Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 10, 2012
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
The CW TV Network

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Arrow

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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Arrow Season 1 (2012-2013)

1x01 1 1x01 Pilot
While on vacation Oliver Queen's ship is destroyed in a storm and he is the only survivor. He finds himself trapped on an island for the next five years. Once he makes it back to Starling ...
Oct. 10, 2012
1x02 1 1x02 Honor Thy Father
A corrupt businessman, Martin Somers, hires a Chinese assassin named China White to eliminate Laurel for finding out too much. While protecting Laurel, Oliver is offered the chance ...
Oct. 17, 2012
1x03 1 1x03 Lone Gunmen
Oliver learns that he is not the only person in Star City that is flying under the radar of the police. An assassin named Deadshot is targeting businessmen bidding on an energy project, ...
Oct. 24, 2012
1x04 1 1x04 An Innocent Man
While juggling his relationship with Laurel, Oliver discovers that one of the men on his list has framed an innocent man. Meanwhile, Thea helps Oliver with Laurel, and Walter has an ...
Oct. 31, 2012
1x05 1 1x05 Damaged
Oliver is arrested for murder and insists that Laurel defend him, putting her at odds with her father. However, when Oliver offers to take a polygraph test, Laurel asks him if there ...
Nov. 07, 2012
1x06 1 1x06 Legacies
When an off-duty officer is wounded by bank robbers calling themselves the Royal Flush Gang, Diggle tries to convince Oliver that he must do more than go after the men on his father's ...
Nov. 14, 2012
1x07 1 1x07 Muse of Fire
Oliver meets a kindred spirit: the daughter of a mobster who has her own desire for vengeance. Meanwhile, Tommy turns to Laurel for help.
Nov. 28, 2012
1x08 1 1x08 Vendetta
Oliver takes Helena under his wing and trains her in the life of a street vigilante. However, Diggle has concerns about Helena, concerns that soon prove true when Helena kills the head ...
Dec. 05, 2012
1x09 1 1x09 Year's End
When he discovers that Moira and Thea stopped celebrating Christmas since his disappearance, Oliver tries to throw a Queen Christmas party. Meanwhile, Tommy and Laurel disagree on how ...
Dec. 12, 2012
1x10 1 1x10 Burned
Oliver, his confidence undermined by his defeat at the hands of the Dark Archer, goes up against a psychologically traumatized firefighter. The man has started committing acts of arson ...
Jan. 16, 2013
1x11 1 1x11 Trust But Verify
Oliver and Diggle are at odds when Diggle's former commanding officer is next on the list. Meanwhile, Thea notices when Moira and Malcolm spend time together, while Tommy and Laurel ...
Jan. 23, 2013
1x12 1 1x12 Vertigo
Oliver hunts down a drug dealer known as "The Count" to prevent the distribution of a new drug known as Vertigo... after Thea has been arrested for using it. While Oliver turns to a ...
Jan. 30, 2013
1x13 1 1x13 Betrayal
Infamous criminal Cyrus Vanch plans to take on The Hood to reestablish his reputation as Starling City's leading crime lord. Meanwhile, Oliver confronts his mother over the copy of ...
Feb. 06, 2013
1x14 1 1x14 The Odyssey
Diggle finds himself working with an unlikely ally when Felicity brings a wounded Oliver to the warehouse. As Oliver's life hangs in the balance he remembers his time on the island ...
Feb. 13, 2013
1x15 1 1x15 Dodger
Oliver takes Felicity's advice and asks McKenna out on a date. Meanwhile, Thea befriends a pickpocket named Roy Harper, Moira takes on Malcolm, and a jewel thief who calls himself "Dodger" ...
Feb. 20, 2013
1x16 1 1x16 Dead To Rights
Deadshot is back and working with China White to kill Malcolm Merlyn. While Oliver goes after the two assassins, he struggles to help Tommy resolve his issues with his father and navigate ...
Feb. 27, 2013
1x17 1 1x17 The Huntress Returns
Oliver's life is going smoothly for once... until the Huntress returns to town. Meanwhile, Thea gets Roy Harper at job at the new club just in time for its opening night, and Laurel ...
Mar. 20, 2013
1x18 1 1x18 Salvation
A new vigilante, The Savior, stalks The Glades, killing those that he believes have wronged the residents and broadcasting their deaths online. When The Savior explains that he was ...
Mar. 27, 2013
1x19 1 1x19 Unfinished Business
A woman at Oliver's club dies of Vertigo and Oliver confirms that The Count is apparently not responsible. However, when The Count escapes, Oliver sets out to bring him in and finds ...
Apr. 03, 2013
1x20 1 1x20 Home Invasion
Oliver and his team go after Deadshot, only to discover that ARGUS plans to capture the assassin... and recruit him as an operative. Meanwhile, Roy seeks out The Hood while Laurel inadvertently ...
Apr. 24, 2013
1x21 1 1x21 The Undertaking
Left with no one but Felicity to rely on, Oliver goes after an accountant and gets a lead on Walter's whereabouts. With Diggle out of his life, Oliver turns to Felicity for help in ...
May. 01, 2013
1x22 1 1x22 Darkness On The Edge Of Town
The Dark Archer visits a seismologist to further The Undertaking. Meanwhile, Laurel makes a decision after Tommy tells her the truth, and Roy and Thea try to find The Hood. In flashback, ...
May. 08, 2013
1x23 1 1x23 Sacrifice
When they discover Malcolm's plan, Oliver and Diggle try to stop him but lose Felicity to a police arrest. Meanwhile, Thea learns that Roy is in danger and goes to The Glades, endangering ...
May. 15, 2013
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Season 1 Characters

