"Disbanded" is the eighteenth episode of the fifth season of Arrow, and the one-hundred-tenth episode overall. It aired on March 29, 2017.


Diggle and Felicity are shocked by Oliver's decision to call on the Bratva to help take down Prometheus. Concerned the Bratva may overstep, Diggle has a hard conversation with Oliver about what happens if things go south. Meanwhile, Felicity learns something shocking at Helix.[1]




Preparation ran from January 31 until February 8, 2017. Shooting ran from February 9 until February 21, 2017, with a break on February 13 for Family Day.[2]


  • This is one of the few episodes in which Oliver doesn't wear his Green Arrow suit, though he wears his Hood suit in the flashback.
  • The original theme music didn't play when the title card was shown at the beginning.
  • The title refers to Oliver's brief disbandment of Team Arrow after his torture at the hands of Adrian Chase.
  • After discovering the device Chase uses to pixelate his image, Felicity warns him that "winter is here", referencing the motto of Game of Thrones.
  • When Oliver and Diggle are arguing in the latter's apartment, Diggle states that he knows "the good, the bad and the ugly" in Oliver's life. This is likely a reference to the 1966 film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.


  1. Arrow Spoilers: “Disbanded” Description - GreenArrowTV
  2. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter