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.
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.
A Matter of Trust — Episode 3 (95)
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)
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)
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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