- For the titular group, see Longbow Hunters.
- "I was wrong before. You may now be working here at A.R.G.U.S., but you're still honoring Oliver's mission."
- "I appreciate your saying that."
"But I still can't rest until that I know that my family is safe. Which means I need to work with someone whose focus is bringing down Diaz. And that someone is not you."
- —Felicity Smoak and John Diggle
"The Longbow Hunters" is the second episode of the seventh season of , and the one-hundred-fortieth episode overall. It aired on October 22, 2018.
|In order to track down Diaz from inside prison, Oliver realizes that it 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.|
"The Longbow Hunters" starts with Oliver in isolation. A watchman comes to evacuate Oliver and return him to general holding and it's uncovered that Oliver just went through two days in single.
Felicity comes back to Star City and Team Arrow gets together for supper. Felicity tells the group that she's revealed Diaz utilizing refreshed innovation and they understand he has "new companions". She illuminates them she's concocted calculations to follow the entirety of Diaz's known partners.
The Longbow Hunters sever into a site ARGUS office and take a super-controlled battery. Curtis and Felicity start investigating the break-in.
Diggle's drawn closer by one of ARGUS' higher ups and places additional weight upon him to recuperate the taken tech.
Felicity and Curtis connect with Diggle requesting to assist with the Longbow Hunters case yet he won't let them help.
Dinah connects with Laurel, upset that the last has been jettisoning her defensive detail. Dinah uncovers to Laurel that the Longbow Hunters have shown up around. After Laurel denies the security watch, an obstinate Dinah accept the job of Dinah's own guardian.
Oliver approaches Brick and Sampson about the area of Ricardo Diaz, but the pair will not release any data. Block discloses to Oliver that he makes some hard memories confiding in the previous city hall leader and demands that Oliver "fare thee well" of the gatekeeper that has been giving them inconveniences.
Felicity and Curtis hack into the ARGUS database and reveals some knowledge in regards to the Longbow Hunters. They in the long run get an expected area about the gathering's central command and go to research. After showing up at the distribution center, they discover the Hunters aren't home and choose to enter the structure for a more intensive look. They understand they've been followed and in a little while, they catch ARGUS operators who've chosen to assault a similar area.
A resentful Diggle uncovers that the taken thing isn't only a battery — it's likewise fit for being changed over into a weapon that can level the city.
Oliver and Stanley cause a smaller than usual mob with the goal that they can gain admittance to uncover more data on Peter Yorke, the gatekeeper Oliver needs to take out.
Dinah finds that Laurel has gotten away from her watch and embarks to discover her.
Felicity shows up at ARGUS to discover her PC has been rendered futile. In the wake of going up against Diggle about it, the two contend about not having the option to carry on with their past carries on with any more.
Oliver's halted in the yard by Brick and friends and Oliver educates the gathering that Yorke is spotless. Turner gives Oliver a shiv and requests him to slaughter Yorke.
Later on, Yorke's cleaning Oliver's cell and he advises the watchman that individuals need him dead. Rather than tolerating Oliver's notice, Yorke promptly excuses it, making a joke of Oliver's life as a vigilante.
After Felicity quiets down, Diggle defies her and concedes why he would not put on the Green Arrow hood. He watched it destroy Oliver and Felicity and didn't need the equivalent to happen to him and Lyla. Diggle consents to let Felicity to join the group on the off chance that she can do stuff his direction.
Dinah in the end discovers Laurel in the parking area of a surrendered assembling. Shrub clarify that it's a venture that Diaz needed to redesign and she accepts he's been remaining there. Dinah neglects to persuade Laurel to call the specialists and rather jumps in the structure herself.
An ARGUS group joins on a train they accept is conveying Diaz's taken innovation as Felicity goes about as an overwatch back at ARGUS HQ.
Dinah follows Laurel into the structure.
Diggle and his gathering are in a flash assaulted by one of the Longbow Hunters when they board the train.
One more of the Longbow Hunters starts battling with Laurel while the third goes to the guide of her associate on the train. She utilizes gas to take out the ARGUS specialists and Diggle sees Diaz in the train vehicle in front of them.
Diggle's ready to follow Diaz down and the two battle but Diggle orders Felicity to unfasten the last vehicle of the train so ARGUS can carry off the taken innovation. A reluctant Felicity unfastens the vehicle sooner rather than later, permitting Diaz and the Hunters to get away.
Felicity, upset that Diggle permitted Diaz to get away, leaves ARGUS.
Shrub goes into Dinah's office the following day to express gratitude toward her for the reinforcement. Shrub consents to acknowledge defensive care from the police. Shrub has an abrupt difference in heart and apologizes to Dinah for slaughtering Vinnie.
During lunch, Oliver induces a verbal contention with Officer Yorke. Oliver at that point utilizes the shiv to wound himself, encircling Yorke for the cutting and different officials come to pull Yorke away.
The scene closes with Felicity approaching FBI Agent Watson for help finding Diaz.
In the flashforwards, William and Roy assemble around a fire. William uncovers that the stone Oliver talented him contained GPS directions to Lian Yu. Roy warns him to toss it in the sea and never think back. He and William later dig up Oliver's hidden stash and his bow which leads them back to Star City.
- Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen
- David Ramsey as John Diggle/Freelancer
- Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak
- Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt
- Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez
- Juliana Harkavy as Captain Dinah Drake
- Colton Haynes as Roy Harper/Arsenal
- Kirk Acevedo as Ricardo Diaz/Dragon
- Katie Cassidy as District Attorney Laurel Lance
Special guest star
- Cody Runnels as Derek Sampson
- Ben Lewis as older William Clayton
- Brendan Fletcher as Stanley Dover
- Holly Elissa as Red
- Miranda Edwards as Honor/Silencer
- Michael Jonsson as Bear
- Sydelle Noel as Special Agent Samanda Watson
- Ryan Jefferson Booth as Peter Yorke
- Bruce Crawford as Older Man
- Tim Howe as Dunbar
- Brian Lui as Aide
- Hugo Steele as Security Guard
- David Stuart as Deputy Director Bell
- Glenn Williams as Tom
Preparation ran from July 9 until July 17, 2018. Shooting ran from July 18 until July 31, 2018.
- The episode's title refers to the group of the same name, who make their onscreen debut in this episode after they were previously mentioned in the previous season.
- When Felicity accidentally triggers a system self-destruct, she uses the expletive "frak" from the Battlestar Galactica franchise.
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