Arrow (2012– )
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Oliver struggles to adjust to the changes that have taken place within Team Arrow; Laurel ignores Oliver and pursues Vertigo - who injects her with the drug; Thea receives a surprise visitor.


Michael Schultz


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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / The Arrow
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance / Black Canary
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Willa Holland ... Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Colton Haynes ... Roy Harper / Arsenal
John Barrowman ... Malcolm Merlyn / Dark Archer
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance / The Canary
Cynthia Addai-Robinson ... Amanda Waller
Karl Yune ... Maseo Yamashiro
Austin Butler ... Chase
Peter Stormare ... Werner Zytle / Vertigo
Zahra Anderson ... Reporter
Christopher Ang Christopher Ang ... Thug (as Chris Ang)


Oliver struggles to adjust to the changes that have taken place within Team Arrow; Laurel ignores Oliver and pursues Vertigo - who injects her with the drug; Thea receives a surprise visitor.

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Release Date:

11 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Felicity tracks Werner Zytle to a pharmaceutical company called Daggett Industries where he plans to manufacture more of the drug Vertigo. Daggett Industries, and its powerful and corrupt company president Roland Daggett, were introduced in the DC cartoon Batman: The Animated Series (1992). See more »


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Malcolm Merlyn: It's been weeks since your return. I thought it was past time we spoke. Nanda Parbat is remote, but I wouldn't delude yourself into thinking that Ra's al Ghul missed your televised return to Starling City.
Oliver Queen: And your point, Malcolm?
Malcolm Merlyn: We can't merely wait for Ra's to mobilize his forces. It's time to bring Thea into the fold.
Oliver Queen: She's not ready to know my secret.
Malcolm Merlyn: I disagree. But in any case, if we have to protect Thea and to defeat the League, the three of us need to join forces. But I don't see how ...
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The Chase
Written by 'Sohn'
Performed by 'Sohn'
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Can You Live With What It's Become?
11 February 2015 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

It's clear that the show has forever changed. No longer is Oliver the only vigilante in Star City, and no longer do people follow everything he does. After a misstep last week, Arrow had one of it's better season 3 episodes tonight. It saw the return of Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/The Canary and it gave us great Thea and Laurel material. And with many big reveals, it seems as though we are starting to head down the home stretch of this season.

Other than the fact that there should be more than one cop handling Count Vertigo, I welcomed his return as an Arrow villain. Stormare gives us the creepy and frightening vibe that the previous Vertigo never could. It's sad though that this is likely the only way that Caity Lotz can appear in this show, but it was definitely effective. I have to say, I liked Laurel this episode. I think we're just going to have to accept her becoming a vigilante. As unbelievable as it may seem, Katie Cassidy performed really well this week. She once again proved her emotional range with both Ollie and her father. It was good to see her FINALLY telling her father about Sara. By the way that's back to back weeks that a woman in Oliver's life has set him straight.

It was assumed that Thea would find out sooner or later considering her brother and father are now training together. I really liked the way the writers handled her situation. Her character has come a long way since her whiny season 1 days. I'm also glad to see that boring DJ take a hike. Even after the reveal behind his character, it was painful watching his scenes with Thea. Her saying "I didn't ask for any of this" moment really hit home. It's pretty sad knowing just how many people in his life that Oliver has forever changed because of his previous decisions.

This episode was really well written that characters like Roy and Laurel who have previously been weak, had several great scenes. I really liked Roy standing up for Thea in the cave. There were just many great character moments this week. Even Diggle's one scene stayed true to who his character is. Star City has changed and Oliver is going to have to accept the changes if he wants to save this city. Roy and Malcom also shared a great moment saving Thea. Not to mention how much more believable Thea is now as a fighter. I mean, there wasn't a legitimate focus, but this episode was one of the better written and directed episodes of the series. It made me like things that I previously hated about this show. It's going to be interesting as Oliver in the flashbacks is now back in Starling, and Oliver in the present is now on the island. Did someone say Slade Wilson? My bet is on ARGUS letting him roam the island and set up his own training areas so he can be on the Suicide Squad later this season. But that's just me.

+Caity is back

+Thea's scenes

+I liked Laurel...

+Lance finally knows

+Well written

+Ollie 'returns' home


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