|Old Friends, New Enemies|
|Season 5, Episode 2 (82)|
PART 2 OF 2: A BIRD DIES- With the return of their nemesis Brainiac, the Birds go on both the defensive and offensive; their new plan is not enough to save a teammate and friend. As D.I.S.C.O.R.D. plots her next move against the criminal element of Platinum Flats, Thea Queen roots out Tess Luthor and Barbara Gordon settles in. In flashback, Ray Palmer surprises Carrie Cutter for her birthday and the duo are interrupted by a face from the past. Meanwhile, President Luthor pays Alexandra Danvers a visit.
- Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/Black Canary
- Katrina Law as Nyssa Raatko/Nyssa al Ghul
- Jessica de Gouw as Helena Bertinelli/Huntress
- Katie McGrath as Tess Luthor
- Willa Holland as Thea Queen/Speedy
- Chyler Leigh as Alexandra Danvers
- Jane Levy as Barbara Gordon/Oracle
- with Amy Acker as Brainiac
- and Katheryn Winnick as Shane Sonus
Special Guest Star
- Kristin Kreuk as Evelyn Langstrom
- Deborah Ann Woll as Andrea Beaumont
- with Michael Rosenbaum as President Lex Luthor (Earth-30)
- and Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/ATOM
Special Appearance By
- Neal McDonough as "Damien Darhk"
- Amy Gumenick as Carrie Cutter/Cupid
- Georgina Haig as Mercy Graves (Earth-16)
- Marie Avgeropoulos as Diana, Princess of Themyscira
- Antagonists: Brainiac, D.I.S.C.O.R.D.
- Not counting his cameo in the previous episode, Lex Luthor (Earth-30) was last seen chronologically in Such Rage In Your Heart.
- Final appearance of Nyssa Raatko.
- "Damien Darhk" was last seen in Ab Initio.
- 2nd episode this season to feature all main characters.
- This episode takes place on May 3, 2023.