Arrow: Season 1, Episode 2

Honor Thy Father (17 Oct. 2012)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime
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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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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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The date of Robert Queen's tombstone does not match the date given on the news in the pilot. 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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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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