Arrow was renewed for a seventh season by The CW on April 2, 2018.[1] It premiered on October 15, 2018.


Main cast

Recurring cast


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.[4]

Confirmed plot points

Confirmed new characters

  • Maya: A scrappy street fighter and thief from Star City who is a rookie recruit in the Star City Police Department. She is athletic, comedic and intelligent. But underneath her youthful attitude, lies a woman who has had enough of vigilantes in Star City and is willing to get rid of them no matter what it takes.[2][3]
  • Konomi Rhodes: "Konomi" is a formidable fighter who ends ups clashing with the heroes of Star City. Her background consists of being a tactician in the military while also carrying on as a street fighter.[2]
  • Leonard Gibbons/Javelin: A French chemical weapons trader. In the midst of a huge ongoing deal, he does business with an undercover Curtis Holt/Mr. Terrific, bringing Team Arrow squarely into the mix.[10]
  • John Deegan: A doctor at Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane in Gotham City, but he might just be crazier than the inmates he treats. His machinations will draw Green Arrow, the Flash and Supergirl to Gotham City.[11]
  • Blackstar: A badass woman whose story starts as an underground cage fighter.[12]


# 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 "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"[13] Kristin Windell[14] Sarah Tarkoff & Tonya Kong[15] November 19, 2018[16]
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.[16]
7 "The Slabside Redemption"[13] James Bamford[15] Jil Blankenship & Rebecca Bellato[15] November 26, 2018[17]
Oliver makes a choice that will affect his entire life, as well as the lives of everyone he cares about.[18]
8 "Unmasked"[13] Alexandra La Roche[19] Oscar Balderrama & Beth Schwartz[19] December 3, 2018[17]
Felicity stands by her recent decisions regarding her family. Meanwhile, Diggle and Lyla continue to look into the Dante painting that Curtis found.[19]
9 "Hour Two"[13] James Bamford[20] Marc Guggenheim[21] December 10, 2018[22]
10 "Shattered Lives"[13] Andi Armaganian[23] TBA January 21, 2019[24]
11 "Past Sins"[25] David Ramsey[26] Onalee Hunter Hughes & Tonya Kong[25] January 28, 2019[17]
12 TBA Glen Winter[27] February 4, 2019[17] TBA


  • According to several cast members, there is a turnover which introduces several new writers in Season 7.[28][29][30][31][32] 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.[33][34][35]
  • This season airs on Mondays, originally at 9/8c before it was switched back to its original 8/7c time slot.[36]
  • 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.


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  1. "The CW Network Picks Up Ten Current Series for 2018-19 Season" – The Futon Critic
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Could Ted Kord Be Coming To Arrow Season 7?" - ThatHashtagShow
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Arrow Season 7: Shadowhunters' Katherine McNamara Joins Cast" - TVLine
  4. "Arrow’s First Season 7 Synopsis Teases a Major New Villain" -
  5. "Batwoman to Make in 'Arrow'-verse Debut in Next Crossover" - The Hollywood Reporter
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  7. Chris King (@ckinger13) - Twitter
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  9. "Arrow @ Comic-Con: Stephen Amell Hopes Oliver 'Pisses You Off,' Colton Haynes Hails Season 7's New 'Energy'" - TVLine
  10. "EXCLUSIVE: ‘ARROW’ Season 7 to Feature DC Villain Javelin" - ThatHashtagShow
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  12. SCOOP: New Character Coming to Arrow – Blackstar? - Bleeding Cool
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 "Arrow - Episode 7.06 - 7.10 - Titles Revealed *Updated 1st November 2018*" - SpoilerTV
  14. Kristin Windell (@directorkristin) - Instagram
  15. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Schwartz
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Arrow - Episode 7.06 - Due Process - Press Release" - SpoilerTV
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 "Shows A-Z – arrow on cw" - Futon Critic
  18. "Arrow - Episode 7.07 - The Slabside Redemption - Press Release" - SpoilerTV
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 "Arrow - Episode 7.08 - Unmasked - Press Release" - SpoilerTV
  20. Chris King (@ckinger13) - Twitter
  21. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
  22. "Shows A-Z - arrow on cw" - The Futon Critic
  23. - Emily Dell (@emilyadell) - Instagram
  24. "The CW January 2019 Midseason Schedule" - SpoilerTV
  25. 25.0 25.1 - Beth Schwartz (@SchwartzApprovd) - Twitter
  26. Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) - Twitter
  27. Tom Taylor (@t3athletics) - Instagram
  28. Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) - Twitter
  29. Maya Houston (@elcincodemaya) - Twitter
  30. Tonya Kong (@Tonya_Kong) - Twitter
  31. LoT Writers Room (@LotWriters Room) - Twitter
  32. Arrow Writers Room (@ARROWwriters) - Twitter
  33. "‘Arrow’: Beth Schwartz Named New Showrunner, Wendy Mericle Exits, Marc Guggenheim To Be Consultant On 2 Shows" - Deadline
  34. "‘Arrow’ Promotes Beth Schwartz to Showrunner for Season 7" - Variety
  35. "Arrow names Beth Schwartz new showrunner for season 7" - Entertainment Weekly
  36. "The CW Fall Schedule: Supergirl and Charmed Take Over Sunday, Arrow Targets Monday, Jane Held to '19" - TVLine