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
After five years stranded on a desert island, Oliver returns to his hometown of Starling City and vows to put his developed survival skills to use carrying out his father's last wishes ...
Oct. 10, 2012
1x02 1 1x02 Honor Thy Father
Laurel tries to prosecute Martin Somers, a drug smuggler who is on Oliver's list. and responsible for the death of her client's father. Meanwhile, Oliver tries to reconnect with his ...
Oct. 17, 2012
1x03 1 1x03 Lone Gunmen
A master assassin arrives in town and kills one of the businessman that Oliver is targeting. While Oliver goes after him, he discovers that he must protect his stepfather Walter and ...
Oct. 24, 2012
1x04 1 1x04 An Innocent Man
When Oliver learns of an innocent man framed by one of the men on his list, he turns to Laurel for help getting a confession from the guilty party. Meanwhile, Diggle considers Oliver's ...
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. A new vigilante in Starling City is going after mobster Frank Bertinelli. However, when ...
Nov. 28, 2012
1x08 1 1x08 Vendetta
Oliver takes Helena under his wing and trains her in how to be a vigilante that seeks justice rather than vengeance. However, Diggle has concerns about Helena. Meanwhile, Tommy continues ...
Dec. 05, 2012
1x09 1 1x09 Year's End
A mysterious archer is on the loose in Starling City, framing Oliver for murders he didn't commit. As Oliver tries to track the copy cat down with Quentin's help, he tries to juggle ...
Dec. 12, 2012
1x10 1 1x10 Burned
When Joanna's brother is killed in a mysterious fire, she asks Laurel for help. Laurel calls the Hood, unaware that Oliver is having a crisis of confidence after the Dark Archer defeated ...
Jan. 16, 2013
1x11 1 1x11 Trust But Verify
An armored bank robbery puts Oliver on the trial of Ted Gaynor, a man on his father's list... and Diggle's former commanding officer. Meanwhile, Thea suspects that Malcolm and Moira ...
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
Mobster Cyrus Vanch gets out of prison on a technicality and plans to take over the power vacuum in Starling City by taking down the biggest threat: The Hood. Meanwhile, Diggle confirms ...
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
A jewel thief known as Dodger targets rare gems in Starling City. Felicity convinces Oliver to go after the thief, and Oliver bugs McKenna's phone to get the information he needs to ...
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
Helena returns to town to track down her father and kill him, and needs Oliver to help her. Meanwhile, Oliver tries to balance his personal and his vigilante lives, Thea grows closer ...
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 young woman who dies after an apparent drug overdose of Vertigo made a call to Tommy just before she died, and Quentin believes that he had something to do with her death. Meanwhile, ...
Apr. 03, 2013
1x20 1 1x20 Home Invasion
When a hitman kills a couple that is going to testify against his employer, Laurel takes their young son in. She soon finds herself being stalked by the killer, and Oliver must choose ...
Apr. 24, 2013
1x21 1 1x21 The Undertaking
Diggle refuses to work with Oliver, forcing the vigilante to turn to Felicity when he needs to infiltrate a casino whose owner has information on Walter's whereabouts. Meanwhile, Tommy ...
May. 01, 2013
1x22 1 1x22 Darkness On The Edge Of Town
As the Dark Archer, Malcolm eliminates the scientists who created the Markov Device and then ships it to Starling City to destroy The Glades. Meanwhile, Oliver, Diggle, and Felicity ...
May. 08, 2013
1x23 1 1x23 Sacrifice
Oliver escapes imprisonment at Malcolm's hands and races to stop his plan to level The Grades. Meanwhile, Moira makes a startling announcement, Thea looks for Roy when panic sweeps ...
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 Cross (III)
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
News Reporter played by Marrett Green
CSU Tech Kelton played by Lee Vincent
Detective McKenna Hall played by Janina Gavankar
Frank Chen played by Chin Han
Waiter played by Sachin Sahel

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Season 1 Videos

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Season 1 Quotes

01x04 - An Innocent Man Season 1 / Episode 4: - An Innocent Man

Moira Queen: You wanted to see me?
Malcolm Merlyn: You look nervous, Moira.
Moira Queen: Do I have a reason to be?
Malcolm Merlyn: We all do. [shows her the police sketch of the vigilante]
Moira Queen: A modern day Robin Hood? What, are you worried that your net worth makes you a target?
Malcolm Merlyn: Jason Brodeur, Adam Hunt, Warren Patel. Tell me you see a connection, Moira!
Moira Queen: He's not targeting the rich?
Malcolm Merlyn: No, he's not. He's targeting the list.
01x23 - Sacrifice Season 1 / Episode 23: - Sacrifice

Malcolm Merlyn: Don't struggle. It's over. There was never any doubt in the outcome. Don't worry. Your mother and sister will be joining you in death.


Oliver Queen: Thank you for teaching me what I'm fighting for. But my father taught me how.
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Season 1 Trivia

  • Episode 10 - Goof (factual errors): Multiple instances were shown of firefighters walking alone through burning buildings. Firefighters always operate in pairs for safety during active fires.
  • Episode 21 - Goof (factual errors): The song "bleeding love" plays in the flashback scene. However, the song wasn't released in the US until after Oliver was on the island.
  • Episode 23 - This is the highest rated episode of season 1.
  • Episode 15 - The concept of the Dodger forcing innocent people to carry out his robberies is based on the so called 'pizza bomber' case from August 2003, where a pizza delivery man was strapped with a collar bomb and told to rob a bank. The man was intercepted by police and the bomb exploded, killing him. As of 2011, t
  • Episode 04 - John Barrowman first appeared in "Arrow" (2012) {Honor Thy Father (#1.2)} but was uncredited, largely hidden. This is his first credited and open appearance.

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