Oct. 10, 2012
Returning Series
60 min.
The CW TV Network

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After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While he hides the truth about the man he's become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was.

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Susanna Thompson received a Dramatic Award for her role as Luisa in A Shayna Maidel. She was also nominated ...

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[b]Moira Queen ~ "From the moment your children are born, you worry what the world might do to them...but you never stop to think what you might do to them. That we could be our worst enemy".[/b]

Moira Queen is Oliver's mother. Moira is revealed to also be part of the secret organization her late-husband was involved with, which was making plans to bring down the city as a means of rebuilding it in the image of the organization's leader. After Robert is presumed dead she is forced to finish his work. When Walter becomes suspicious he is taken and held captive for months. He figures out that Moira was the reason he was taken and she is once again alone.

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05x23 - Lian Yu
Season 5, Episode 23
05x04 - Penance
Season 5, Episode 04
02x01 - City of Heroes
Season 2, Episode 01
04x20 - Genesis
Season 4, Episode 20
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Moira Queen Quotes

05x08 - Invasion! (3) Season 5 / Episode 8: - Invasion! (3)

Moira Queen: You're never without me, my beautiful boy. There's nothing else to say except I could not be more proud of you've become - someone else - something else.
Felicity Smoak: You honor the dead by fighting. AND YOU ARE *NOT DONE* FIGHTING!
Tommy Merlyn: I know I called you a murderer. But you are not. You are a hero!
Roy Harper: You saved my life. You gave me a purpose. This time we had to save you.
Laurel Lance: I know who you are in your *bones*, Oliver. And that person doesn't give up!
Robert Queen: It's your responsibility now!
02x20 - Seeing Red Season 2 / Episode 20: - Seeing Red

Oliver Queen: Mom, what's happening with Thea right now isn't because you weren't spending enough time with her.
Moira Queen: Well, maybe not. I have to do something. And I'm not sure what else to do.
Oliver Queen: Thea hates you right now because of the things that you've done. Terrible things. So let her see you do something good. As mayor. Mom, I know a little something about... sacrificing the people closets to me for the good of this city. It's what you need to do now.
Moira Queen: I know.
Oliver Queen: Good.
Moira Queen: Oliver, I know. I know. I've known... since last year, I suppose. The night of the undertaking, everything became to so clear. It was pretty much the night I stopped sleeping.
Oliver Queen: Before you say anything else...
Moira Queen: There's nothing else to say. Nothing I need to say. Except I could not be more proud.
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