"There things I had to do to survive"
—Sara telling Oliver about her past
For the group of the same name, see League of Assassins (group).
"League of Assassins" is the ???th episode of Arrow. It aired on November 6, 2013.

"League of Assassins" is the fifth episode of the second season of Arrow, and the twenty-eighth episode overall. It aired on November 6, 2013.


While Oliver tends to Sara's wounds, he tries to get her to talk about where she came from, but she refuses. However, after Oliver and Sara are attacked at the Queen mansion by a trained killer from the League of Assassins, she confesses to how she's connected with the nefarious group. Meanwhile with Moira facing multiple counts of murder and conspiracy for her part in the destruction of The Glades, the District Attorney offers her a choice – plead guilty now and avoid the death penalty or take your chances in court. Thea begs her mother to fight for her life, but Moira seems resolute about taking the offer. Meanwhile, Oliver is furious with Laurel for joining the prosecution's team on his mother's case.


Sara and Oliver are attacked at the Queen Mansion by a man dressed like Malcolm Merlyn. Sara reveals that the man, Al-Owal is a member of the League of Assassins and is targeting her for abandoning the League. Felicity manages to trace Al-Owal to an abandoned manufacturing plant from the dirt he left behind. Oliver and Sara fight with Al-Owal and two other League members to a stalemate. They manage to escape but Al-Owal threatens to kill Sara's family. Oliver manages to protect Laurel, but Quentin refuses to heed Felicity's warning. To protect her father, Sara reveals she is alive to him and brings him to her location in the clock tower. Together with Oliver, they manage to stop the League's second attack, with Sara killing Al-Owal. Afterwards, Sara decides to leave Starling City to keep her family safe, entrusting her secret to Quentin. Elsewhere, Moira, with the encouragement of her children, decides to fight the death penalty charge even after being offered a plea agreement for life in prison. In flashbacks, after being left adrift from the Queen's Gambit wreckage, Sara is rescued and brought aboard the Amazo, where she meets Dr. Anthony Ivo, who asks her to help him with his experiments.


Preparation ran from August 15 until August 23, 2013. Shooting ran from August 26 until September 5, 2013.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • During the fight at the clocktower, Sara says to Al-Owal after a trap sprung and hit him with darts "You should be mindful of your surroundings" which was exactly the same phrase said three times in the movie "Batman Begins" by none less than Ra's al Ghul twice and Bruce Wayne also known as Batman, once, followed by or with important events following.




  1. Marc Guggenheim (@muggenheim) - Twitter

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