With Arrow's season premiere coming this Wednesday, The CW has released official stills from the second episode of the fifth season, which is titled "The Recruits."
They feature Team Arrow 2.0 — Wild Dog (Rick Gonzalez), Artemis (Madison Mclaughlin) and Mr. Terrific (Echo Kellum) — entering the Arrow-Cave for presumably first time. After Green Arrow’s (Stephen Amell) public defeat of Damien Darhk in the Season Four finale, a new crop of masked heroes has stepped up to defend the city. Oliver Queen recruits some of them and begins training them.
SUIT UP — Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) new recruits for Team Arrow are Curtis (Echo Kellum), Wild Dog (guest star Rick Gonzalez) and Evelyn Sharp (guest star Madison McLaughlin). Unfortunately, the Green Arrow’s training methods prove to be too much for some of them to handle. Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Oliver’s initiation into the Bratva continues.
James Bamford directed the episode written by Speed Weed and Beth Schwartz.
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 5 premieres Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. "The Recruits" will air the following Wednesday, October 12.