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Arrow: Genesis

While Diggle goes off after his brother, Thea takes a weekend off with Alex but begins to have doubts that it was a good idea. Meanwhile, Oliver and Felicity travel to Hub City to find a shaman that can teach Oliver how to resist Damien's dark magic.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x20
Production Number: 3J5820/T2712820
Airdate: Wednesday May 04th, 2016

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) May 11, 2016
NO (TV2 Zebra) Jun 17, 2016

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

Guest Stars
Audrey Marie AndersonAudrey Marie Anderson
As Lyla Michaels
Eugene ByrdEugene Byrd
As Andy Diggle
Parker YoungParker Young
As Alex Davis
Lynda BoydLynda Boyd
As Phaedra Nixon
James KidnieJames Kidnie
As Milo Armitage
Adrian McMorranAdrian McMorran
As Michael Amar / Murmur (as Adrian Glynn McMorran)
Gabriella Wright
As Esrin Fortuna

Co-Guest Stars
Michael BardachMichael Bardach
As Homeless Man
Main Cast
Stephen AmellStephen Amell
As Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
David RamseyDavid Ramsey
As John Diggle
Willa HollandWilla Holland
As Thea Queen
Emily Bett RickardsEmily Bett Rickards
As Felicity Smoak
John BarrowmanJohn Barrowman
As Malcolm Merlyn


The two members of the Hive Council, Phaedra Nixon and Milo Armitage, meet with Damien. While they wait, they discuss what to do with Damien now that he's escaped. Milo insists that he's created a contingency, just as Damien arrives with Malcolm, Damien, and Murmur. Damien points out that Malcolm has told him what the Council did to him, and he says that he had a lot of time to consider things. He asks if his imprisonment delayed Genesis, and Milo assures him that it didn't. Satisfied, Damien asks why he needs them. Milo fires at him, and Damien magically catches the bullet and sends it back into Milo's head. Damien kills Phaedra and tells the members watching on the cameras that it's time to begin Genesis...

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Episode Quotes
Damien: I had a lot of time to reflect while I was in prison, mostly about religion, and bundt cake.

Felicity: So if you know Dahrk, why haven't you tried to end him?
Esrin Fortuna: That's not the way of things. We immortals tend to stay out of the affairs of men.
Felicity: Unless someone owes you money.

Damien: You seem like a likable guy, Oliver. I bet you got a lot of friends. I'm going to enjoy killing every last one of them.

Damien: After Laurel, I let you alone to grieve. I was being nice. You have no idea how much I hate being nice.

Diggle: Andy told me that Genesis is coming.
Felicity: I don't think so. Phil Collins said they'd never tour again.

Cultural References
Thea: Well, I'm not just saying this because I love Harry Potter, but why are we not all taking those lesson?

Harry Potter is the boy wizard in the seven J.K. Rowling novels that spawned eight successful movies. Initially a novice mage, Harry develops to become one of the most powerful wizards of his generation and battles the evil Lord Voldemort.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperGreg Berlanti  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  Marc Guggenheim
Executive ProducerSarah Schechter  |  Marc Guggenheim  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  Greg Berlanti  |  Wendy Mericle
Co-Executive ProducerSpeed Weed
ProducerBen Sokolowski  |  Keto Shimizu  |  Glen Winter  |  Todd Pittson
Co-ProducerJon Wallace  |  Jennifer Lence  |  Beth Schwartz  |  Carl Ogawa
EditorJessie Murray
CastingLyndsey Baldasare  |  David Rapaport
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 ManagerKirk Adamson
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Art DirectorBridgit McGuire
Production ManagerMichael Potkins
Casting AssociateJackie Sollitino
Assistant To The Executive ProducerNolan Dunbar  |  Rebecca Bellotto
Assistant To The ProducerHailey Hume
Canadian CastingJ.J. Ogilvy  |  Sean Cossey
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