Season 1 Episode 5


Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 07, 2012 on The CW



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Oliver: The police think they know who I am. They think I'm the vigilante. The man in the hood terrorizing the city's criminals. They also think they have me trapped, that I have no way out. They're only half right.

    • Oliver: I know you couldn't resist saving my ass.
      Laurel: You're going to make me regret this, aren't you?
      Oliver: No, it's going to be like old times.
      Laurel: Fortunately for you with the legal case, there's no way that you're this vigilante.
      Oliver: I agree.
      Laurel: Because he's actually trying to make a difference. We both know that's not really your style.

    • Thea: And you get me this. I mean, it's an arrowhead.
      Oliver: Oh, man. Thea, I bought that in the gift shop at the Beijing airport. Now I'm sort of happy I didn't buy you the shot glass with the panda on it, 'cause then you'd be worried I was Panda Man.

  • Notes

    • Deathstroke

      Slade Wilson first appeared in The New Teen Titans #2 (December 1980) and was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. He started off as a mercenary who was under contract with Ravager, his own son, but he soon became a villain against the Teen Titans. Deathstroke later got his own comic series in 1991, which ran for 65 issues. Deathstroke was also the main villain in the Teen Titans cartoon series, under his main name, Slade.

    • Music: XOXO (Jeremy Thurber)

    • Injoke: Laurel's comment about looking horrible in fishnets is a reference to Black Canary, her namesake in the comics, who often wears fishnet stockings while fighting crime.

    • Injoke: In the comics, Kate Spencer is one of several superheroes who have used the name Manhunter. Edward (Eddie) Fryers is a mercenary who has worked with Green Arrow at several times in his career and helped raise his son Connor.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: November 6, 2012 on CTV
      UK: November 19, 2012 on Sky1
      Sweden: March 5, 2013 on Kanal 5
      Australia: May 29, 2013 on Nine
      Portugal: July 14, 2013 on RTP
      Finland: October 31, 2013 on Sub

    • Injoke: The docket number at Oliver's hearing is 1-9-4-1, the year of Green Arrow's debut.

  • Allusions

    • 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.