- For the concept of the same name, see Doppelgänger.
- "Laurel Lance. She died in this hospital."
- "I pronounced her. There was an autopsy. Of course, I've seen my share of things I once would have considered miraculous. I mean, in a world where a man can run faster than light, I suppose anything's possible."
- —Dinah Drake and Elisa Schwartz
|Oliver and Thea are shocked to hear that Roy Harper is back in Star City. However, when they discover the circumstances of Roy's return, Oliver and Thea realize that Roy is in trouble and jump in to save him. Black Siren makes a shocking decision.|
"Doppelganger" begins with Thea strolling into Oliver's office with his lawyer. Oliver's lawyer uncovers that with Cayden James done, the examiners don't have a body of evidence against Rene, and thusly, they won't have an argument against Oliver. Oliver's lawyer figures the examiner won't have a decision however to excuse the charges against Oliver.
Dark Siren goes to the police headquarters, where correspondents assemble to pose her inquiries. She's asked whether Oliver is the Green Arrow, and she doesn't react to the columnist's inquiries.
Oliver pulls Siren aside and questions her about the cash. Alarm says when she went to get everything out from the bank, it was at that point gone, and she conjectures either Ricardo Diaz or Anatoly got to it before she did.
Alarm uncovers to Oliver, Thea, and Lance that with an end goal to secure herself, she's going to cooperate with the Laurel Lance shtick. She extorts the gathering into cooperating with her. In the event that they don't, she'll uncover Oliver's personality to the press.
Dinah strolls into her supervisor's office and requests to be put on the Laurel Lance return case. Curtis goes to Rene's condo to converse with his little girl. He informs her concerning her dad being harmed.
Oliver, his lawyer, and the examiner are meeting with the adjudicator to discuss the charges against Oliver. While contending for excusal, Oliver and his lawyer are stunned the indictment has another observer other than Rene: Roy Harper.
Oliver and Thea return to Arrow HQ to discuss their best course of action with Felicity and Diggle. Oliver pushes his group to attempt to discover Roy's whereabouts, so they can interrogate him concerning what he knows.
Arrow, who's there to shield his girl's doppelganger from Dinah. visits Siren in the emergency clinic.
Dinah stands watch outside of the room, scrutinizing a specialist. The specialist reveals to Dinah that she articulated Laurel dead and sent her body to the funeral home for a post-mortem.
Dinah needs to address Siren, and when her and Lance return into the room, they find that she's been taken by a cop. Outside, we see Siren being dragged away to Ricardo Diaz's fort.
Oliver and Diggle have pinpointed Roy's whereabouts and go to investigate the area.
Shrub's taken to talk with Diaz however is rather welcomed by Anatoly. Alarm takes a stab at persuading the Russian that Diaz has had his own plan this entire time.
Oliver and Diggle return to Arrow HQ to get ready, and keeping in mind that there, Thea persuades her sibling to release her with. Oliver and Thea head out to Roy's area, where two of Diaz's degenerate cops are tormenting him, attempting to persuade him to affirm.
The degenerate cops leave, and Thea sneaks into the space to free Roy. She cuts him free, and the two kiss. Diggle and Felicity call into Thea to tell her the Star City SWAT group has combined on the area and to reveal to her she needs to leave.
Reluctant to leave Roy, Thea has a go at remaining behind, yet is hauled away by her sibling.
The gathering rendezvous back at HQ, and Diggle uncovers that they're moving Roy to another safehouse, yet he doesn't know where.
At the police division the following day, Oliver advises Lance and Dinah that Felicity discovered the Star City Police Department has concealed the homicide of Cayden James. He discloses to them that few individuals from the police division are on Diaz's finance.
In the wake of discovering a few of her collaborators are degenerate, Dinah consents to support Oliver and Lance to out those officials who are on Diaz's finance.
Anatoly takes Siren to converse with Diaz. Alarm uncovers that Anatoly disclosed to her that Diaz has an arrangement to assume control over control of the city.
Group Arrow discovers that Diaz's men are moving Roy, and Oliver and Thea go to stop the vehicle van. At the point when they arrive to stop it, they discover they've been tricked, and the vehicle van is vacant. Roy is as of now at Diaz's den.
