After last week’s action-packed midseason return, it looks like the CW’s “Arrow” isn’t going to be slowing down going into episode 11 of Season 4. After the team dynamic was changed forever, a new threat will force Team Arrow to see if it still has what it takes to combat evil in Star City.
Last week’s episode saw the stakes for Oliver (Stephen Amell) shoot through the roof as his friends stood right by his side to lend support. Now, it’s time for him to be the supportive one as both his best friend Diggle (David Ramsey) and fianceé Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are the ones who need help. After beginning the healing process with his long-lost brother and current prisoner, Andy (Eugene Byrd), episode 11 looks like it will be the long-overdue Diggle-centric episode that Season 4 has been needing.
“Diggle must learn to trust his brother Andy when an enemy of their wartime past, an agent of the criminal organization Shadowspire, visits Star City. However, Diggle learns more than he bargained for about their shared time at war,” the episode’s TV Guide plot synopsis reads. “Meanwhile, Oliver struggles to learn a whole new way of life.”
The plot thickens further in the promotional video for the new episode in which it is revealed that Diggle’s wife, and mother of his only child, is kidnapped from the inside of a government facility when the Shadowspire soldiers attack. Luckily, the cavalcade of Star City vigilantes are on the case. It’s unclear how exactly Andy will factor into the rescue, given that he’s currently a brainwashed soldier who may or may not be loyal to Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough). However, it seems the real struggling hero of this episode will be Felicity.
After an attack from Darhk left her paralyzed, it seems the master hacker isn’t operating at her highest-quality level of work. This would be fine for the average person following a major traumatic event, but when you’re working with Team Arrow and lives are on the line, you cannot afford to be anything but your best. It’s possible the “new way of life” that Oliver is learning has to do with making sure his bride-to-be still feels like her usual self, even though she’s lost the ability to walk. The teaser ends with her confessing to Oliver that she may no longer be fit to be a member of the team, which would be a real loss for the group as literally no one else can operate a computer or do anything that doesn’t have to do with punching bad guys.
Fans will just have to tune in to “Arrow” Season 4, episode 11 on Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST to see how it all shakes out in the team’s latest adventure.