"Next of Kin" is the third episode of the sixth season of Arrow, and the one-hundred-eighteenth episode overall. It aired on October 26, 2017.


A rogue black ops team led by Onyx breaks into Kord Industries and steals something lethal. Oliver struggles to connect with William so he reaches out to a surprising source for help.[1]




Preparation ran from July 20 until July 31, 2017, with a break on July 21. Shooting ran from August 1 until August 11, 2017.[2]


  • On the marker board in Felicity's apartment in which she has possible name options for her company's name written down, one of the names that she has crossed out reads "Oracle", a reference to Barbara Gordon, who used the moniker after becoming paralyzed from the waist down. She focused heavily on technology and computers. This is the second time "Oracle" has been referenced on Arrow the first was in the episode "A.W.O.L." by Oliver.
  • This episode takes place on October 26, 2017, as seen on the Kord Industries expedition log, the same date it first aired.


  1. The Futon Critic
  2. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter