Previously on "Arrow"...
Darhk: Kanjigar septum vohnostrum.
Judge: Mr. Darhk will be held without bail or possibility of release.
You may now call your organization and have that other message delivered.
Malcolm: He said you were his ace in the hole.
Is that what you'd like me to call you...
Or do you prefer Mr. Diggle?
What are you doing in the dark, man?
Didn't want to wake Sara up.
Thanks for letting me know where this was.
I want you to feel safe.
You sounded pretty rattled on the phone.
What the hell's going on?
HIVE knows I'm alive, John.
Did they come after you?
In a way. I mean, one of them reached out, some guy with perfect teeth and a missing hand.
I didn't--he didn't tell me his name.
The head of the League of Assassins?
Well, not anymore.
Yeah. Well, now he works with Damien Darhk.
Two nights ago.
Andy, you should have told me this earlier.
I know, man, and I'm sorry, but this whole thing has got me thrown, man.
I didn't think HIVE knew where I was.
What did Merlyn want?
I think there's some kind of friction going on between HIVE and Darhk.
Have you noticed they haven't even tried to bust Darhk out of prison?
Yeah, I've been thinking about that.
And now this Merlyn guy asks me to help him.
Help him what, bust Darhk out of Iron Heights?
DoD's scheduled to run Paveway missiles through Pennytown tomorrow night at 2300.
Merlyn wants me to help him hijack the shipment.
Yeah? Well, just one of those Paveways makes for a pretty good get out of jail free card.
And that's why I'm asking you, man.
What do I do?
Laurel: First, kidnapping, then stealing missiles.
Merlyn's trying really hard to be friends with Darhk.
Malcolm's convinced Darhk is on the winning side.
He's even trying to protect me from whatever he's planning.
The only thing Darhk should be planning on is getting convicted at trial.
John: Why does that thing creep me out the way it does?
Because it's creepy.
There's something that I haven't told you guys.
I've seen this idol before.
Laurel: What? Where?
You really love not talking about that place, don't you?
Where are we with the security upgrades?
Everything's in place. We're good to go.
Because Merlyn knows the bunker's location.
If he's working with Darhk--
Then that means we have to worry about him coming down here and stealing this creepy stone thingy.
And what about his plan to hijack the missile shipment?
Oliver, I think we keep Andy right where he is.
That way, we have someone on the inside.
Are you sure that's a good idea?
Well, he's out from under the influence of Darhk.
We can trust him.
Trust is one thing.
Installing him as a double agent, that's another.
That's a lot of pressure to put on someone, especially someone that is still in recovery.
Oliver, Andy is a standup guy.
He's got this.
[Cell phone vibrates]
And you've got this.
Laurel: You could blow that off.
You don't owe Ruvé Darhk anything.
Tradition. Loser attends the winner's acceptance speech.
You didn't lose. You pulled out of the race because of her husband.
Which I will try not to mention to the press.
Let's get this over with.
Ruvé: We worked hard to get to this moment, but now the real work begins to make this city great again.
Reporter: Mr. Queen, have time to answer a few questions?
I'm not a candidate anymore.
I'm just here to support the new mayor.
So no comment on the write-in results?
Uh, what write-in results?
48% of the electorate wrote in your brother's name on their ballots.
That's a historic showing for a candidate who pulled out of the race.
I'll let you and your former opponent catch up.
Well, thank you for coming out tonight, Mr. Queen.
It's a very gracious gesture.
I am always gonna have this city's best interests at heart.
Well, let's hope the same can be said for your friends.
Miss Lance, I am so pleased to meet you.
I was very impressed by your handling of the Damien Darhk hearing.
I was just getting warmed up.
Well, my hope is that you'll be too busy to handle the trial.
District Attorney Remz has taken on a new position as my deputy mayor, and I would like you to succeed him as D.A.
Think about it.
I think that we could do great things for this city if we worked together.
Oliver: Listen. Reiter's men outnumber us.
We have guns, but so do they, so when we get up there, we cannot hesitate to kill, do you understand?
Just months ago, I was a dive instructor.
Couldn't dream of taking a life.
This place truly is Hell.
It makes monsters of us all.
Who's in the photo?
Me and my brother.
I forget sometimes that we were once this happy and this innocent.
When I first got here, I used to look at a photo from my past.
It helped for a time, reminded me of the person that I used to be, but I'm telling you now that that person wouldn't survive here, and you won't either if you stay focused on the past.
Do you understand?
How do I take those bastards out?
It's past 11:30.
It's the U.S. Army, man. Late means on time.
