Arrow

Wednesday 8:00 PM on The CW (Returning October 8, 2014)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 23

    Unthinkable

    Aired 5/14/14

  • S 2 : Ep 22

    Streets of Fire

    Aired 5/7/14

  • S 2 : Ep 21

    City of Blood

    Aired 4/30/14

  • S 2 : Ep 20

    Seeing Red

    Aired 4/23/14

  • S 2 : Ep 19

    The Man Under the Hood

    Aired 4/16/14

  • Cast & Crew
  • Stephen Amell

    Oliver Queen/Green Arrow

  • Katie Cassidy

    Dinah "Laurel" Lance

  • Colin Donnell

    Tommy Merlyn

  • David Ramsey

    John Diggle

  • Willa Holland

    Thea Queen

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  • Arrow is a modern retelling of the DC Comic character Green Arrow. Multi-millionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing, and presumed dead after a shipwreck at sea. He is found five years later, having survived on a desert island off his wits and by mastering the bow and arrow. When he returns to Starling City however, he discovers that it is rife with corruption and crime. Oliver decides to put his skills to use by taking on the persona of Arrow and becoming the vigilante that Starling City needs. The show stars Stephen Amell in the title role. Green Arrow has been portrayed two times by a real life actor, and voiced in twelve separate cartoon/animations starting in 1973.moreless

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    • Oliver: The name of the island they found me on is Lian Yu. It's Mandarin for "Purgatory." I've been stranded here for five years. I've dreamt of my rescue every cold dark night since then. For five years I've had only one thought, one goal-- survive. Survive and one day return home. The island held many dangers. To live, I had to make myself more than what I was, to forge myself into a weapon. I am returning not the boy who was shipwrecked but the man who will bring justice to those who have poisoned my city. My name is Oliver Queen.

    • Thea: I knew it, I knew you were alive. I missed you so much.
      Oliver: You were with me the whole time.

    • Tommy: A rock! That is sweet. You know, I want one of those t-shirts that says, "My friend was a castaway, and all I got is this crappy shirt."

    • Quentin: So that's your story. A guy in a green hood flew in and single-handedly took out three armed kidnappers. Who is he, why--why would he do that?
      Oliver: I don't know. Find him and you can ask.

    • Oliver: Adam Hunt--his crimes go deeper than fraud or theft, but he's been able to bully, bribe, or kill anyone who's gotten into his way. He hasn't met me yet.

    • Tommy: Now by my rough estimate, you have not had sex in 1,839 days. As your wingman, I highly recommend Carmen Golden.
      Oliver: Which one is she?
      Tommy: The one who looks like the chick from Twilight.
      Oliver: What's Twilight?
      Tommy: You're so better off not knowing.

    • Diggle: Something I can help you with, sir?
      Oliver: I just wanted a second to myself.
      Diggle: I would believe you, Mr. Queen, if you weren't so full of crap.

    • Tommy: Dinah Laurel Lance always trying to save the world.
      Laurel: Hey, if I don't try and save it, who will?

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    • Green Arrow

      Green Arrow is a Golden Age hero created by Mort Weisinger and originally drawn by George Papp (in More Fun Comics #73, November 1941). Green Arrow was a wealthy millionaire in real life, had a red-costumed sidekick (Speedy, later Arsenal, who shows up over on Teen Titans), drove around in a Arrowcar and hung out in the Arrowcave. He progressed to the Silver Age, and joined the Justice League (issue #4, April/May 1961) and when he lost his own comic book, the writers stripped him of his fortune, changed his costume, had him grow a beard, and he became a new "liberal" type of 70s hero. The Earth-1 (main) Green Arrow eventually "died" and was replaced in the League by his illegitimate son Connor Hawke who took on the role of Green Arrow, but Oliver was resurrected and got a new series initially written by filmed movie director Kevin Smith. The character also appeared in the last few seasons of Smallville, although Arrow and Smallville do not share a common continuity.

    • Music: This Beats For All My Freaks (Tietso), We Are the Champions (Queen), Levels (Avicii), Party in the Dark (Jeremy Thurber)

    • The idea to create a show about Green Arrow came up while the show Smallville was being aired on the CW. Realizing Oliver Queen was such a popular character, the producers decided to give him his own show. Not wanting it to be a spin off from Smallville, they got a new actor named Stephen Amell to play him.

