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Quote1 I don't believe you. Because you're a liar. You're lying to me, to manipulate me into doing what you want. Adrian, here's the thing. If you are telling the truth... If you killed my son... I am never going to be the person you want me to be. Not ever. Quote2
Oliver Queen

Lian Yu is an episode of season 5 of Arrow. It premiered on May 24, 2017.

Synopsis for "Lian Yu"

Appearing in "Lian Yu"

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  • Dark Archer's Bow
  • Deathstroke Suit
  • Deathstroke's Sword
  • Mirakuru (Mentioned only)
  • Nyssa al Ghul's Bow
  • Oliver Queen's Bow
  • Prometheus' Sword
  • Prometheus' Throwing Star (Cameo)
  • Talia al Ghul's Bow
  • Trick Boomerangs (Cameo)
  • Yao Fei's Bow (Flashback only) (Cameo)


  • Adrian Chase's motorboat (Single appearance)
  • The Amazo (In ruins) (Cameo)
  • Fishing boat (Flashback only) (Cameo)
  • Konstantin Kovar's helicopter (Single appearance) (Flashback only) (Destroyed)
  • Oliver Queen's Plane (Destroyed)
  • Queen's Gambit (Destroyed) (Mentioned only)



  • The events of this episode takes place before the events of The Flash episode, "Infantino Street".
  • The flashbacks of this episode conclude the storyline of Oliver's five years of Hell and come full circle with the events of "Pilot".
  • Evelyn Sharp was never seen again after this episode but it is implied that she died because of the explosions in the epilogue.


  • The episode opens with Oliver saying "The name of the island they found me on is Lian Yu. It's Mandarin, for Purgatory" which also are the first lines of "Pilot".
  • Adrian Chase kills himself by shooting himself with a gun like his Pre-Flashpoint counterpart did (albeit with different motivations) in Vigilante #50.
    • It also mirrors the death of Robert Queen from the flashbacks of "Pilot".
  • Malcolm Merlyn dying to save his daughter, Thea, also mirrors Robert Queen sacrificing himself to save his son, Oliver.

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