"A piece of advice from one Green Arrow to another: cooperate. Because of right now, must of the people of Star City think you're a killer. Are you?"
—Oliver Queen to the new Green Arrow
"Unmasked" is the eighth episode of the seventh season of Arrow, and the one-hundred-forty-sixth episode overall. It aired on December 3, 2018.


Felicity stands by her recent decisions regarding her family. Meanwhile, Diggle and Lyla continue to look into the Dante painting that Curtis found.[src]


Main Cast

Guest starring



  • The title possibly references Oliver being a vigilante for the first time since his release where he does not wear his hood and mask, plus Diggle and Lyla's investigation into the Dante painting that revealed the names of the Longbow Hunters, and the reveal of the Emiko Adachi's identity as the Green Arrow. But it mostly comes from a line that Felicity said to Oliver when she asks about fighting crime unmasked.
  • Sea Shimooka is credited in the main cast bill starting with this episode onwards.
  • Two old locations from past seasons of Arrow make a return:
  • According to Oliver and Felicity, the beginning of the episode takes place during their anniversary. Interestingly, this episode aired almost exactly 1 year after the DC's Legends of Tomorrow episode "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 4"​, which is the episode in which they got married.
  • This episode marks the return of Max Fuller, who last appeared in "Lone Gunmen".
    • Oliver even mentions the event of that episode when he says that Fuller had his guards beat him and Tommy at his club.
  • Colton Haynes (Roy Harper) is the only series regular that doesn't appear in this episode.
  • The episode concludes with the opening scene from the first part of the Elseworlds crossover "Elseworlds, Part 1".
  • At the very beginning of the episode, Felicity says that she really misses William and Oliver replies that Christmas vacation seems like it's "20 years away". This is possibly an inside reference to the fact that the flashforwards take place roughly 20 years in the future where William has a role in them.
  • This is the first eighth episode of an Arrow season to not feature Grant Gustin (Barry Allen) since "Vendetta".




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