It’s almost CW Superhero Season again, which means you need to move one item to the top of your to-do list: a refresher on the previous seasons of Arrow before diving back into Oliver Queen’s world. Arrow is heading into its fifth season, which means it is almost at the celebrated 100-episode mark. This also means that you have lots of backstory to remember (and some you should probably try hard to forget). We’re here to sort out which details fall into the former category.
Since I’ve had a chance to view the Season 5 premiere, here are some of the essentials of what you need to remember to be caught up for everything happening in Star City (and with less enthusiasm, everything happening in the flashbacks):