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"See, family, they rely on one another. Family trust each other. See, when the family does well, each member prospers, but if just one person betrays that family..."
Ricardo Diaz[src]

The sixth season of Arrow​​ premiered on October 12, 2017, on The CW and concluded on May 17, 2018. The season consisted of 23 episodes.



Main cast

Recurring cast



  • This season marks the first to have multiple versions of the title card which mostly follows a similar vein to DC's Legends of Tomorrow where the logos for each member are shown. "Tribute" was the first episode to introduce the variant that starts off with the canary for Black Canary followed by the Wild Dog logo for Wild Dog, the T for Mr. Terrific, the eye for Felicity Smoak, the Spartan helmet for Diggle, and finally the Season 6 arrowhead for Green Arrow. Some episodes, beginning with "Next of Kin"​ to "Thanksgiving"​, did not include Diggle's emblem after he temporarily replaced Oliver who stepped down for a while to take care of William. The order starts from the most recent member to the longest member of Team Arrow. The mid-season title card changed the emblems for Wild Dog, Mr. Terrific and Black Canary to red instead of the usual color the others have which showed their change into New Team Arrow. "Fundamentals" recycled the Season 1 title card while "The Dragon"​ featured Ricardo Diaz's emblem that's shaped into a jade dragon. From "Shifting Allegiances"​ to "Life Sentence"​, the episodes go back to using the original title card.
  • This is the first season to feature Rick Gonzalez and Juliana Harkavy as series regulars after both promoted following their recurring appearances in the previous season.
  • This season was the last to feature Willa Holland and Paul Blackthorne as series regulars. Holland was credited up until her last appearance in "The Thanatos Guild". However, Willa and Paul both returned as special guest stars in the seventh and eighth seasons.
  • This was the first season (since Season 4) to feature Katie Cassidy as a series regular.
  • This season marked the departure of showrunners Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle.
  • The Inside Arrow videos originally featured Wendy Mericle discussing the first seven episodes, and Marc Guggenheim discussing "Irreconcilable Differences"​ before Beth Schwartz took over to discuss the last seven episodes of the season at the time she was announced as the new showrunner two weeks after "Brothers in Arms" aired.
  • This is the only season that John Barrowman doesn't reprise his role as Malcolm Merlyn.
    • This is also the first season not to feature Ray Palmer since his introduction in Season 3.
  • This is the first season since Season 2 in which the main antagonist is not killed or presumed killed.
    • This is also the first season where the main antagonist's story spans on to the next.
  • This season is similar to Season 3 of The Flash​​. Like Barry, Oliver made disastrous mistakes out of fear and then, in the end, he went to prison to pay for his penitence (though Barry went into the Speed Force).
  • This is the last season of Arrow​​ to contain 23 episodes. The final two seasons would have fewer episodes.
  • This is the first season of Arrow since Season 2 with more main characters than the previous season.
  • This is the only sixth season of an Arrowverse series that does not have a female lead isolated away from her friends/teammates for a large part of the season.


Title cards

Promotional images