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:
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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17 October 2012 (USA)  »

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First appearance of Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), despite not being mentioned by name nor having his face clearly shown. See more »


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Oliver Queen: [tosses Diggle an ice-pack] I'd say thanks, but I really don't think that would cover it.
John Diggle: Well, like I told your cop friend, I was just doing my job. Besides, I think I'm the one who should be thanking you.
Oliver Queen: [confused] For what?
John Diggle: The knife.
Oliver Queen: The knife. I got lucky.
John Diggle: That was a kitchen knife. It wasn't even weighted properly, yet you threw it for accuracy across a ten-foot room.
Oliver Queen: Exactly. I got lucky.
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Predictable and Intriguing at the same time
17 October 2012 | by (Gilbert, AZ) – See all my reviews

While tonight's episode "Honor Thy Father" was predictable about the fate of the bad guys, there were a few elements that hooked me as a viewer enough to DVR the next episode. First, I am really enjoying the dynamic between Oliver and his bodyguard. I hope that the writers continue to develop that relationship because let's face it, Oliver needs a friend/mentor. Second, I like the set up of flashbacks to the island and getting a peek into what really happened during those 5 years. Let's just say, tonight left me saying, "What?!" Lastly, I am holding out to find out what type of role John Barrowman will be playing in episode five. I think he is such a fantastic actor that he will add another layer of depth to the interactions between characters. With all of that said, some of the action and plot development is pretty predictable, but I think the back story of the 5 years on the island and the secrets his father told him will keep it interesting. Hopefully, it will continue. I really would like to see this series get a second season!

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