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Not to be confused with the first season episode Legacies.
"Its Time We Form A New Team"
-Oliver decides to bring together a new Team Arrow

"Legacy" is the first episode of the fifth season of Arrow, and the ninety-third episode overall. It aired on October 5, 2016.

Synopsis

After Laurel's death and the departures of both Diggle and Thea from Team Arrow, Oliver takes to the streets solo to protect Star City's citizens as the Green Arrow. With Felicity 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, 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.[1]

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Production

Preparation ran from June 23 until July 4, 2016. Shooting ran from July 5 until July 15, 2016.[2]

Trivia

1000 Parker Street Studios sign in Legacy

1000 Parker Street Studios sign in the background of a scene supposedly taking place in Krasnoyarsk.

  • When Oliver Queen is beaten by several Solntsevskaya Bratva members as a first step of the initiation, a sign of Vancouver landmark, Parker Street Studios is seen in the background, which is a dead giveaway that Krasnoyarsk scenes were actually filmed in Vancouver.
  • Oliver reminds Thea she once told him "the dead don't want anything", Thea says this in Honor Thy Father
  • Oliver breaking the neck of the cop after freeing himself from the chair mirrors the way he killed his kidnapper in the series premiere, along with "No one can know my secret".
  • The Green Arrow sketch was made by Neal Adams.[3]
  • Felicity slightly misquotes the definition of team on Dictionary.com, stating that a team is "a group of persons associated with a joint action." The original definition states that a team is "a number of persons associated in some joint action," and can be viewed here: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/team.

References

  1. Arrow Season Premiere Description: “Legacy” - GreenArrowTV
  2. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
  3. ARROW PREMIERE TO FEATURE POLICE SKETCH FROM NEAL ADAMS - CBR