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Arrow: Broken Hearts

After the death of the two men that she loved, Cupid comes to Star City intent on showing people that love means death. Meanwhile, Oliver finds working with Felicity increasingly uncomfortable in the aftermath of their break-up.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x16
Production Number: 3J5816/T2712816
Airdate: Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Apr 13, 2016

Special Guest Stars
Neal McDonoughNeal McDonough
As Damien Dahrk (Special Appearance by)

Guest Stars
Amy GumenickAmy Gumenick
As Carrie Cutter / Cupid
Jimmy AkingbolaJimmy Akingbola
As Baron Reiter
Adrian HolmesAdrian Holmes
As Lt. Frank Pike
Elysia RotaruElysia Rotaru
As Taiana Venediktov
Nicole OliverNicole Oliver
As Judge Sakow
Jason SchombingJason Schombing
As Fitzmartin

Co-Guest Stars
Justin DoranJustin Doran
As Mercenary
Dani AlvaradoDani Alvarado
As Shannon Groff
Janet GigilottiJanet Gigilotti
As Officiant
Paula GirodayPaula Giroday
As Allison Lee
Darien MartinDarien Martin
As Robert Joyce
Main Cast
Stephen AmellStephen Amell
As Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
Katie CassidyKatie Cassidy
As Laurel Lance
David RamseyDavid Ramsey
As John Diggle
Willa HollandWilla Holland
As Thea Queen
Emily Bett RickardsEmily Bett Rickards
As Felicity Smoak
Paul BlackthornePaul Blackthorne
As Detective Quentin Lance


Cupid captures a newlywed couple and ties them up, and they promise not to tell anyone if she lets them go. She's amused by their agreement, and asks how much that they love them. When they say that they love the other more than anything in the world, Cupid says that it's pathetic and quotes Deadshot, saying that love is a bullet to the brain. She then shoots them both in the heart...

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Episode Quotes
Cupid: Til death do us part. Don't worry. You won't have to wait that long.

Reiter: The difference between insanity and belief lies only in the number of believers.

Oliver: Felicity... before I met you, I had a plan. I had a way that I was gonna be. Bu then you walked into my life. Or, I--I... showed up at your cubicle and you changed everything. I was in darkness. But with your kindness, your generosity, your compassion, your intelligence, your wit, and your trust... you brought me into the light. You let me know... that I deserved it. You were that light. And I don't know if I still deserve that trust... if I deserve you. I probably don't. But whatever has happened, whatever will happen, the way that you make me feel is the best part of my life. You can ask me to say that I don't love you... that I will never lie to you again. You are my always. And I just want the chance to be yours.

Felicity: Because love is life itself. And if I die tonight... it'll be okay because I was one of those people lucky enough to have experienced it. From the moment he walked itno my life, everything changed. I became a person that I didn't even know I was capable of becoming. I became the very best version of myself. That would never have been possible without our love. Our love gives my life meaning. It gives my life purpose. And it... brings us more joy than you can ever take away from us. And it's worth living for. All of it.

Oliver: That's not exactly how I pictured our wedding day.
Felicity: I don't know. Being kidnapped by psychotic criminals has sort of been the theme of our relationship.

Cultural References
Thea: Felicity Scissorhands.

Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 movie about an artificial boy with scissors for hands. When his creator dies, he is adopted by a local woman and tries to fit in.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperGreg Berlanti  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  Marc Guggenheim
Executive ProducerSarah Schechter  |  Wendy Mericle  |  Greg Berlanti  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  Marc Guggenheim
Co-Executive ProducerSpeed Weed
ProducerTodd Pittson  |  Ben Sokolowski  |  Glen Winter  |  Keto Shimizu
Co-ProducerCarl Ogawa  |  Jon Wallace  |  Jennifer Lence  |  Beth Schwartz
EditorThomas Wallerstein
CastingDavid Rapaport  |  Lyndsey Baldasare
First Assistant DirectorKen Shane
Second Assistant DirectorYannick Leray
MusicBlake Neely
Music EditorShie Rozow
Music SupervisorSeason Kent
Costume DesignerMaya Mani
HairstylistPaul J. Edwards
Make-upDanielle Fowler
Key GripJohn O'Neill (2)
Set DecoratorDominique Fauquet-LeMaitre
Location ManagerBill Burns (1)
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Production CoordinatorFawn McDonald
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Director of PhotographyCorey Robson
Stunt CoordinatorJ.J. Makaro  |  Eli Zagoudakis
Art DirectorBridgit McGuire
Assistant Production CoordinatorTarryn Lee
Production ManagerMichael Potkins
Production AccountantJosee Brodeur
Casting AssociateJackie Sollitino
Fight CoordinatorJames Bamford
Canadian CastingSean Cossey  |  J.J. Ogilvy
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