Oliver Queen certainly hasn’t failed his network. Arrow Season 7 just completed its run on the CW!
Arrow kicked off the CW’s incredible interconnected universe of DC superhero TV shows, and nobody, least of all this writer, would ever expect a show about Green Arrow would end up being one of the longest-running, most successful superhero TV shows in history. That’s what happens when you get a great cast together and consistently deliver some of the most insane action and stuntwork on TV each week, now under new showrunner, Beth Schwartz.
“As The CW expands to a six-night, Sunday through Friday schedule next season, we are proud to have such a deep bench of great returning series for 2018-19,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz in a statement. “By picking these ten series up for next season, we have a terrific selection of programming to choose from when we set our fall schedule in May, with more still to come.”
Arrow Season 7 Episodes
Here’s our ongoing, updated guide to Arrow season 7 episodes and reviews.
Arrow Season 7 Episode 1: Inmate 4587
“Following Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) shocking decision to turn himself over to the FBI and reveal his identity as the Green Arrow to the public, Oliver has spent the past five months in Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Determined to keep a low profile to shorten his sentence for the sake of his family, Oliver is tested when he runs into old foes. Meanwhile, Diggle (David Ramsey) and Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) have taken on new jobs and left their costumes behind but not everyone is following suit. With her focus on William (guest star Jack Moore), Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) tries to start over but when someone from her past resurfaces, things become complicated.”
Arrow Season 7 Episode 2: Longbow Hunters
“In order to track down Diaz from inside prison, Oliver realizes that will require aligning with an old enemy. Meanwhile, in Star City, Felicity’s attempts to root out Diaz are thwarted by Diggle, whose allegiance to A.R.G.U.S. now requires him to keep civilians like her on the outs. Realizing that she can no longer rely on her old team or old methods, a clear-eyed Felicity resolves to find a new way to go after Diaz.”
Arrow Season 7 Episode 3: Crossing Lines
“Still in prison, Oliver (Stephen Amell) faces his biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) gets an intriguing offer, and Diggle (David Ramsey) asks Curtis (Echo Kellum) to go undercover for ARGUS.”
Arrow Season 7 Episode 4: Level Two
“Oliver (Stephen Amell) makes a drastic move in his quest to find Diaz (Kirk Acevedo). Like her husband, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) pulls out all the stops to get to Diaz. Meanwhile, when arsonists target Rene’s (Rick Gonzalez) community center, injuring Zoe (guest star Eliza Faria) in the process, the mysterious new Green Arrow swoops in to help save the day. Faced with pressure from the mayor to capture the vigilante, Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) must decide if following the rules at all costs is the best plan to keep the city safe.”
Arrow Season 7 Episode 5: The Demon
“Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) learns something new about Oliver (Stephen Amell) that shocks her. Meanwhile, Diggle (David Ramsey) asks Curtis (Echo Kellum) to go undercover for ARGUS. Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) works with an unlikely ally.”
Arrow Season 7 Episode 6: Due Process
“Slabside becomes even more dangerous after a guard is murdered and everyone is a suspect. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) enlists help from a surprising source in her pursuit of Diaz (Kirk Acevedo), and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) flexes her muscles as the District Attorney.”
Arrow Season 7 Episode 7: The Slabside Redemption
“Oliver (Stephen Amell) makes a choice that will affect his entire life, as well as the lives of everyone he cares about.”
Arrow Season 7 Episode 8: Unmasked
“Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) stands by her recent decisions regarding her family. Meanwhile, Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson) continue to look into the Dante painting that Curtis (Echo Kellum) found.”
Arrow Season 7 Episode 9: Elseworlds Part 2
“With Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) still stuck in the other’s bodies, the two get a lead on John Deegan (guest star Jeremy Davies) and head to Gotham City with Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) to figure out why their reality has changed. While there, they meet the mysterious Kate Kane (guest star Ruby Rose) who provides them with information that leads the group to Arkham Asylum.”
Arrow Season 7 Episode 10: Shattered Lives
“Oliver (Stephen Amell) is ready to get back to work with the SCPD and to focus on his marriage with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards). However, when Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) tasks Oliver with tracking the new Green Arrow (Sea Shimooka) things take a surprising turn. Meanwhile, Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) must answer to ARGUS about Diaz (Kirk Acevedo).”
Arrow Season 7 Episode 11: Past Sins
“The past comes back to haunt both Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy). Curtis (Echo Kellum) is upset when he discovers that Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) have restarted The Ghost Initiative with Diaz (guest star Kirk Acevedo), China White (guest star Kelly Hu), Kane Wolfman (guest star Liam Hall) and Carrie Cutter (guest star Amy Gumenick).”
Arrow Season 7 Episode 12: Emerald Archer
“The 150th episode of Arrow showcases a documentary entitled ‘The Hood and the rise of vigilantism’ starring Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), and the rest of Team Arrow. As a camera crew follows Oliver and team around to talk about their past as vigilantes and what the Green Arrow means to Star City, Oliver must also deal with William’s (guest star Jack Moore) return from boarding school as well as a new threat to the city. The episode will feature ‘documentary footage’ captured by the BTS crew and interviews from those who have worked alongside the Green Arrow. The documentary is narrated by Kelsey Grammer.”
