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Throughout its first season, Arrow has used flashbacks to show Oliver's growth from playboy millionaire to vigilante after being stranded on an island for five years. But what about his time before the island?

The CW series will finally offer up a glimpse at Oliver's pre-island life in Wednesday's episode as Oliver (Stephen Amell) and his now-deceased father Robert Queen (Jamey Sheridan) prepare to take a voyage on the Queen's Gambit — but this isn't the fun-filled and philanderous vacation that young Ollie was hoping for. "The pilot suggests that the Queen's Gambit's ill-fated voyage was just a pleasure cruise, but perhaps there was something more to it than just that," executive producer Marc Guggenheim tells TVGuide.com.

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Check out a sneak peek of a pre-island Oliver below and stay tuned for more Arrow scoop in the coming weeks! Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.