A Secret Mission Puts Star City In Danger In New Arrow Synopsis

It could be argued that The CW is in the midst of its very own fight – to save Arrow from a fate worse than sharply declining ratings. To that end, a new episode synopsis has been released, detailing what audiences can expect from episode four of the fifth season – an instalment titled Penance.

It seems that the titular superhero is determined to undertake a secretive mission for Diggle, leaving Felicity to deal with an attack on Star City in his absence.

“OLIVER STEPS IN FOR DIGGLE — Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) team up on a secret mission for Diggle (David Ramsey). Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) finds out and disapproves of the plan and opts to stay behind. When Tobias Church (guest star Chad L. Coleman) launches a deadly assault against the city, Felicity must decide if she wants to send the recruits out sans the Green Arrow. Dermott Downs directed the episode written by Brian Ford Sullivan & Oscar Balderrama.”

It is the episode title – Penance – that causes the most intrigue here. Is it penance for the Green Arrow, for Oliver himself, or penance for Felicity? Are Oliver/Arrow’s choices here influenced by his loyalty to Diggle – in which case, what’s the big secret? The answers to these questions will be revealed when this episode of Arrow airs on The CW on October 26th, 2016.