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Arrow: Vendetta

Oliver takes Helena under his wing and trains her in how to be a vigilante that seeks justice rather than vengeance. Meanwhile, Tommy continues to have problems after his father cuts him off of his trust fund, and Walter realizes that there is still more to learn about Moira and her secret operations.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 2J7308
Airdate: Wednesday December 05th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Dec 10, 2012
AU (Nine Network) Jul 03, 2013
DE (Vox) Mar 17, 2014

  • Currently 8.1/10
8.1/10 (17 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Kelly Hu
As China White
Colin Salmon
As Walter Steele
Jessica De Gouw
As Helena Bertinelli / Huntress
Jeffrey Nordling
As Frank Bertinelli (as Jeffrey Nordling)
Christie Laing
As Carly Diggle
Emily Bett Rickards
As Felicity Smoak

Co-Guest Stars
Marrett Green
As TV Anchorman
David Lyle
As Zhishan (as David H. Lyle)
Wade Sun
As Bodyguard
Reghan Blake
As Sexy Hostess
Georgia Hacche
As Dina Salvati (as Georgia Mae Hacche)
Gardiner Millar
As Bertinelli's Thug
Alex Zahara
As Anthony Venza
Main Cast
Stephen Amell
As Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
Katie Cassidy
As Laurel Lance
Colin Donnell
As Tommy Merlyn
David Ramsey
As John Diggle
Willa Holland
As Thea Queen
Susanna Thompson
As Moira Queen


Helena wakes up next to a sleeping Oliver. As she slips away, he watches her go...

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Episode Quotes
Helena Bertinelli: This is a waste of time.
Oliver: I'm trying to teach you something.
Helena Bertinelli: What, the least effective way to shoot people?
Oliver: No, control.

Felicity Smoak: How was your trip to Australia? I always wanted to go. Down under. It's just, I have this thing about kangaroos. More of a phobia. They wig me out. They look evil, and I'm sure their picture's up on like everything in that country.

Helena Bertinelli: So you two were together... and now you're dating his best friend.
Tommy: Yeah, we're just prime for a reality show, aren't we?

Diggle: Chili cheese fries with jalapenos. Hmm. That's a cry for help if I've ever seen one.

Oliver: Ahh... I don’t know what hurt worse, this or getting shot with a curare-laced bullet.
Diggle: Been there, done that. Definitely the bullet.

Oliver: It just so happens that I have a general manager position that is available. You're probably the guy for the job.
Tommy: Will I be getting dental? This smile wasn't cheap.
Oliver: I'll look into that.
Tommy: Thank you.

Episode Goofs
In the first shot of the car in the alleyway, there's no arrow in the hood. Which makes sense, since the Hood hasn't fired an arrow yet.

However, in the next shot just after the lookout says, "All clear," an arrow is visible in the hood.

Then a few seconds later, the Hood finally shoots an arrow into the car.

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
Location ManagerKirk Adamson
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
GafferShamus Whiting-Hewlett
Director of PhotographyGlen Winter
Production ManagementTodd Pittson
Sound MixerDave Griffiths
Casting AssociateMike Page
Makeup ArtistPatricia Murray
Canadian CastingHeike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
Warning: Arrow season 1 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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