23 Episodes 2012 - 2013
The first-season adventures of Arrow (based on DC Comics hero Green Arrow) begin with billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) being rescued after five years on a remote Pacific island. He is the only survivor of a violent shipwreck that claimed the life of his father and his girlfriend's sister. Upon his return home to Starling City, Oliver tries to reconnect with his family, friends and former girlfriend, Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy), but she rebuffs him and blames him for her sister's death. He also embarks on a dual life. By day he pretends to be the wealthy philanderer he used to be, but by night he dons the persona of Arrow, a vigilante and expert archer who seeks to right the wrongs of his family and society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. Oliver is aided in his fight for justice by his loyal bodyguard John Diggle (David Ramsey), the only person who knows Oliver's secret. Together, they battle menacing foes, including Deadshot (Michael Rowe), the Huntress (Jessica De Gouw), Deathstroke (Jeffrey Robinson), Dodger (James Callis), China White (Kelly Hu) and the Dark Archer (John Barrowman). Colin Donnell, Susanna Thompson, Colin Salmon and Willa Holland also star.
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 60 mins
Oliver is rescued and creates the persona of Arrow, an expert archer determined to fight evil in his beloved city in the opener of a series about billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, who becomes a vigilante after being shipwrecked for five years on a remote island.
Honor Thy Father
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 60 mins
Laurel is targeted by the violent Chinese Triad and by ruthless mercenary China White. Meanwhile, Oliver is asked to take over his family's company.
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 60 mins
Assassin Deadshot kills one of Oliver's targets and then sets his sights on gunning down Walter. To stop him, Oliver enlists the help of Det. Lance, but his plan leads to dire consequences. Meanwhile, Laurel and Tommy get caught in an awkward situation.
An Innocent Man
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 60 mins
Arrow asks Laurel to help him prove that an innocent man is being framed for murder. Meanwhile, Walter investigates a $2.6 million withdrawal that Moira made without his knowledge.
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 60 mins
Oliver is arrested for murder and demands that Laurel represent him in court. Later, Oliver recalls a confrontation on the island with Deathstroke.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 60 mins
Brazen bank robbers dubbed the Royal Flush Gang threaten the city, which forces Oliver to examine the scope of his mission and decide whether to stray from his father's list so he can help others in need.
Muse of Fire
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 60 mins
The Huntress, who is the daughter of mob boss Frank Bertinelli, arrives in Starling City. Oliver is smitten with her but soon learns she is hiding some dark secrets. Meanwhile, Tommy is blindsided by events and turns to Laurel for support.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 60 mins
Oliver trains the Huntress to be his ally, but Diggle disapproves and believes she can't be trusted. Later, Helena's thirst for revenge leads her to kill the head of the Triad.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 60 mins
Oliver throws a family Christmas party in an attempt to restore a sense of normalcy to the Queen household. Meanwhile, Tommy asks Laurel to spend the holiday with him, but she feels she needs to be with her father since Christmas was her late sister's birthday.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 60 mins
Oliver loses confidence in himself and tries to take a step back from his heroic adventures, but Laurel needs his help looking into a firefighter's death. Elsewhere, Tommy hosts a fund-raiser for firefighters; and Thea attempts to cheer up Moira.
Trust but Verify
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 60 mins
Oliver suspects Diggle's mentor of robbing armored trucks, but Diggle thinks Oliver's way off base. Elsewhere, Thea believes that Moira and Malcolm are having an affair; and Tommy, Laurel and Malcolm share an uncomfortable dinner together.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 60 mins
Thea is arrested when she is caught with a drug called Vertigo and could face time in prison. Oliver tries to help by searching for the dealer; and Laurel agrees to defend Thea in court. Meanwhile, Felicity tells Oliver some disturbing news about Moira.
Wed, Feb 6, 2013 60 mins
A vicious criminal is released from prison and tries to regain his position as leader of the underworld. His first task is to take down his biggest threat, Arrow. Meanwhile, Oliver questions Moira about the names in his father's notebook; and Lance makes a critical mistake that puts Laurel in danger.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 60 mins
Oliver is shot and turns to Felicity for help. While he hovers between life and death, Oliver recalls a daring escape attempt with Slade Wilson on the island.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 60 mins
Oliver asks detective McKenna on a date; a jewel thief named Dodger hits Starling City and targets someone close to Oliver; a pickpocket named Roy Harper steals Thea's purse; Moira makes a move against Malcolm.
Dead to Rights
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 60 mins
Oliver and Diggle learn that Deadshot is still alive and that his next target is Malcolm. Meanwhile, Oliver struggles to balance his new relationship with McKenna and his duties as Arrow.
The Huntress Returns
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 60 mins
The Huntress returns to Starling City and disrupts Oliver's life. Meanwhile, Laurel and her dad struggle with the reappearance of Dinah Lance, who claims she has proof that Sara is still alive; and Steve Aoki plays at the opening of Oliver's nightclub.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 60 mins
Roy is kidnapped by an angry resident of the Glades who calls himself "The Savior" and goes on a killing spree to punish those he believes have wronged people living in his neighborhood. Meanwhile, Malcolm tells Moira to find the person who tried to murder him.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 60 mins
A woman suffers a violent death after partying at Verdant, and Tommy becomes a suspect when incriminating evidence is found. Meanwhile, the Count escapes from the mental institution and Starling City suddenly is flooded with drug-related violence; and Oliver recalls lessons learned on the island with Slade.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 60 mins
Deadshot returns to Starling City after taking down a U.S. ambassador and six others overseas. Oliver then learns of a sting operation to capture Deadshot alive, but Diggle wants to kill him. Meanwhile, Laurel takes drastic measures to protect a witness; and Oliver recalls how Shado trained him to use a bow.
Wed, May 1, 2013 60 mins
Felicity finds a transaction on a crooked accountant's computer that could help Oliver locate Walter. Meanwhile, Malcolm reveals to Robert Queen and Frank Chen painful details about his wife's murder and how those things shaped his plans for the Glades.
Darkness on the Edge of Town
Wed, May 8, 2013 60 mins
With the Undertaking only days away, Malcolm dons his black hood to conclude business with seismologist Dr. Brion Markov and his team. Meanwhile, Oliver recalls trying to prevent Fyers from shooting down a Ferris Air jet while on the island.
Wed, May 15, 2013 60 mins
The first season ends with Oliver and Diggle trying to stop the Dark Archer from carrying out his vengeance on the Glades. Meanwhile, Thea races to find Roy and inadvertently puts herself in danger from Malcolm's evil plan. On the island, Oliver, Slade and Shado become embroiled in a life-or-death struggle with Fyers, who has missiles locked on a Ferris jetliner.