Arrow

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Pilot

S1E1: Pilot

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Five years after a shipwreck left him stranded on a remote island, Oliver Queen is discovered and returned home to those closest to him; Oliver tries to right the wrongs of society and his family by creating a secret vigilante persona known as Arrow.

Honor Thy Father

S1E2: Honor Thy Father

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Oliver runs into Laurel at the courthouse and learns she is prosecuting a man associated with his father; the Chinese Triad sends a mercenary to deal with Laurel; Moira and Walter ask Oliver to take over the company.

Lone Gunmen

S1E3: Lone Gunmen

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When someone kills one of Oliver's targets, he searches for the person responsible; Tommy and Laurel are caught in an awkward situation.

An Innocent Man

S1E4: An Innocent Man

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While looking into a suspicious murder case, Oliver realizes that one of his targets framed an innocent man; Walter asks an employee to investigate a large withdrawal that Moira made without his knowledge.

Damaged

S1E5: Damaged

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When Oliver is arrested for murder, he wants no one but Laurel to be his lawyer; during a lie detector test, Detective Lance asks Oliver about his time on the island.

Legacies

S1E6: Legacies

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A gang of bank robbers threatens the city; Diggle encourages Oliver to look past his father's list and help other people in need.

Muse of Fire

S1E7: Muse of Fire

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Oliver meets a mysterious woman with dangerous secrets; following an unfortunate turn of events, Tommy seeks Laurel's support.

Vendetta

S1E8: Vendetta

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As Oliver trains Helena to be his ally, the two grow closer; Diggle worries that Helena can't be trusted.

Year's End

S1E9: Year's End

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When Oliver learns his mother and sister stopped celebrating Christmas after his disappearance, he decides to throw a Christmas party; Tommy asks Laurel to spend Christmas with him.

Burned

S1E10: Burned

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Oliver takes a break from being Arrow; Tommy hosts a benefit for the firefighters; Thea tries to lift Moira's spirits.

Trust but Verify

S1E11: Trust but Verify

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Diggle and Oliver are at odds when Oliver goes after Diggle's mentor and commanding officer from Afghanistan; Thea thinks Moira is having an affair.

Vertigo

S1E12: Vertigo

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When Thea gets caught using a drug called vertigo, Oliver decides to find the dealer; Laurel defends Thea; Felicity shares disturbing news about Moira.

Betrayal

S1E13: Betrayal

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When Cyrus Vanch, an evil criminal, is released from prison, he plans to take down Arrow and resume his position as leader of the underworld; Oliver questions Moira about names in his father's notebook.

The Odyssey

S1E14: The Odyssey

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Oliver turns to Felicity for help after he gets shot; Oliver remembers a significant event from the island.

Dodger

S1E15: Dodger

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Oliver asks Detective McKenna on a date; a jewel thief targets someone close to Oliver; Thea's purse is stolen.

Dead to Rights

S1E16: Dead to Rights

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Oliver and Diggle learn that Deadshot is alive and targeting Malcom; Tommy refuses to attend a benefit honoring Malcom; Oliver tries to balance his relationship with McKenna and his duties at Arrow.

The Huntress Returns

S1E17: The Huntress Returns

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Oliver's ex, the Huntress, threatens to destroy everything and everyone he cares about; Dinah Lance returns and claims she has proof that Laurel's sister is still alive; Thea gets Roy a job at Oliver's nightclub.

Salvation

S1E18: Salvation

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An angry resident of The Glades embarks on a killing and kidnapping spree and announces that the Arrow's vigilantism was his inspiration; Malcolm asks Moira to find the person responsible for his attempted murder.

Unfinished Business

S1E19: Unfinished Business

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After partying and taking a drug, a woman dies violently; the count escapes from the mental institution; Oliver remembers lessons taught to him by Slade and Shado.

Home Invasion

S1E20: Home Invasion

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When Deadshot returns to Starling City, Diggle intends to kill him -- with or without Oliver's help; Laurel's attempts to protect a young witness increase friction between Oliver and Tommy.

The Undertaking

S1E21: The Undertaking

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Having a hard time making amends with Diggle and Tommy, Oliver decides to focus his energy on crossing another name off the list; Tommy reveals a shocking truth to Laurel.

Darkness on the Edge of Town

S1E22: Darkness on the Edge of Town

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Malcolm tries to end his dealings with Dr. Brion Markov and his team; Moira and Oliver receive a number of unwelcome visitors; Laurel makes a decision.

Sacrifice

S1E23: Sacrifice

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Oliver and Diggle must stop the Dark Archer from unleashing vengeance on the Glades; as Thea searches for Roy, she accidentally puts herself in the line of fire.

