Diaz’s plan comes to fruition when Oliver Queen is put on trial under the suspicion he’s been operating as the Green Arrow for multiple years now. Meanwhile, a familiar face returns, but in an unexpected way.
On Arrow Season 6 Episode 21, “Docket No. 11-19-41-73,” the Arrow writers apparently lost their distaste for writing courtroom scenes, which was one of the “many reasons” they killed off Earth-1 Laurel Lance, to put Oliver Queen on trial for an entire episode with multiple accounts of perjury.
Ricardo Diaz and Black Siren venture off to Bloodhaven to arrange a meeting with a deadly terrorist organization named The Quadrant. However, tensions run high when Diaz learns he may have to do more than he bargained for to get their attention.
Arrow Season 6 Episode 19, a Dragon-centric episode, served as a good character study for Diaz as a season-long villain. It fleshed out his back story, showed his motives, and even presented itself as a nice standalone venture in a series that’s usually driven by the Big Bad plot from week to week. However, as good as the episode is, it did suffer from some unbalanced plot elements that could’ve been easily solved if had the series tackled them a lot sooner.
Oliver Queen is drugged with Vertigo and experiences visions of friends and foes past and present meanwhile impeachment proceedings will determine his future as Mayor of Star City.
On Arrow Season 6 Episode 18, Fundamentals, Oliver faces glimpses of his past after being drugged with Vertigo, while his political career is in shambles.
Things come to a head between Oliver Queen and John Diggle over the Green Arrow mantle while the stranglehold Diaz has on Star City grows worse.
On Arrow Season 6 Episode 17, Brothers In Arms, the rift in the team grows deeper as Oliver and Diggle struggle over the hood and the quality of Oliver’s leadership.
Nyssa al Ghul returns to Star City for Thea because a rogue group of the League of Assassins called The Thanatos Guild are targeting her due to her father, Malcolm Merlyn knowing the location of a secret map of mystery.
On Arrow Season 6 Episode 16, “The Thanatos Guild,” Thea has plans to leave Star City with Roy, until Nyssa al Ghul shows up requesting her assistance in locating a map of secrets that her father Malcolm Merlyn supposedly knew the location of. Meanwhile, Dinah and Curtis investigate the Star City Police Department.
Black Siren makes her presence known in Star City assuming the identity of Earth-1 Laurel Lance, and an old friend returns when Ricardo Diaz has Roy Harper captured in order to testify against Oliver Queen in the Green Arrow trial.
On Arrow Season 6 Episode 15, “Doppelganger,” the team discovers that Black Siren has gone to the media as Earth-1 Laurel Lance claiming to have been held captive for the past two years, and they receive another shock when Roy Harper is named a witness in the case to testify against Oliver Queen.
Someone has extorted $70 million from Star City and Oliver vows to get it back. Oliver, John Diggle, and Felicity Smoak have a plan to retrieve the money but their former teammates have plans of their own.
On Arrow Season 6 Episode 14, Collision Course, Star City is on the verge of financial collapse as someone has extorted $70 million from the city, bringing Oliver head to head with his former teammates as their ideals clash on how to retrieve the money and save the city.
After being the target of discussion—by characters and fans alike—for weeks, the latest move by Black Siren may have thrown a wrench in everyone’s plans for her as she came forward and created a kidnapping narrative to claim she is the Laurel Lance presumed dead to Star City.
While claiming she’s the Laurel Lance everyone knew on Earth-1 isn’t the smartest move for Black Siren, it’s the only move she has to make, especially given the various opinions of her by the members of both Team Arrows. NTA wants her arrested and prosecuted for her actions, while Oliver and company want her to leave and never show her face again. This way, Black Siren gets to stick around on Arrow and, given the media attention sure to follow the “resurrection of Laurel Lance,” she’s safe from everyone… for the time being.
After the death of Vince, Dinah is on a killing spree looking for Black Siren, while the rest of the team contemplates whether Dinah is right or wrong about her methods.
On Arrow Season 6 Episode 13, “The Devil’s Greatest Trick,” we were granted with several key plot points that are guaranteed to move the season forward drastically. But what exactly do they mean for certain characters and their arcs that have already been established in the series?
On Arrow Season 6 Episode 11, New Team Arrow makes their debut, while William grapples with learning that his father is still masquerading as the Green Arrow.
Despite having Star City’s prime vigilantes go their separate ways, Arrow managed to have both teams be mature about the split, but ultimately found themselves in a pattern that nudged toward repetitive storytelling and the idea that maybe things involving this Team Arrow Civil War may wrap up sooner than we think.