Arrow (2012–2020)
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A jewel thief named Dodger strikes Starling City, a purse snatcher targets Thea and dating anxiety hits Oliver and Diggle. Each perilous situation leads to hard choices.


Eagle Egilsson


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Kelly Hu ... China White
Manu Bennett ... Slade Wilson
Janina Gavankar ... Detective McKenna Hall
James Callis ... The Dodger
Chin Han ... Frank Chen
Jarod Joseph ... Alan Durand
Christie Laing ... Carly Diggle
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak


A jewel thief known as the Dodger who coerces people to steal for him by strapping an explosive to them, is in town. So Oliver decides to use his family's jewels as bait to lure him. But he chooses someone close to Oliver to plant the explosive. Thea's purse is stolen by a young man and she sets out to find him. And when she finds him and has him arrested, her outlook changes when she hears why he stole. And Moira is trying to make contact with someone. Written by

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While tracking the Dodger, Felicity says "He's headed towards Adams & O'Neill." This references Neal Adams & Denny O'Neill, artist & writer of the landmark Green Lantern/Green Arrow comic series of the 1970's. See more »


Oliver Queen: It's not how I typically get my information.
Felicity Smoak: How do you typically do it?
Oliver Queen: I find the person. And then I put the fear of god into them until they talk. But we can try it your way.
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Arrow End Theme
Composed by Blake Neely
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Dodger of Imperfection
27 July 2020 | by THEARROWFLASHSee all my reviews

Unlike other shows like Daredevil or Agents of Shield, this potentially just a throwaway filler episode was turned, by the BRILLIANT & INGENIOUS Actors, Creative Teams, Writers, Cameramen, etc into one of the Greatest Episodes of TV that will ever be made. Which is admittedly not something new nor will it ever be new, for ARROW.

This episode goes into some VERY Dark territories & it just PROVES to those people who were doubting before, that no, OFCOURSE ARROW IS NOT BATMAN, &, OLIVER QUEEN IS NOT BRUCE WAYNE. ARROW could & did do so many BRILLIANT & BREATHTAKING THINGS & MADE THE GREATEST TV SHOW OF ALL TIME (THE ONLY COMPETITOR BEING THE FLASH) and so SO many things that Batman could NEVER Do. This episode didnt make Oliver do something weird or "a little bad". It straight up made him seem like a demon to one person, and for a single faint fleeting moment, to the first-time viewers as well. Honestly the BRILLIANTLY GENIUS & PERFECTLY EXECUTED Moral Dilemmas & Philosophies used & explored in this episode & in ARROW & The Flash (2014-) just propel them to much higher standards of ART as a whole than they already were!

Anyway, this episode also shows that ARROW is NOT just a rip-off robin hood or some idiotic idea like that. Even the comic book version of GREEN ARROW is not a rip-off at all but there are some faint similarities. ARROW however, in the pursuit of Originality & Brilliant Creativity AND ITS PERFECT EXECUTION, goes with a different approach that does PERFECT WONDERS TO THIS ALREADY PERFECT SHOW!

The philosophies exchanged & used in the episode were brilliant & a beauty to behold but it was done so subtly and beautifully that you were able to understand it AND at the same time, FULLY EXPERIENCE THE BRILLIANT WRITING, ACTING, CINEMATOGRAPHY, ETC OF THIS PERFECT EPISODE AS WELL AS ITS BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN & PORTRAYED VILLIAN.

As always, to even grasp at it's perfection, the ONLY thing you can do is WATCH IT! TRUST ME, YOU WILL LOVE EVERY SINGLE SECOND OF IT!

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