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"The people closest to you always pay the most for your sins. You are paying for your father's. Who will pay for yours?"
Anatoly Knyazev to Oliver Queen[src]

The fifth season of Arrow​​​​​ premiered on October 5, 2016 on The CW and concluded on May 24, 2017. The season consisted of 23 episodes.



Main cast

Recurring cast



  • This is the final season of Arrow​​​​​ to feature flashbacks regarding the 5 years Oliver Queen was away from Starling City (later known as Star City).
  • This is the only season to not feature Colton Haynes (Roy Harper) in any capacity.
  • This is the only season where Katie Cassidy is credited as a special guest star.
  • This season's premise is similar to Season 2 of The Flash, regarding the main antagonists, Adrian Chase and Hunter Zolomon, trying to force the protagonists, Oliver and Barry Allen, to release the darkest parts of themselves.
  • Despite being a series regular, Josh Segarra was not credited for the first two episodes of the season.
  • This is the first season to feature Echo Kellum as a series regular.
  • This is the only season to feature Josh Segarra as a series regular.


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