"Arrow" Pilot (TV Episode 2012) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he's become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow - a vigilante - to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be - flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle - while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel's father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver's own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on - and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.

    - Written by Anonymous
  • Five years after everyone believed Oliver Queen died in boating accident, he is found alive and well by fisherman on an island in the South China Sea. His father Robert Queen was a billionaire and Oliver's rescue makes international headlines. He is welcomed home by his mother Moira, her new husband Walter Steele and his sister Thea. Oliver is quite fit and learned to survive on his private island and those skills will come in handy as he resettles into his old life. His father shared secrets with him and he is kidnapped by someone who wants to know what his father told him. He escapes and in his alternate persona, Arrow, begins to learn what has happened during the years he was away.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • Billionaire playboy, Oliver Queen, has been considered dead for five years. Now, he has returned. But something, during those five years, has changed him into a mysterious green hooded archer.

    - Written by Chris Green


Open with a bearded man being rescued from an island. Via voiceover we learn that he's been stranded here for five years and has transformed himself into something completely different during that time...

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