Oliver Queen’s had a pretty rough go of it this season. This season, he’s had a difficult time protecting his city and doing his duty as a superhero. The latest episode, entitled “Identity,” proved no different. Starting with some obligatory pull ups inside the Arrowcave, Oliver gets called into the Police Department, with his sister Thea, to pick up Roy Harper. Why? Well, Roy totaled his car while chasing the Triad.
Laurel tells Oliver to talk some sense into Roy. From the looks of it, Laurel has become single-mindedly obsessed with seeing Arrow behind bars. Bad news, Oliver. Discovering that the medicine FEMA has been delivering to the Hospital has been stolen, Oliver and head out there and come face to face with a spokesperson of the Glades, Sebastian Blood, who whips the protesting crowd into frenzy and leads an attack on Oliver’s getaway car.
Felicity helps Oliver track down the next FEMA delivery and Oliver heads out to stop the Triad from stealing the medicine again. But this time they’ve come prepared. As Arrow shows up, China White introduces him to their newest associate: the Bronze Tiger. The two men fight to a standstill before the police show up. Oliver narrowly escapes by throwing down a smoke pellet.
The next day, Oliver invites Sebastian Blood into his new office. Blood reluctantly agrees to a fundraiser for the Glades held by Oliver Queen. Later, Arrow pays Laurel a visit in the District Attorney’s office. Here, he he learns why she hates him now; she saw the vigilante fleeing the scene of Tommy’s death. At the fundraiser, Laurel speaks to Sebastian about Oliver and how he’s missing. Oliver, who is running late, gets a call from Felicity informing him of another Triad attack. Oliver must now choose between the fundraiser and thwarting the Triad’s plans. With that, Oliver suits up as Sebastian Blood takes to the microphone to talk about how terrible of a person Oliver.
On the other side of town, Arrow shows up for his rematch with the Bronze Tiger. As he fights, Diggle tries to drive the truck full of medicine to safety but is stopped by China White. Oliver shoots the Bronze Tiger with an arrow, knocking him unconscious, then shoots another at China White, trapping her to a lamp post. China White realizes that Arrow has changed, due to the fact that he’s left her alive.
Later that night, Arrow encounters Roy who has chosen vigilantism over his girlfriend, Thea. Arrow tells Roy to go home, but when Roy explains that he wants to help Arrow tells Roy to be his eyes and ears in the Glades. Then, he gives him a small red arrow to stick into the wall of the alley whenever he needs to contact him. Oliver decides to pay Laurel another visit at the District Attorney’s office despite her warning to never talk to her again. With that, Laurel reveals that she has the place surrounded and there’s no way out.
What will happen to our Arrow? Tune in to the CW on Wednesdays to find out. Check local listings for times.