"Living in this city, dealing with what we're dealing with right now? We're all desperate. We've all been made to do desperate things. Terrible things. But I got to believe that we are not beyond redemption. And I got to believe that this city can still be saved, 'cause once we stop believing that, that's when this city really dies. And us, us, right along with it. Maybe, just maybe, we start saving our home by saving ourselves first. And that means facing up to our mistakes. That means facing justice. You put on that uniform 'cause you believe in justice. Ask yourself, Warner... is that still the case?"
"Beyond Redemption" is the fourth episode of the fourth season of Arrow, and the seventy-third episode overall. It aired on October 28, 2015.
Laurel must deal with the repercussions of taking Sara to Nanda Parbat. Meanwhile, Oliver asks Captain Lance for a favor and while he's not surprised at the response, he is surprised at what he finds out next.[src]
Quentin has the Green Arrow look into the death of two police officers and the team discovers they were killed by members of the Anti-Vigilante Task Force. Laurel brings Quentin to see Sara, who is chained up in the basement of Laurel's apartment. Curtis keep convincing Felicity to hearing Ray final recording. Later, Felicity identifies Liza Warner as a suspect and, while searching for her, Oliver discovers Quentin meeting with Darhk and confronts Quentin, who reveals that Darhk threatened to kill Laurel. Darhk advises Quentin to kill Sara; but Laurel dissuades him. Green Arrow and the team stop the corrupt officers before Liza attempts to kill the vigilante; but Quentin convinces her to surrender. Later, Oliver asks Quentin to spy on Darhk and announces his candidacy. Felicity opens an audio of Ray's apparent final moments, and Laurel discovers that Sara has escaped. In flashbacks, Oliver brings Taiana to a cave and convinces officer Conklin that she is dead. Conklin discovers his communication device with Waller.
Preparation began August 18, 2015 and ran until August 26, 2015. Shooting began August 27, 2015 and ran until September 9, 2015.
Although this episode is the fourth episode of the fourth season, this was actually the fifth episode produced for the season.
When Curtis Holt is trying to guess who the Green Arrow is, he guesses "Neal Adams in Data Processing". Neal Adams was the artist on some of the most famous Green Arrow comic runs. It was at this time Oliver became more of a "streetwise crusader for the working class and the disadvantaged", much like the character is in the show.