Arrow (2012– )
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Oliver is accused of being the hooded archer and is put under house arrest. Also, he thinks back to his time on the island, where he first met Edward Fyers and Deathstroke.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Merlyn
John Diggle
Moira Queen
Walter Steele
Leo Mueller
Kate Spencer
Malcolm Merlyn
Jason Bempong ...
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Oliver is arrested by Det. Lance who believes he is the vigilante, Arrow. Charged with several crimes including murder, Oliver gets Laurel Lance to represent him - she doesn't think it's a good idea but agrees when he refuses to take on anyone else. Confined to house on bail and having to wear an electronic ankle bracelet. Oliver has his own plans which will not only set him free but stop arms dealer Leo Muller, one of the men on his father list. Flashbacks reveal Oliver's early days on the island and his first encounter with Edward Fyers whose main interest is primarily Yao Fei. His refusal to cooperate leaves him in the hands of Deathstroke. Written by garykmcd

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7 November 2012 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The prisoner number on Oliver's shirt during the party is 399471 which is a hex color for green that closely matches his hood. See more »


When Oliver is thrown in the tiger pit during the first flashback, his handcuffs are clearly not secured around his wrists. See more »


Oliver Queen: Do we have a legal meeting or something? 'Cause, I have friends over.
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References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »


Performed by Chad Future
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An excellent episode that doesn't seem to have any damage

Damaged is without a doubt the finest episode and a classic fifth episode in the first season so far. Not only does it enhance the character depth to a bigger level and in the writing department, but it had a solid character introduction one character known as Malcolm Merlyn, Tommy's father (played by John Barrowman), who has a mystery to him that might be revealed later on in this season. Seriously, that guy did a superb job. The other aspects that made the first four episodes interesting are still retained. The combination of action mystery and drama is still blended nicely, the pacing doesn't drag too long, the characters are still interesting and relatable as Oliver Queen continues to shine with his relationships with John Diggle and his family along with Tommy and Laurel (who people may find to be annoying at times, but there might be some potential to her than most people think), the music score is still solid, the directing and editing are still top notch and the flashback story arc for Oliver continue to be well-written. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think the first season really got me hooked it got me wanting to see what would happen next on Oliver's gritty adventure. By all means, this receives a thumbs up. :)

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