The CW has released the official description for the twelfth episode of Arrow Season 5 titled “Bratva” which will feature Team Green Arrow taking a trip to Russia. Interesting enough, the description doesn’t mention anything about the flashbacks, which has been telling the story of Oliver’s time in Russia before he returned to Star City back in 2012. It also appears that Quentin Lance will be having a rough day at the mayor’s office thanks to Oliver’s girlfriend, Susan Williams.
“Bratva” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
OLVIER RETURNS TO RUSSIA — A mission takes Oliver (Stephen Amell), Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and team to Russia where they meet up with Oliver’s old friend, Anatoly (guest star David Nykl). Meanwhile, fresh out of rehab, Lance (Paul Blackthorne) returns to the mayor’s office ready to get back to work. However, when Susan (guest star Carly Pope) asks for an interview with Lance to discuss his addiction, he balks and it’s up to Rene (guest star Rick Gonzalez) to help keep things on track. Ben Bray directed the episode written by Oscar Balderrama & Emilio Ortega Aldrich (#512). Original airdate 2/8/2017.”
Check out the extended trailer for the mid-season premiere which features more glimpses of Laurel Lance who made her return in the fall finale. In addition, we see Oliver dealing with the aftermath of his encounter with Prometheus.
Arrow returns with new episodes on Wednesday, January 25 at 8/7c on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 5 for our weekly reviews.