- "Oliver, we could use their help. All you have to do is ask."
- "We would have to trust them, and we can't. We can't. John, we've been over this."
- —John Diggle and Oliver Queen on Team Arrow's divide
"Divided" is the tenth and midseason premiere episode of the sixth season of , and the one-hundred-twenty-fifth episode overall. It aired on January 18, 2018.
|Despite losing half his team, Oliver remains confident that he, Felicity and Diggle can stop Cayden James and Black Siren. However, when he discovers one of Cayden's secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Dinah spends time with Vince.|
"Divided" begins Cayden, Black Siren, and Ricardo Diaz moving toward an individual from the Bertinelli Crime Family. Cayden offers to purchase his activities, however Bertinelli isn't intrigued.
Black Siren at that point utilizes her forces on him, almost taking him out. Cayden gives him a final proposal of giving the gathering the Bertinelli business else they'll hurt his little girl.
Oliver, Felicity, and Diggle are hanging out at Arrow HQ attempting to find Cayden James, however they're having no karma. Oliver goes to leave and chances upon Curtis, who's shown up to help Diggle with his tremors.
Thea strolls into Lance's office, inquiring as to whether he needs a partner, and Lance recruits her as his Chief of Staff.
Curtis' first model for the tech to help Diggle's hand has a few issues. Felicity and Diggle go to converse with one another and they hear a strange reverberation, warning them that they've been pester.
Vincent goes to converse with Dinah at the Star City PD. The two consent to a date.
Felicity and Diggle meet Oliver in a protected spot away from HQ and illuminate him they've been pester. They think Black Siren pester their spot months prior.
An alarm goes off about a break-in at a security organization. Oliver surges there and discovers that Jerry Bertinelli set the caution off with the goal that he could converse with the Green Arrow.
Bertinelli enlightens him regarding Cayden James and his comrades visiting him, and requests Oliver's assistance.
Oliver takes a hard drive that Bertinelli offered him to Felicity and Diggle to experience and break down.
Rene is preparing his little girl for the afternoon. There's a thump at the entryway, and Curtis has brought over some food. Rene communicates lament to Curtis about flipping sides on Oliver.
Dinah and Vincent are strolling on their date, sharing tales about their past. The two quickly kiss before Vincent's telephone begins going off, and he leaves expeditiously.
Thea's conversing with Oliver in his office and reveals to him she's grieved about not having the option to help the Green Arrow in the field. Oliver's telephone rings, and Felicity's discovered an area for Cayden, and Oliver takes off without anyone else to go up against him.
Oliver's ready to curb Black Siren and takes out some T-circle's that Cayden had recently taken. Cayden clues that he's finished something to Felicity's hearing, and Oliver is before long encircled by the group of miscreants Cayden has gathered. Oliver's ready to get away.
Thea strolls into Lance's office and finds her new supervisor taking a gander at a photograph collection loaded with pictures of him and Laurel. Thea discloses to him that he resembles a dad to her, and instructs him not to go down that way asit could get him slaughtered.
Felicity and Diggle assemble the previous group. They show up at Felicity's place, and they tell Rene, Curtis, and Dinah that Cayden has been watching them for quite a long time, and they've all been undermined. Felicity at that point lets them know Cayden is working with the Bratva, Diaz, and Vigilante. An annoyed Dinah stomps out of the room.
Oliver is meeting with Bertinelli by the docks. Oliver consents to work with Bertinelli, however just if the wrongdoing supervisor does what he says.
Dinah gets together with Vincent once more, and she slaps him, upset he's working with Cayden. She binds him trying to take him in, however he overwhelms her and thumps her before he get away.
Oliver and Diggle place touchy charges at an area they think Cayden will meet with the remainder of his group.
Curtis and Rene are investigating documents at Rene's when Dinah surges in and reveals to them she just got in a battle with Vincent.
Oliver and Diggle meet Felicity at Arrow HQ once more, and they start discussing their arrangements to bring down Cayden.