Arrow played by Stephen Amell
Oliver Queen played by Stephen Amell
Laurel Lance played by Katie Cassidy
Tommy Merlyn played by Colin Donnell
John Diggle played by David Ramsey
Thea Queen played by Willa Holland
Moira Queen played by Susanna Thompson
Quentin Lance played by Paul Blackthorne
Felicity Smoak played by Emily Bett Rickards
Malcolm Merlyn played by John Barrowman
Slade Wilson played by Manu Bennett
Walter Steele played by Colin Salmon
Yao Fei played by Byron Mann
Edward Fyers played by Sebastian Dunn
Detective Lucas Hilton played by Roger R. Cross
Joanna De La Vega played by Annie Ilonzeh
Shado played by Celina Jade
Carly Diggle played by Christie Laing
Roy Harper played by Colton Haynes
China White played by Kelly Hu
CSU Tech Kelton played by Lee Vincent
News Reporter played by Marrett Green
Frank Chen played by Chin Han
Detective McKenna Hall played by Janina Gavankar
Deathstroke played by Jeffrey C. Robinson

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Season 1 Videos

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Season 1 Quotes

01x02 - Honor Thy Father Season 1 / Episode 2: - Honor Thy Father

Oliver Queen: [voice over] I wanted to give Martin Sommers the chance to confess in face of court's justice. But he chose to go after someone I care about instead. He's still going to face justice. It'll just be a different kind.
01x03 - Lone Gunmen Season 1 / Episode 3: - Lone Gunmen

Moira Queen: You're grounded for two weeks.
Thea Queen: Grounded? I've never been grounded.
Moira Queen: Well, you never committed larceny before.
Thea Queen: Since when do you care?
Moira Queen: I've always cared. I'm your mother.
Thea Queen: Look, we've had a good thing for the last five years. Why mess with that now?
Moira Queen: No, we are paying off store owners to keep your record clean, so clearly, it hasn't been working.
Thea Queen: And you're going to teach me? It's Oliver, isn't it? His judgmental hypocrisy is rubbing off on you.
Moira Queen: No, I don't need Oliver to teach me how to parent you. You'll be home by 4:00.
Thea Queen: Or what? You're going to call the cops on me? Tell them I say hi.
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Season 1 Trivia

  • Episode 21 - Malcolm Merlyn references something called "the Markov device". In the DC comics Brion Markov is the prince of the fictional country of Markovia, and the superhero known as Geo-Force, whose powers give him control over Earth forces like gravity and volcanic activity.
  • Episode 01 - 3 of the actors in this show's pilot, portrayed recurring characters on the television show, "24." Kathleen Gati (Raisia) along with Paul Blackthorne and Roger Cross; who portray Police partners Quentin Lance and Hilton Lucas. However none of their characters ever crossed paths in the duration of the
  • Episode 14 - Slade's ex-partner Billy Wintergreen is loosely based on the DC comics character William Wintergreen, who was Slade Wilson's partner and best friend. Slade defied military orders and undertook a mission to save wintergreen which led to his dismissal; a catalyst to becoming the mercenary "Deathstroke:
  • Episode 08 - Helena uses an Avalanche® Self-Cocking Cobra Crossbow, recognizable by the distinctive brass bars on the sides.
  • Episode 17 - Oliver mentions having dated Steve Aoki's sister. One of which is Devon Aoki who was cast as Tatsu Yamashiro aka "Katana" in Arrow season 3 but was later replaced by Rilo Fukushima.

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