Season 1 Episode 17

The Huntress Returns

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 20, 2013 on The CW
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  • Episode Summary

    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 and Quentin try to come to grips with Dinah's return.

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    • Love the Huntress!

      The Huntress adds a lot to the show in the few episodes we have had her, so I hope we do see our Huntress again. I loved the storyline, and I wanted her to get her revenge - I think she deserves it.

      The story with the Lances is also really intriguing - I want to know more! I hope that story is the main focus next week.

      And Thea's little trip back to find Roy Harper was interesting - I like that storyline too and I' m keen to see where it goes.

      Not a great deal of time spent with Tommy after the revelation of last week - I expected a bit more there. But all up, a phenomenal episode!moreless
    • Stop torturing the audiences!

      WTH! It's bad to write to make Arrow like playing God, but actually vulnerable, the character is written with flaws, I feel terribly for especially this episode's writer who made the hero a big J in front of the audiences, how can he let the Huntress live if she has turned into an insane murderer, and would rather let his love ones keep getting hurt??? we were just given bad feelings towards the hero and stop watching eventually, not to say buying DVD!!! Don't be carried away with false supporting reviews, write scripts that make senses, please!!!!!!moreless
    • More Huntress

      I thought this should have been a two part episode. The huntress is a great counterpoint to Arrow, but the story kinda got dropped. It is really hard to believe that Helena would just give up her obsession and just leave town. She certainly has more leverage knowing Oliver's secret, so she did not really have to threaten anyone near him to get what she wanted. And it is true, if she is such a threat, why let her get away.moreless

      What was Helena thinking! Why would she jeopardize her relationship with the Arrow. She lost one good man, time to move on. Oliver Queen is a fox and no mistaking. This episode was the first one that I have ever felt that two characters were equally matched. The fight scene outside the safe house was amazing. It was good that the writers gave Helena such a strong determination, her character is a formidible adversary.moreless
    • The Huntress Returns

      The Huntress Returns was an awesome episode of Arrow. I really enjoyed watching because the character growth and plot development was intriguing and I was in suspense throughout the episode. Oliver comes face to face with Helena and is forced to take action. Helena really stirred things up and proved to be a formidable threat to Oliver's secret. I loved all the character conflicts these situations caused. I liked how Thea tried helping a troubled guy. The guest cast continues to surprise. I look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
    Alex Kingston

    Alex Kingston

    Dinah Lance

    Guest Star

    Jessica De Gouw

    Jessica De Gouw

    Helena Bertinelli/Huntress

    Guest Star

    Janina Gavankar

    Janina Gavankar

    McKenna Hall

    Guest Star

    Colton Haynes

    Colton Haynes

    Roy Harper

    Recurring Role

    Richard Keats

    Richard Keats


    Recurring Role

    Manu Bennett

    Manu Bennett

    Slade Wilson

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (3)

    • NOTES (3)

      • Injoke: As Oliver comes into the lair, Diggle can be seen reading a headline about Deadshot being the prime suspect in the murder of the president of Bialya. In the comics, Bialya is a fictional Middle Eastern country, north of Saudi Arabia and Iran, and ha splayed a part in many DC comic books.

      • Music: Kiss Me (Ed Sheeran)

      • International Airdates:
        Canada: March 20, 2013 on CTV
        UK: March 25, 2013 on Sky1
        Sweden: August 27, 2013 on Kanal 5
        Australia: September 4, 2013 on Nine
        Portugal: November 10, 2013 on RTP
        Finland: January 23, 2014 on Sub

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Quentin: So you really believe this garbage your mother's selling about Sarah being alive on Fantasy Island?
        Referencing the ABC television series that ran from 1978 to 1984. Each week the enigmatic Mr. Roarke welcomed several guests to his secluded tropical island and granted each of them their fondest desire. Their fantasy would inevitably spin off in some unanticipated direction and they would learn a valuable moral lesson.