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So It Begins is an episode of season 5 of Arrow. It premiered on November 9, 2016.

Synopsis for "So It Begins"

Appearing in "So It Begins"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Konstantin Kovar (First appearance) (Flashback only)
    • Konstantin Kovar's organization (First appearance; unnamed)
  • Prometheus
  • Unnamed scared man (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Channel 52
  • Gay Eked (Single appearance; dies) (Also as a corpse)
  • Peter Meld (Single appearance) (On a TV or computer screen) (In picture only) (Also as a corpse) (Cameo)
  • Charles Eked (Unnamed) (Mentioned only)
  • Black Canary (Laurel Lance) (Deceased) (Mentioned only)
  • Damien Darhk (Deceased) (Mentioned only)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (Mentioned only)
  • Gay Eked's children (Unnamed) (Mentioned only)
  • John Sharp (Unnamed) (Deceased) (Mentioned only)
  • The List's villains (Mentioned only)
    • Adam Hunt (Mentioned only)
    • Palmer Cokes (Mentioned only)
    • Sachi Beech (Mentioned only)
    • Ted Gaynor (Mentioned only)
  • Mary Sharp (Unnamed) (Deceased) (Mentioned only)
  • Regan Family (Deceased) (Mentioned only)
    • Mr. Regan (Unnamed) (Deceased) (Mentioned only)
  • Robert Queen (Deceased) (Mentioned only)
  • Roy Harper (Unnamed) (Mentioned only)
  • Ruvé Darhk (Mentioned only)
  • Lt. Sam Conahan (Deceased) (Mentioned only)
  • Star City Rockets (Mentioned only)
  • Tobias Church (Deceased) (Mentioned only)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal (Mentioned only)



  • Devarim Rags
  • Evelyn Sharp's Bow
  • The List
  • Oliver Queen's Bow
  • Prometheus' Bow
  • Prometheus' Sword
  • Prometheus' Throwing Star
  • Spartan's Helmet


  • Star City Train (Destroyed)



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  • The title of the episode is a reference to Prometheus' message for Oliver.
  • Anatoly stating that he almost blew up his fingers due to an explosion is a soft reference to KGBeast missing an hand in the comics.

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Recommended Media

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