By Natalie Abrams
July 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
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With most of Team Arrow going its separate ways in the season 4 finale, what does this mean for the future of Arrow? We hope to get some answers on that and much more during the Arrow panel at Comic-Con on Saturday. To prepare for the big event, EW is here to give you a refresher on where the super series ended its most recent season:

Where we left off: After Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) launched thousands of nukes around the world, Oliver (Stephen Amell) rallied the residents of Star City, and their collective hope helped him combat Damien’s magic, buying Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) enough time to stop the nukes before Oliver ultimately put the big bad down. In the end, Lance (Paul Blackthorne) was officially fired at SCPD, so he decided to skip town with Donna (Charlotte Ross); Thea (Willa Holland) quit the team to find herself; and Diggle (David Ramsey) reenlisted, leaving just Oliver and Felicity to pick up the pieces after he’s appointed the new mayor of Star City.

What we know about season 5: As previously teased, sinister players with a connection to Oliver’s past will push the team to its breaking point, threatening everything Oliver’s worked for and his legacy as the Green Arrow. Those “sinister players” may include the briefly mentioned Russian character Kovar — the show is likely headed to the Motherland in the flashbacks as viewers finally learn how Oliver joined the Bratva.

Though Team Arrow somewhat disbanded in the finale, it will add a few new members this year with the promotion of Echo Kellum (Curtis Holt) to series regular and the return of Madison McLaughlin, who will reprise her role as Evelyn Sharp. Among the new faces this season are Chad L. Coleman as a new villain; Tyler Ritter as new cop Detective Malone; Rick Gonzalez, who will play Wild Dog; Carly Pope as a Star City reporter; and Josh Segarra, who will take up the mantle of the Vigilante.

Plus: We’re also set to find out what Laurel mysteriously told Oliver before her death this year. And don’t forget that Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl will cross over for an epic event in December.

Comic-Con burning question: Will Team Arrow reunite?

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Billionaire Oliver Queen — under the vigilante persona of Arrow — tries to right the wrongs of his family and fight the ills of society.
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