Enter the new blood, first up is Rene Ramirez a.k.a Wild Dog, a vigilante inspired by what the Green Arrow did in Season 4. Curtis Holt also get a bigger role in Team Arrow this season as he assumes the role of Mister Terrific. The next one up is Ragman Rory Regan, the sole survivor of the bomb blast from last season that Felicity was unfortunately responsible for, and finally (but not for long SPOILERS obvious) Evelyn Sharp, a street wise kid who picks the wrong side. We are later introduced to another character who joins the team named Dinah Drake who becomes the new Black Canary...again SPOILERS people. This team are later in the first half of the series join again by John and Detective Lance who are more side character this time around.
Season 5 has Queen take on another role to protect the people of his city as he take on the mantle of city Mayor, a role he soon finds to be a fine line between this and his role as the Green Arrow, all the while taking on a new more violent enemy Prometheus, yet another hooded archer hell bent on destroying our hero and all he holds dear.
The problem with this season is the same problem I found with The Flash Season 3 that is gets a bit slow midway. It gets a little repetitive and if i'm honest I am looking forward to there be much less flashback parts in Season 6 because this whole Bratva story is boring as hell. However once you get through the half way point the show begins to pick up speed again. While I prefer the team in The Flash, Team Arrow isn't great and the team as a whole seems a little lackluster but there are a characters like Rory who I would have liked to see more of, and Dinah Drake adds a little more pep into the show.
Arrow Season 5 is pretty much the same as the seasons that came before, aside from the epic crossover Invasion story line and the references to The Flash, like Flashpoint where Barry reveals that John had a son before and now has a daughter. This season was OKAY this isn't the weakest of the five but I hope season six brings something new to the table before it gets stale like Supernatural.