With the help of allies, Slade Wilson, Yao Fei, and Shado, he begins to learn the skills needed to survive.
The vigilante team ultimately realizes the list of names is connected to a larger conspiracy called "The Undertaking", a scheme orchestrated by Malcolm Merlyn to destroy the poor and crime-ridden neighborhood of the Glades.
Oliver fights and supposedly kills Malcolm but The Undertaking succeeds, leaving the Glades largely destroyed and 503 dead including Tommy Merlyn.
The main cast featured in a promotional image for the second season.
From left to right, Laurel (Cassidy), Slade (Bennett), Felicity (Rickards), Oliver (Amell), John (Ramsey), Thea (Holland), and Roy (Haynes).
He fights criminals who take advantage of the Glades after its destruction, while trying to redeem himself as a hero, but is challenged when those closest to him are endangered.