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Arrow: Muse of Fire

A new vigilante in Starling City is going after mobster Frank Bertinelli. However, when the vigilante almost hits Moira, Oliver vows to put an end to the newcomer's reign of terror. Meanwhile, Tommy gets a rude surprise from his father.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 2J7307
Airdate: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Dec 03, 2012
AU (Nine Network) Jun 19, 2013
DE (Vox) Mar 17, 2014


Guest Stars
Kelly HuKelly Hu
As China White
Colin SalmonColin Salmon
As Walter Steele
Roger R. CrossRoger R. Cross
As Detective Hilton (as Roger Cross)
Jessica De GouwJessica De Gouw
As Helena Bertinelli / Huntress
Jeffrey NordlingJeffrey Nordling
As Frank Bertinelli (as Jeffrey Nordling)
John BarrowmanJohn Barrowman
As Malcolm Merlyn
Tahmoh PenikettTahmoh Penikett
As Nick Salvati
John CassiniJohn Cassini
As Mr. Russo

Co-Guest Stars
Hiro KanagawaHiro Kanagawa
As Dr. Lamb
David LyleDavid Lyle
As Zhishan (as David H. Lyle)
Lee VincentLee Vincent
As CSU Tech
Sachin SahelSachin Sahel
As Waiter
Eli ShaperaEli Shapera
As Street Kid
Sanya SilverSanya Silver
As Jenny Russo
Ben WilkinsonBen Wilkinson
As Paul Copani (as Benjamin Wilkinson)
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


Oliver stops his motorbike at a stoplight when Thea calls to remind him to pick up Moira for lunch...

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Episode Notes
The name of Helena's dead fiancé, Staton, is from Joe Staton, the comic book artist who created the character of the Huntress in the comics.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Civil TwilightNext to MeTommy visits Laurel

Episode Quotes
Tommy: Will you go out with me? Like, on a date?
Laurel: You brought me dinner to ask me to dinner?
Tommy: Well--well I also did throw you a really big charity gala.
Laurel: See, I thought you threw it for the hundreds of people that would benefit.
Tommy: Yeah, yeah, yeah, hundreds of people... plus one more.

Laurel: What, is it too spicy for you, Merlyn?
Tommy: No, no, not really. I'm, just, um, I'm just crying because I was thinking of a Hallmark commercial featuring a sick kitty. It was very emotional.

Oliver: I have a confession. I didn’t' want to go out with you tonight.
Helena: That makes two of us.
Oliver: I'm really glad I did.
Helena: That makes two of us.

Thea: I'm sorry if I was a bitch with you earlier.
Oliver: There were a few times. Could you be more specific?
Thea: Don't push it.

Cultural References
Title: Muse of Fire

The line comes from Shakespeare's Henry V. "O! for a Muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention."

Nick Salvati: This isn't about money, Richie Rich.

Richard Rich is the world's richest kid, as seen in the comics and a movie adaptation.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAndrew Kreisberg  |  Marc Guggenheim  |  Greg Berlanti
Executive ProducerMarc Guggenheim  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  Greg Berlanti
Co-Executive ProducerMoira Kirland Dekker  |  Melissa Berman
ProducerJoseph Patrick Finn
Co-ProducerWendy Mericle  |  Jennifer Lence  |  Carl Ogawa
Associate ProducerJon Wallace
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
EditorKristin Windell
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
Assistant EditorYoshie Ishiguro
Post Production SupervisorJordan Menn
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Director of PhotographyGordon Verheul
Stunt CoordinatorJ.J. Makaro
Production ManagementTodd Pittson
Sound MixerPatrick Ramsay
Casting AssociateMike Page
Makeup ArtistPatricia Murray
Canadian CastingHeike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
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