Season 2 Episode 9

Three Ghosts

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Dec 11, 2013 on The CW
out of 10
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Episode Summary


After a battle with Cyrus Gold, Oliver is poisoned and left for dead, and Felicity gives him an antidote that causes hallucinations of his past. Meanwhile, Brother Blood captures Roy, Barry continues assisting Felicity, and Lance loses someone when he tries to run surveillance on Cyrus.

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  • Too much too soon

    I found the whole ghost thing a little tiresome, but apart from that it was a good episode, I'd have liked to have seen the introduction of new super heros and villains happen a little slower, so many created in just one episode was too much too soon.
  • Another great episode!

    This show is just phenomenal. Finally, Roy's character getting a move on in the right direction with the "Super Powers", can't wait for him to join Team-Arrow and kick some super-Ass...
  • Totally agree, a definite 9.5

    What a way to end the first part of the season! Everything was happening and what a revelation at the end. This was a very good plot following up with the previous week's ending and Oliver barely making it back from death. He knows now that these guys are using the old Japanese super soldier drug and he attempts to have the police take out the super soldier which back fires badly. And interwoven in the plot Roy is trying to do his own investigation which goes haywire as well. Oliver begins to hallucinate but the final episode of it actually saves his life. Along with all this Barry is helping out before heading back to his own town where we see what happens to him to prepare for the new show next year. Finally the denouement is seeing Slade reappear in Starling City after everyone thought he died on the island. Bam, bam, bam, what a roll to get ready for Arrow's return early next year.moreless
  • Will Barry be "Gone in a Flash"?

    Awesome job including more of the more familiar characters from the DC universe this season. I guess any guy like me, who has read some DC comics, quickly recognized the name "Barry Allen". Spoiler alert! His alter ego is a very known DC character - The Flash. I really hope this is a starting trend, and that Barry will be a recurring character as the show continues. And a warm welcome to any other character as well.moreless
  • Nice villain set up there, show

    On this show no one stays dead. I was glad for Tommy's reappearance short as it was and I also like the tables being turned on Oliver when he is not the avenger but the target of a vengance.

    I wish people would stop hurting Roy though I wonder how much power he will gain from the serum and how he and The Hood will play together. And how it will affect his relationship with Thea.

    Grant Gustin is just wonderful as Barry. I like the bubbling enthusiasm as well as his determination and will to help. I definitely want to see more of him - on this show or in his own, I'm not picky. I also liked his interactions with Felicity. They do have potential but I think theirs would evolve into a wonderful friendship rather than a wonderful romance eventually, given a chance.

    Speaking of which, did the show just aknowledged that Felicity is someone Oliver loves? Because that is rather big. Just like Felicity's non-denial on liking Oliver ... like that. They are handling their relationship wonderfully. I liked how she stood up to him and that hug.

    Over all I was a pretty happy camper.moreless
Grant Gustin

Grant Gustin

Barry Allen

Guest Star

Graham Shiels

Graham Shiels

Brother Cyrus Gold

Guest Star

Olivia Chang

Olivia Chang

Linda Parks

Guest Star

Kevin Alejandro

Kevin Alejandro

Sebastian Blood

Recurring Role

Celina Jade

Celina Jade


Recurring Role

Bex Taylor-Klaus

Bex Taylor-Klaus


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Diggle jumps into Oliver's car to escape Cyrus Gold and says "He picked me up like I was nothing." But Cyrus never picked Diggle up; he punched him and sent him flying across the room.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Oliver: Roy, this is going to hurt.
      Roy: My anger is dulling the pain.
      Sin: (hands him some booze) This will dull it better.

    • Oliver: You freaking psychopath!
      Ivo: History will make that judgment.

    • Laurel: I noticed on the drive up that your house wasn't festooned with Christmas decorations.
      Oliver: Well, we didn't feel very much like festooning this year.

    • Slade: The island didn't make you strong, kid. It revealed you to be weak.

    • Tommy: You didn't let me die, Ollie. You fought to save me. Because that's what you do. What you have always done. You fight to survive. I know I called you a murderer, but you are not. You are a hero. You beat the island. You beat my father. So fight, Oliver. Get up and fight back.

    • Sebastian: You know who he is under that hood, don't you?
      Slade: I know exactly who he is. He's my friend.
      Sebastian: That's why you don't want him dead.
      Slade: Death would be a release from this life, and his sentence is yet to be carried out. I am going to tear everything he cares about away from him. Destroy those who choose to follow him. Corrupt those he loves. Once he has lost everyone and everything he values... I will drive an arrow through his eye.

    • Oliver: But we... we have other problems.
      Diggle: Wouldn't be us if we didn't.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Felicity: Are you sure this wasn't Fantasy Island?
      Referencing the ABC television series that ran from 1978 to 1984. Each week the enigmatic Mr. Roarke welcomed several guests to his secluded tropical island and granted each of them their fondest desire. Their fantasy would inevitably spin off in some unanticipated direction and they would learn a valuable moral lesson.