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Each episode of Arrow contains a huge number of references to both the show's comic book origins and the Arrowverse at large. But unless you're extra speedy (pun totally intended), it's impossible to keep up with them all. Fortunately, Movie Pilot is here to obsessively pause and rewind each episode of Season 5 to provide you with the most comprehensive Arrow Season 5 reviews and recaps online.

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[Via CW]

First though, a general Arrow Season 5 recap:

"Newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow."

Check out the best trailer for Arrow Season 5 yet below:

Now you're up to speed(y) — God, I'm so sorry — take a closer look back with our in-depth Arrow Season 5 reviews and recaps of each episode.

Vigilante — Episode 7 (99)

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[Via The CW]

Director: Gordon Verheul

Story: Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich

Air Date: November 16, 2016

Synopsis: The arrival of a new vigilante in Star City friction among Team Arrow, while Oliver takes on Dolph Lundgren's Kovar in the Russian flashbacks.

So It Begins — Episode 6 (98)

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[Via The CW]

Director: John Behring

Story: Wendy Mericle & Brian Ford Sullivan

Air Date: November 9, 2016

Synopsis: As ties between Oliver and Prometheus become more obvious, the new recruits in Team Arrow begin to question their allegiance to the Emerald Archer.

Human Target — Episode 5 (97)

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Director: Laura Belsey

Story: Oscar Balderrama & Sarah Tarkoff

Air Date: November 2, 2016

Synopsis: After Tobias Church learns the Green Arrow's secret identity, Oliver enlists an old friend to help him take the desperate measures necessary to survive an all-out attack.

Penance — Episode 4 (96)

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[Via The CW]

Director: Dermott Downs

Story: Brian Ford Sullivan & Oscar Balderrama

Air Date: October 26, 2016

Plot Summary: While Oliver fights to rescue Diggle from a high security prison, Felicity and the rest of Team Arrow struggle to halt Tobias Church's criminal rampage across Star City.

A Matter of Trust — Episode 3 (95)

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[Via The CW]

Director: Gregory Smith

Story: Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich

Air Date: October 19, 2016

Plot Summary: Wild Dog's recklessness leads to the rise of a new meta-human who may prove to be too much of a challenge for Oliver, even with the combined might of Team Arrow.

The Recruits — Episode 2 (94)

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[Via The CW]

Director: James Bamford

Story: Speed Weed & Beth Schwartz

Air Date: October 12, 2016

Plot summary: Oliver's training methods prove to be too harsh for his new recruits, but there's little time for team bonding as the Mayor's new allies are suddenly attacked by a strange, new vigilante.

Legacy — Episode 1 (93)

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[Via The CW]

Director: James Bamford

Story: Greg Berlanti (Written by Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle)

Air Date: October 5, 2016

Plot Summary: As Oliver struggles to protect Star City without his team to back him up, new villain Tobias Church sets his sights on the Emerald Archer, uniting local criminals to take him down once and for all.

Check out this clip of topless Oliver working out like a bows below:

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