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The seventh season of Arrow premiered on October 15, 2018.

Cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

Synopsis

There has been no shortage of close calls for Oliver Queen when it comes to protecting his super hero identity, but in the season six finale, he was finally backed into a corner and forced to reveal himself to the world as the Green Arrow. Now, Oliver will come face-to-face with many of the criminals he placed behind bars, as he makes a new home for himself at Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Oliver will find himself vulnerable in a way unlike ever before when a mysterious new enemy begins to unravel his work as Green Arrow, challenging him to redeem his name or risk losing everything.[1]

Confirmed plot points

  • Redemption serves as the major theme for season 7.[2]

Episodes

# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "Inmate 4587" James Bamford Beth Schwartz & Oscar Balderrama October 15, 2018
Following Oliver’s shocking decision to turn himself over to the FBI and reveal his identity as Green Arrow to the public, Oliver has spent the past five months in Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Determined to keep a low profile to shorten his sentence for the sake of his family, Oliver is tested when he runs into old foes. Meanwhile, Diggle and Dinah have taken on new jobs and left their costumes behind but not everyone is following suit. With her focus on William, Felicity tries to start over but when someone from her past resurfaces, things become complicated.
2 "The Longbow Hunters" Laura Belsey Jill Blankenship & Rebecca Bellotto October 22, 2018
In order to track down Diaz from inside prison, Oliver realizes that will require aligning with an old enemy. Meanwhile, in Star City, Felicity’s attempts to root out Diaz are thwarted by Diggle, whose allegiance to A.R.G.U.S. now requires him to keep civilians like her on the outs. Realizing that she can no longer rely on her old team or old methods, a clear-eyed Felicity resolves to find a new way to go after Diaz.
3 "Crossing Lines" Gordon Verheul Elizabeth Kim Onalee Hunter Hughes & Sarah Tarkoff October 29, 2018

Still in prison, Oliver faces his biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, Felicity gets an intriguing offer, and Diggle asks Curtis to go undercover for A.R.G.U.S..

4 "Level Two" Ben Bray Emilio Ortega Aldrich & Tonya Kong November 5, 2018
Oliver makes a drastic move in his quest to find Diaz. Like her husband, Felicity pulls out all the stops to get to Diaz. Meanwhile, when arsonists target Rene’s community center, injuring Zoe in the process, the mysterious new Green Arrow swoops in to help save the day. Faced with pressure from the mayor to capture the vigilante, Dinah must decide if following the rules at all costs is the best plan to keep the city safe.
5 "The Demon" Mark Bunting Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes November 12, 2018
Felicity learns something new about Oliver that shocks her. Meanwhile, Diggle asks Curtis to go undercover for ARGUS. Dinah works with an unlikely ally.
6 "Due Process" Kristin Windell Sarah Tarkoff & Tonya Kong November 19, 2018
Slabside becomes even more dangerous after a guard is murdered and everyone is a suspect. Felicity enlists help from a surprising source in her pursuit of Diaz, and Laurel flexes her muscles as the District Attorney.
7 "The Slabside Redemption" James Bamford Jill Blankenship & Rebecca Bellato November 26, 2018
Oliver makes a choice that will affect his entire life, as well as the lives of everyone he cares about.
8 "Unmasked" Alexandra La Roche Oscar Balderrama & Beth Schwartz December 3, 2018
Felicity stands by her recent decisions regarding her family. Meanwhile, Diggle and Lyla continue to look into the Dante painting that Curtis found.
9 "Elseworlds, Part 2" James Bamford Marc Guggenheim Caroline Dries December 10, 2018
With Oliver and Barry still stuck in the other’s bodies, the two get a lead on John Deegan and head to Gotham City with Supergirl to figure out why their reality has changed. While there, they meet the mysterious Kate Kane who provides them with information that leads the group to Arkham Asylum.
10 "My Name is Emiko Queen"[3] Andi Armaganian[4] Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes[5] January 21, 2019[6]
Oliver is ready to get back to work with the SCPD and to focus on his marriage with Felicity. However, when Dinah tasks Oliver with tracking the new Green Arrow things take a surprising turn. Meanwhile, Diggle and Lyla must answer to ARGUS about Diaz.[5]
11 "Past Sins"[7] David Ramsey[8] Onalee Hunter Hughes & Tonya Kong[7] January 28, 2019[9]
The past comes back to haunt both Oliver and Laurel. Curtis is upset when he discovers that Diggle and Lyla have restarted The Ghost Initiative with Diaz, China White, Kane Wolfman and Carrie Cutter.[10]
12 "Emerald Archer"[11] Glen Winter[11] Marc Guggenheim & Emilio Ortega Aldrich[11] February 4, 2019[9]
13 TBA Gregory Smith[12] Beth Schwartz & Jill Blankenship[12] February 11, 2019[9]
14 "Brothers & Sisters"[13] Marcus Stokes[13] Rebecca Bellotto & Jeane Wong[13] February 18, 2019[9]
15 "Training Day"[14] Rubba Nadda[14] Emilio Ortega Aldrich & Rebecca Rosenberg[14] February 25, 2019[9]
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Trivia

  • According to several cast members, there is a turnover which introduces several new writers in Season 7. But that is not the only major shakeup. On April 17, 2018, in addition to being promoted to executive producer, Beth Schwartz replaced Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle as the sole showrunner. Guggenheim remains as a consultant to Arrow along with another show he stepped down from, DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
  • This season airs on Mondays, originally at 9/8c before it was switched back to its original 8/7c time slot.
  • A few of the episode summaries have made mistakes concerning the events of that episode. For example, the episode description for "Crossing Lines" describes Felicity getting an intriguing offer and Curtis going undercover—neither of which actually happen in that episode (although Curtis does go undercover in "The Demon"). In the episode description for “The Demon” it says that Felicity learns something new about Oliver that shocks her which doesn’t happen in that episode.
  • Unlike the previous seasons who ran for 23 episodes each this is only set to run for 22 episodes.
  • Sea Shimooka was not credited in the main cast bill earlier in the season until her first appearance in "Unmasked".
  • This season is the first to feature flashforwards (as opposed to the first six seasons which featured flashbacks). The flash forwards take place around 2040.[15]

Gallery

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Video

References

  1. "Arrow’s First Season 7 Synopsis Teases a Major New Villain" - CBR.com
  2. Chris King (@ckinger13) - Twitter
  3. "Arrow - Episode 7.06 - 7.10 - Titles Revealed *Updated 1st November 2018*" - SpoilerTV
  4. - Emily Dell (@emilyadell) - Instagram
  5. 5.0 5.1 - Arrow - Episode 7.10 - Shattered Lives - Promo + Press Release - SpoilerTV
  6. "The CW January 2019 Midseason Schedule" - SpoilerTV
  7. 7.0 7.1 Beth Schwartz (@SchwartzApprovd) - Twitter
  8. Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) - Twitter
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Shows A-Z - arrow on cw - Futon Critic
  10. CW Midseason: Arrow Spoilers: “Past Sins” Description - GreenArrowTV
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Beth Schwartz (@SchwartzApprovd) - Twitter
  12. 12.0 12.1 Beth Schwartz (@SchwartzApprovd) - Twitter
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 - Beth Schwartz (@SchwartzApprovd) - Twitter
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 - Beth Schwartz (@SchwartzApprovd) - Twitter
  15. http://collider.com/arrow-season-7-flashforwards-explained/