“Arrow” Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer, Photos, Synopsis: Mama Smoak Arrives

On "Arrow" season 3, episode 5 "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak," Felicity's mother arrives in Starling and the city is taken hostage by a cyber attack.
On "Arrow" season 3, episode 5 "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak," Felicity's mother arrives in Starling and the city is taken hostage by a cyber attack.

The arrival of Felicity Smoak’s mother has been teased for weeks, ever since it was announced that Charlotte Ross would be taking on the role. New photos and a trailer, which further tease what’s to come on Arrow season 3, episode 5 “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak,” have been released.

In the newly released photos, seen below, Felicity introduces her mother to her new boss, Ray Palmer, Laurel continues to train with Ted Grant, and Oliver talks with Thea:

"Arrow" Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer, Photos, Synopsis: Mama Smoak Arrives

"Arrow" Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer, Photos, Synopsis: Mama Smoak Arrives

"Arrow" Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer, Photos, Synopsis: Mama Smoak Arrives

"Arrow" Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer, Photos, Synopsis: Mama Smoak Arrives

"Arrow" Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer, Photos, Synopsis: Mama Smoak Arrives

"Arrow" Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer, Photos, Synopsis: Mama Smoak Arrives

"Arrow" Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer, Photos, Synopsis: Mama Smoak Arrives

"Arrow" Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer, Photos, Synopsis: Mama Smoak Arrives

"Arrow" Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer, Photos, Synopsis: Mama Smoak Arrives

"Arrow" Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer, Photos, Synopsis: Mama Smoak Arrives

"Arrow" Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer, Photos, Synopsis: Mama Smoak Arrives

"Arrow" Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer, Photos, Synopsis: Mama Smoak Arrives

"Arrow" Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer, Photos, Synopsis: Mama Smoak Arrives

"Arrow" Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer, Photos, Synopsis: Mama Smoak Arrives

"Arrow" Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer, Photos, Synopsis: Mama Smoak Arrives

In the official trailer, serious complications arise when a computer code that Felicity developed is stolen by a villain and used to take over Starling City:

The official synopsis for “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak” says:

“CHARLOTTE ROSS (“NYPD BLUE”) STARS AS FELICITY’S MOTHER — When a cyber attack brings Starling City to its knees, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are pushed to their limits to contain the destruction. Life gets even more complicated for Felicity when her mother, Donna (guest star Charlotte Ross), stops by for a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Ted Grant (guest star JR Ramirez) questions Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) motives, and Thea (Willa Holland) buys an apartment with Malcolm’s (John Barrowman) ‘estate’ money, which infuriates Oliver. Nolan Funk guest stars as Felicity’s ex-boyfriend. Michael Schultz directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Brian Ford Sullivan (#305).”

Arrow season 3, episode 5 “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak” will air Wednesday, November 5 at 8PM EST on The CW.

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