Season 1 Episode 2

Honor Thy Father

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 17, 2012 on The CW



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Oliver: The day I went missing... was the day I died. Five years in hell forged me into a weapon, which I use to honor a vow I made to my father, who sacrificed his life for mine

    • Oliver: This guy gets more air-time than the Kardashians, right?
      Thea: Five years on an island and you still know who they are.
      Oliver: I've been catching up. It's nice to see how much our culture has improved while I've been away.

    • Oliver: It's fine, Walter. I've been in a courtroom before.
      Tommy: Four times, by my estimate. You know, there was the DUI, the assault on that paparazzi douche bag. Stealing that taxi, which was just awesome, by the way. And who could forget peeing on the cop?
      Moira: I wish everyone would.

    • Moira: I hired you to protect my son. Now, I'm not a professional bodyguard, but it seems to me that the first requirement would be managing to stay next to the man you're hired to protect.

    • Oliver: Sorry to give you so much grief.
      Diggle: I served three tours in Afghanistan, Mr. Queen. You don't even come close to my definition of grief.

    • Laurel: I'm a lawyer. I live to argue.
      Quentin: I'm your father. I live to keep you safe.

    • Oliver: I'm a jerk. Before the island I was a jerk. And now I'm just a... a damaged jerk.

    • Diggle: And I think I'm just beginning to understand the kind of man you are.
      Oliver: Shouldn't take you very long. I'm shallow.

    • Oliver: I wanted to give Martin Somers a chance to confess and face a court's justice but he chose to go after someone I care about instead. He's still going to face justice. It'll just be a different kind.

    • Oliver: (to his father's tombstone) You asked me to save the city, to right your wrongs. I will. I swear. But to do that, I can't be the Oliver that everyone wants me to be, which means that sometimes to honor your wishes... I need to dishonor your memory. I'm sorry.

  • Notes

    • China White

      Chien Na Wei first appeared in Green Arrow: Year One Vol 1 #3 (October 2007), and was created by Andy Diggle and Jock. In this retelling of Green Arrow's origins, China White is the head of a drug cartel who has her minion Hackett embezzle money from the Queen fortune to finance her poppy fields in the Fiji Islands. Oliver is later stranded on the island and defeats her, destroying the poppy fields. This is her first appearance outside of the comic books.

    • Injoke: The legal aid office that Laurel works at has the acronym CNRI. In the comics, Laurel fights crime under the superhero guise of Black Canary.

    • Injoke: The Nocenti family is named after Ann Nocenti, a writer for both Marvel and DC, who has worked on the Green Arrow series.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: October 17, 2012 on CTV 2
      UK: October 29, 2012 on Sky1
      Sweden: February 12, 2013 on Kanal 5
      Portugal: April 21, 2013 on RTP
      Finland: October 10, 2013 on Sub

  • Allusions

    • 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.

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