Not to be confused with the first season episode Honor Thy Father.
"Honor Thy Fathers" is the twenty-first episode of the fifth season of Arrow, and the one-hundred-thirteenth episode overall. It aired on May 10, 2017.


Oliver returns to the mayor’s office and faces one of his most pressing issues yet – the forced release of dozens of violent criminals prosecuted by Adrian Chase. Meanwhile, a crate is delivered to Oliver’s office containing a mysterious corpse encased in concrete.[1]




Preparation ran from March 7 until March 15, 2017. Shooting began on March 16 and ran until March 27, 2017.[2]


  • Felicity jokes about how Oliver and John reenacted "the paleo version of [her] favourite scene from Witness", before Curtis describes it, with the star, Harrison Ford, getting stuck under corn in a barn silo.
  • This is Thea's first appearance since Fighting Fire With Fire.
  • The title of this episode is similar to the title of the Season 1 episode "Honor Thy Father".
  • Talking with Thea about the revelation of Chase's true identity, Oliver notes that it makes Isabel Rochev seem like a bad joke.
  • This episode revealed that the rescuing of Oliver in "Pilot" was planned with Anatoly along with providing a "castaway" look for him so that no one will questioned that ever moved from the island.
  • The scene with Robert Queen accidentally killing the councilman was first mentioned back in "The Undertaking" when Robert told Moira about it in a flashback sequence as his primary motivation for working on The List.


  1. Arrow: Honor Thy Fathers Synopsis Released - Comic Book
  2. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter