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The #DCTV Secrets of ARROW: Ep 4.11 "A.W.O.L."

The #DCTV Secrets of ARROW: Ep 4.11 "A.W.O.L."

By Amy Ratcliffe Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

There's magic in the air (quite literally) in Star City this season—and there are more secrets than just the source of that power to be found. That’s why we’re here to tease you with all the #DCTV Secrets hiding in each episode. If you really want to know some of the answers to these questions, check out the spoiler section... and get to the point.

There isn't a spire high enough to keep these secrets safe.

A criminal organization resurfaces in Star City, and it has a connection to John and Andy's past. John has to put trust in his brother to get to the bottom of the shady happenings. Felicity rolls back into action to assist the team in detecting the truth, but did they find out everything? We have some inside intel...

Here are the #DCTV Secrets from this week's episode:

  • What is Shadowspire?
  • Overwatch? Where have we heard that name before?

Want to carry on the conversation?  Aim your sights on #DCTV at Twitter and see what clues others have tracked down.

Don’t peek behind the mask if you don’t want to know any more. But of course you do and you will.





You Can't Keep a Bad Criminal Organization Down

Diggle and Andy's acquaintance from the past was connected to Shadowspire. You know an organization is bad news when A.R.G.U.S. seems concerned. The group first appeared in the comics in DEATHSTROKE #53. They committed the usual terrible deeds: they supplied South American drug cartels, infiltrated governments, and tried to wipe out Washington D.C. with a weaponized plague. Shadowspire's ultimate goal was to embroil the world in chaos and anarchy—beginning with the United States—so they could step in to take control and profit from the chaos.

Lieutenant Joyner's name was inspired by the writer who created Shadowspire, Tom Joyner.

A Literary Name

Felicity picks up a cool new moniker in this episode—Overwatch. Don’t look for it within the DC Universe, though. You won’t find it. So why does that name seem familiar? It’s because Felicity shares her new ID with the title of Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim's debut novel, a spy tale that also features a shadowy organization intent on disrupting the world and a brilliant computer hacker.

See you next week!