Or we're staking out the wrong place.
If Andy says this is where it's gonna be, this is where it's gonna be.
Laurel: No movement yet on the missiles.
Thea: Yeah. We should be out there with them.
Even with John's fancy Argus toys, this place is more secure with us watching over it.
So are you gonna do it, be district attorney by day and Black Canary by night?
I don't know.
I mean, it would help having eyes on Mrs. Evil.
Yeah. Well, if you believe Malcolm, it will be a short-term job anyway.
Won't be any need for a D.A. once the city's destroyed.
You stopped calling him dad.
Well, that's because he's not dad.
Look. I know I've said that before, but this time, it's different.
This time, it's mutual.
Malcolm: That couldn't be further from the truth, dear.
Mr. Diggle's upgraded security needs a few upgrades by the way.
You know why we're here.
Hand over the idol, and there won't be any trouble.
Well, there's gonna be trouble then.
All right. That's the signal.
Guy's dressed like a League of Assassins.
Merlyn probably has a few loyalists left.
Get me in position.
Andy: No, no, no, no! Hold on!
It's me, it's me, it's me!
Are you always this quiet?
Come on. We just saved the shipment, and you made it look easy.
That's because it was easy.
♪ Arrow 4x18 ♪
Original Air Date on April 6, 2016
Laurel: You two can stand down.
And a few League of Assassin members.
He took the idol. I should have stopped him.
We should have been here.
We--I'm sure you did everything you could.
John: Merlyn's gonna give that idol to his new friend Darhk to get his mojo back.
We've been scouring the streetcams.
It's like he just vanished.
John: That's why the League calls him the Magician.
I'm gonna go hit the streets.
Oliver: Thea, no one is gonna give up Merlyn.
Well, then I'm gonna hit people on the streets.
I'll check with Andy, see if he can get a 20 on Merlyn.
Andy has already risked a lot.
I don't want to put him in a compromised position.
Oliver, he's already in a compromised position.
There's a direct line between him and the man we are looking for.
Let's use that.
Talk to me.
This missile job was too easy.
It was like Merlyn's men weren't even trying.
Meanwhile, it pulled our focus, Merlyn was able to come down here and get exactly what he wanted.
You think Merlyn played Andy?
What if Andy is playing us?
Look. I'm not saying it's not possible, but this is John's brother we're talking about.
I mean, he's done so much for us.
He--he saved Lyla.
Should I just trust him outright?
No, but you better be sure before making an accusation that you and John can't recover from.
[Cell phone vibrates]
It's my dad. I have to take this.
Help me! Help me! Help me!
Please. You have to help me!
What is it? What's going on?
Conklin, or what remains of him, the thing that killed those men, it killed Oliver.
It has Reiter trapped down there.
Quentin: Tea. Hey.
Don't be too impressed.
That's the only Chinese I was able to pick up from Sara.
So listen. You thought about how you're gonna tell our newly elected mayor that you're turning down her job offer?
I have, but I'm not sure that I will.
Well, this one's a no-brainer, sweetie.
You can't go work for a murderer.
This job would put me in the inner circle.
Yeah, at the cost of being the Black Canary.
Look. ever since HIVE had D.A. Bray killed, the district attorney has 24/7 protection.
They would not let you out of their sight.
I'll waive it.
You think Ruvé Darhk will let that happen?
Listen. I--I never thought I'd say this, but I am glad that you are the Black Canary, I'm glad for all the good you're doing, and I'm glad for the good it's done you, but you got to know that taking this job, that means taking off that mask forever.
Careful. Could hurt yourself with that.
It's not myself I'm planning on hurting with it.
[Cell phone vibrates]
I got eyes on Merlyn.
John: Ok. Where are you?
In some old box factory, I think.
Oliver: You sure this is the place?
Laurel: Yeah. I'm pretty sure.
Andy: Come on. Merlyn's this way.
Why didn't you have him radio us in?
I had him stay behind for backup.
He took an arrow for me.
Let me see, let me see.
Don't worry about it, man.
We deal with this kind of stuff every week.
No, no, no, no.
You got to get to Iron Heights now.
If Merlyn's not here, then that-- that means he's on his way there with the idol.
If Darhk gets that idol, no prison will be able to hold him.
Ha ha. Heh heh heh.
One of these days, you're gonna tell me how you get in and out of here.
A magician never reveals his secrets.
So what next? You gonna make a coin appear from behind my ear?
You know, you're awfully flippant for a man who's asked a great deal of me.
Do you have it?
