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Emerald Archer 

As a camera crew follows Oliver and team around to talk about their past as vigilantes and what the Green Arrow means to Star City, Oliver must also deal with William's return from boarding school as well as a new threat to the city.


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Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 7 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Echo Kellum ... Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
Rick Gonzalez ... Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
Juliana Harkavy ... Dinah Drake / Black Canary
Colton Haynes ... Roy Harper / Arsenal
Kirk Acevedo ... Ricardo Diaz
Sea Shimooka ... Emiko Queen
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance (as Katie Cassidy Rodgers)
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Willa Holland ... Thea Queen
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance
Katherine McNamara ... Maya


The 150th episode of "Arrow" showcases a documentary entitled "Emerald Archer and the rise of vigilantism" starring Oliver Queen, Felicity Smoak, and the rest of Team Arrow. As a camera crew follows Oliver and team around to talk about their past as vigilantes and what the Green Arrow means to Star City, Oliver must also deal with William's return from boarding school as well as a new threat to the city. The episode will feature "documentary footage" captured by the BTS crew and interviews from those who have worked alongside the Green Arrow. The documentary is narrated by Kelsey Grammer. Written by sarah_l91

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4 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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This episode has the first time John Diggle has suited up as Spartan since Arrow: Life Sentence (2018). See more »


Laurel Lance: Well, this is another fine mess you all have managed to get yourselves into.
John Diggle: We were aware of the risk.
Rene Ramirez: All of us.
Curtis Holt: I think I know the answer to this, but is there any way for us to avoid sharing Oliver's old cell?
Laurel Lance: As the District Attorney, I can decline to press charges.
Rene Ramirez: Great.
John Diggle: But by going out tonight, we violated the AVL.
Rene Ramirez: Not so great.
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The Hood & the Rise of Vigilantism
5 February 2019 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Right off the bat this episode really threw me off. Opening with the Warner Bros Pictures logo/music, which is not something the show has ever done, was a weird move but it all made sense after it was revealed that the entire episode was being filmed by a documentary crew. I've seen this show make bold choices in the past, but this may be its boldest yet, and definitely strangest.

Luckily, it actually worked to its benefit. Being that it was the 150th episode, it was a nice excuse to bring back familiar faces like Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne, Caity Lotz, and even Grant Gustin. The documentary style also gave a new breath of fresh air to a few action scenes, as the camera watches Green Arrow & company fight through criminals from a distance. I thought for sure all this footage would be the reason Team Arrow would be exonerated after getting arrested (with commonfolk petitioning for their release after seeing the doc).

Alas, that wasn't the route they went, and it proved to be beneficial. Instead, each member of Team Arrow will now work alongside Ollie on the police force to fight crime. An interesting decision, but I think it's the right one. Watching this episode made me realize how much better this show is when they keep the core team together and not on completely separate arcs. It does make me wonder how it will all play out with some of those arcs still being left in the air i.e. Diggle with Argus.

I won't say the villain this week did much for me, but that fight sequence with him sure did. He had the potential to be more than a throwaway villain, but he wasn't the focus tonight, and I was okay with that. How exactly this season is shaping up? I have absolutely no idea. But I'm sure as hell excited to see a new Arrow cave.


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