ARROW Season 5 Episode Guide
Episode 5×07 “Vigilante”
Episode 5×06 “So it Begins”
Episode 5×05 “Human Target”
Episode 5×04 “Penance”
Episode 5×03 “A Matter of Trust”
WRESTLING STAR CODY RHODES BRINGS THE SMACK DOWN TO STAR CITY
Now that Oliver (Stephen Amell) has his new team, they are ready to hit the streets but Oliver doesn’t feel they are ready. Headstrong Wild Dog (guest star Rick Gonzalez) defies the Green Arrow’s orders and sets out on his own after a new drug dealer, Derek Sampson (guest star Cody Rhodes), who is terrorizing Star City.
Sampson proves more powerful than Wild Dog and it is up to the Green Arrow to go head to head with Sampson to save his teammate.
Gregory Smith directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Emilio Ortega Aldrich.
Original airdate 10/19/2016
Episode 5×02 “The Recruits”
Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) new recruits for Team Arrow are Curtis (Echo Kellum), Wild Dog (guest star Rick Gonzalez) and Evelyn Sharp (guest star Madison McLaughlin).
Unfortunately, the Green Arrow’s training methods prove to be too much for some of them to handle.
Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Oliver’s initiation into the Bratva continues.
James Bamford directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Beth Schwartz (#502)
Original airdate 10/12/2016
Episode 5×01 “Legacy”
NEW BEGINNINGS — After Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) death and the departures of both Diggle (David Ramsey) and Thea (Willa Holland) from Team Arrow, Oliver (Stephen Amell) takes to the streets solo to protect Star City’s citizens as the Green Arrow.
With Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) guiding him from the bunker, Oliver is forced to deal with a city that has become overrun with both criminals and a slew of new (and painfully inexperienced) vigilantes.
Watching Oliver try to balance his jobs as both the mayor and also the protector of Star City, Felicity suggests he form a new team, but Oliver resists. However, when a deadly new criminal, Tobias Church (guest star Chad L. Coleman), enters the picture, Oliver realizes the best thing for the city might be a new team of superheroes.
Meanwhile, the flashbacks take us to Russia where Oliver faces off against the Bratva.
James Bamford directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle (#501).
Original airdate 10/5/2016.