Arrow (2012– )
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Beacon of Hope 

The Bug-Eyed Bandit escapes from jail and turns up at Palmer Tech threatening to kill everyone in the building unless she gets the bio-chip that was implanted in Felicity's spine.


Michael Schultz


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance / Black Canary
David Ramsey ... John Diggle / Spartan
Willa Holland ... Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
John Barrowman ... Malcolm Merlyn
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Neal McDonough ... Damien Darhk
Echo Kellum ... Curtis Holt
Emily Kinney ... Brie Larvan / Bug-Eyed Bandit
Jimmy Akingbola ... Baron Reiter
Adrian Glynn McMorran ... Michael Amar
Elysia Rotaru ... Taiana Venediktov
Charlotte Ross ... Donna Smoak
Eugene Byrd ... Andy Diggle


Oliver reeling from his break-up with Felicity is trying to take his mind off it by putting his team through a grueling work-out. Brie Larvan aka Bug-Eyed Bandit escapes from prison and heads to Palmer Tech and covers the building with robotic bees. She wants the microchip that allows Felicity to walk problem is that there is only one chip, the one in Felicity. Felicity learns of this and her mother and Thea are in the building with her. Oliver upon learning of this wants to go in but how. Curtis upon learning of this tries to find the Green Arrow and finds the lair and learns Oliver's him and the others. He tries to help them get in but Oliver is stung by one of the bees and it's killing him and they have to find a way to help him. Darkh leans that his people are not going to help him so he tries navigate the prison on his own. Written by

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Release Date:

30 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The name of the villainous Brie Larvan includes the word "larva" which is the immature form of an insect. See more »


The inside of the Palmer Tech delivery entrance door has the logo of Signal Systems etched in the glass. Signal System is located on the Vancouver Film Studios lot. See more »


Curtis Holt: Now that I've been able to actually examine the bee, I've deciphered their upgrade protocol. Next time they adapt, I can upload a virus that will disperse in the entire hive.
Quentin Lance: Like what they did in "Independence Day", right? What, I can't watch movies, too?
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References Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) See more »


Arrow End Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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The next episode better BEE good
24 April 2016 | by valpaskankaristoSee all my reviews

In this lukewarm episode the viewers are offered a few watchable action scenes by Team Arrow who are fighting against... *checks the name from Google* ...Brie Larvan who appeared in The Flash last year and is ultimately forgettable as a villain. We get quite a few scenes with Felicity and the character of Curtis (also known as Mr. Terrific in the comics) gets some story. I don't know what it is with this episode, it just didn't feel anything like it would have... But then again, Flash has the same problem with their recent episodes, maybe it's meant to be that the five-ish episodes before the finale are meh. I would end my review with mentioning a few good parts but I honestly can't remember a lot of anything from the ep.

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