Arrow: Season 5 (2016 - 2017)


Season 5
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No stranger to dramatic twists and turns, season five of Arrow continues to introduce new villains and surprise viewers despite some inconsistency.

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Critic Ratings: 193

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Air date: Oct 5, 2016

Oliver struggles to deal with a city overrun by criminals and new vigilantes; when deadly new foe, Tobias Church, enters the scene, Oliver considers creating a new team of superheroes; in flashbacks, Oliver faces off against the Bratva.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2016

The Green Arrow's training methods prove to be too much for some of the new recruits to handle; flashbacks reveal Oliver's initiation into the Bratva.

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Air date: Oct 19, 2016

Wild Dog defies the Green Arrow's orders by taking it upon himself to go after drug dealer Garret Runnels, who is terrorizing Star City.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2016

Oliver joins Lyla on a secret mission for Diggle while Felicity opts to stay behind; Tobias Church launches a deadly assault against the city.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2016

Oliver must turn to an old friend when Tobias Church captures one of his new recruits; Felicity's worlds collide when Detective Malone joins the anti-crime unit.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2016

Oliver searches for connections between Prometheus' victims; Felicity and Curtis discover the victims are all tied to Oliver's past; Thea has a talk with Lance; Felicity thinks about telling Malone the truth about her work.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2016

Oliver learns about a new vigilante in Star City after the bodies of two criminals show up at SCPD; Diggle feels annoyed about his new situation; Lance confesses a shocking secret to Thea; in flashbacks, Oliver speaks with Konstantin Kovar.

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Air date: Nov 30, 2016

Oliver wakes up to a life in which his parents are still alive and he is about to marry Laurel; Felicity faces a new threat with the help of The Flash and Supergirl.

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Air date: Dec 7, 2016

After the attack on Curtis, Oliver realizes Prometheus is planning to make a deadly move on all of Team Arrow; Felicity and Malone find a clue that ties Prometheus to Oliver's past.

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Air date: Jan 25, 2017

Oliver worries that Prometheus is right and really is a killer at heart; Felicity is bent on revenge after Detective Malone's murder; Diggle fights for his life in prison.

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Cast & Crew

Stephen Amell
Oliver Queen

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David Ramsey
John Diggle

Actor
Willa Holland
Thea Queen

Actor
Emily Bett Rickards
Felicity Smoak

Actor
Paul Blackthorne
Quentin Lance

Actor
John Barrowman
Malcolm Merlyn

Actor
Echo Kellum
Curtis Holt

Actor
Josh Segarra
Adrian Chase

Actor
Dolph Lundgren
Konstantin Kovar

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Chad L. Coleman
Tobias Church

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Rick Gonzalez
Rene Ramirez

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Lexa Doig
Talia al Ghul

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Madison McLaughlin
Evelyn Sharp

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Juliana Harkavy
Tina Boland

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Tyler Ritter
Detective Billy Malone

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Audrey Marie Anderson
Lyla Michaels

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Joe Dinicol
Ragman

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Carly Pope
Susan Williams

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David Nykl
Anatoly Knyazev

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Katie Cassidy
Laurel Lance

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Greg Berlanti
Executive Producer
Marc Guggenheim
Executive Producer
Andrew Kreisberg
Executive Producer
David Nutter
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Critic Reviews for Arrow: Season 5

Audience Reviews for Arrow: Season 5

  • 4d ago
    The best season of the arrow.The best villain, amazing twists, the narrative dynamics are excellent, Oliver is being killed again, newcomers to the team, the union of Oliver, Malcolm and Defstroke. Oliver Mayor. Oliver's story ends in flashbacks.And the flashbacks were very interesting. An incredible and shocking ending.
  • Jul 29, 2022
    Much better than last season, but it doesn't feel the same anymore. It goes back to its roots and feels more "Arrow" and the villain was very good. But these shows refuse to improve on their mistakes and don't want to give us the quality that other superhero series like Daredevil offer us. They prefer to continue doing the same old thing and manipulate with fan service to buy the taste of the fans. I am officially leaving this series and leaving this Arrowverse.
  • Jun 26, 2022
    This season is a huge improvement from the last two. the villain is AMAZING and the finale is the best episode of arrow ever. I love this season. a GREAT 9 OUT OF 10
  • May 04, 2022
    Fantastic, much needed improvement over th last two, and the best season of the whole show
  • Feb 05, 2022
    I always remembered season 5 as being the best season of the show, my most recent re watch confirmed that statement. The only issue i had with that season was a weak supporting vilain, one that bettrayed team arrow without any spoiler. Some episodes were also a bit weakier but the over all season was amazing. I had hard time fiding issue on probably 90% of the episodes in the entire season. Prometheus was my favorite vilain in the arrowverse, hes the one vilain that destroyed Oliver and green arrow the most out of all vilains. He may be a weakier fighter then GA but his impact he had on Oliver was felt. He was still a treat able to put out a fight on a GA with 10 years of training. Outside of Oliver, nobody could compete on a fight with prometheus. Talia, another supporting character was interresting. The season was very dark, giving some season 1 vybes. The maire storyline of oliver was great. The flashbacks were the best since season 2 and among the best in the entire series. Black Siren coming back to the mix was great. Vigilante as recurring vilain was amazing. The mystery about Prometheus and the reveal were both well done and amazing. The writting of the show was amazing. New team arrow was fine, despite being a bit too big in my own opinion. There was no filler episode, wich is impressive for a 23 episodes format. Felicity and Diggle both have amazing storyline. Anatoly being back was great. Connecting the flashbacks to present day of arrow's 1st season was well done again. Tobias church was a very good side vilain. Billy and Pike were two very interresting police force members to interact with GA. Quentin and Thea storyline were great. The season premiere and the season finale were among the best episode in the entire show. Even the weakiest episodes of the season were great. Season 5 was a masterpiece, change my mind. 9,7 out of 10. YES almost a 10!
  • Oct 30, 2021
    Esta temporada me decepciono y la verdad ni comprendí
  • Sep 14, 2021
    Would have 5 stars if they didn't add the Recruits that feel they don't have to prove anything & earn OLLies Trust & Phelicity turning her back on OLLie when he gave his all to her & held her down when she was paralyzed & the moment she's able to walk she walks out the door & doesn't even allow OLiver the opportunity to fight for her SMMFH she grew on me when I didn't like her at 1st & became my biggest crush until she showed her true colors & deception 🤬🤬🤬👎🏾👎🏾
  • Aug 22, 2021
    Season 5 really helped redeem the show for many. Though it was a bit slow in the beginning, it soon picked up pace and became what I'd call a perfect comeback. In a time when everyone was angry with Barry for having changed the timeline, Oliver was the only one who trusted him. And while Oliver was the only one who didn't trust Kara, Barry gave him a reason to. This looked like the time when all the characters were able to resolve their differences and move forward with their lives. Although the amount of talking was too much and there was still character development which happened by keeping unnecessary secrets, it all paid off in the end with the fight against Promestheus. The only way to describe this season would be that Oliver's past had begun haunting him, so he had to go back to his Season 1 ways. And that's why this season is so nostalgic. The ending was absolutely intense, and it basically gave me a reason to like this show again.
  • Aug 19, 2021
    One of the greatest season finales for a superhero tv show
  • May 18, 2021
    The BBEG was over the top and there was some iffy story telling and writing, but overall it was still entertaining.

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