Arrow Season 7 Episode 13: Star City Slayer
“Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are disappointed after they learn that William (guest star Jack Moore) is hiding something from them. Wanting to focus on his family, Oliver steps back from his Green Arrow duties and let’s the team take over tracking down a serial killer. However, when the team becomes targets for the killer, things take a bloody turn.”
air date: 2/11/19
Arrow Season 7 Episode 14: Brothers and Sisters
“After months of covertly pursuing Dante, Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) finally have a solid lead on the elusive terrorist, so they deploy the ARGUS Ghost Initiative to apprehend him. Meanwhile, Oliver (Stephen Amell) tries to bond with Emiko (Sea Shimooka).”
air date: 3/4/19
Arrow Season 7 Episode 15: Training Day
“Team Arrow attempts to work with the Star City Police Department but much to Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) frustration, things don’t go as planned. Meanwhile, Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) gets some life-changing news.”
air date: 3/11/19
Arrow Season 7 Episode 16: Star City 2040
“Mia (guest star Katherine McNamara) and William (guest star Ben Lewis) venture into the Glades on a dangerous mission. There they run into Dinah (Juliana Harkavy), Roy (Colton Haynes) and Zoe (guest star Andrea Sixtos) who deliver some devastating news. The flash forwards share highlights from Mia’s childhood with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards).”
air date: 3/18/19
Arrow Season 7 Episode 17: Inheritance
“Laurel (Katie Cassidy) learns about some damaging information that affects Emiko (Sea Shimooka). Always looking to protect his sister, Oliver (Stephen Amell) invites Laurel to help investigate, which makes Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) happy as her friend is now working with the team. However, when things go awry, Felicity is forced to make a choice between the team and Laurel.”
air date: 3/25/19
Arrow Season 7 Episode 18: Lost Canary
“After being accused of murder and having her criminal past exposed, Laurel goes full Black Siren and teams up with an old criminal acquaintance, Shadow Thief, to go on a crime spree around Star City. While Dinah aims to bring Laurel in, Felicity refuses to give up on her friend and tries everything to get through to her, even summoning Sara Lance for help. However, Laurel rebuffs all her efforts, forcing the former friends to face off against each other.”
air date: 4/15/19
Arrow Season 7 Episode 19: Spartan
“After the Ninth Circle delivers a major setback for Team Arrow, Diggle (David Ramsey) reluctantly reaches out to a Four-Star General of the Defense Intelligence Agency (guest star Ernie Hudson) for help, despite unresolved tension from their past. Meanwhile, Oliver (Stephen Amell) discovers a piece of information that he believes will turn Emiko (Sea Shimooka) against the Ninth Circle.”
air date: 4/22/19
Arrow Season 7 Episode 20: Confessions
“When they learn of an upcoming attack on the city, Team Arrow calls Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) to help them stop the Ninth Circle. However, things go awry and there is massive collateral damage. As Captain of the SCPD, Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) investigates what happened in an episode that takes on a true crime narrative and tone.”
air date: 4/29/19
Arrow Season 7 Episode 21: Living Proof
“Oliver (Stephen Amell) finds himself in a precarious position. SCPD shows up with a warrant for Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards).”
air date: 5/6/19
Arrow Season 7 Episode 22: You Have Saved This City
“The battle between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Emiko (Sea Shimooka) comes to a boiling point which brings back some familiar faces and leaves others in dire jeopardy.”
air date: 5/13/19
Arrow Season 7 Cast
Colton Haynes is confirmed for a return as Roy Harper/Arsenal, this time as a series regular.
But so far all the big casting news comes in the form of the baddies…
Arrow Season 7 Villain
Well, for starters, Oliver is in jail, which isn’t a great place to be when you’ve put a bunch of guys there. Here’s the official word from WB:
Now that Oliver’s behind bars, he will come face to face with many of his former enemies, including Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White), Derek Sampson (Cody Runnels) and Danny “Brick” Brickwell (Vinnie Jones). With all three held in Slabside, Oliver will be forced to confront these and other villains he locked up while wearing the hood.
But long term? Get ready to meet the Longbow Hunters next year. These were the villains of one of the most important Green Arrow stories ever told, Mike Grell’s Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters, which basically set the tone for all the Green Arrow stories that would come after…including this show!
Ricardo Diaz is back, and he has recruited the Longbow Hunters to do some dirty work for him. They are…
- Red Dart (Holly Elissa – Whistler), a ruthless and precise killer
- Kodiak (Michael Jonsson – Van Helsing), a beast of a man with brute force
- and Silencer (Miranda Edwards – The Magicians, Orphan Black), a master of stealth
Arrow Season 7 Story
Here’s the official synopsis for Arrow Season 7!
There has been no shortage of close calls for Oliver Queen when it comes to protecting his Super Hero identity, but in the season six finale, he was finally backed into a corner and forced to reveal himself to the world as the Green Arrow. Now, Oliver will come face-to-face with many of the criminals he placed behind bars, as he makes a new home for himself at Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Oliver will find himself vulnerable in a way unlike ever before when a mysterious new enemy begins to unravel his work as Green Arrow, challenging him to redeem his name or risk losing everything.
Arrow Season 7 Characters
Based on some casting breakdowns, there seems to be a chance that Ted Kord/Blue Beetle will make an appearance on the show this year. We wrote about that in more detail right here.
That Hashtag Show previously had some character breakdowns that mostly indicate new characters who probably aren’t from the comics, although one COULD be Lady Shiva, a known DC supervillain.
We’ll update this with more information as it becomes available.