Perhaps now's a good time to remind you of our terms.
Yes. You and your daughter get spared from Genesis.
Is that still the play?
I don't think you appreciate what this cost me.
Oh, come on. Stop being so high-handed.
Mr. Merlyn, do you know what the Khushu idol is?
Khushu is an old Arabic term for humbleness, suffice it to say, something I wouldn't associate with you.
When the earliest homo magi forged these idols, they did so in the image of those whose powers they wished to channel, so attention to detail is essential.
It's missing a piece.
The Ribalvei stone.
They must have hidden it someplace else.
Find it, or Genesis is not what you and your daughter have to fear.
You're gonna need a few stitches, but, uh, this should hold for now.
I'm gonna need a whole lot more than a few stitches.
Merlyn's men saw you fighting for your team.
Darhk's now gonna know that I'm on your side.
I'm a dead man.
I mean, he's just not gonna stop with me.
He's gonna come for you, he's gonna come for Lyla, Sara.
Listen. He's not gonna come for anybody.
Ok? He can't.
Merlyn has the idol.
Look. He's probably delivering it to him right now.
No, Andy. No, he doesn't.
There's a piece missing.
We separated a piece of it and put it in another location.
Only thing Merlyn's delivering is a big, ugly paperweight.
Darhk will find it. He finds everything.
Listen, listen. Andy, listen to me, man.
He won't find anything.
I hid it myself.
Can I speak to you?
This information needs to be compartmentalized.
Listen. He's scared, man, and for good reason.
He's entitled to know that we have the situation under control.
Well, that control is only as strong as the secret.
The less people who know, the better.
He risked everything, everything for us.
He took an arrow for you.
He has my trust.
Why doesn't he have yours?
Malcolm's gonna try and get the idol to Darhk if he hasn't done it already.
I can go there as A.D.A. and have the entire cellblock searched.
Speedy, you and Spartan go back to the bunker, work CCTV, work facial recognition, do anything that we can do to get a line on Merlyn.
Andy: And what can I do?
You should go home and rest.
You've done enough for tonight.
What about you?
I'll be right behind you. I'm just gonna run down a lead.
[Machine gun firing]
You guys, get to the surface, gather the others, and go for the boats.
Go! Come on!
What about you?
Reiter's still in the catacombs.
If he's found that idol, you won't be able to stop him.
We don't need to stop him.
We need to trap him.
You guys are doing a wonderful job in there.
You know, I have been meaning to redecorate the place myself.
You know, my office received an anonymous tip that contraband intended for your use was smuggled into this prison.
All right. Search every cell on this tier.
I want to make sure none of his friends are stashing anything for him.
You know, you're lucky I'm not the man that you think I am, Miss Lance.
If I were the man that your father so vehemently claims, you'd be in a lot of trouble right now, wouldn't you?
Are you threatening an assistant district attorney?
Oh, no, no, no. Not at all.
Just merely trying to figure out where your father gets these vicious ideas from.
I hope his mind isn't starting to go.
You know, dementia is sometimes an aftereffect of long-term alcoholism.
You're a son of a bitch.
Regardless, it's comforting to know that his heart is in the right place.
A father would do anything to protect his daughter from the dark.
I'll see you in court.
Oliver: Looking for something?
Oh, jeez, man!
Do you know how to knock?
Any luck finding Merlyn?
No, but I think you already knew that.
I'm gonna ask you again.
What are you looking for?
HIVE knows I'm John's brother.
They could have hidden bugs here.
Maybe that's how that one-handed friend of yours found me in the first place.
You always have an answer for everything.
Hey. What are you talking about?
I think that you've been working with Darhk since the beginning, that you and Merlyn have been playing us this entire time, and now you're here, looking for the missing piece of the idol!
I'm on your side, remember?
I even got hurt trying to protect you.
I told John to trust you, to give you another chance, but I was wrong because men like you don't change.
Now you tell me what does Darhk have planned?
If I'm the man that you think I am, then you know torture is not gonna get me to say anything.
I haven't started torturing you yet.
What the hell are you doing?
Oliver: Showing you who he really is!
John, he thinks I'm a traitor!
I know exactly what that Kevlar won't protect.
Let him go.
Dig, you can't trust him.
John: You had no right!
I had every right.
This is about keeping us safe.
No, it's not, Oliver.
This is about you controlling everything and everyone around you.
Andy tipped us off to the missile heist.
We go there, Merlyn comes here and takes the idol.
Then he brings us to Merlyn's hideout, where we are met with an ambush.
Where he took an arrow for you.
