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"The Man Under the Hood"
Slade Wilson's mass-distribution of Mirakuru
Television series Arrow
Episode number 42
Original airdate April 16, 2014
Written by Story by:
Greg Berlanti
Geoff Johns
Teleplay by:
Andrew Kreisberg
Keto Shimizu
Directed by Jesse Warn
Guest stars
Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/The Canary
Summer Glau as Isabel Rochev
Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon
Dylan Neal as Anthony Ivo
Chelah Horsdal as Kate Spencer
Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow

Douglas Chapman as Baker

Michael Daingerfield as Ned Foster

David Nykl as Anatoly Knyazev

Richard Keats as Dr. Lockhart

Preceded by "Deathstroke"
Followed by "Seeing Red"

"The Man Under the Hood" is the nineteenth episode of the second season of Arrow, and the forty-second episode overall. It aired on April 16, 2014.


Oliver, Sara, Diggle and Felicity return to the lair and find Slade waiting for them. An epic battle breaks out and one member of Team Arrow is sent to the hosp – his battle with Slade or his family. Meanwhile, Laurel struggles with a new secret.


Oliver and his team break into the Applied Sciences division of Queen Consolidated and destroy the lab so that Slade does not have access to it to mass-produce the Mirakuru. In response, Slade attacks the team at their hideout and steals the "Skeleton Key", so that he can access any lab to get the equipment he needs. The team is too late and Slade successfully steals a bio-transfuser that will allow him to transfer his Mirakuru-infused blood to the convicts he freed. Oliver tracks Slade and discovers that he has kidnapped Roy and is using him to transfuse the blood. Oliver rescues Roy, and Isabel is mortally wounded in the battle. Later, Oliver reveals there is a cure for the Mirakuru, and Felicity goes to S.T.A.R. Labs to have an antidote created. Meanwhile, Laurel investigates Oliver being the Arrow, which leads her to discover that Sara is the Canary. Laurel stops her investigation when her father tells her that the Arrow's identity is irrelevant to the symbol that he represents. Laurel later blackmails her supervisor into releasing and reinstating her father. Slade's army of Mirakuru warriors gather and Slade uses his own blood to heal and empower Isabel as well. In flashbacks, Oliver kills Ivo at his request, in exchange for telling him and Sara about the Mirakuru cure.


Preparation ran from February 12 until February 20, 2014. Shooting ran from February 21 until March 4, 2014.[1]




  1. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
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