"You will marry my daughter then fly to Starling city carrying deaths itself"
—Ra's orders Oliver to Destroy Starling
"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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