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ARROW Season 4 Episode Guide

By on September 17, 2015

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Episode 4×23 “Schism”

OLIVER TEAMS UP WITH A SURPRISING FORCE TO STOP DAMIEN DARHK

Oliver (Stephen Amell) teams up with a surprising force in an attempt to stop Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) and his magic once and for all.

John Behring directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti and teleplay by Wendy Mericle and Marc Guggenheim (#423).

Original airdate 5/25/2016.

 

Episode 4×22 “Lost in the Flood”

OLIVER FIGHTS FOR THEA; DONNA SMOAK FACES OFF WITH NOAH KUTTLER

Following the shocking events in the previous episode, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) race to rescue Thea (Willa Holland), while Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), Curtis (Echo Kellum) and Noah (guest star Tom Amandes) join together to stop Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough).

Glen Winter directed the episode written by Brian Ford Sullivan & Oscar Balderrama (#422).

Original airdate 5/18/2016.

Episode 4×21 “Monument Point”

TOM AMANDES RETURNS AS NOAH KUTTLER

When Team Arrow learns what Damien Darhk’s (guest star Neal McDonough) next move is Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) realizes she needs to ask her father, Noah Kuttler (guest star Tom Amandes), for help.

Noah and Oliver (Stephen Amell) have a heart to heart talk that leaves Oliver rattled.

Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Jenny Lynn (#421).

Original airdate 5/11/2016.

Episode 4×20 “Genesis”

DIGGLE IS CONSUMED WITH GUILT AND SEEKS REVENGE

As Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) look for a magical solution to defeat Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough), a vengeance-driven Diggle (David Ramsey) gets a lead on Andy’s (guest star Eugene Byrd) whereabouts and heads off to confront his brother.

Meanwhile, Alex (guest star Parker Young) takes Thea (Willa Holland) on a vacation that quickly turns into a nightmare.

Gregory Smith directed the episode written by Oscar Balderrama & Emilio Ortega Aldrich (#420).

Original airdate 5/4/2016.

 

Episode 4×19 “Canary Cry”

OLIVER, LANCE AND TEAM DEAL WITH LAUREL’S DEATH

Oliver (Stephen Amell) and the team struggle to come to terms with Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) death, especially Diggle (David Ramsey) who is overwhelmed with guilt for choosing to believe Andy (guest star Eugene Byrd) had changed.

Meanwhile, Lance (Paul Blackthorne) refuses to believe his daughter is really gone and asks Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) to help bring her back.

A recent Black Canary sighting in Star City only seems to prove his theory that Laurel isn’t actually dead.

Laura Belsey directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Beth Schwartz (#419).

Original airdate 4/27/2016.

 

Episode 4×18 “Eleven Fifty-Nine”

MALCOLM MAKES HIS MOVE

Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) learn that Merlyn (John Barrowman) is going to try to break Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) out of prison.

Meanwhile, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) gets a surprising offer and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) has a heart-to-heart talk with Curtis (guest star Echo Kellum).

Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Keto Shimizu (#418).

Original airdate 4/6/2016.

Episode 4×17 “Beacon of Hope’

BRIE LARVAN AKA THE BUG-EYED BANDIT SETS HER SIGHTS ON FELICITY

Brie Larvan (guest star Emily Kinney) breaks out of jail and turns up at Palmer Tech threatening to kill everyone unless she gets the bio-chip that is implanted in Felicity’s (Emily Bett Rickards) spine.

When Oliver (Stephen Amell) realizes that Felicity, Thea (Willa Holland) and Donna (guest star Charlotte Ross) are trapped in Palmer Tech with everyone else, he looks to a surprising ally to help Team Arrow save the day.

Michael Schultz directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Brian Ford Sullivan (#417).

Original airdate 3/30/16.

 

Episode 4×16 “Broken Hearts”

CUPID RETURNS TO WREAK HAVOC ON STAR CITY

A heartbroken Cupid (guest star Amy Gumenick) returns to Star City with one goal – to destroy anyone in love.

The team learns she’s killing couples on their wedding day so Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) decide to pose as bait.

