"Oliver Queen has never been my better half."
—Oliver questioning his decisions as Mayor and as himself
"Human Target" is the fifth episode of the fifth season of Arrow, and the ninety-seventh episode overall. It aired on November 2, 2016.


When Tobias Church captures and tortures one of Oliver's new recruits, Oliver must turn to an old friend, Christopher Chance AKA the Human Target, for help. Meanwhile, Felicity's worlds collide when Detective Malone joins the ACU.[1]


Preparation ran from August 10 until August 18, 2016. Shooting ran from August 19 until August 30, 2016.




  • In the episode featurette Wendy Mericle named the figure, credited as Scimitar, "a big DC universe character Scimitar". No such major character is known in DC Comics, and the character was left unnamed.
  • Wil Traval and Mike Dopud previously appeared on Grimm.


  1. Arrow Episode #5.5 Description: “Human Target” - GreenArrowTV