Arrow: Season 1, Episode 2

Honor Thy Father (17 Oct. 2012)

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Arrow moves further along his father's list while battling family issues with his mother, Moira, and especially with his sister. He also makes amends for past difficulties with Laurel.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Somers
Emily Nocenti
Marrett Green ...
TV Anchorman
Tristan Jensen ...
Bodyguard #6
Graham MacDonald ...
Victor Nocenti


Arrow continues to dispense justice but Oliver has to go to court to make a proof of life declaration and have his earlier court approved death overturned. His mother and Walter would like him to play a greater role in the family business but he's reluctant to do so. His mother is insistent however so Oliver comes up with a very public way to get her to change his mind. Arrow next targets Martin Summers who is on his father's list and who is currently being sued by Laurel Lance for having a dock worker killed. Arrow gives him a chance to do what is right but when an an attempt is made to kill Laurel, he goes into action. Flashbacks reveal Oliver's first days on the island. Written by garykmcd

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Oliver Queen: I'm sorry.
Laurel Lance: You've apologised already.
Oliver Queen: And it will never be enough.
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Still Very Riveting
19 October 2012 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This second episode has me locked in the story; I'm really enjoying this retelling. All the characters have an edge, and Stephen Amell does an amazing job playing the dual identity. His character really is 2 different people. It makes sense, and it brings flesh to the comic. The way the story is written, it is very believable. Some of the plot structure may be predictable in this episode (and that's not bad by any means); it's just comes with the style of story. In this retelling that is more detailed than anything captured on film about our Emerald Archer, we see layers to these characters and something very gritty. I wonder what the focus of each of these future seasons will be will be; I can't wait. Having 'China White' in the episode was great too. I'm looking forward to more DC characters being woven into this story.

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