John Showalter directed the episode written by Rebecca Bellotto & Nolan Dunbar (AR416).

Original airdate 3/23/16.

 

Episode 4×15 “Taken”

VIXEN JOINS TEAM ARROW

Oliver (Stephen Amell) realizes he needs help battling Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) so he calls in an old friend – Vixen (guest star Megalyn E.K.).

Using her magical ability to summon animal powers, Vixen gets a lock on Darhk’s location and the team goes to war.

Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) has a heart-to-heart talk with Malcolm (John Barrowman).

Gregory Smith directed the episode with story by Marc Guggenheim and teleplay by Keto Shimizu & Brian Ford Sullivan (#415).

Original airdate 2/24/16.

 

Episode 4×14 “Code of Silence”

SECRETS AND LIES

Oliver (Stephen Amell) and team uncover HIVE’s plan to take out Team Arrow once and for all.

With HIVE’s next attack imminent, Lance (Paul Blackthorne) wonders if Donna (guest star Charlotte Ross) is safer without him in her life.

Meanwhile, with the wedding fast approaching, Oliver begins to feel guilty that he hasn’t told Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) about his son.

James Bamford directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Oscar Balderrama (#414).

Original airdate 2/17/16.

Episode 4×13 “Sins of the Father”

NYSSA MAKES OLIVER AN OFFER

Oliver (Stephen Amell) receives an offer from Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) that is hard to refuse.

Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) continues to battle the blood lust, Malcolm (John Barrowman) steps in to help his daughter, and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) has a heart to heart talk with Nyssa.

Gordon Verheul directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Keto Shimizu (#413).

Original airdate 2/10/2016.

 

Episode 4×12 “Unchained”

ROY HARPER RETURNS; NYSSA MAKES HER MOVE

The team faces off against a formidable villain nicknamed The Calculator (guest star Tom Amandes).

Meanwhile, Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) makes her move and Roy Harper (guest star Colton Haynes) returns to Star City.

Kevin Fair directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Beth Schwartz (#412).

Original airdate 2/3/2016.

 

Episode 4×11 “AWOL”

DIGGLE VS. SHADOWSPIRE

Diggle (David Ramsey) must learn to trust his brother Andy (guest star Eugene Byrd) when an enemy of their wartime past, an agent of the criminal organization Shadowspire, pays a visit to Star City.

However, Diggle learns more than he bargained for about their shared time at war.

Meanwhile, Oliver (Stephen Amell) has to learn a whole new way of life.

Charlotte Brandstrom directed the episode written by Brian Ford Sullivan & Emilio Ortega Aldrich (#411).

Original airdate 1/27/2016.

Episode 4×10 “Blood Debts”

THE AFTERMATH

Oliver (Stephen Amell) must deal with the devastating consequences of Darhk’s (guest star Neal McDonough) last attack.

Seeking revenge, Oliver goes on a brutal manhunt looking for Dahrk.

Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Oscar Balderrama & Sarah Tarkoff (#410).

Original airdate 1/20/2016.

Episode 4×09 “Dark Waters”

OLIVER TAKES ON HIVE

After the city is attacked again, Oliver (Stephen Amell) makes a bold move against HIVE.

Malcolm (John Barrowman) checks in on Thea (Willa Holland) and leaves her with a warning.

Things take a horrible turn when Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) retaliates in a brutal manner at Oliver’s mayoral holiday party.

John Behring directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski (#409).

Original airdate 12/9/2015.

 

Episode 4×08 “Legends of Yesterday”

PART TWO OF THE EPIC CROSSOVER WITH “THE FLASH”

Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Barry Allen (guest star Grant Gustin) take Kendra Saunders (guest star Ciara Renée) and Carter Hall (guest star Falk Henstchel) to a remote location to keep them hidden from Vandal Savage (guest star Casper Crump) while they figure out how to defeat him.

Malcolm (John Barrowman) arranges a meeting between Vandal, Green Arrow and The Flash that doesn’t go as planned.

Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), Thea (Willa Holland), Diggle (David Ramsey) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) work with Team Flash to come up with a weapon powerful enough to destroy Vandal Savage.

