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Arrow: Three Ghosts

After covering from a near-fatal drug overdose, Oliver begins hallucinating people from his past. Believing he's a liability, Oliver gives the information he has on Cyrus Gold to Quentin... which results in the deaths of several police officers. Meanwhile, Brother Blood captures Roy and uses him as a test subject for his new serum. In the past on the island, Ivo gives Oliver an impossible choice to make.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x9
Production Number: 2J7459
Airdate: Wednesday December 11th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Dec 16, 2013
DK (Kanal 5) Mar 27, 2014
AU (Nine Network) Aug 26, 2014

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (15 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
Colin DonnellColin Donnell
As Tommy Merlyn

Guest Stars
Grant GustinGrant Gustin
As Barry Allen
Kevin AlejandroKevin Alejandro
As Sebastian Blood
Celina JadeCelina Jade
As Shado
Caity LotzCaity Lotz
As Black Canary
Roger R. CrossRoger R. Cross
As Detective Hilton (as Roger T. Cross)
Bex Taylor-KlausBex Taylor-Klaus
As Sin
Jesse HutchJesse Hutch
As Officer Daily
Dylan NealDylan Neal
As Dr. Anthony Ivo
Graham ShielsGraham Shiels
As Brother Cyrus Gold

Co-Guest Stars
Jennifer CheonJennifer Cheon
As Officer Jones
Danny DworkisDanny Dworkis
As The Technician
Ronald SelmourRonald Selmour
As The Butcher
Olivia ChangOlivia Chang
As Linda Parks
Main Cast
Stephen Amell
As Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
Katie Cassidy
As Laurel Lance
David Ramsey
As John Diggle
Willa Holland
As Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards
As Felicity Smoak
Colton Haynes
As Roy Harper
Paul Blackthorne
As Detective Quentin Lance
Manu Bennett
As Slade Wilson
Susanna Thompson
As Moira Queen


Oliver goes into convulsions and Diggle holds him down and Felicity tells Barry to focus. The young scientist finally confirms that Oliver is suffering from intravenous coagulation and grabs a container of rat poison. When Diggle objects, Barry points out that Oliver will die if he doesn't do it and Felicity agrees with Barry. As Oliver lies on the table, he hallucinates Shado telling him to let go and stop fighting so he can stay with her...

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Episode Quotes
Oliver: Roy, this is going to hurt.
Roy: My anger is dulling the pain.
Sin: (hands him a bottle) This will dull it better.

Oliver: You freaking psychopath!
Dr. Anthony Ivo: History will make that judgment.

Laurel: I noticed on the drive up that your house wasn't festooned with Christmas decorations.
Oliver: Well, we didn't feel very much like festooning this year.

Slade: The island didn't make you strong, kid. It revealed you to be weak.

Tommy Merlyn: You didn't let me die, Ollie. You fought to save me. Because that's what you do. What you have always done. You fight to survive. I know I called you a murderer, but you are not. You are a hero. You beat the island. You beat my father. So fight, Oliver. Get up and fight back.

Sebastian Blood: You know who he is under that hood, don't you?
Slade: I know exactly who he is. He's my friend.
Sebastian Blood: That's why you don't want him dead.
Slade: Death would be a release from this life, and his sentence is yet to be carried out. I am going to tear everything he cares about away from him. Destroy those who choose to follow him. Corrupt those he loves. Once he has lost everyone and everything he values... I will drive an arrow through his eye.

Oliver: But we... we have other problems.
Diggle: Wouldn't be us if we didn't.

Diggle: And Cyrus Gold?
Oliver: Died on Saturday, buried on Sunday.

Cultural References
Felicity: Are you sure this wasn't Fantasy Island?

Fantasy Island (1978-84) was an ABC anthology series of sorts, where the white-suited Mr. Roarke would welcome guests to his tropical island and give them a customized fantasy of their heart's desire... that wouldn't turn out the way that they desired.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperGreg Berlanti  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  Marc Guggenheim
Executive ProducerMarc Guggenheim  |  Greg Berlanti  |  Andrew Kreisberg
Co-Executive ProducerDrew Z. Greenberg  |  Jake Coburn  |  Melissa Berman
ProducerJoseph Patrick Finn  |  Wendy Mericle
Co-ProducerJennifer Lence  |  Carl Ogawa
Associate ProducerJon Wallace
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
EditorKristin Windell
CastingDavid Rapaport  |  Lyndsey Baldasare
First Assistant DirectorKen Shane
Second Assistant DirectorYannick Leray
MusicBlake Neely
Music EditorZed Starkovich
Music SupervisorSeason Kent
Costume DesignerMaya Mani
HairstylistPaul J. Edwards
Make-upDanielle Fowler
Key GripJohn O'Neill (2)
Set DecoratorDominique Fauquet-LeMaitre
Location ManagerKirk Adamson
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Production CoordinatorFawn McDonald
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
GafferShamus Whiting-Hewlett
Director of PhotographyGlen Winter
Stunt CoordinatorJ.J. Makaro  |  Jon Kraft
Art DirectorBridgit McGuire
Assistant Production CoordinatorJill Righton
Production ManagementTodd Pittson
Sound MixerPatrick Ramsay
Executive Story EditorKeto Shimizu  |  Ben Sokolowski
Casting AssociateJ.J. Ogilvy  |  Mike Page
Fight CoordinatorJames Bamford
Canadian CastingSean Cossey
1st Assistant AccountantNerissa McCormack
Warning: Arrow season 2 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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