"I was gonna let myself rot in prison for what I did. But you told me to atone for what I did as Spartan. And if that's true for me, then it's one hundred times truer for the Green Arrow. You don't just get to walk away from this, man. The Hood is who you are. You don't think you deserve it? Fine. Work to become the man who does."
John urging Oliver to reassemble Team Arrow
"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.[src]


The scene starts with a montage of a portion of Oliver's numerous murders throughout the years. Chase holds Oliver's heads submerged and says that his dad suffocated in the pool, as Oliver's bolt didn't slaughter him every one of those years back. Chase says he picked the name Prometheus since Prometheus the Titan tested the transcendence of the Greek divine beings. He additionally says that he has a type of fantastic arrangement, and that Oliver can just stop it by admitting the one thing that Oliver's hesitant to concede. Oliver says he doesn't have the foggiest idea what that is, so Chase pushes Oliver's head submerged by and by.

In a flashback, Oliver torments Gregor to discover what his arrangements were with Kovar. Gregor guarantees Oliver that everybody that Oliver adores will bite the dust at his touch before he dies. After Gregor bites the dust, the Bratva name Anatoli their new "Pakhan" (AKA pioneer). Every individual from the Bratva, Oliver notwithstanding, cut their palms and commit to a blood promise to Anatoli.

At the point when the service is finished, Anatoli says that he's going to converse with Kovar. Oliver proposes that he connects with Taiana's mom. At the point when he discovers Taiana's mom, one of Kovar's men attempts to execute Oliver, yet Oliver murders him.

Kovar meets with Malcolm Merlyn about a shipment or the like, before Anatoli strolls in to Kovar's office. Anatoli claims that Kovar was murdered by the Kapiushon (the Russian word for Hood), a secret men that is disturbing the Bratva's business. Kovar uncovers that he's some way or another intending to make Russia "solid" once more.

Back in the Bratva bar, Anatoli says that Kovar is intending to oust the Russian government utilizing whatever shipment Merlyn orchestrated. Anatoli advises Oliver to return home, as Russian appears to draw out Oliver's repressed beast, however Oliver says he won't stand aside while Kovar murders Gregor.

In the current day, Chase covers the mass of Oliver's cells with photos of Oliver's "casualties." He pulls off a photograph of the Count (the first) and says that if Oliver doesn't admit, he'll put a similar three bolts in Oliver's chest that Oliver put in the Count. Oliver advises Chase to push off, so Chase shoots Oliver with bolts.

In a flashback, Anatoli and Oliver find that Merlyn masterminded a lot of sarin gas to be transported into Russia, enough to execute thousands.

Chase advises Oliver to admit, or he'll follow one of Oliver's adored ones...including Oliver's child. Oliver claims he doesn't have a clue what Chase needs, so Chase says he's going to execute somebody Oliver adores.

In a flashback, Kovar and his men show up for the sarin gas, prompting a significant shootout. The vast majority of Anatoli's men are slaughtered, however Oliver reacts by killing the greater part of Kovar's men. All things considered, Kovar pulls off the sarin gas.

One of the Bratva individuals go up against Oliver about persuading Anatoli to battle Kovar, however Oliver brings up that the Bratva will be cleared out by Kovar once he assumes control over Russia. Oliver at that point torments one of Kovar's men to discover what Kovar's arrangement is.

At the point when the torment is finished, Anatoli descends and discovers Oliver's "craftsmanship". Anatoli says that putting on the hood won't isolated the man from the beast, it will simply invigorate the beast to surpass Oliver. Oliver additionally calmly makes reference to that he tormented Kovar's man to death as "practice."

So as to draw near to Kovar, Oliver moves toward Taiana's mom and discloses to her that Taiana kicked the bucket. Oliver persuades Taiana's mom to give him her key to Kovar's structure.

Chase brings a wrecked Artemis into his phone. Chase drops a blade in the room and says that if Oliver doesn't murder Artemis (or the other way around), Chase will execute her himself. Chase trusts that Oliver murdering Artemis will be a decent update with regards to what his mystery is. Artemis apologizes to Oliver and afterward gets the blade.

In a flashback, Kovar appears at a type of extravagant capacity at a club, while Oliver sneaks in through the back. In the wake of breaking into Anatoli's security room, Oliver reveals to Anatoli where the sarin gas is, before he sees Kovar tormenting Taiana's mom. In the mean time, one of the Bratva sells out Anatoli and leads him into a snare.

In the current day, Oliver begs Artemis to assist him with battling Chase, however Artemis says that she's dead. Artemis surges at Oliver, yet he incapacitates her and kicks her away. Chase strolls in and snatches Artemis and advises Oliver to admit and afterward breaks Artemis' neck when Oliver doesn't admit. Oliver vows to murder Chase, and Chase says that they're at last getting some place.

In a flashback, Oliver discovers that Anatoli's been taken and he goes out of control through Kovar's gambling club. Kovar tells his visitors how the Bratva were arranging a gas assault on his club, however it reverse discharges and murdered everybody (counting the Bratva. Kovar leaves wearing a gas cover, however Oliver stop the gas not long after. Kovar faces Oliver, while Chase tells Oliver (in the current day) that putting on the hood was only a reason.

Oliver and Kovar's battle spills into the gambling club, yet Oliver takes a few to get back some composure of a blade. Anatoli asks Oliver not to do it, however Oliver cuts Kovar in the guts.

Oliver at last admits to Chase: he executed individuals since he needed to and on the grounds that he enjoyed it. In the outcome, Artemis is uncovered to be alive (she was helping Chase from the start) while Chase discloses to Oliver that his entire campaign depended on an untruth. He says that every one of his companions have taken care of Oliver's battle. Oliver discloses to Chase that he vowed to release him and says that he's grieved. Before Chase releases Oliver, he consumes off Oliver's Bratva tattoo.

In a flashabck, Oliver and Anatoli get coordinating tattoos before Anatoli restores Oliver's hood. Anatoli cautions Oliver that the hood is simply advocating Oliver's affection for homicide and that one day Oliver won't love the man who lays underneath.

In the mean time, Merlyn investigates Kovar's body...only to discover that Kovar is as yet alive. Merlyn makes reference to that he would prefer not to be whoever crossed Kovar.

Oliver gets up and bumbles out of his cell and comes back to the Arrowcave. Oliver dumps his quiver and tells the group that "it's finished," that he wouldn't like to be Green Arrow any longer.


Main Cast

Guest Starring


  • Alison Araya as Officer Lopez
  • Raresh Dimofte as FSB Bratva #1
  • Edwin Perez as Amir
  • Celia Reid as Mayor's Assistant
  • Troy Anthony Young as WITSEC Official




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.[1]


  • 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. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
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