|Season 4, Episode 20|
|Episode Guide Transcript|
The Longbow Hunters is the twentieth episode of Arrow Season 4 and the 89th episode overall.
OLIVER TAKES A DARK TURN- When Laurel is kidnapped and tortured by Abbot's men, Oliver, Nyssa, and Helena team up to rescue her. After Laurel's rescue, Oliver's personality becomes darker and darker to the point where Andrea intervenes on his friends' behalf. Thea becomes concerned that her brother may be lost during her training with Slade, but Malcolm does not give up and uses League remedies to enter Ollie's mind. Diggle confronts Abbot personally. Laurel and Sara dream of their father.
- Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen
- Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance
- David Ramsey as John Diggle/The Guardian
- Willa Holland as Thea Queen
- Katrina Law as Nyssa al Ghul
- Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary
- Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn
- and John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn/Ra's al Ghul
- Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance
- Deborah Ann Woll as Andrea Beaumont/The Phantasm
- Jessica de Gouw as Helena Bertinelli/Huntress
- with Josh Lucas as Kyle Abbot
- and Marc Alaimo as Theodore Gaynor
- Antagonist: Kyle Abbot
- This episode is inspired by the Green Arrow comic of the same name, wherein Black Canary is tortured and Oliver goes dark to save her from her captors. This symbolizes a darker tone in his stories for the next several years.