Oliver Queen and the team travel to Russia in Arrow season 5 episode 12. For a refresher on what happened last week, read my recap of episode 11.
Arrow season 5 episode 12 opens with Oliver training with Talia al Ghul. He asks why they’re bothering with low level drug dealers and she tells him they’re target practice.
Oliver talks to Susan Williams at the Mayor’s Office when she gets a news update. She tells him that General Walker has gone missing in Chechnya.
In the bunker, Felicity Smoak says that according to Lyla Michaels, Walker is planning on selling nuclear weapons. John Diggle says that they need the whole team for this.
Team Arrow arrives in Russia. Oliver greets his contact Anatoly Knyazev, but Anatoly immediately punches him in the face and says, “You never should’ve come back to Russia.”
Anatoly says that one of Oliver’s brothers is dead because of him, so he won’t help him. He says, “Go home Oliver. There’s nothing for you here.”
The team gets a location on Walker and goes in. But, while battling his henchmen, they lose track of him. Oliver grabs one of the henchmen and say that he should take them right to Walker.
Later, the man is tied up and blindfolded. Oliver threatens him with spark plugs.
Oliver meets up with Anatoly again. He asks him what he wants. Anatoly pours him a drink and says, “To our imperfect union.”
Oliver and Dinah Drake go on a mission to do a favor for Anatoly. Oliver throws a man through a window and then tells him, “Anatoly Knyazev says you have two days to shut your business down.” He breaks two of the man’s fingers before walking away.
Later, Curtis Holt tells Oliver, “There’s a whole mess of Russian dudes outside.” Oliver goes outside and sees Anatoly, who tells him that he has a location for General Walker and a group of men to help with the fight.
General Walker makes his arms trade but Oliver and the others show up to stop it. Dinah stops the van that they believe is carrying the nuclear bomb.
The real bomb is in another building. When Felicity can’t disarm it, Rory uses his rags to absorb the blast.
The team goes to a bar and Curtis toasts to Rory “and his amazing nuke-stopping rags.” Diggle tells Oliver that Walker is being escorted by a military guard.
Susan Williams meets up with a contact who tells her about a vigilante archer who was in Russia at the same time as Oliver. He asks, “What are the odds of Oliver Queen and the Green Arrow being in Russia at the same time?” She responds, “Very good… if Oliver Queen is the Green Arrow.”