It’s time for new beginnings in Arrow season five.
The CW has released an official synopsis for the season five premiere, titled “Legacy,” which features the fallout from the events of last season after Laurel’s death and Diggle and Thea leaving Team Arrow.
The synopsis teases that Felicity tells Oliver that they need to put a new team together in their friends’ absence, but Oliver is reluctant for things to change. But the arrival of new villain Tobias Church is enough for Oliver to realize that things are pretty bad in Star City, and it’s going to take more than just him in the field and Felicity behind the computer to get the job done.
Here’s the official synopsis for “Legacy”:
NEW BEGINNINGS — After Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) death and the departures of both Diggle (David Ramsey) and Thea (Willa Holland) from Team Arrow, Oliver (Stephen Amell) takes to the streets solo to protect Star City’s citizens as the Green Arrow. With Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) guiding him from the bunker, Oliver is forced to deal with a city that has become overrun with both criminals and a slew of new (and painfully inexperienced) vigilantes. Watching Oliver try to balance his jobs as both the mayor and also the protector of Star City, Felicity suggests he form a new team, but Oliver resists. However, when a deadly new criminal, Tobias Church (guest star Chad L. Coleman), enters the picture, Oliver realizes the best thing for the city might be a new team of superheroes. Meanwhile, the flashbacks take us to Russia where Oliver faces off against the Bratva. James Bamford directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle (#501). Original airdate 10/5/2016.
Arrow season five premieres Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 8/7c on The CW.