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Arrow: Honor Thy Father

Laurel tries to prosecute Martin Somers, a drug smuggler who is on Oliver's list. and responsible for the death of her client's father. Meanwhile, Oliver tries to reconnect with his family while repelling their efforts to put him in charge of Queen Consolidated.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 2J7302
Airdate: Wednesday October 17th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Oct 17, 2012
UK (sky 1) Oct 29, 2012
AU (Nine Network) May 08, 2013


Guest Stars
Kelly HuKelly Hu
As China White
Colin SalmonColin Salmon
As Walter Steele
Annie IlonzehAnnie Ilonzeh
As Joanna
Ty OlssonTy Olsson
As Martin Somers
Emma BellEmma Bell
As Emily Nocenti

Co-Guest Stars
Marrett GreenMarrett Green
As TV Anchorman
David QuinlanDavid Quinlan
As Reporter #4
Tristan JensenTristan Jensen
As Bodyguard #6
Graham MacDonaldGraham MacDonald
As Vincent Nocenti
Babak A. MotamedBabak A. Motamed
As Reporter #2
Silvio PollioSilvio Pollio
As Marcus Redmond
Marc SeniorMarc Senior
As Reporter #5
Elizabeth ThaiElizabeth Thai
As Reporter #3
Joanne WilsonJoanne Wilson
As Reporter #1
Desiree ZurowskiDesiree Zurowski
As Family Lawyer
Main Cast
Stephen AmellStephen Amell
As Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
Katie CassidyKatie Cassidy
As Laurel Lance
David RamseyDavid Ramsey
As John Diggle
Willa HollandWilla Holland
As Thea Queen
Paul BlackthornePaul Blackthorne
As Detective Quentin Lance
Colin DonnellColin Donnell
As Tommy Merlyn
Susanna ThompsonSusanna Thompson
As Moira Queen


As Arrow, Oliver takes to the rooftops to take on thugs at a helipad. He takes them out and confronts their leader, Marcus Redmond. Oliver orders Redman to call his partner and return the money from the pensioners...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Haley BonarCandy Machine GunOliver stops by to speak with Laurel

Episode Quotes
Oliver: The day I went missing... was the day I died. Five years in hell forged me into a weapon, which I use to honor a vow I made to my father, who sacrificed his life for mine.

Oliver: This guy gets more air-time than the Kardashians, right?
Thea: Five years on an island and you still know who they are.
Oliver: I've been catching up. It's nice to see how much our culture has improved while I've been away.

Oliver: It's fine, Walter. I've been in a courtroom before.
Tommy: Four times, by my estimate. You know, there was the DUI, the assault on that paparazzi douche bag. Stealing that taxi which was just awesome, b the way. And who could forget peeing on the cop.
I wish everyone would.

Moira: I hired you to protect my son. Now, I'm not a professional bodyguard, but it seems to me that the first requirement would be managing to stay next to the man you're hired to protect.

Oliver: Sorry to give you so much grief.
Diggle: I served three tours in Afghanistan, Mr. Queen. You don't even come close to my definition of grief.

Laurel: I'm a lawyer. I live to argue.
Quentin: I'm your father. I live to keep you safe.

Oliver: I'm a jerk. Before the island I was a jerk. And now I'm just a... a damaged jerk.

Diggle: And I think I'm just beginning to understand the kind of man you are.
Oliver: Shouldn't take you very long. I'm shallow.

Oliver: I wanted to give Martin Somers a chance to confess and face a court's justice but he chose to go after someone I care about instead. He's still going to face justice. It'll just be a different kind.

Cultural References
Oliver: There's no place like home.

Dorothy says this famous line as she uses the ruby slippers to return to Kansas in The Wizard of Oz (1939).

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAndrew Kreisberg  |  Marc Guggenheim  |  Greg Berlanti
Executive ProducerMarc Guggenheim  |  Greg Berlanti  |  Andrew Kreisberg
Co-Executive ProducerMoira Kirland Dekker  |  Melissa Berman
ProducerJoseph Patrick Finn
Co-ProducerCarl Ogawa  |  Jennifer Lence  |  Wendy Mericle
Associate ProducerJon Wallace
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
EditorPaul Karasick
CastingDavid Rapaport  |  Lyndsey Baldasare
First Assistant DirectorKen Shane
Second Assistant DirectorYannick Leray
MusicBlake Neely
Music EditorZed Starkovich
Music SupervisorSeason Kent
Costume DesignerMaya Mani
HairstylistPaul J. Edwards
Key GripJohn O'Neill (2)
Set DecoratorDominique Fauquet-LeMaitre
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
GafferShamus Whiting-Hewlett
Director of PhotographyGlen Winter
Stunt CoordinatorJames Bamford
Production ManagementTodd Pittson
Sound MixerPatrick Ramsay
Casting AssociateMike Page
Makeup ArtistPatricia Murray
Canadian CastingHeike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
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