Arrow (2012– )
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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.


David Nutter


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 5 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / The Hood
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance
Colin Donnell ... Tommy Merlyn
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Willa Holland ... Thea Queen
Susanna Thompson ... Moira Queen
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Colin Salmon ... Walter Steele
Jamey Sheridan ... Robert Queen
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood ... Sarah Lance
Annie Ilonzeh ... Joanna de la Vega
Kathleen Gati ... Raisa
Roger Cross ... Detective Lucas Hilton
Brian Markinson ... Adam Hunt
Ben Cotton ... David Hackett


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 ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

10 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Oliver sometimes refers to his sister Thea as "Speedy", a nickname she earned by constantly chasing after him as children. In DC Comics, "Speedy" is the name of two superheroes that have each served as teen-aged sidekicks for the Green Arrow (a.k.a. Oliver Queen), possibly foreshadowing things to come in the series. See more »


An arrow is shown, revealing how Oliver took the money from Hunt. It is clearly visible, and it is incredibly unlikely that it would not have been noticed. See more »


[first lines]
Oliver Queen: The name of the island they found me on is Lian Yu. It's Mandarin for "purgatory." I've been stranded here for five years. I've dreamt of my rescue every cold black night since then. For five years I've had only one thought, one goal - survive. Survive and one day return home. The island held many dangers. To live, I had make myself more than what I was, to forge myself into a weapon. I am returning not the boy who was shipwrecked, but the man who will bring to those who have ...
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24 December 2014 | by ihatechoosingusernames05See all my reviews

This is my first episode to episode review and I will try my best to keep up with it. I don't really like episode to episode reviews because I believe each episode goes together and I rather just rate the entire show. I will give it a try.

I wanted to try Arrow because I like Flash I think there is some cross over. I love Super hero movies even in my old age but I have to admit I am movie loving super hero person not a die hard comic book fan. I am guilty of not knowing which ones are from marvel and which ones are from DC until I look it up. I have to look it up every time LOL.

Honestly I had to look up whether this guy was even a real comic book super hero I had never heard of him. The ideas of some rich kid running around town with a hood on shooting arrows really seemed super corny. Almost like a bad take on a modern day Robin Hood. Ehh I caved.

This was the first episode it left it a lot to be desired. It was as corny and predictable as I thought. I guess I have to keep in mind that is is a comic.

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