Thor Freudenthal directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Marc Guggenheim and teleplay by Brian Ford Sullivan & Marc Guggenheim (#408).

Original airdate 12/2/2015.

 

Episode 4×07 “Brotherhood”

JAMES BAMFORD DIRECTS

Team Green Arrow’s ongoing battle with Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) is complicated by a shocking revelation.

Thea’s (Willa Holland) bloodlust returns and she loses control in front of Alex (guest star Parker Young).

James Bamford directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Keto Shimizu (407).

Original airdate 11/18/2015.

 

Episode 4×06 “Lost Souls”

RAY PALMER RETURNS FROM THE DEAD

Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is frantic when she learns that Ray (guest star Brandon Routh) is alive and being held by Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough).

Felicity’s guilt over not finding Ray sooner causes tension between her and Oliver (Stephen Amell).

Meanwhile, Sara (guest star Caity Lotz) joins Laurel (Katie Cassidy), Thea (Willa Holland) and the team on a rescue mission for Ray.

However, the effects of the Lazarus Pit take over and threaten to jeopardize the entire operation.

Donna Smoak (guest star Charlotte Ross) returns to Star City.

Antonio Negret directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz & Emilio Ortega Aldrich (#406).

Original airdate 11/11/2015.

 

Episode 4×05 “Haunted”

MATT RYAN REPRISES HIS ROLE AS JOHN CONSTANTINE ON ARROW

When things take a turn for the worse with Sara (guest star Caity Lotz), Oliver (Stephen Amell) calls in a favor from an old friend who deals in the mystical, John Constantine (guest star Matt Ryan).

John Badham directed the episode written by Brian Ford Sullivan & Oscar Balderrama (#404).

Original airdate 11/4/2015.

 

Episode 4×04 “Beyond Redemption”

LAUREL DEALS WITH THE AFTERMATH OF NANDA PARBAT

Laurel (Katie Cassidy) must deal with the repercussions of taking Sara (guest star Caity Lotz) to Nanda Parbat.

Meanwhile, Oliver (Stephen Amell) asks Captain Lance (Paul Blackthorne) for a favor and while he’s not surprised at the response, he is surprised at what he finds out next.

Lexi Alexander directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz & Ben Sokolowski (#405).

Original airdate 10/28/2015.

 

Episode 4×03 “Restoration”

LAUREL TAKES HER SISTER TO NANDA PARBAT

The growing tension between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) puts both their lives at risk when they go after Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) and a H.I.V.E. deployed meta-human.

Meanwhile, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) talks Thea (Willa Holland) into returning to Nanda Parbat to ask her father (John Barrowman) to put Sara (guest star Caity Lotz) into the Lazarus Pit.

However, Laurel is surprised when Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) refuses to do it.

Wendey Stanzler directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Speed Weed (#403).

Original airdate 10/21/2015.

 

Episode 4×02 “The Candidate”

JERI RYAN GUEST STARS; INTRODUCING ECHO KELLUM

When an old family friend, Jessica Danforth (guest star Jeri Ryan), tells Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Thea (Willa Holland) that she is going to run for mayor, both Queens are concerned considering the last three mayors have been murdered.

Despite their protests, Jessica makes her announcement so the Green Arrow and Speedy vow to protect her.

Meanwhile, Thea begins to exhibit effects from the Lazarus Pit.

In addition, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is faced with a tough business decision and looks to one of her employees, Curtis Holt (guest star Echo Kellum), for help.

John Behring directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Keto Shimizu (#402).

Original airdate 10/14/2015.

 

Episode 4×01 “Green Arrow”

MY NAME IS THE GREEN ARROW

Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity’s (Emily Bett Rickards) blissful getaway is cut short when Thea (Willa Holland) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) pay them a visit and tell Oliver they need his help back in Star City.

The city has been attacked by “Ghosts,” assassins led by a dangerous man named Damien Darhk (guest star Neil McDonough).

However, when Oliver returns, Diggle (David Ramsey) makes it very clear that he doesn’t want Oliver on the team.

Thor Freudenthal directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Beth Schwartz and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle (#401).

Original airdate 10/7/2015.

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