Upon learning the key to oppose The Monitor, Oliver and team return to Russia on a mission to gather the necessary materials. Connor reunites with a figure from his past.
Did You Know?
Like the previous episodes of the season, this episode has also many references and callbacks to previous seasons, mainly from the flashbacks Season 5. *Oliver and Mia shooting arrows in tennis balls is one to the first season. *The name of the episode is likely a callback to "Crucible", in which one of Anatoly's first words to Oliver was "prochnost". Anatoly and Oliver also talk about Anatoly's first lesson to Oliver, which was "living is not for the weak", that also happened in Crucible. *John meeting Roy is almost the exact same as Thea's meeting with Roy in "This is Your Sword". *When Anatoly and Oliver first meet, he jokes about not punching him, which he did upon first meeting him in "Bratva". *Oliver first fighting a man bigger than his size, ending tied-up in a chair and getting interrogated by Bratva is very similar to what happened in "Legacy". When Oliver and Mia talk about getting out of the chair by dislocating thumbs, Oliver quotes Anatoly from the same episode, saying "it's a useful technique, if getting tied-up in chairs will become habit". Mia having to fight four Bratva thugs and ring the bell is same Oliver had to do in "The Recruits". *Kapiushion is the nickname Bratva gave Oliver, originally in it was Kapot, but was changed, due to latter meaning "car hood". *Anatoly says that both him and Oliver have matching tattoos, with Oliver replying not anymore, referencing the events of both flashbacks and present day of "Kapiushon". *William says he met Mia in a fight club, referencing the events of flash-forwards in "Unmasked". See more
You got a problem?
Nyet. Oliver seems to think you're a hero now. I'm not so sure. I think you may be like snow leopard who cannot change spots.
You changed yours.