"Next of Kin" is the third episode of the sixth season of Arrow, and the one-hundred-eighteenth episode overall. It aired on October 26, 2017.


A rogue black ops team led by Onyx breaks into Kord Industries and steals something lethal. Oliver struggles to connect with William so he reaches out to a surprising source for help.[1]




Preparation ran from July 20 until July 31, 2017, with a break on July 21. Shooting ran from August 1 until August 11, 2017.[2]


  • On Felicity's marker board with possible options for her company's name, one of the names that she has crossed out reads "Oracle", a reference to Barbara Gordon, who used the moniker after becoming paralyzed from the waist down. She focused heavily on technology and computers.
    • This is the second time "Oracle" has been referenced on Arrow, the first being in the episode "A.W.O.L." by Oliver.
    • This is also a reference to the real-life company, Oracle Corporation.
  • Felicity proposes "Bit by Bit" as a name for her company, to which Oliver remarks that it "sounds like a sitcom from the 80's". This is likely a reference to the 90s sitcom Step by Step.
  • This episode takes place on October 26, 2017, as seen on the Kord Industries expedition log, the same date it first aired.


  1. The Futon Critic
  2. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter