For the eponymous event, see Genesis (event).
"God wanted to give the world a do-over, so he destroyed it."
"He destroyed it with a flood. Rubicon is Darhk's flood."
"So nuclear annihilation is Darhk's flood. What's he planning on building as his ark?
John Diggle, Oliver Queen, and Felicity Smoak on Genesis
"Genesis" is the twentieth episode of the fourth season of Arrow, and the eighty-ninth episode overall. It aired on May 4, 2016.


As Oliver and Felicity look for a magical solution to defeat Darhk, a vengeance-driven Diggle gets a lead on Andy's whereabouts and heads off to confront his brother. Meanwhile, Alex takes Thea on a vacation that quickly turns into a nightmare.[src]


Main Cast

Special Appearance By

Guest Starring


  • Michael Baardach as Homeless Man


Preparation ran from February 25 until March 4, 2016. Shooting ran from March 7 until March 16, 2016.[1]


  • After Felicity runs a H.I.V.E. Ghost over with a van to save Diggle and Sara, she states, "It's been a while since I've done that." This is a reference to the Season 2 episode "Streets of Fire", where Felicity rammed into Isabel Rochev with a van to rescue Diggle​​.
  • When Diggle warns Team Arrow that "Genesis is coming", Felicity quips, "I doubt it. Phil Collins said they'd never tour again." This is a reference to the English rock band Genesis, of which Phil Collins was a drummer and singer.
  • The title refers to the project which is the endgame of H.I.V.E. and Damien Darhk.



Sneak peeks



  1. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter

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