 – “So It Begins” Oliver searches for connections between Prometheus’ victims, and Felicity and Curtis discover the victims have a mysterious link to Oliver’s past. Meanwhile, Thea has a heart-to-heart with Lance; and Felicity considers telling Malone the truth about her work.
Season 05, Episode 07 – “Vigilante” When the bodies of two criminals are dropped at SCPD, Oliver realizes there is a new vigilante in Star City and the team becomes divided over whether they should stop someone who is helping keep the city safe. Meanwhile, Diggle gets frustrated with his new situation; and Thea fights for Lance who confesses a shocking secret. In flashbacks, Oliver finally sits down with Konstantin Kovar.
Season 05, Episode 08 – “Invasion!” A superhero event continues with Oliver waking up to a life where he never got on the Queen’s Gambit. Also, Robert and Moira Queen are alive and well, and Laurel is his loving fiancée and their wedding is imminent. Everything seems perfect, but Oliver starts to notice small imperfections that make him question this new reality. Meanwhile, Felicity and the recruits take on a new threat with help from the Flash and Supergirl.
Season 05, Episode 09 – “What We Leave Behind” After Prometheus attacks Curtis, Oliver realizes Prometheus knows all of Team Arrow’s secret identities and is planning to come for them one by one. Meanwhile, Felicity and Det. Malone discover a clue that links Prometheus to Oliver’s past.
Season 05, Episode 10 – “Who Are You?” Oliver worries that Prometheus is right and he is truly a killer at heart, so he looks for a ray of hope and finds it in what seems to be the miraculous return of Laurel Lance. However, Felicity, still reeling from Detective Malone’s murder, is bent on revenge and wants to stop Prometheus at any cost. Meanwhile, Diggle fights for his life in prison.
Season 05, Episode 11 – “Second Chances” Talia al Ghul agrees to help Oliver take down Kovar, but her offer comes with a steep price. Meanwhile, Felicity attempts to hack the NSA to help free Diggle, but when her online efforts are flagged, she faces off against an unknown adversary; and Curtis tells the team about a female vigilante, Tina Boland, he uncovered online who has been wreaking havoc all over the country.
Season 05, Episode 12 – “Bratva” A mission takes Oliver, Felicity and the 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.
Season 05, Episode 13 – “Spectre of the Gun” A traumatic attack on City Hall triggers painful memories for Rene about his family. Flashbacks reveal how Rene went from being a simple family man to a hero named Wild Dog. Meanwhile, Oliver must deal with the perpetrator behind the attack and realizes the best way to do so is as Mayor Queen instead of the Green Arrow; and tensions run high in the Arrow bunker.
Season 05, Episode 14 – “The Sin-Eater” China White, Cupid and Liza Warner break out of Iron Heights and head to Star City for revenge. Oliver tries to bring in the newly formed girl gang but the ACU intervenes mid-fight. To his surprise, they are there to arrest the Green Arrow for the murder of Det. Malone. Meanwhile, Lance feels responsible for the prison break after Warner tells him she heard about him working with Damien Darhk.