Diaz begins getting annoyed that Roy isn't coordinating and takes steps to hurt Thea.
Arrow and Dinah are taking a shot at the police debasement situation when there's a thump on the entryway — it's Black Siren. She says she's come back to inform them concerning Ricardo Diaz.
Oliver's conversing with Thea, attempting to promise her that they'll discover and spare Roy.
Group Arrow meets at Lance's place, where Siren discloses to them the entirety of Diaz's arrangement to assume control over the city. Alarm uncovers that Roy has been taken to a deserted gambling club in an overview part of the city. Oliver calls Diggle to let him know, and the group gets ready to go get him.
Oliver, Thea, and Diggle plunge on the gambling club, and the trio contend on whether to catch Diaz or spare Roy. Oliver says they'll make the two alternatives their essential target. Oliver takes out two monitors outside, and cautioned by their quality, Diaz arranges his thugs to move Roy indeed.
The trio finds Diaz, yet they're trapped by a gathering of intensely furnished thugs.
Felicity cautions the group that one of Diaz's cops alarmed the remainder of the police office, and crews of officials have been sent to the gambling club.
Thea finds Diaz outside, and she's before long joined by her sibling. The two can stop him, with Thea sparing Roy and Oliver abandoning Diaz for the cops to discover.
They take Roy back to Arrow HQ, and they determine him to have a couple of broken ribs.
Oliver goes to the Lance family unit to converse with Black Siren. He expresses gratitude toward her for not setting Team Arrow up by advising them to go to the gambling club. Oliver leaves, and Siren's telephone hums, it's a content from Diaz. He advises her "great work."
Thea and Roy return to her place, and begin getting close. Outside the window, we see an individual from the League of Assassins keeping an eye on the pair.
- Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
- David Ramsey as John Diggle/Spartan
- Willa Holland as Thea Queen/Speedy
- Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak
- Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt
- Rick Gonzalez (credit only)
- Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake
- Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance
- Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance
Special Guest Star
- David Nykl as Anatoly Knyazev
- Pej Vahdat as Sam Armand
- Tina Huang as Kimberly Hill
- Teryl Rothery as Jean Loring
- Venus Terzo as Dr. Elisa Schwartz
- Jarryd Baine as Reporter #1
- Sydney Bell as Reporter #2
- Josh Byer as Officer Parks
- Virgil Davies as Talon
- Gaalen Engen as Judge McGarvey
- Eliza Faria as Zoe
- Steven Nammour SCPD #1
- Olivia Poon as Nurse
- Evan Roderick as Officer Anastas
- Sadie Silcock as Dark Clad Figure
- Logan Tarasoff as Office Hester
- This is the first episode to feature Colton Haynes as Roy Harper in 2 years since "".
- This is the first episode of the series to not feature Rick Gonzalez (Rene Ramirez) after being promoted to a series regular and the third absence overall since his first appearance.
- The title refers to Black Siren pretending to be her Earth-1 counterpart.
- Diaz refers to Thea dressing up like Will Scarlet, a character of English folklore. While a reference to Speedy's wearing red as opposed to Green Arrow's green, Will Scarlet is prominently known as the most skilled swordsman of the Merry Men, a nod to the fact that Speedy carries a sword.
- Felicity makes mention of "huffing and puffing and blowing [...] firewalls down", referencing the infamous line from the fable The Three Little Pigs.
- This episode features a couple nods to Green Arrow's New 52 vol 5 arc "Broken".
- Diaz kidnaps and interrogates Roy. In the comics, Diaz interrogates John Diggle as part of his plan to humiliate him and Green Arrow and take back the city after the two ruined his father.
- Kimberly Hill mentioned raising $30 million by selling the items that were seized from Cayden James by the SCPD. The $30 million in the comics was the bounty put on Green Arrow by Diaz.
- The building Team Arrow attacks with the "casino" sign on top is actually the old train depot located in downtown Detroit.
- The abandoned casino Diaz is operating out of is the Edgewater Casino in Vancouver, which had in fact shut down operations a few months earlier. The roof shots earlier where Thea tires to save Roy from the police are the same location.
- Oliver claims Green Arrow told him that Laurel was Black Canary. However in "", Oliver announced at her funeral that Laurel told him her secret identity herself before dying.
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