"First, you catch me. Then, you break me out. Now, you want to catch me again. Make up your mind!"
Lonnie Machin
"Blood Debts" is the tenth and midseason premiere episode of the fourth season of Arrow, and the seventy-ninth episode overall. It aired on January 20, 2016.


Oliver must deal with the devastating consequences of Darhk's last attack. Seeking revenge, Oliver goes on a brutal manhunt looking for Dahrk.[src]


In flashback, Oliver is brought to the leader along with Taiana and he tells Conklin that he could do as he pleased to Oliver. Oliver is then whipped. After being lashed, Oliver's mystical tattoo lit up, causing the leader to stop Conklin. Oliver then grabs the guys gun and aims it at himself. Oliver then asks for Taiana's safety in exchange for him helping the man. Conklin however spent the whole time telling him it was a bad idea. Oliver and Taiana are then taken to prison. Conklin locks Taiana and Oliver in a cell.

Later, Lurel learns that her dad is seeing Donna Smoak.

Machin heads to Damian's home and holds Damian's wife and daughter hostage. The Green Arrow, Speedy, Dig, and Canary show up to stop him from killing the hostages. Canary and Dig untie them as Speedy and Green Arrow battle Machin. They split up and Oliver spots Damian from a distance. Instead of going after Machin, Oliver goes after Damian whilst Speedy ties up Machin. Damian uses magic to injure the Green Arrow and then asked after his family. Damian tells him that he could enjoy his time with his family, as a result of the Green Arrow saving his family. Speedy is knocked out by Machin. Afterwards in the arrow cave, they discuss what happened. Thea calls her boyfriend back to her and Laurel's place where they have red wine and kiss.

In a flashforward, Oliver and Barry talk at the grave before getting into a limo with Felicity. She tells him that he has to kill the killer.


Preparation ran from October 20 until October 30, 2015. Shooting ran from November 2 until November 10, 2015.[1]




  1. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter

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