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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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
News Reporter played by Marrett Green
CSU Tech Kelton played by Lee Vincent
Frank Chen played by Chin Han
Detective McKenna Hall played by Janina Gavankar
Deadshot played by Michael Rowe (IX)

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Season 1 Videos

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Season 1 Quotes

01x01 - Pilot Season 1 / Episode 1: - Pilot

Tommy Merlyn: Tommy Merlyn: By my rough estimate, you have no had sex in 1839 days, as your wingman I highly recommend Carmen Golden.
Oliver Queen: Oliver Queen: Which one is she?
Tommy Merlyn: Tommy Merlyn: The one that looks like the chick from Twilight.
Oliver Queen: Oliver Queen: What's Twilight?
Tommy Merlyn: Tommy Merlyn: You're so better off not knowing.
01x19 - Unfinished Business Season 1 / Episode 19: - Unfinished Business

Oliver Queen: Oh, look at these. What sort of business has a lost and found that's just filled with women's underwear?
Tommy Merlyn: Best business ever? Ohh, having this much fun should be against the law.
Quentin Lance: Oh, if wishing made it so.
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Season 1 Trivia

  • Episode 15 - When Thea is describing Roy over the phone, she describes his face as 'Abercrombiean', Colton Haynes who plays Roy was an Abercrombie & Fitch model.
  • Episode 10 - The story references the "Nodell Tower fire..." This is, most likely, a reference to Mart Nodell, creator of the Golden Age Green Lantern.
  • Episode 14 - Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): You don't shock a flatline, you do CPR.
  • Episode 01 - The character of John Diggle is named after the writer of The Green Arrow's revival comic "Year One", Andy Diggle.
  • Episode 01 - Goof (continuity error): While Oliver is standing on a table at his nightclub party, he lifts a shot of tequila to his lips with his right hand. But when the angle shifts, he brings the glass down in his left hand. The angle shifts again, and the glass is back in his right hand.

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