"This Is Your Sword" is the ???th episode of Arrow. It aired on May 6, 2015.

"This Is Your Sword" is the twenty-second episode of the third season of Arrow and the sixty-eighth episode overall.


Oliver/Al Sah-him finishes his training and is left with two final tasks to become the next Ra’s al Ghul. Ra's threatens Nyssa and delivers some shocking news. Meanwhile, Malcolm makes a surprising offer to Team Arrow and Thea goes to see Roy.[1]


Preparation began March 17, 2015 and ran until March 25, 2015. Shooting began March 26, 2015 and ran until April 7, 2015.[2]


  • This episode follows the pattern for the penultimate episode of a season of Arrow to be named after a Bruce Springsteen song.
  • Oliver is revealed to be working undercover so that he can dismantle the League from the inside with only Malcom Merlyn being the only other person aware of the plan.
  • The aircraft shown is a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II (AKA Joint Strike Fighter). During take-off it is obviously an F-35B, the variant designed primarily for the United States Marine Corps. However, when Ray is fighting the aircraft in the air, it is obviously an F-35A, the variant designed primarily for the United States Air Force, as the STOVL (short take-off/vertical landing doors) on the B variant are not present. That footage looks a lot like some of the F-35 promotional video.
  • The schematics of the aircraft on Felicity's tablet are not those of an F-35. They are closer to a McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier, which also has STOVL capabilities but has a very different planform.


  1. Arrow: This Is Your Sword Synopsis Released - Comicbook
  2. Marc Guggenheim (@MGuggenheim) - Twitter

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