SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for “Irreconcilable Differences,” the midseason finale of Arrow Season 6.
Team Arrow just experienced a mass exodus. In “Irreconcilable Differences,” the midseason finale of Arrow Season 6, all of Oliver’s new recruits — Black Canary, Wild Dog and Mr. Terrific — decided to leave the team after an invasion of privacy that left them feeling hurt and betrayed.
At his wedding reception, Oliver learned that someone had confessed to the FBI’s Special Agent Amanda Watson that he is the Green Arrow. As soon as he learned the news, he put Rene, Curtis Holt and Dinah Drake under surveillance to figure out which new team member had betrayed them. While this didn’t pinpoint the traitor, it did reveal that Dinah had secretly been meeting up with Vigilante, her deranged ex. When Oliver confronted her and called her the traitor, Wild Dog came clean and admitted that he was the one who had betrayed the team for the sake of his daughter.
The team carried on for another mission, but the damage was done. By spying on his new recruits, Oliver had lost their trust, and the mission went awry because of that. When they returned to the bunker, Oliver unceremoniously kicked Wild Dog off the team, only for Black Canary and Mr. Terrific to follow suit. According to Dinah, she had lost faith in Oliver and what he stood for. Similarly, Curtis felt that the spying hadn’t been fair, since he had done so much for the team.
Before he left, Curtis told Felicity that he will remain a part of their startup Helix Dynamics. It is unclear what this means for Rene, as he serves a position in Oliver’s mayoral office.
Per the promo for the midseason premiere, Wild Dog, Black Canary and Mr. Terrific will form their own splinter group. This is sure to spell trouble for Oliver, who will continue to operate as Green Arrow with original team members Felicity and Diggle at his side. Seeing as both teams will continue to fight crime in Star City, it shouldn’t be long before they run into each other.
Starring Stephen Amell as the Emerald Archer, Arrow will return Thursday, January 18 at 9pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars Emily Bett Rickards, David Ramsey, Willa Holland and more.
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