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"Look, we all want to believe in Oliver's crusade, but how are we supposed to follow him into a battle when his first instinct is to hide the truth from us? First, it's 'I used to be a serial killer'. What's tomorrow revelation going to be? I don't know how to operate with that in the back of my mind."
Evelyn Sharp's doubts after learning Oliver's secret
"So It Begins" is the sixth episode of the fifth season of Arrow, and the ninety-eighth episode overall. It aired on November 9, 2016.

Synopsis

When Prometheus ups his killing spree, Oliver searches for connections between the victims. Felicity and Curtis discover the victims have a mysterious link to Oliver's past and this new secret could upend his new team. Meanwhile, Thea has a heart-to-heart with Lance, and Felicity considers telling Malone the truth about her work.[1]

Production

Preparation ran from August 22 until August 30, 2016. Shooting ran from August 31 until September 12, 2016, with a break for Labor Day on September 5.[2]

Gallery

Promos

Trivia

  • When Prometheus leaves the message "so it begins" for the Green Arrow, Felicity suggests that he is a Babylon 5 fan, referencing a phrase frequently said by Kosh.
  • Anatoly Knyazev shows himself to be another one of Oliver Queen's mentors in different skills, teaching him to make bombs and work with electronics.
  • This episode marks the first major appearance of The List since Season 1.

References

  1. Arrow #5.6 Spoiler Description: “So It Begins” - GreenArrowTV
  2. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter


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