    • Injoke: Oliver's nickname for his sister is "Speedy," a reference to Green Arrow's sidekicks in the comic. His first sidekick, Roy Harper, took the name Speedy in the early part of his career. A child prostitute, Mia Dearden, later took the name after becoming Green Arrow's sidekick. Like Roy Harper in the comics, Thea has a drug problem.

    • Injoke: Judge Grell is named after Mike Grell, the comic book writer and artist who reinvigorated Green Arrow in 1987 by creating a three-issue mini-series, The Longbow Hunters.

    • Injoke: John Diggle is named after Andy Diggle, the comic book author who wrote Green Arrow: Year One in 2007.

    • Hatley Castle in Vancouver is used for exterior shots of the Queen Mansion. Hatley Castle has been used numerous times in television series (it was the Luthor Mansion in Smallville and the Legacy House in Poltergeist: The Legacy) as well as films (the School for the Gifted in the X-Men movies).

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: October 10, 2012 on CTV 2
      UK: October 22, 2012 on Sky1
      Sweden: February 5, 2013 on Kanal 5
      Portugal: April 14, 2013 on RTP
      Finland: October 3, 2013 on Sub

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    Trivia (19)

    • 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.

    • When Oliver and Tommy are parked outside the closed Queen Industries factory, the reflection of the building in the car window still shows the sign as reading "Queen Industries" instead of a reversed reflection, as it should be.

    • When Arrow shoots Jason in his office, he pins his left hand to the wall. However, later when he's shown on television being taken away, the bandage is on his right hand.

    • As Helena prepares to shoot China White, the car is shown and there's no sign of an arrow in the hood. In the next show, there is an arrow in the hood even though the Hood hasn't fired yet. Then the Hood drops down and fires an arrow into the car's hood.

    • At the beginning of the episode, a gas grenade is fired through the driver's side window of the armored car, and the hole left by the grenade is shown in the shot. In the next shot of the window, there is no damage.

    • Trivia: Felicity's middle name is Megan.

    • When Felicity brings up the Star newspaper website about the Unidac massacre, the first sentence talks about the massacre. The second sentence makes no sense ("So far, the only investors they have been able to sustain are the evidence in question."). The rest of the article is about Edward Rasmus and the Moores bringing suit at him: a recycled article from the preceding episode that has nothing to do with the Unidac massacre.

    • When Oliver visits Merlyn Global, he says that his appointment is at 11:30. However, the digital clock on Tommy's desk says 5:35

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    Allusions (17)

    • Tommy: Oh, and Lost? They were all dead. I think.
      Referencing the ABC TV series Lost (2004-2010). After six seasons of increasingly mysterious and supernatural events, the show ended by presenting that most of the main characters were dead. Sort of. Kind of. Maybe.

    • Tommy: The one who looks like the chick from Twilight.
      Referencing the Twilight novels written by Stephenie Meyer, chronicling the adventures of Bella Swan and her romance with Edward Cullen, a 104-year-old vampire. The series was first published in 2005 and a movie adaptation of the first novel, Twilight, premiered in 2008.

    • Oliver: There's no place like home.
      Referencing the popular 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz. In the movie, Judy Garland, who plays Dorothy, is famous for delivering the line "There's no place like home" as she clicks her ruby slippers to go home.

    • Oliver: Uh, Burning Man meets Shawshank Redemption.
      Referencing the 1994 movie The Shawshank Redemption based on Stephen King's 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. In the movie and the novella, an innocent man is sent to prison and tries not to let the experience break him, while attempting to find a way to escape.

    • Carter: And the next, there's an agent trying to make me the next Dr. Oz.
      Referencing Dr. Mehmet Oz, a talk-show host and licensed physician who hosts his own TV program, The Dr. Oz Show, where he dispenses medical advice. He also has a radio show and several best-selling novels.

    • Tommy: Because Bugs Bunny hasn't RSVP'd yet.
      Referencing the cartoon rabbit created in 1938, voiced by Mel Blanc. The wisecracking gray rabbit has appeared in numerous animated shorts, movies, TV shows, and comic books. While avoiding nemeses like Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam, Bugs wisecracks his way through a series of adventures, chewing a carrot and reciting his catchphrase, "What's up, Doc?"

    • Title: Referencing the opening line of Henry V: "O! for a Muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention."

    • Nick: This isn't about money, Richie Rich.
      Referencing the world's richest kid, who first appeared in Little Dot #1 (September 1953). The only child of multimillionaire parents, Richie is nonetheless kind and generous. Along with his girlfriend Gloria Glad and friends Freckles and Pee-Wee Friendly, Richie has many exciting adventures.

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