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City of Heroes

S2E1: City of Heroes

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Felicity and Diggle head to Lian Yu to look for Oliver; Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau) prepares a hostile takeover of Queen Consolidated; Roy tries to fill the Arrow's absence.

Identity

S2E2: Identity

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Oliver discovers that thieves are hijacking medicine being sent to Glades Memorial; Roy is arrested after attempting to stop the thieves; Laurel plans to catch the Arrow.

Broken Dolls

S2E3: Broken Dolls

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A criminal once put away by Lance breaks out of prison and returns to his old ways of torturing and killing women; the district attorney seeks the death penalty for Moira.

Crucible

S2E4: Crucible

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Oliver learns that a man is transporting illegal guns into the Glades; Felicity shares stunning information with Oliver; Donner asks Laurel out.

League of Assassins

S2E5: League of Assassins

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After Oliver and the Canary are attacked by a trained killer at the Queen Mansion, the Canary confesses where she's from; Moria must choose whether to plead guilty to murder and conspiracy or take her chances in court.

Keep Your Enemies Closer

S2E6: Keep Your Enemies Closer

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Amanda Waller tells Diggle that Lyla went missing after pursuing a lead on Deadshot in Russia; Moira's lawyer thinks Thea's relationship with Roy, a known criminal, is hurting Moira's case.

State v. Queen

S2E7: State v. Queen

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A mysterious illness impacts hundreds of people in the city, including Diggle; Oliver realizes The Count (Seth Gabel) has escaped from prison.

The Scientist

S2E8: The Scientist

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Central City police scientist Barry Allan investigates a seemingly impossible robbery; Sin turns to Roy for help when a friend goes missing.

Three Ghosts

S2E9: Three Ghosts

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Oliver is drugged and left for dead after a fight with Cyrus Gold; Felicity and Barry grow closer; Brother Blood captures Roy.

Blast Radius

S2E10: Blast Radius

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Arrow tries to stop a man from setting off a bomb at a rally but gets trapped in the process; Thea witnesses Roy's superstrength and demands answers.

Blind Spot

S2E11: Blind Spot

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Oliver feels conflicted when Laurel asks the Arrow for help investigating Sebastian Blood; Sin wants Roy to test his new super-strength.

Tremors

S2E12: Tremors

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Arrow offers to train Roy, but Roy refuses unless Arrow reveals his true identity; Malcolm's earthquake machine is stolen by the Bronze Tiger; Laurel spins out of control after she is disbarred.

Heir to the Demon

S2E13: Heir to the Demon

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Lance and Oliver try to talk Sara into reuniting with Laurel, who continues to unravel; Dinah is kidnapped.

Time of Death

S2E14: Time of Death

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Felicity feels left out when Oliver makes Sara a part of the team; a brilliant thief known as The Clock King arms himself with technology that can open bank vaults; Laurel refuses to attend a party for Sara.

The Promise

S2E15: The Promise

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Oliver is stunned when he discovers that Slade is in Starling City; back on the island, Sara and Oliver form a plan to deal with Slade's growing Mirakuru-induced rage.

Suicide Squad

S2E16: Suicide Squad

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Oliver prepares for battle with his former friend Slade; Amanda recruits Diggle to stop a warlord, but he is surprised when he meets the rest of the team she has assembled.

Birds of Prey

S2E17: Birds of Prey

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Oliver expects the Huntress (Jessica De Gouw) to return once her father (Jeffrey Nordling) is arrested; Laurel is involved in a hostage situation at the courthouse; Roy tries to keep Thea safe.

Deathstroke

S2E18: Deathstroke

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The repercussions are massive when Slade makes a move against Oliver; a key player in Oliver's team starts to question his decisions.

The Man Under the Hood

S2E19: The Man Under the Hood

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An epic battle ensues when the team find Slade waiting for them in the lair; Thea reaches her breaking point; Laurel struggles with a secret.

Seeing Red

S2E20: Seeing Red

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When the mirakuru sends Roy into a blind rage, Oliver must find a way to stop him; Thea tries to lure Roy in by going on camera at Moira's campaign.

City of Blood

S2E21: City of Blood

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Diggle and Felicity go to extremes to keep Oliver from surrendering to Slade; Thea thinks about leaving town; Laurel goes after Sebastian Blood again.

Streets of Fire

S2E22: Streets of Fire

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As Slade's soldiers target the city, Oliver rallies his team; Felicity receives game-changing news from S.T.A.R. Labs; Thea and her father come face to face.

Unthinkable

S2E23: Unthinkable

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Oliver is forced to reconsider what he is willing to do to stop Slade from killing someone else close to him; Diggle goes after Amanda.

