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Arrow: Lone Gunmen

A master assassin arrives in town and kills one of the businessman that Oliver is targeting. While Oliver goes after him, he discovers that he must protect his stepfather Walter and needs Quentin's help. Meanwhile, Thea and Moira start to reconcile their differences and Tommy reveals to Oliver that he and Laurel were involved during his five-year absence.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 2J7303
Airdate: Wednesday October 24th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Nov 05, 2012
AU (Nine Network) May 15, 2013
DE (Vox) Mar 03, 2014


Guest Stars
Colin SalmonColin Salmon
As Walter Steele
Byron MannByron Mann
As Yao Fei
Roger R. CrossRoger R. Cross
As Detective Hilton (as Roger Cross)
Annie IlonzehAnnie Ilonzeh
As Joanna
Eugene LipinskiEugene Lipinski
As Alexi Leonov
Tobias SlezakTobias Slezak
As James Holder

Co-Guest Stars
Marrett GreenMarrett Green
As TV Anchorman
Christie LaingChristie Laing
As Carly Diggle
Barry NerlingBarry Nerling
As Stocky Russian
Emily Bett RickardsEmily Bett Rickards
As Felicity Smoak (as Emily Rickards)
Michael Rowe (2)Michael Rowe (2)
As Deadshot (Floyd Lawton)
Lini EvansLini Evans
As Business Suit
Broadus MattisonBroadus Mattison
As Bouncer #1
Marcus RosnerMarcus Rosner
As Max Fuller
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


Night in Starling City, and Oliver goes after James Holder, who made money putting defective smoke detectors in low-income housing. Holder is at his penthouse pool and finishes a call to his partner. Oliver shatters his wineglass and Holder warns him that he has armed security. When Holder threatens to call his security men, Oliver tosses him the security men's comm units and demands to know how many people his fires killed. Before Holder can answer, a sniper opens fire from an adjoining rooftop. Oliver returns fire and ducks for cover, but the sniper wounds him in the arm and disappears...

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Episode Quotes
Oliver: My name is Oliver Queen. To my family, I am the brother and son who just returned home after being lost at sea five years ago. They don't know I came back with a mission, to bring justice to our city, and they never can. The men and women I've targeted are dangerous, corrupt, a virulent cancer. Cancers like James Holder, whose corporation put defective smoke detectors in low-income housing in the Glades. There have been many fires and too many funerals. But cancers can be fought and conquered. All it takes is a surgeon... and the right instrument.

Diggle: So how was your evening, sir?
Oliver: You mean after I said I had to go to the bathroom at dinner and never came back?
Diggle: I guess from now on I'll be watching you pee.

Oliver: Max Fuller?
Tommy: Hmm-mm.
Oliver: I slept with his fiancee.
Tommy: Yeah, before the wedding.
Oliver: It was at the rehearsal dinner.
Tommy: The rehearsal dinner is technically before the dinner, right? Besides, who stays mad at a castaway?

Tommy: You want to get to him? You got to go through me. Wow, they are probably going to go through me.

Tommy: The girl's pretty cute.
Diggle: That girl is my sister-in-law.
Tommy: Who I will never speak to or look at... ever.

Tommy: Look, man... about Laurel. I was going to tell you. I was just trying to figure out the right way.
Oliver: To tell somebody that you slept with their girlfriend after they went missing and were presumed dead. What, there's no greeting card for that?

Oliver: I was at my coffee shop surfing the web and I spilled a latte on it.
Felicity Smoak: Really?
Oliver: Yeah.
Felicity Smoak: Because those look like bullet holes.
Oliver: My coffee shop is in a bad neighborhood.

Oliver: I didn't study Shakespeare at any of the four schools that I dropped out of.

Oliver: Dig, you got your eyes open?
Diggle: That's what I'm here for, sir. That and answering patronizing questions.

Episode Goofs
The tattoos on Deadshot's chest are the names of various crew members.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperGreg Berlanti  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  Marc Guggenheim
Executive ProducerMarc Guggenheim  |  Greg Berlanti  |  Andrew Kreisberg
Co-Executive ProducerMelissa Berman  |  Moira Kirland Dekker
ProducerJoseph Patrick Finn
Co-ProducerWendy Mericle  |  Carl Ogawa  |  Jennifer Lence
Associate ProducerJon Wallace
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
EditorAndi Armaganian
CastingDavid Rapaport  |  Lyndsey Baldasare
First Assistant DirectorMark Bunting
Second Assistant DirectorYannick Leray
MusicBlake Neely
Music EditorZed Starkovich
Music SupervisorSeason Kent
Costume DesignerMaya Mani
HairstylistPaul J. Edwards
Set DecoratorDominique Fauquet-LeMaitre
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Construction CoordinatorChris Claridge
Production CoordinatorFawn McDonald
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Director of PhotographyGordon Verheul
Art DirectorBridgit McGuire
Production ManagementTodd Pittson
Sound MixerPatrick Ramsay
Casting AssociateMike Page
Makeup ArtistPatricia Murray
Canadian CastingHeike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
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