"He eats their sins?"
"Yes. So they go on to the afterlife. He takes their sins as his own."
Oliver Queen and Anatoly Knyazev on Oliver's role as "the Sin-Eater"
"The Sin-Eater" is the fourteenth episode of the fifth season of Arrow, and the one-hundred-sixth episode overall. It aired on February 22, 2017.


China White, Cupid and Liza Warner break out of Iron Heights and head to Star City for revenge. Oliver tries to bring in the newly formed girl gang but the ACU intervenes mid-fight. To his surprise, they are there to arrest the Green Arrow for the murder of Detective Malone. Meanwhile, Lance feels responsible for the prison break after Warner tells him she heard about him working with Damien Darhk.[src]


Main Cast

Guest Starring


  • Keri Adams as Bethany Snow
  • Mitch Filis as Bertinelli Thug #1
  • Hesham Hammoud as Uni
  • Alexander Kalugin as Hooded Man
  • David Lloyd as ACU Sergeant
  • Kris McRonney as D.O.C. Guard
  • Chris Olson as Bertinelli Thug #2
  • Dimitri Tsoy as Assistant
  • Carlo Yu as Triad Thug




Preparation ran from November 30 until December 8, 2016. Filming ran from December 9, 2016 until January 5, 2017.[1]


  • The title of this episode references the name Oliver received from when Anatoly referred to him as a "sin-eater", a person who he says in some cultures lives on the edge of a village, placing fruits and vegetables on the body of any recently deceased, thus 'eating' their sins and taking their sins as his own, allowing them to walk free to the afterlife. This is used in relation to Oliver's need to take out Pakhan Gregor, who attacked Anatoly.
  • Amanda Westfield's house is the same house used for Barry Allen's original home on The Flash.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Chien Na Wei in present-day since "Identity".


  1. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
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