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The Calm

S3E1: The Calm

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With crime at an all-time low, Oliver lets his guard down and is taken by surprise by a new villain; Oliver and Roy take on the Count; Diggle becomes a father; Lance gets a promotion; Laurel joins the inner circle.

Sara

S3E2: Sara

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Another archer comes to town and targets businessmen; Roy is forced to tell Oliver why Thea left town; Laurel considers sharing a secret with Lance.

Corto Maltese

S3E3: Corto Maltese

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When Felicity determines that Thea is in Corto Maltese, Oliver intends to bring her back home; Diggle is double-crossed; Laurel and Ted Grant meet.

The Magician

S3E4: The Magician

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Oliver learns that Malcolm Merlyn is alive -- and thinks he was responsible for Sara's death; Laurel avoids Nyssa, believing that Sara's association with the League of Assassins led to her demise.

The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak

S3E5: The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak

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A cyberattack pushes Felicity and Oliver to their limits -- and brings Starling City to its knees; Felicity's mother visits; Laurel's motives are questioned.

Guilty

S3E6: Guilty

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Ted Grant becomes the primary suspect when a body is found in the Wildcat gym; Roy divulges a secret to Felicity.

Draw Back Your Bow

S3E7: Draw Back Your Bow

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A woman becomes obsessed with Arrow and begins killing people to get his attention; Ray asks Felicity to accompany him to dinner with important clients; Thea auditions new DJs.

The Brave and the Bold

S3E8: The Brave and the Bold

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As Oliver, Arsenal and Diggle pursue a killer named Digger Harkness, they encounter an ARGUS team; Oliver and the Flash team up to try to stop Harkness.

The Climb

S3E9: The Climb

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Laurel is surprised when her father shows up with a with a special Christmas gift -- her mother, Dinah; Ray tries to make things right with Felicity; Oliver meets with Ra's al Ghul.

Left Behind

S3E10: Left Behind

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As Diggle, Felicity and Roy start to fear the worst after Oliver's disappearance, Merlyn pays them a surprise visit; Ray experiments with part of his new suit; Laurel takes on the role of the Black Canary.

Midnight City

S3E11: Midnight City

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Diggle and Arsenal confront Laurel about her dangerous work as the Black Canary; Felicity sees a new side of Ray as he helps Lance fight a villain who has kidnapped the city's Aldermen.

Uprising

S3E12: Uprising

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Still without Oliver, the team is forced to consider Malcolm's offer; more details of Malcolm's life are revealed.

Canaries

S3E13: Canaries

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Oliver struggles to adjust to the changes that have taken place within Team Arrow; Laurel ignores Oliver and pursues Vertigo -- who injects her with the drug; Thea receives a surprise visitor.

The Return

S3E14: The Return

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Malcolm places Oliver and Thea in a dangerous situation; a flashback reveals a time when Oliver and Maseo returned to Starling City.

Nanda Parbat

S3E15: Nanda Parbat

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Ra's al Ghul captures Malcolm and takes him to Nanda Parbat; Ray obsesses over finishing his Atom suit, but Felicity tries to get him out of the lab to prevent him from going down the wrong path.

The Offer

S3E16: The Offer

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Oliver learns a new villain and his crew have been terrorizing Starling City; Nyssa and Laurel bond over their issues; Lance shuts out the Arrow and Laurel.

Suicidal Tendencies

S3E17: Suicidal Tendencies

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Diggle and Lyla's honeymoon is interrupted by the Suicide Squad and a new mission; Oliver and Ray have a heated confrontation about the Atom costume, leading to a rough patch between Ray and Felicity.

Public Enemy

S3E18: Public Enemy

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Ray is seriously injured when the mayor's office is attacked; Felicity's mother visits to offer support; Oliver and the team's pursuit of the person responsible becomes complicated when Capt. Lance is kidnapped by Ra's al Ghul.

Broken Arrow

S3E19: Broken Arrow

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With Lance still targeting the Arrow, Felicity insists that Oliver keep a low profile; a metahuman who uses blasts of energy and plasma to kill people terrorizes the city, forcing Ray and Oliver to team up.

The Fallen

S3E20: The Fallen

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Ra's al Ghul presents Oliver with an irresistible offer; Felicity takes matters into her own hands as the team accompanies Oliver on a journey.

Al Sah-Him

S3E21: Al Sah-Him

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Oliver goes through a transformation; Laurel asks Felicity and Diggle to help Nyssa face the League of Assassins.

This Is Your Sword

S3E22: This Is Your Sword

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Oliver must complete two final tasks before coming the next Ra's al Ghul; Nyssa is threatened; Malcolm makes an offer to the team; Thea visits Roy.