We see that the recording Cayden was viewing was an arrangement between Cayden's team and Bertinelli's. Oliver drops down from a roost at the distribution center the gunfight is going on at and begins taking out folks on Diaz's side. Oliver gets into a battle with Vigilante, and after observing that, Bertinelli attempts to get away.
Cayden stops Bertinelli, who is then murdered by Diaz. Setting off the charges he recently set, Oliver's ready to divert and escape from Vigilante.
Oliver, Felicity, Diggle, Rene, Curtis, and Dinah all meet at Felicity's. Oliver opens up and concedes that as a dad, he knows why Rene turned state's observer. He is sorry for putting Rene, Curtis, and Dinah under observation, saying it was a major premature delivery of trust. Oliver requests things to return to the manner in which they were previously, yet Dinah, Curtis, and Rene decline to consolidate back.
Before he leaves, Curtis gives Diggle another embed for his tremors, saying he thinks he illuminated the glitch.
Arrow strolls into his office to discover an envelope around his work area brimming with pictures of Laurel. Thea strolls in and says she needed to assist Lance with adding to his photograph collection. She says that she figures they could figure out how to get through to Laurel.
Curtis takes and Rene and Dinah to another refuge he set up in Helix's old central command. They will work outside of Team Arrow.
Cayden approaches Vincent about his relationship with Dinah, and Vincent consoles the previous that he'll deal with it.
Felicity gives John his new hand embed, and it works, removing his tremors.
- Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
- David Ramsey as John Diggle
- Willa Holland as Thea Queen
- Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak
- Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt
- Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez
- Juliana Harkavy as Lieutenant Dinah Drake
- Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/Black Siren
- Paul Blackthorne as Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance
Special guest star
- David Nykl as Anatoly Knyazev
- Johann Urb as Vincent Sobel/Vigilante
- Tobias Jelinek as Mr. Sheck
- Louis Ferreira as Jerry Bertinelli
- Michael Emerson as Cayden James
- Gentry Bromfield as Driver
- Eliza Faria as Zoe Ramirez
- Anthony Ingram as Accountant
- Evan Roderick as Officer Nick Anastas
Preparation ran from October 18 until October 26, 2017. Shooting ran from October 27 until November 7, 2017.
- This episode, along with the following episode, "", forms the saying "Divided We Fall", referencing how New Team Arrow's inability to reunite with Team Arrow is leading to Cayden James' victory.
- The episode was previously titled "Bugged".
- The Panamax freighter "Huntress", as mentioned by the Bertinelli crime family, is a ship that can pass through the Panama Canal.
- Black Siren's sonic kiss is similar to Sonya Blade's from the Mortal Kombat video game series.
- While talking about the chip for John's hand, Felicity assures him that "[she and Curtis] have the technology", to which John states "[he's] not the The Six Million Dollar Man". These are references to the TV show, The Six Million Dollar Man, in which the titular character has superpowers due to bionic implants in his body.
- Helena Bertinelli is mentioned to be "underground" by her cousin, Jerry. This is likely a nod to Jessica De Gouw's period drama series, Underground.
- Jerry tells Green Arrow that he is a hard person to find and asks why he doesn't have some sort of arrow-shaped spotlight in the sky as a signal. This is a reference to the Bat-Signal used by Batman.
- The Bat-Signal appeared on-screen in .
- When Oliver, Felicity, and Diggle are at their makeshift A.R.G.U.S. bunker trying to find Cayden and his cabal, they use camera footage to find out that Cayden's car has the license number "4S5 HL3". When translated from the language 1337 (or Leet), it's only missing a 0 to spell out "ASSHOLE".
- Felicity and Diggle mention two famous first-person shooter video game franchises, Halo and Call of Duty.
- Regarding their loss against Cayden, Felicity talks to Oliver about the movie Bull Durham and they reference one of its quotes: "Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains".
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