Oliver Queen faces his biggest challenge as Mayor when Vigilante attacks him in Arrow season 5 episode 15. For a refresher on what happened last week, read my recap of episode 14.
Arrow season 5 episode 15 opens with Oliver dealing with news of his impeachment hearing. He tells Thea Queen that she’ll have to deal with Susan Williams.
Later, Oliver asks Felicity Smoak for her help dealing with Susan. Felicity tells him she thinks he’s going to beat this thing because “Star City’s Mayor Oliver Queen is a hero.”
Meanwhile, Vigilante watches a report about Oliver as he loads a gun. He looks at Oliver’s image on the Tv and says, “Bang.”
Oliver goes to his impeachment trial. When he greets Susan Williams, she brings up how he trashed her credibility.
Oliver drives with Thea and she tries to convince him to throw Billy Malone under the bus. But, he insists it’s not an option. Then, Vigilante shows up and fights him. He tells Oliver, “Lucky you. You get one more day.”
Later, Oliver tells an EMT that he’s fine. Adrian Chase tells him, “This was Vigilante.”
Later, Adrian as Vigilante takes out a henchman. Then, he answers a call and says, “Yes, I’d like to report a sighting of Vigilante. This is District Attorney Chase.”
At the bunker, John Diggle asks Felicity if there’s any word from Dinah Drake. Felicity says that she has leverage against a politician whose wife crashed her car on purpose in a recent accident.
Later, Oliver tells Adrian that he needs to hold a press conference. Adrian asks who he’s throwing under the bus. Oliver says, “The Green Arrow.”
Diggle, Curtis Holt and Rene Ramirez arrive at a building where they believe Vigilante is operating. Felicity informs the this building offers perfect line-of-sight to Oliver’s next speech.
Oliver holds a press conference. He says, “The Green Arrow is not a hero. He’s what’s keeping Star City from being all it can be.”
Later, Oliver sits in his office when Quentin Lance visits. He asks how it feels making himself into a villains and Oliver doesn’t respond.
At the end of the episode, Adrian talks to Susan and tells her that he wants to talk to her about an exclusive. He tells her, “You could say it’s life or death.”1 of 1