That could have been a feint.
When I confronted him at your apartment, he was tearing it apart.
Looking for surveillance.
Or he was looking for the last piece of the idol.
John, you are the one who always tells me do not have a blind spot when it comes to your family.
And you're the one who told me to give Andy a second chance.
You're the one who wanted to extract him from HIVE.
You're the one who said he could come back from the darkness the same way you did.
But I didn't.
I've tried harder at this than I ever have at anything, but at the end of the day, I am who those 5 years away turned me into, I'm what they turned me into.
So what, Oliver, just because Felicity left you, I'm supposed to believe that all men are incapable of redemption?
Not all men are like you, Oliver.
Some of us change, some of us grow, some of us evolve.
You are stuck, man, stuck in your self-pity and your self-righteousness, and that is why Felicity left you.
My brother is my business.
You have no idea what he's been through, and you sure as hell had no right to judge him.
I'm sure he didn't mean that, Ollie.
Yes, he did.
How'd it go in Iron Heights?
Turned up a few burner cell phones, 6 bags of heroin, an no idol.
Thea: Well, we hacked into the security system at the prison, so if anything happens, we'll see it.
Are you ok?
John and I had a difference of opinion.
I confronted Andy, and dig walked in.
Probably should have taken your advice, district attorney Lance.
I'm still just an A.D.A.
I'm turning down the promotion.
Because it's being offered by Ruvé Darhk?
No, because taking the job means giving up my place here with you and the team.
The team's falling apart.
John's furious with me, Thea's consumed with a rage for Malcolm, and...
Well, Felicity's gone.
Becoming district attorney's something that you've worked the better part of 3 years for.
I might have wanted to be D.A., but that was a lifetime ago.
You channeled your grief and became the Black Canary, but Sara's not dead anymore.
Maybe you owe it to yourself to pursue the path you were on.
This city has enough heroes with masks on.
With Ruvé Darhk as mayor, it needs a hero without a mask.
It needs Laurel Lance.
Man on P.A.: Rec time. 20 minutes. 20 minutes.
Ahh. Uh, are you in touch with the land, spend much time in mother nature?
No? Well, your ancestors did.
They knew that life is a series of phases.
"A time to be born, a time to die, a time to plant, a time to uproot, a time to kill."
Master the paradox of change with inconstancy, and the primordial force of nature itself will be at your beck and call.
Ah. My idol-- Julius Caesar.
"Cry havoc! And let slip the Dogs of War."
It was rec hour.
The prisoners were out of their cells.
He's holding the guards hostage.
Oliver: How many?
John: Doesn't matter how many.
We have to put Darhk back in his cage.
Let's gear up!
Laurel: Oliver, I can't prosecute him without getting him into custody first.
One last time.
What the hell's going on around here?
Can't just stand around here waiting for something to happen.
Who's in charge?
Not you, captain. You've been suspended.
Heh heh heh. Pike, right?
Well, that figures.
Wait it out till we've got a stack of dead bodies on our hands.
I'm sorry, sir. You need to get back to your vehicle.
No. I want to speak with him.
I need to speak with him now!
I can't do that.
Yes, you can do that.
You can do that.
Go get--never mind.
I see him.
Pike! Hey! I see you overhere!
How are we gonna get through all those cops?
Looks like Lance has it covered.
Thea: By laying into Lieutenant Pike apparently.
And he just knocked him out.
As a distraction to give us an opening.
Oliver: Thought I told you to come alone.
You did, and I didn't.
Andy: Look. I know you don't trust me, but that's why I'm here-- to prove you can.
Darhk has hostages in the mess hall.
Let's fan out and hit them from all sides.
I remember this guy.
Not a bad warmup.
It seems like you're ready for a rematch.
Go get the others.
I've got this.
No. Let me take him.
Let's see how well I taught you.
You know, the police took me seriously when I said I would start killing hostages if they moved upon the prison.
It's too bad our masked vigilante friends didn't get the memo.
Well, too bad for you really.
You no longer have the drive to kill, and it shows.
You lost part of yourself when they cured you of that bloodlust, and that is why you will never beat me.
Andrew Diggle, it's been a while.
John: Let him go!
Drop your weapons.
Don't do it.
Suit yourself, but on the count of 3, I'm gonna turn that wall into a Jackson Pollock painting with his brains.
Now was that so hard?
I believe you have something for me.
I'm sorry, man.
Heh heh heh.
I've been tracking your movements for months.
I know everywhere you been.
All I needed to hear was that it was you that hid the stone.
