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Fundamentals 

In his darkest place yet, Oliver wonders if he has failed at everything; Oliver lashes out at Felicity and William; a surprising visit from an old friend has Oliver questioning his next move.

Director:

Ben Hernandez Bray (as Ben Bray)

Writers:

Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / Green Arrow / The Hood
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Echo Kellum ... Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
Rick Gonzalez ... Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
Juliana Harkavy ... Dinah Drake / Black Canary
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance / Black Siren
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Josh Segarra ... Adrian Chase
Kirk Acevedo ... Ricardo Diaz
Kathleen Gati ... Raisa
Keri Adams Keri Adams ... Bethany Snow
Carlo Fortin ... Uni #5
Julian Haig ... Uni #1
Gwenda Lorenzetti Gwenda Lorenzetti ... Councilwoman #1
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Storyline

In his darkest place yet, Oliver wonders if he has failed at everything - being a father, a mayor and a hero. His frustration rising, Oliver lashes out at Felicity and William. A surprising visit from an old friend has Oliver questioning his next move.

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

In the main title "Arrow" only Oliver's arrow (logo) was shown. See more »

Goofs

Councilman Kullens threatens Oliver with impeachment for perjury. Perjury is lying under oath and at no point has Oliver been sworn. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Queen: My wife wants a separation. I lost my temper in front of my son. I scared him. It was really bad.
Quentin Lance: Well, you know, I mean, just apologize to the kid, sleep on the couch for the night, and... you know, a separation just seems a little extreme.
Oliver Queen: You know, Quentin, with everything that's been happening, it feels like par for the course.
Quentin Lance: You talking about John Diggle?
Oliver Queen: John, Curtis, Rene, Dinah. Why haven't you quit?
Quentin Lance: Promise of a raise.
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Connections

References The Parent Trap (1961) See more »

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Man this episode went way back to basics
13 April 2018 | by highmarksreviewsSee all my reviews

Where to start? Arrow's troubled sixth season might just have found it's new high-point. "Fundamentals" is a triumph not just for its brutal SCPD battle, political element or family issues, but rather the psychological trauma that Oliver (Stephen Amell) had to tackle. The episode incorporated effects of past seasons and some great cinematography to craft a traumatic experience. Sadly enough, the season is coming to an end soon and I feel that themes like this could have played all the way through the first half of the season. With the supporting cast cut, exceptionally strong performances all around and the "return" of an amazing villain fueled this week's drama that stripped Oliver Queen down to his core and was probably one of the shows darkest chapters ever.


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