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"Photos can be doctored. They could have put Bruce Wayne's head on that body. Has Bruce Wayne left Gotham to hang out in Star City recently? No. Now, if I was running around the city during the day and managing it as Mayor while running around at night frightening criminals as a vigilante, that really would make me a superhero. But I'm not. I'm just the Mayor."
Oliver Queen's response to the allegations against him
"Tribute" is the second episode of the sixth season of Arrow, and the one-hundred-seventeenth episode overall. It aired on October 19, 2017.

Synopsis

Oliver tries to balance being the mayor, Green Arrow and a father to William. Anatoly returns to Star City with a deadly agenda.[1]

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Trivia

  • Oliver drops the name of Bruce Wayne at a press conference about him being a superhero dressing up. In the DC comics, Bruce Wayne is a vigilante hero known as Batman, the protector of Gotham City, a vigilante dressed like a bat who fights against evil and strikes terror into the hearts of criminals everywhere. Batman is also a founding member of the Justice League and a teammate of Oliver as Green Arrow.
    • The title possibly refers to the reference came from the brainchild of Stephen Amell. Amell was surprised that it made into the final cut of the episode even though the original script was supposed to have him say another famous individual. Amell originally reached out to Greg Berlanti about getting a Batman reference on the show. Berlanti then suggested that he should get permission from current DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. It was only during a conversation at the 2017 DC Comics’ Comic-Con meeting in San Diego between Amell, Johns, Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara, Warner Bros. Television President Peter Roth, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment President Diane Nelson that Tsujihara finally gave the permission to the Johns, Berlanti and eventually, to Stephen.
  • After hearing "Python", Curtis asks whether Felicity Smoak talks about a supervillain while she talks about the programming language Python. In the DC comics, Python is a supervillain and the enemy of the Sandman.
  • Like the previous episode, "Fallout", this episode contains another Injustice 2 easter egg which includes Oliver and William making references to the game while DLC characters like Black Manta and Mortal Kombat character Sub-Zero were heard performing their respective moves off-screen.

Production

Preparation ran from July 10 until July 18, 2017. Shooting ran from July 19 until August 1, 2017, with a break on July 21.[2]

References

  1. Arrow #6.2 “Tribute” Spoiler Description - GreenArrowTV
  2. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter


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