Oliver Queen gets unexpected and unlikely allies in the season finale!
To close out the fifth season, the show is breaking from tradition. Typically, each season concludes with Star City and its citizens being put in jeopardy. That won't be the case in next Wednesday's episode, as Adrian Chase has taken the fight to the remote island of Lian Yu, where Oliver took his first steps on his path to becoming a superhero.
In his desperation, after Felicity, Diggle, Thea, Quentin, Dinah, Curtis, Rene and his son, William, have all been captured by Chase's allies -- Black Siren, Talia al Ghul (along with the League of Assassins), and Artemis -- Oliver is forced to accept help from Thea's father, Malcolm Meryln, and seeks out help from Nyssa al Ghul, Captain Boomerang, and his archnemesis, Deathstroke.
To see what's to come, check out our gallery below. It contains 26 stills from the finale!
The battle between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Adrian Chase (Josh Segarra) culminates in a final epic battle on Lian Yu. After recent events, Oliver decides to recruit a group of unlikely allies – Slade (guest star Manu Bennett), Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law), Merlyn (John Barrowman) and Digger Harkness (guest star Nick. E. Tarabay) – to defeat Chase. However, Chase has his own army – Black Siren (guest star Katie Cassidy), Evelyn Sharp (guest star Madison McLaughlin) and Talia al Ghul (guest star Lexa Doig) – and the forces collide in an explosive season finale.
Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Marc Guggenheim.
Based on the characters from DC, ARROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Supergirl), Marc Guggenheim (Eli Stone, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Andrew Kreisberg (The Flash, Supergirl), Wendy Mericle (Desperate Housewives, Eli Stone) and Sarah Schechter (Supergirl, Blindspot).
Arrow season finale, titled "Lian Yu," will premiere on May 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.