The Loop (TV)
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- "Oliver Queen is a hero. He is. He's saved this city more times than anybody can count. But he's done it all from behind a mask. So that he could take the law into his own hands. In fact, he's taken as many lives as he's saved. So, yes, Oliver Queen is a hero. That doesn't mean he's not also a criminal."
- —Alexa Van Owen
|The pressure mounts for Oliver who begins to wonder if he will lose everything in his battle to save Star City. A familiar face returns.|
- The name of the episode references Green Arrow's comic book debut in More Fun Comics #73, which was first released on November 19, 1941.
- In the episode, the title itself refers to Oliver's criminal trial, officially titled The People v. Oliver Jonas Queen.
- Curtis comments on the size of Oliver's trial as compared to O. J. Simpson's, having seen American Crime Story's first season, The People v. O. J. Simpson. He also mentions how he's seen every episode of the TV series Law & Order.
- Chance quips that he'd always wanted to say "I am Spartacus", referencing the 1960 film Spartacus. In the film, the title character gives himself up in order to protect his friends. However, he is followed by the rest of the slaves all proclaiming they are Spartacus as a show of loyalty.
- As of this episode, the public knows about 3 things that were considered secrets in previous seasons.
- They know that the Arrow and Green Arrow are the same person.
- They know that Oliver didn't spend the whole 5 years when he was away on Lian Yu. They know that he was also in Hong Kong and Russia during that time.
- They know that Roy Harper wasn't the Arrow, and that he just faked his death and took the blame for the real Arrow.
- The movie Rene and Zoe watched was the 1953 film House of Wax.
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