Arrow was an emotional ride for viewers of the show tonight as in the mid-season finale, Prometheus steps the game up to the next level as he puts Oliver Queen through hell. Since the new evil knows about Oliver’s real identity and the identities of his team members, he goes after Curtis who gets seriously injured.
As the Emerald Archer is hunting for his new antagonist, Evelyn reveals her true color and betrays the team. With the team trying to figure out who Prometheus really is, Oliver begins to remember an event from four years ago when he was still The Hood. The flashback tells the story of how Justin Claybourne, a criminal that Oliver took out back then. Diggle warned him back then that maybe one day, there would be consequences to Oliver’s actions.
Oliver begins to think that Prometheus is actually Justin’s son who Oliver thinks has been studying and following his training for years in order to be able to take on the Green Arrow. Meanwhile, as Billy Malone is doing his investigation, he finds a picture of a baby which he sends to Felicity. Unfortunately, Prometheus snatches him.
Once Oliver figures out where Billy is and gets to the location, a showdown takes place between the two archers. However, Prometheus puts another evil plan into motion which leaves Oliver completely broken. As he returns to his team, with his emotions completely broken, he asks everyone to stay away from him as he thinks Prometheus is right: that he brings death everywhere he goes. The group hugs and shows him that they aren’t going anywhere.
After spending a night with Susan and trying to deal with what had happened, he returns to the Arrow lair only to find a very familiar face just before the episode ends. Given how packed “What We Leave Behind” was, we have a lot to breakdown so hit the next button below and let’s go through some of the highlights and important moments of the Arrow Season 5 episode: “What We Leave Behind”