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Lian Yu 

Oliver assembles a group of unlikely allies - Slade, Nyssa, Merlyn and Digger Harkness - to engage in an epic battle against Chase and his army.


Jesse Warn


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Willa Holland ... Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Echo Kellum ... Curtis Holt
Josh Segarra ... Adrian Chase
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance / Black Siren
John Barrowman ... Malcolm Merlyn
Manu Bennett ... Slade Wilson / Deathstroke
Rick Gonzalez ... Rene Ramirez
Juliana Harkavy ... Dinah Drake
Katrina Law ... Nyssa al Ghul
Madison McLaughlin ... Evelyn Sharp
Lexa Doig ... Talia al Ghul


The battle between Oliver and Adrian Chase culminates in a final epic battle on Lian Yu. After recent events, Oliver decides to recruit a group of unlikely allies - Slade, Nyssa, Merlyn and Digger Harkness - to defeat Chase. However, Chase has his own army - Black Siren, Evelyn Sharp and Talia al Ghul - and the forces collide. Written by sarah_l91

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24 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Black Canary/Black Siren (Earth-2) in the comics wore fishnet stockings, on Arrow her costume has fishnets on her upper arms. See more »


[first lines]
Oliver Queen: The name of the island they found me on is Lian Yu. It's Mandarin for purgatory.
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Possibly the best Arrow episode ever!
25 May 2017 | by veerkashyap-62775See all my reviews

WOW, JUST WOW. What a comeback Season 5 of Arrow has been after two pretty bad seasons of Arrow. Who knew Arrow would be this good this season? Everything about this episode just worked.

Firstly, I loved seeing Slade back, and Manu Benett as usual gave a fantastic performance. DEATHSTROKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Though limited in his role, it was fun to see Captain Boomerang/Digger Harkness and his banter. The Nyssa vs Talia fight was awesome, Dinah, Rene, Quentin, black siren all had their moments to shine. And I can't forget Thea emotional scene with Thea and Malcom, where Malcolm dies. This was the last of John Barrowman in the Arrowverse. You will be missed.

However, nothing in this finale beats the final scene, which was between Oliver and Adrian. Josh Segarra has been one of the best things about this season, making Prometheus, in my opinion, the best villain in the show's history. The entire island is blown up, and I am sure 1 or 2 people died, as they won't kill everyone off.

Oh and the flashbacks were simply great, as everything came full circle as Oliver was rescued off the island, after defeating Kovar.

Thanks Arrow for an amazing Season 5. Can't wait till October.

+ SLADE + Malcom's farewell + Nyssa vs Talia + Stephen Amell and Josh Segarra's performances + Chase, even being dead, still has beaten Oliver + Flashbacks + Big cliffhanger

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