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Oliver awakens to find himself Malcolm Merlyn's prisoner. He manages to escape and away with help from Digg. Malcolm accelerates his timetable as a result. Felicity is questioned by Det. ... See full summary »


David Barrett


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / The Hood
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance
Colin Donnell ... Tommy Merlyn
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Willa Holland ... Thea Queen
Susanna Thompson ... Moira Queen
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Manu Bennett ... Slade Wilson
Celina Jade ... Shado
Sebastian Dunn ... Edward Fyers
Roger Cross ... Detective Lucas Hilton
Annie Ilonzeh ... Joanna de la Vega
Adrian Holmes ... Frank Pike
Jarod Joseph ... Alan Durand
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak


Oliver awakens to find himself Malcolm Merlyn's prisoner. He manages to escape and away with help from Digg. Malcolm accelerates his timetable as a result. Felicity is questioned by Det. Lance about her hacking activities but is interrupted by Oliver who tells him about Malcolm's plan to destroy the Glades. Tommy confronts Oliver about Laurel but refuses to believe that his father is up to no good. Malcolm comes clean about his plans and Tommy realizes that his father is insane. Moira goes public with what she knows, urging the residents of the Glades to evacuate. Roy and Thea get caught up in the mayhem. While Oliver and Digg go after Malcolm, Felicity tries to neutralize the device via Lance. Malcolm has planned it all very well, however. In a flashback to his time on the island, Fyers attempts to bring down an airliner. Written by garykmcd

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15 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The season 8 finale of Supernatural was also called "Sacrifice" and it aired the same day as this episode. See more »


Malcolm Merlyn: Don't struggle. It's over. There was never any doubt in the outcome. Don't worry. Your mother and sister will be joining you in death.
[stabs Malcolm with arrow]
Oliver Queen: Thank you for teaching me what I'm fighting for. But my father taught me how.
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Arrow End Theme
Composed by Blake Neely
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Excellent Season Finale
15 May 2013 | by FirefighterwmhSee all my reviews

I WOnt give away any spoilers to ruin this amazing episode for other Arrow fans before all can watch it. It was incredible with a mix of action drama, and story A+++. I am looking forward to the Next season to pick up where the Finale has ended and to see what new stories the series has in store and hope other heroes will appear to show how connected the DC universe really is. I have enjoy the series from the beginning and love how dark and gritty the show truly is. I would hope to see more DC show if they could follow the concept of how Arrow is done it so far to make it feel more realistic and amazing to watch. I hope other will enjoy the season finale as much as I have.

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