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For the eponymous documentary and character, see Emerald Archer: The Hood and the Rise of Vigilantism and Oliver Queen, respectively.
For the documentary film on Earth-Prime, see Emerald Archer (Earth-Prime).
"Villains or vigilantes? Criminals or heroes? From Star City to Central City to Gotham City, Americans have debated this question. Do the ends justify the means? Does the law have to be broken to uphold it?"

"Emerald Archer" is the twelfth episode of the seventh season of Arrow, and the one-hundred-fiftieth episode overall. It aired on February 4, 2019.


The 150th episode of Arrow​ showcases a documentary entitled "The Hood and the Rise of Vigilantism" starring Oliver Queen, Felicity Smoak and the rest of Team Arrow. As a camera crew follows Oliver and team around to talk about their past as vigilantes and what the Green Arrow means to Star City, Oliver must also deal with William's return from boarding school as well as a new threat to the city. The episode will feature "documentary footage" captured by the BTS crew and interviews from those who have worked alongside the Green Arrow. The documentary is narrated by Kelsey Grammer.[src]


Main Cast

Special Guest Star

Guest Starring




The initial couple of moments of the documentary incorporate appearances from a few "Arrowverse" stars at various times, including Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), Thea Queen (Willa Holland), and Sara Lance (Caity Lotz).

A couple of progressively fun appearances wound up being spread all through the scene including Rory Regan (Joe Dinicol) and Barry Allen (Grant Gustin).

After the documentary opening to scene, it switches between that group and a normal scene relying upon whether the narrative team is chasing after the group.

The principle struggle of the scene emerges when they discover Emiko has been hijacked by a strange new vigilante that Curtis begins calling Chimera. In the long run Oliver's ready to persuade Diggle to let the group use ARGUS assets and they track Chimera down to a distribution center, where they discover the new vigilante has been chasing different vigilantes. They discover he's been keeping tokens from the vigilantes as trophies.

In the long run, Mayor Pollard arranges an official Q&A event to banter for the Anti-Vigilante law against Oliver. True to form, Chimera shows up and a battle results among he and Team Arrow. After a short time, Team Arrow can stop the new vigilante tracker.

After they bring down Chimera, Pollard shows up with a crew of cops to capture the individuals from Team Arrow for overstepping the law. This leads Dinah and Oliver to turn in their renunciations the following day. In an unexpected move, Pollard tells the two that she's structure District Attorney Lance to not document charges. She offers every individual from Team Arrow an occupation with the police division so they can work inside the law.

This scene all highlights the arrival of William from school, however after he battles with Felicity, we discover he's really been removed.

The scene closes with Oliver telling the narrative group that he anticipates modifying the Team Arrow den obliterated last season since every one of the individuals can work in the light again. In a scene from what's to come

We see Connor Hawke make a return as he and Blackstar find Team Arrow's refuge.


  • This episode marks the 150th episode of Arrow.
  • The episode's title references the name of the documentary Emerald Archer: The Hood and the Rise of Vigilantism. In addition, Emerald Archer was one of Green Arrow's nicknames.
  • Stephen Amell previously teased the episode having a mockumentary feel that appeared in several shows like The Office.[1]
  • The clapper contains two easter eggs. Marcia Pedowitz's surname pays homage to The CW president Mark Pedowitz while the photographer references J.D. Davison who worked as an A-camera operator for "Pilot" and this episode.[2]
  • The intersection where Rene got shot was named after Arrowverse directors David Nutter and Glen Winter.
  • This episode was the final performance of Bex Taylor-Klaus as Sin, as she doesn't return for the remainder of the series.
  • The number on Oliver's board while under arrest is 73 1941, which is a nod to Green Arrow's debut in More Fun Comics number 73 November 1941.
  • This episode has the first time John Diggle has suited up as Spartan since "Life Sentence".


Shooting finished on December 4, 2018.[3]