Arrow Episode 5×08 Title, Synopsis, Stills & Promos
Another Vigilante, Another Day for The Green Arrow
With the mystery surrounding Prometheus and dead bodies showing up around the city, Team Arrow already has their hands full. Now, another vigilante, The Vigilante, is killing criminals throughout Star City. From traffickers to bank robbers, Vigilante has left a trail of bodies by hanging his victims in a ‘V’ shape and marking their faces with a ‘V’. Oliver is determined to take down Vigilante, but part of his team questions whether they’re all on the same side. That is, until Vigilante’s tactics go too far, leaving three innocent people dead in his attempt to kill the last bank robber. Since Vigilante seems to be one step ahead of the police and Team Arrow, Diggle come’s up with a plan to trap him by faking a bank robbery. Unfortunately, Vigilante seems to be one step ahead of the team, again. He knocks out Artemis and has a gun pointed at a beaten Mister Terrific. When Green Arrow confronts him, he threatens to kill Curtis if he isn’t allowed to continue without interference from them. With his second trick arrow of the evening (first being a kevlar net to cover a window), Oliver ties him up. In his attempt to unmask Vigilante, a directed detonation knocks Ollie back, allowing the misguided hero to escape.
Truth is a Matter of Perspective
In the flashbacks, we know Oliver has joined the Bratva. In an attempt to blow up Konstantin Kovar’s casino, Oliver is captured by Kovar’s men. After being tortured for a week, Oliver has given up nothing, except the name of a woman he seeks to avenge; Diana. As Kovar is eating, he let’s Oliver know he’s well informed of who he is and his motives. In addition, Kovar shows him he’s employed Diana’s mother. She came to him a year ago, because her children went missing. He’s employed her ever since, suggesting he was the reason for their disappearance. Especially, after Oliver says he believed Diana when she told him Kovar was a monster. Kovar let’s Ollie ponder who’s to say who’s a monster and who’s a hero, as it’s all a matter of perspective. The purpose of his theatrics was to show the Bratva gave up Oliver to him. He knew Ollie wouldn’t believe him at first, so he tried to enlighten him to show he was nothing but a pawn. As Kovar is beating Oliver (an homage to his Rocky IV days), a Bratva member walks in, Ishmael Gregor, better known as Sabbac in the comics. This confirms the Bratva reached an accord with Kovar in exchange for Oliver. He repeats to Ollie, truth is a matter of perspective.
A Traitor Revealed
At the end of episode six, we see Quentin Lance waking up from a drunken sleep to find a scratch across his right arm and one of Prometheus’ signature throwing stars. It’s the same exact arm that was slashed by Artemis during her fight with Prometheus in a subway car. We also found out the throwing stars are made of the arrows from the Hood that were in the SCPD evidence room. Therefore, convincing Oliver and Felicity the villain is a member of the SCPD. After quitting his position as Deputy Mayor due to his alcoholism, Thea goes to question him. He explains, not only is he an alcoholic, but found a cut on his arm and Prometheus’ throwing star after he blacked out drunk. Although he doesn’t believe he is the vengeful vigilante, he believes the villain has targeted him. So, he wants to keep the danger away from Thea and the mayor. Even though Quentin was a resourceful police captain, he doesn’t have the skills or abilities that Prometheus has displayed. In addition, the end of the seventh episode reveals Artemis as a traitor/spy for Prometheus.
Knowing she’s a spy, we can revisit her battle with Prometheus on the subway. There was no way she should’ve walked away from that battle after he easily manhandled or dispensed of every other person with ease. In addition, she was the only one to know of the cut across his arm. If she informs Oliver and the team of this information, they’ll be looking for that connection. So, it could be possible Quentin was setup to make it look like him, since he had access to the police evidence room. It would throw them off the scent of another officer who could be Prometheus or trying to isolate Oliver from his allies. We can now safely assume Prometheus has been well aware of Green Arrow’s identity well before Tobias Church revealed it to him. So, he’s been planning and plotting with information about everyone connected to Oliver. Since Felicity stole the throwing star off Detective Billy Malone’s desk the same night Quentin found one in his apartment, it’s quite possible Malone is Prometheus. It makes sense, since he already knows Felicity works with Green Arrow and she stole the evidence off his desk, he needed to throw them off his trail by pinning it on Quentin. Due to popular rumors, it’s possible Prometheus is Roy Harper, since he has the skills, knowledge of The List, and has a connection to Artemis in the animated series, Young Justice. He’s also scheduled to appear on the show, but hasn’t, as of yet.
With a week off during Thanksgiving and an alien invasion keeping the team occupied in the next episode, we’ll have to wait a couple more weeks to find out more of Prometheus. In the meantime, get ready for the greatest superhero crossover event in television history. Check out the synopsis for Arrow’s part in the epic crossover and all the promo trailers below.
Arrow Season 5 Episode 8: Invasion!
ARROW CELEBRATES 100 EPISODES; THE EPIC SUPERHERO CROSSOVER CONTINUES
Oliver (Stephen Amell) wakes up to a life where he never got on The Queen’s Gambit. Robert (guest star Jamey Sheridan) and Moira Queen (guest star Susanna Thompson) are alive and well. Laurel (guest star Katie Cassidy) is his loving fiancée and their wedding is imminent. Everything seems perfect, but Oliver starts to notice small imperfections that make him question this new reality. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and the recruits take on a new threat with help from The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist).
James Bamford directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti and written by Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle.
Synopsis courtesy of The CW
You can watch the 100th episode of Arrow Season 5 Episode 8: Invasion! Wednesday, November 30th 8/7c on The CW. Are you excited to finally watch the epic superhero crossover? What do you think of the return of Ollie’s father and mother, Laurel, Tommy, Malcolm and Deathstroke? What are you hoping to see on the 100th episode of Arrow? After you check out the stills and promos, let us know your thoughts by liking, sharing and/or leaving a comment below.