When a mysterious new Deathstroke appears in Star City, Oliver and Team Arrow insist on taking down this villain themselves. Meanwhile reeling from the loss of one of their own, the future Team Arrow figures out a new way to try and stop JJ.
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While not having as many as the previous episodes, this episode has some callbacks and references to previous seasons. Slade's attack on Star City and the events from episode "City of Blood" to "Unthinkable" is referenced multiple times during this episode. Curtis jokingly names Grant's attack "Siege 2.0", but instead of Mirakuru soldiers, it's bombs. Grant mentions how his father attacked Star City 6 years ago and how he is planning to the same. When the criminal in SCPD takes a seat, he asks an officer what the time is, then puts a bomb under the seat, puts on a Deathstroke mask, and begins taking out cops. A very similar thing happens during "City of Blood", where it is similarly the start of a siege. Diggle mentions that they need a new strategy, instead of going to the tunnels to fight Deathstroke's army, as they did in "Unthinkable". After Mia defeats Deathstroke, Oliver uses a rope arrow to tie him to a wall, similarly to how he did in "Unthinkable". During Rene's speech, Laurel prompts Dinah to try dipping fries into her Big Belly Burger milkshake, which Laurel (Earth-1) also told Nyssa to do in "Al Sah-him". Diggle talks about his failure on Andy as he was killed by John in "Genesis". Connor's knowledge and hatred towards Grant could be reference to "Star City 2046", as both Joseph David-Jones and Jamie Andrew Cutler guest-starred in it as Connor Hawke and Grant Wilson respectively. In that episode, Grant was also known as Deathstroke and leader of his own Deathstroke army and Star City. See more
Hey. If you want me to stop training Zoe, I will.
Nah. I can't keep her in a bubble, just like you can't stop being a cop and I can't stop running for office.
So don't. Not all of the future was bad, right? Just do the good stuff.
Come on. I mean, the Canary Network's not a bad idea. Could be useful.
Then why wait for a future we can start making right now?
References Arrow: Leap of Faith