After tracking Merlyn, Oliver agrees to meet him in a public location, where Merlyn tells Oliver that he did not kill her, but only returned to Starling City to save Thea.
Nyssa kidnaps Thea in an attempt to draw out Merlyn, known by the League as the "Magician"; but Oliver arrives to rescue Thea.
Meanwhile, businessman Ray Palmer successfully acquires Queen Consolidated under a plan of rebuilding the city and renaming it "Star City".
Diggle and Lyla welcome a baby girl, which convinces Diggle to take Oliver's suggestion and retire from field duty.
In flashbacks, Waller assigns agent Maseo Yamashiro as Oliver's handler. Oliver and Diggle manage to stop him, who convinces Diggle to tell Waller that he is dead.
After numerous failed attempts to escape, Oliver agrees to proceed with his training to prevent Waller from killing Maseo's family as punishment for his failure in restraining Oliver. Quentin alerts Oliver to another archer in the city killing people, unaware about Sara. After a last minute plea, and Oliver revealing the truth about Robert's death, Thea agrees to return, which Merlyn allows.
The team learns of Lacroix's next target and intercepts him. As Oliver attempts to dissuade her, Lacroix reveals that he was not in Starling City at the time of Sara's death. to ascertain the whereabouts of one of its agents, Mark Shaw. Later, she seeks out boxer Ted Grant to train her to fight after Oliver's refusal.The first five seasons have been released on DVD to Regions 1, 2 and 4 and on Blu-ray to Regions A and B.Arrow follows billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), who, after five years of being stranded on a hostile island, returns home to his mother, Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson) and sister, Thea Queen (Willa Holland) and becomes a bow and arrow-wielding vigilante.Merlyn arrives shortly after to clear his name and insinuates to Nyssa that it was Ra's who had Sara killed.Nyssa does not believe him; but Oliver does and vows to protect Merlyn for as long as he is in Starling.Elsewhere, Werner Zytle, who has claimed the mantle of Vertigo, attempts to kill Arrow in a bid to raise his profile.