Was there ever a chance for you?
Darhk: Your brother's way beyond reach, Mr. Diggle.
It's all over now.
[Bow string drawn]
Took the words right out of my mouth!
I need to sacrifice.
Not enough. You know what to do.
Kanjigar septum vohnostrum.
Ha ha ha!
Ohh! Oh, I feel so much better.
Hey. I am sorry about your buddies, but omelets and eggs and all of that, but I know how to make it up to you, though.
Who wants to go for a walk outside?
Heh heh heh.
Andy here might have mentioned that his brother John worked for the Green Arrow, or should I say Oliver Queen?
Oh, oh, oh, see, I know what you're all thinking, but, no, he didn't tell me.
It was really just a hop, skip, and a jump from the whole Diggle connection to you to your little sister to your ex-girlfriend, but when you came to rescue that boy William, that look on your face, that was a father's look.
I should have recognized it there and then.
Merlyn: We need to get out of here now.
I've been waiting for this moment for a long time.
Ms. Lance, 9 months ago, I made your daddy a promise.
I told him what I would do if he betrayed me.
Now where was I?
Oh, yeah. I want you to give your father a message from me.
I want you to tell him--unh!
I'm a man of my word.
Hey, hey. It's all right. It's ok.
Hey, hey. Look at me. You're gonna be all right.
You're gonna be all right. Come on.
Help! Help in here, please!
You have to help her, please!
She's lost a lot of blood.
I need a crash cart and a trauma team in here stat!
Let her go.
I need you to let her go so I can do my job.
The trauma team will be in here any second, and the last thing she needs right now is a circus.
How do you know how to do this, to bury a man alive?
You were right how this island changed you.
Do you still look at your picture?
Who is she?
Her name is Laurel Lance, and she was my home before a this.
I don't know what she'll think of the man I've become.
If I don't make it off this island, you will go to Russia and find my parents and tell them what happened to me and Vlad.
If you don't make it, I will find this Laurel and tell her how you saved us all.
Baron, we've got to get out of here.
Reiter: There is no getting out, but with your deaths, I might yet just live.
What are you talking about?
Kanjigar septum vohnostrum.
Man on TV: Today's prison riot at Iron Heights has left the city on edge.
Quentin: Hey, Lopez, Lopez.
What happened at the, uh--at the prison?
Uh, you punched out a lieutenant.
Yeah. I mean, after that.
Did they keep those inmates from escaping?
Too many of them, and one--Darhk-- he hurt one of them.
What? What? Who--who'd he hurt?
The vigilantes. The Black Canary.
Supposedly, he hurt her real bad.
I--um, listen. Uh, I got to get out of here, all right?
It's--it's real important, so please get me, uh-- see if you can get Lieutenant Pike on the phone.
He's out supervising the manhunt for the escaped prisoners.
You got to get him on the phone, all right, because I got to talk to him, because I got to get out of here just for an hour.
I'm gonna surrender myself back in, all right?
That's fine, but just--just get Lieutenant Pike on the phone, please.
Laurel's in surgery.
I don't know.
I've tried calling Lance, too, so...
What happened with Darhk?
Thea: He's in the wind along with 50 or so inmates.
You warned me, and I didn't listen.
I'll never be able to forgive myself.
Oh, my God.
Just out of recovery.
She's gonna be fine.
She's a strong woman, your friend.
She's been asking for you.
Felicity: Don't worry about him.
Just worry about getting better, ok?
It's not exactly how I wanted my last night to go.
What are you talking about?
Laurel: It's a long story.
I was gonna give up being the Black Canary, but I realized I didn't know how I could because going out there and fighting alongside you guys, it's what makes me feel alive inside...
And I love you guys so much.
We love you.
We love you.
We love you.
We should probably let you get some rest.
We'll be right outside, ok?
You should probably get some rest, too.
I'm gonna stay right here.
Something in my left pouch.
Will you bring it to me?
You kept this?
Just a little reminder of when things were simpler for us, the way we used to be.
I'm really glad that you found Felicity, and I hope you find your way back to her, and, Ollie, I know that I am not the love of your life...
But you will always be the love of mine.
Why are you telling me this?
Because tonight it was just a reminder that...
Anything can happen, which why I need you to promise me something.
I just got off the phone with Captain Lance.
He's on his way. I--I told him that she's doing fine.
Doctor: Out of the way!
Embolism. I need 5,000 units of heparin bolus!
Uh, I--I don't know. She was fine.
Doctor: Come on.
[No dialogue audio]
Time of death 11:59.