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The Longbow Hunters 

Felicity is determined to find Diaz by any means necessary when Diggle tries to keep her on the outs and Oliver is forced to ally with an old enemy.


Laura Belsey


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 7 more credits »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Echo Kellum ... Curtis Holt
Rick Gonzalez ... Rene Ramirez
Juliana Harkavy ... Dinah Drake
Colton Haynes ... Roy Harper / Arsenal
Kirk Acevedo ... Ricardo Diaz
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance
Vinnie Jones ... Danny 'Brick' Brickwell
Michael Jai White ... Ben Turner
Cody Runnels ... Derek Sampson
Ben Lewis ... Adult William Clayton
Brendan Fletcher ... Stanley
Holly Elissa ... Red Dart




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 ARGUS 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. Written by ahmetkozan

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In the DC comics, the Longbow Hunters are a villainous group led by Ricardo Diaz, created to take down Green Arrow. Members of the group include Count Vertigo, Brick, and, as on the show, Red Dart. See more »


Curtis Holt: We know they have a super battery, and chances are they tried to test it. And doing that...
Felicity Smoak: Would require an incredible amount of energy, which would in turn create a power surge.
Curtis Holt: Which we can pinpoint and then trace to a specific location.
Felicity Smoak: Oh, I miss this. I miss working with you, I miss hacking Star City's power grid. I mean, it just feels right.
Curtis Holt: [finding a result] Bingo! Huge voltage spike in a warehouse in Pennytown about an hour ago.
Felicity Smoak: [standing to leave] Great.
Curtis Holt: Are... you actually wanna go ...
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Do Not Make William the Green Arrow
23 October 2018 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

For an episode titled 'The Longbow Hunters', I don't feel like we got to know a whole lot about them as people/characters. And is it just me or did you expect a completely different take on them? For some reason, I was hoping more for a menacing but also deceptive and mysterious angle to these foes. Not just a group of 3 thugs who don't show anything all that original.

Granted, I did enjoy the 'Silencer' character and thought those were uniquely shot and executed scenes that made for some fresh fight sequences. Unfortunately, the rest of the episode outside of the prison remains relatively dull and uninteresting. For one, there are far too many characters to keep track off and create individual plots for. I could care less for anything involving this version of Laurel. I still can't get over the fact that this world thinks Laurel and Tommy are still alive.

It's becoming increasingly clearer that William is the new Green Arrow from the future. Or i should at least say that it seems like its the most plausible at this particular time. I sure hope they don't incorporate time travel, but having him discover his bow and arrow on the island and him mention "not knowing how to shoot a bow" makes me think Roy will train him, or something along those lines. Silly much?

The prison scenes were fine, but a step down from last week. I really wonder what the end game of him being in prison is. How will he get out? Because I sure hope that it's handled logically and we don't make convoluted choices just to get him out before the crossover, I'm looking at you Arrow showrunners. And overall, this episode was a clear step back from the solid opening from the premiere.


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