"Now, I know that none of you are ready for this, but now I'm not sure if you're ever going to be, because you are reckless, you're useless if you're not behind a computer, and you are just a little girl who should be doing something better with her life!"
—Green Arrow to his new team
"The Recruits" is the second episode of the fifth season of Arrow, and the ninety-fourth episode overall. It aired on October 12, 2016.


Oliver's new recruits for Team Arrow are Curtis, Wild Dog and Evelyn Sharp. Unfortunately, the Green Arrow's training methods prove to be too much for some of them to handle. Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Oliver's initiation into the Bratva continues.[1]



Preparation ran from July 6 until July 14, 2016. Shooting ran from July 15 until July 27, 2016.[2]


  • Madison McLaughlin, David Nykl, Gary Chalk and Suki Kaiser previously appeared on Supernatural.


  1. Arrow Spoilers: "The Recruits" Description - GreenArrowTV
  2. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter