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The Odyssey 

Oliver's heavy-handed approach to getting information from his mother backfires and she manages to shoot him in the shoulder. He turns to Felicity Smoak for help getting back to his ... See full summary »

Director:

John Behring

Writers:

Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / The Hood
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance
Colin Donnell ... Tommy Merlyn (credit only)
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Willa Holland ... Thea Queen
Susanna Thompson ... Moira Queen
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Byron Mann ... Yao Fei Gulong
Manu Bennett ... Slade Wilson
Sebastian Dunn ... Edward Fyers
Celina Jade ... Shado
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Marrett Green Marrett Green ... News Reporter
Jeffrey C. Robinson ... Deathstroke (as Jeffrey Robinson)
Rhys Williams ... Landmine Soldier
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Storyline

Oliver's heavy-handed approach to getting information from his mother backfires and she manages to shoot him in the shoulder. He turns to Felicity Smoak for help getting back to his hideaway. She and Digg do their best to nurse him back to health. Flashbacks to Oliver's time on the island reveals an early attempt to escape. Oliver's loyalties however prevent him from taking advantage of the situation. The reason for Yao Fei's betrayal is revealed. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

This episode is named after Homer's "The Odyssey". In a flashback scene, to make sure the plane doesn't turn around, they have to remember and finish a sentence from "The Odyssey," coincidentally the only book Oliver studied in college. See more »

Goofs

After Slade Wilson ends his fight with Billy Wintergreen and gets shot by Edward Fyers, the sword that he ended Billy Wintergreen's life with is still in Wintergreen's head; but in the next scene, Slade has both swords in their sheaths on his back. See more »

Quotes

Felicity Smoak: I should've taken him to a hospital.
John Diggle: No. That's why he asked you to bring him here. He knew the police would wanna know how and why he got that wound.
Felicity Smoak: I'm guessing "how" and "why" are Oliver Queen's least favorite questions.
John Diggle: Yeah, well, there's also "when" and "where," he's not too fond of.
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Arrow Episodes (2016) See more »

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Arrow End Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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THE ODYSSEY TO PERFECTION
26 July 2020 | by THEARROWFLASHSee all my reviews

As I write this I remember the first time I saw this episode....and that moment in it,,,,which is easily one of the most PERFECTLY-WRITTEN, PERFECTLY-ACTED SCENE/WORK OF ART IN THE HISTORY OF ART AND ITS FUTURE OF ALL ETERNITY! And I can say every single word of the previous sentence again, even though It sounds absolutely insane to the uninitiated, because that's exactly what it is. And I'm so goddamn glad that I was there to see it when it first premiered to this world.

The FIRST SCENE, THE FLASHBACKS, THE ACTING, THE ACTING, THE ACTING AND OH, THE ACTING, THE WRITING, THE WRITING, THE WRITING, AND OH, THE WRITING, THE CINEMATOGRAPHY, THE INSANELY INTENSE INTENSITY THAT NO OTHER SHOW COULD EVER PULL OFF (EXCEPT THE FLASH), THE BRILLIANT PLOT THAT NO OTHER CREATIVE TEAM THAN THE ONE OF ARROW COULD EVER EVEN COME UP WITH, THE PERFECTION THAT IS THIS SERIES AND A PARAGON OF THIS PERFECTION THAT IS THIS EPISODE...I.... feel like it'd almost be an insult to even attempt to describe their perfection in words...in thoughts...in ANYTHING that isn't showing this PERFECT EPISODE ITSELF!

And, so I'm not going to do that. If you're stupid enough, miserable enough, idiotic enough to think that this show isn't one of, if not, THE GREATEST SHOW OUT THERE, then I honestly feel pity upon you. That you're not able to even grasp at this show's perfection is,,,,pitiful. But alas everyone gets a second chance. If you're one of those sad people i just described you can change...and you should....and I sure as hell hope you DO.

This show is easily the GREATEST PIECE OF ART THAT IS,HAS, AND EVER WILL BE CREATED & THE *ONLY* COMPETITION IT HAS FOR THAT RANK IS 'The Flash' (2014-) & this PERFECT EPISODE IS A PARAGON TO THAT FACT! WATCH IT OR BE ONE OF THOSE PITIFUL PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T EVEN WATCH THE GREATEST PIECE OF ART TO EVER BE CREATED!


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13 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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