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Arrow: An Innocent Man

When Oliver learns of an innocent man framed by one of the men on his list, he turns to Laurel for help getting a confession from the guilty party. Meanwhile, Diggle considers Oliver's job offer and Walter learns that Moira has made a secret withdrawal from the company funds.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 2J7304
Airdate: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Oct 31, 2012
UK (sky 1) Nov 12, 2012
AU (Nine Network) May 22, 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
John BarrowmanJohn Barrowman
As Well-Dressed Man
T.J. RaminiT.J. Ramini
As Jason Brodeur (as TJ Ramini)
Lane EdwardsLane Edwards
As Peter Declan
Kirby MorrowKirby Morrow
As Matt Itsook
William C. VaughanWilliam C. Vaughan
As Rob Scott

Co-Guest Stars
Lesley EwenLesley Ewen
As Judge Moss
Christie LaingChristie Laing
As Carly Diggle
Mi-Jung LeeMi-Jung Lee
As TV News Reporter
Emily Bett RickardsEmily Bett Rickards
As Felicity Smoak (as Emily Rickards)
Lee VincentLee Vincent
As CSU Tech
Genea CharpentierGenea Charpentier
As Izzy Declan
Glenn EnnisGlenn Ennis
As Ankov
Evan FrayneEvan Frayne
As Victor Swanstrom
Joshua GarciaJoshua Garcia
As Young Guard
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
Susanna ThompsonSusanna Thompson
As Moira Queen


Oliver takes Diggle to his warehouse hideout and gives him the antidote for Deadshot's curare bullet. Once Diggle wakes up, he sees Oliver, in his Arrow costume. Oliver greets him and Diggle realizes that he's the vigilante and swings at him. After Oliver gets out of the way, he explains that he could have taken Diggle home, but he brought him there. He explains that Starling is being poisoned by a criminal elite and he plans to take them down... with Diggle's help. Diggle says that he's a murderer and walks away...

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Episode Quotes
Diggle: You really did lose your mind on that island.
Oliver: Found a couple of things along the way.
Diggle: Like what, archery classes?
Oliver: Clarity.

Oliver: Thank you for coming.
Laurel: I care about the lives of other people, Oliver. Maybe you should try it sometime.

Thea: So why don't you make a play?
Oliver: There are reasons.
Thea: Mm, what are they? Besides you sleeping with her sister and her sister dying and her father hating your guts and you basically being a jerk to everyone since you got back.
Oliver: Those are the top ones.

Joanna: You know, if you go somewhere that's not work or your home, your odds of meeting someone increase by, like, a gazillion percent.
Laurel: Oh, that's not true. I could still get mugged on the way home.
Joanna: In that case, I hope he's cute and single.

Episode Goofs

Arrow shoots Jason in his left hand.

However, after Jason's arrest, his bandage is on the right hand.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAndrew Kreisberg  |  Marc Guggenheim  |  Greg Berlanti
Executive ProducerMarc Guggenheim  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  Greg Berlanti
Co-Executive ProducerMelissa Berman  |  Moira Kirland Dekker
ProducerJoseph Patrick Finn
Co-ProducerCarl Ogawa  |  Wendy Mericle  |  Jennifer Lence
Associate ProducerJon Wallace
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
EditorKristin Windell
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
Set DecoratorDominique Fauquet-LeMaitre
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Script SupervisorPortia Belmont
Script CoordinatorMary Iacono
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Director of PhotographyGlen Winter
Production ManagementTodd Pittson
Sound MixerPatrick Ramsay
Casting AssociateMike Page
Special Effects CoordinatorDave Gauthier
Makeup ArtistPatricia Murray
Canadian CastingHeike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
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