'Arrow' Season 8 Episode 5 will air next week and we can't wait to see Roy Harper's return or the result of Laurel's choice

The upcoming episode, which will be bringing back the beloved Roy Harper, will see Oliver returning to Russia and we'll hopefully also find out how Laurel is reacting to the Monitor's offer at the end of the last episode.


                            'Arrow' Season 8 Episode 5 will air next week and we can't wait to see Roy Harper's return or the result of Laurel's choice

'Arrow' Season 8 is taking a short break between Episode 4 'Present Tense' and Episode 5 'Prochnost', which will be airing a week late. The upcoming episode will see Oliver Queen / Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) returning to Russia to find a certain general who can help him create a weapon to take on the Monitor / Mar Novu (LaMonica Garrett). 

Now that Mia Smoak (Katherine McNamara), William Clayton (Ben Lewis), and Connor Hawke (Joseph David-Jones) are part of the present-day Team Arrow, Oliver has plenty of back up on his mission, which could come in handy considering Oliver has a very complicated history with the Russian underground. However, the synopsis and stills for the episode suggest that John Diggle / Spartan (David Ramsey) may not be able to lend him a hand as he is going to be having his own side-quest with Colton Haynes' Roy Harper / Arsenal. 

We've been waiting to see Roy make his return for a while now and we had expected this to happen in Episode 3 when his long-time girlfriend Thea Queen / Speedy (Willa Holland) made her return. After all the back and forth over whether or not Roy will be in this season, it'll be nice to see him in action once again and we're really eager to see how that goes.

Colton Haynes as Roy Harper -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW (via greenarrowtv)

The thing we're most looking forward to seeing, though, is what Laurel Lance / Black Canary (Katie Cassidy) will be doing in the episode. The last time we saw her, Laurel was busy planning the creation of the Canary Network with Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy) until she ran into the Monitor, who asked her to betray Oliver in exchange for restoring her home universe of Earth-2

Laurel isn't the biggest fan of Oliver Queen and she certainly wants to do anything she can to bring back her world but it remains to be seen whether she will take up the Monitor's offer. Plus, at the moment we don't even know what exactly the Monitor has planned or even if he really is the Monitor as he claims to be.

Here's the synopsis for Episode 5: "Upon learning the key to opposing The Monitor, Oliver and team return to Russia on a mission to gather the necessary materials; Diggle reunites with a figure from his past."

'Arrow' Season 8 Episode 5 'Prochnost' will air on The CW on November 19.

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