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, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island.
While Oliver 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. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow - a vigilante - to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory.
"Arrow" aired on The CW netlet.
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- Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen
- Katie Cassidy as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
- Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn
- David Ramsey as John Diggle
- Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance
- Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen
- Willa Holland as Thea Queen
- Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance
- Colin Salmon as Walter Steele
- Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak
- John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn
- Roger R. Cross as Detective Lucas Hilton
Aired: October 10, 2012
Oliver is rescued and creates the persona of Arrow, an expert archer determined to fight evil in his beloved city in the opener of a series about billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, who becomes a vigilante after being shipwrecked for five years on a remote island.
"Honor Thy Father"
Aired: October 17, 2012
Laurel is targeted by the violent Chinese Triad and by ruthless mercenary China White. Meanwhile, Oliver is asked to take over his family's company. Guest Cast Ty Olsson: Martin Somers Kelly Hu: China White
Aired: October 24, 2012
Assassin Deadshot kills one of Oliver's targets and then sets his sights on gunning down Walter. To stop him, Oliver enlists the help of Det. Lance, but his plan leads to dire consequences. Meanwhile, Laurel and Tommy get caught in an awkward situation. Guest Cast Michael Rowe: Deadshot
"An Innocent Man"
Aired: October 31, 2012
Arrow asks Laurel to help him prove that an innocent man is being framed for murder. Meanwhile, Walter investigates a $2.6 million withdrawal that Moira made without his knowledge.
Aired: November 7, 2012
Oliver is arrested for murder and demands that Laurel represent him in court. Later, Oliver recalls a confrontation on the island with Deathstroke. Guest Cast Jeffrey Robinson: Deathstroke
Aired: November 14, 2012
Brazen bank robbers dubbed the Royal Flush Gang threaten the city, which forces Oliver to examine the scope of his mission and decide whether to stray from his father's list so he can help others in need.
"Muse of Fire"
Aired: November 28, 2012
The Huntress, who is the daughter of mob boss Frank Bertinelli, arrives in Starling City. Oliver is smitten with her but soon learns she is hiding some dark secrets. Meanwhile, Tommy is blindsided by events and turns to Laurel for support. Guest Cast Jeffrey Nordling: Frank Bertinelli Jessica De Gouw: Helena Bertinelli
Aired: December 5, 2012
Oliver trains the Huntress to be his ally, but Diggle disapproves and believes she can't be trusted. Later, Helena's thirst for revenge leads her to kill the head of the Triad. Guest Cast Jessica De Gouw: Helena Bertinelli
Aired: December 12, 2012
Oliver throws a family Christmas party in an attempt to restore a sense of normalcy to the Queen household. Meanwhile, Tommy asks Laurel to spend the holiday with him, but she feels she needs to be with her father since Christmas was her late sister's birthday. Guest Cast John Barrowman: Malcolm Merlyn
Aired: January 16, 2013
Oliver loses confidence in himself and tries to take a step back from his heroic adventures, but Laurel needs his help looking into a firefighter's death. Elsewhere, Tommy hosts a fund-raiser for firefighters; and Thea attempts to cheer up Moira.
"Trust But Verify"
Aired: January 23, 2013
Oliver suspects Diggle's mentor of robbing armored trucks, but Diggle thinks Oliver's way off base. Elsewhere, Thea believes that Moira and Malcolm are having an affair; and Tommy, Laurel and Malcolm share an uncomfortable dinner together. Original Air Date: Jan 23, 2013 Guest Cast John Barrowman: Malcolm Merlyn Ben Browder: Ted Gaynor
Aired: January 30, 2013
Aired: February 6, 2013
Aired: February 13, 2013
Aired: February 20, 2013