This week, Arrow episode 5×11 ‘Second Chances’ will hit the airwaves, but the production team is well ahead of that, with the season’s 17th episode entering production today.
As he is wont to do, executive producer Marc Guggenheim revealed the episode’s start date today on Twitter, along with a picture of the script’s title page. From that, we can glean the episode’s title and learn the writers and director.
Episode 5×17 is titled ‘Kapot’ and was written by Brian Ford Sullivan and Emilio Ortega Aldrich. Kevin Tancharoen will direct.
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) January 30, 2017
As you can see, the title is quite unusual. “Kapot” is a Dutch word meaning “broken,” similar to the more common German word, “kaput.” (As in, “After the wreck, my car was kaput.”)
Why the writers chose the Dutch version remains to be seen; there could be some cultural significance we aren’t aware of just yet. As far as the word’s meaning, there are a number of things that could be “broken” on Arrow. Actually, “Broken” would make a good title for 99% of Arrow‘s episodes.
UPDATE: Apparently, “kapot” is also a Russian word (“капот”) meaning “hood” or “cowl.” Obviously, that makes a lot more sense when it comes to Arrow, both in that Oliver wears a hood and was once called “The Hood” and because this season revolves heavily around the country of Russia.
Coming Soon on Season 5
If you’re keeping track, here is the updated list of all the known upcoming Arrow episodes:
- 5×11 – ‘Second Chances’
- 5×12 – ‘Bratva’
- 5×13 – ‘Spectre of the Gun’
- 5×14 – ‘The Sin-Eater’
- 5×15 – ‘Fighting Fire With Fire’
- 5×16 – ‘Checkmate’
- 5×17 – ‘Kapot’
We’ll have more on the latest episode of Arrow as we learn it.
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
What do you make of the latest Arrow episode title? Do you know of any significance behind the word “kapot“? Share your thoughts in the comments below!