My Name Is Oliver Queen

S3E23: My Name Is Oliver Queen

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Ra's al Ghul sets his plan in motion, putting everyone in danger; Oliver must decide if he is strong enough to handle his new role -- and what it will mean for his team and his soul.

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Green Arrow

S4E1: Green Arrow

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Oliver and Felicity's blissful getaway comes to an abrupt end when Laurel and Thea ask for their help; Diggle is opposed to working with Oliver.

The Candidate

S4E2: The Candidate

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Oliver and Thea are concerned when a family friend plans to run for mayor; Thea starts to exhibit side effects from the Lazarus Pit; Felicity asks an employee for help with a business decision.

Restoration

S4E3: Restoration

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The tension between Oliver and Diggle puts them at risk when they target Damien Darhk and a meta-human; Laurel convinces Thea to return to Nanda Parbat to request Sara be put into the Lazarus Pit.

Beyond Redemption

S4E4: Beyond Redemption

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Laurel faces the consequences of her actions; when Oliver turns to Lance for a favor, he is surprised by what he learns.

Haunted

S4E5: Haunted

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Oliver calls in a favor from an old friend, John Constantine (Matt Ryan), when things with Sara take a turn for the worse.

Lost Souls

S4E6: Lost Souls

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Felicity learns that Ray (Brandon Routh) is alive and is being held captive by Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough); effects of the Lazarus Pit could jeopardize the mission to rescue Ray.

Brotherhood

S4E7: Brotherhood

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A shocking revelation complicates the battle between Team Arrow and Damien Darhk; Thea loses control in front of Alex.

Legends of Yesterday

S4E8: Legends of Yesterday

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Oliver and Barry hide Kendra and Carter in a remote location while they try to figure out how to defeat Vandal Savage; Felicity, Thea, Diggle and Laurel work to come up with a weapon to destroy Vandal.

Dark Waters

S4E9: Dark Waters

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Oliver moves against HIVE; Malcolm goes to see Thea, leaving her with a warning; Damien Darhk retaliates at Oliver's holiday party.

Blood Debts

S4E10: Blood Debts

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Forced to deal with the brutal consequences of Darhk's most recent attack, Oliver sets out on a manhunt, intent on revenge.

A.W.O.L.

S4E11: A.W.O.L.

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Diggle must learn to trust his brother when an enemy visits Star City; Oliver adjusts to a new way of life.

Unchained

S4E12: Unchained

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The team is faced with a formidable enemy known as The Calculator (Tom Amandes); Nyssa decides to make a move; Roy returns to Star City.

Sins of the Father

S4E13: Sins of the Father

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Oliver receives a difficult-to-refuse offer from Nyssa; Thea resists the blood lust; Malcolm tries to help his daughter; Laurel opens up to Nyssa.

Code of Silence

S4E14: Code of Silence

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Oliver and the team learn about HIVE's plan to destroy them; Lance wonders if Donna would be safer without him; Oliver feels guilty for not telling Felicity about his son.

Taken

S4E15: Taken

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Oliver asks Vixen, who has magical abilities, for help battling Darhk; Thea and Malcolm have an honest conversation.

Broken Hearts

S4E16: Broken Hearts

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Brokenhearted, Cupid returns to Star City to destroy lovers on their wedding day, so Oliver and Felicity pose as bait.

Beacon of Hope

S4E17: Beacon of Hope

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Brie Larvan turns up at Palmer Tech after breaking out of jail, and threatens to kill everyone; Team Arrow gets help from a surprising ally.

Eleven-Fifty-Nine

S4E18: Eleven-Fifty-Nine

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Oliver and Diggle find out Merlyn wants to break Darhk out of prison; Laurel gets a surprising offer; Felicity has a talk with Curtis.

Canary Cry

S4E19: Canary Cry

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The team struggles to deal with Laurel's death; Diggle is overwhelmed with guilt over choosing to believe that Andy had changed; Lance refuses to believe his daughter is gone.

Genesis

S4E20: Genesis

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Oliver and Felicity seek a magical solution to defeat Darhk; Diggle seeks revenge and heads out to confront Andy; Alex takes Thea on a vacation, which turns into a nightmare.

Monument Point

S4E21: Monument Point

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Felicity asks her father, Noah Kuttler, for help after the team discovers Damien Darhk's next move; Noah has a talk with Oliver.

Lost in the Flood

S4E22: Lost in the Flood

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Oliver and Diggle work to save Thea; Felicity, Curtis and Noah team up to stop Darhk (Neal McDonough).

Schism

S4E23: Schism

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Oliver unites with a surprising force in the race to stop Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) and his magic once and for all.

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