Oct. 10, 2012
Returning Series
60 min.
The CW TV Network

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Arrow - 02x09 Three Ghosts

2x09 Three Ghosts

4.66/5 (50 votes)
First Aired: Dec. 11, 2013 on The CW

Summary: While recovering from a near-fatal drug overdose, Oliver begins hallucinating people from his past. Believing he's a liability, Oliver gives the information he has on Cyrus Gold to Quentin... which results in the deaths of several police officers. Meanwhile, Brother Blood captures Roy and…
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Main Characters in this Episode


Guest Stars

Arrow played by Stephen Amell
Sebastian Blood played by Kevin Alejandro
Brother Blood played by Kevin Alejandro
Detective Lucas Hilton played by Roger Cross (III)
Officer Daily played by Jesse Hutch
Cyrus Gold played by Graham Shiels
Linda Park played by Olivia Cheng (II)
Officer Jones played by Jennifer Cheon

Episode Quotes

Roy Harper: What are you doing? If you stick that in me, I'll kill you.
Brother Blood: No, brother Roy. You'll kill for me.
Oliver Queen: Roy was injected with the serum.
Felicity Smoak: Oh, my God, is he okay?
Oliver Queen: He's alive, but we're going to have to keep an eye on him.
John Diggle: And Cyrus Gold?
Oliver Queen: Died on Saturday, buried on Sunday.
John Diggle: "Solomon Grundy, born on a Monday..."
Oliver Queen: Christened on Tuesday. I know the poem. It symbolizes the seven stages of life - from birth to death.
John Diggle: What stage is this guy in?


  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When handing over information about Cyrus Gold, the Arrow calls Patrolman Lance "Detective" twice.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Felicity goes to put the mask on Oliver, she is putting it on his bare face (there is no black makeup on his eyes). When we cut to another shot, and the camera pans around to Oliver with the mask on, he is suddenly wearing eye makeup.
  • Goof (factual errors): Warfarin has long been a main ingredient in rat poison, and is also used in a more pure form as a pharmaceutical for blood clots; however, it takes three to five days to take effect, and the dosage must be calculated very carefully to balance the actual thickness of how much blood versus the medicinal efficacy of the warfarin ingested. In addition, it has side effects, but hallucinations and excessive sweating are not among them.


  • SPOILER: The episode is modeled after A Christmas Carol with the protagonist being visited by a series of ghosts; however, while Shado is a good match for Ghost of Christmas Past and Slade appearing as the Ghost of Christmas Present hints at him being the main enemy for this season, Tommy appears as what should be the Ghost of Christmas Christmas Yet To Come. Unless Tommy returns from the dead in a future season, his inclusion is odd.
  • During the news broadcast that Barry Allen watches, the reporter notes that her name is Linda Park. Linda would later be recast by Malese Jow and play a love interest for Barry in Season 1 of The Flash (2014).
  • SPOILER: When Oliver and Felicity argue about her revealing his secret identity to Barry Allen, Felicity asks if he is going to put an arrow in Barry, to which Oliver responds that he is "considering it." In the later The Flash episode "Flash vs. Arrow" (2014), Oliver does in fact put an arrow in Barry during training. This later becomes an on-going joke between the two, being referenced frequently.
  • Near the end of the episode, Diggle asks Oliver about Cyrus Gold's whereabouts, to which Oliver responds "Died on Saturday, buried on Sunday." This alludes to the "Tale of Solomon Grundy," whose real name was Cyrus Gold before he died.
  • SPOILER: Katie Cassidy, who plays Laurel Lance in this episode with Grant Gustin as Barry Allen the soon-to-be Flash, is the daughter of singer/actor David Cassidy who played Flash-villain Sam Scudder AKA the Mirror Master in "The Flash" (1990) {Done with Mirrors (#1.18)}, making her the second generation of actors in her family to appear with the Flash character.
3 years ago
Really was a great midseason finale I suspected Shado was dead and Slade would be back,so those reveals did'nt surprise me. But the manner of Shado's death surprise me and i'm not happy that it was so pointless.It was going to be a sticking point between Oliver And Slade which i also already suspected,there were a lot of other ways it could had gone down. To see Slade so soon it the present though that he's the mastermind behind Blood was also surprising I'm eager to see how he starts going after Oliver and the people he cares about.
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