The last time Arrow and Diggle was in the Axis Chamber, Darhk was sucking up tens of thousands of soul via the idol after releasing a nuclear bomb on the town of Havenwood. Rather than killing them both. Darhk destroy the chamber and let the debris falls on the two. They escape. With the help of Felicity, they found the entrance to the Ark. The two stumbling into ‘Pleasantville’ battling Merlyn and the Ghost searching for Thea. Unfortunately Thea was tied up and under the influence of mind altering drug force-fed by Malcolm. She was blamed for the escape of Anarchy. When Arrow found her and cut her loose, Thea attack Arrow instead.
At the control centre of the Ark, Darhk managed to acquired the help of Felicity ex boyfriend Cooper Seldon (Not Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory, otherwise Star City will be doom) to get the Rubicon back from Felicity/Noah and Curtis. 3 against one even if it’s behind the keyboards and computers is still not a fair fight. But Cooper seems to be doing just fine. Several attempt almost got the Rubicon back. (I should mention the reason for the disadvantage for the trio is because of the presence of Donna that constantly bickering with Noah and Felicity. I wish I could selectively mute her voice out). Felicity was force into coming clean with her about working with Team Arrow. Donna was fiercely protective of Felicity, watching her striking up a rapport with Noah alarmed her that he will once again hurt their daughters feelings. She let Felicity know it was her that took her away from Noah. The battle of the computer whiz continues each trying to short-circuit the others power supply. Eventually Curtis managed to short-circuit Darhk control centre effectively blow it off-line. Donna pressured Noah behind Felicity ‘s back to go away and never return.
Back at the Ark, Arrow manage to talk Thea out of her fugue state as they start to battle Malcolm and the Ghost. Just then, Anarchy came on tv announcing he had Ruve and the Darhk’s daughter. He threaten to kill them and blow up the Ark. Arrow dispatch Malcolm to get the residents of the Ark to escape while Diggle, Thea and he will rescue the hostages. The trio show up at the HIVE bunker to face Anarchy. But he had wired the place to blow up even if there’s a misfires of shots. Arrow fire a shot at him and missed and cause explosions. Between battling Anarchy and trying to save the hostage, the building started to crumble with domino effects that causing the Ark to collapse. Anarchy bid his escape but not before he stab Ruve with the arrow. Arrow, Diggle and Thea rescued the kid and escape before the place crumble. The streets on the Ark is chaotic as the residents trying to evacuate. As Arrow, Diggle, Thea and Darhk’s daughter got out.
Without his wife, daughter and the safe place of Ark. Damien Darhk has nothing to lose but proceed his plan to regain Rubicon to end the world. That leads him to Felicity, Donna and Curtis in their loft looking menacing as usual.
Here’s a look at next week’s preview of the season finale episode titled Schism. Oliver unite with a surprising force to Damien Darhk and his magic once and for all.