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Arrow: Year's End

A mysterious archer is on the loose in Starling City, framing Oliver for murders he didn't commit. As Oliver tries to track the copy cat down with Quentin's help, he tries to juggle his responsibilities to his family when he tries to arrange a Christmas party to bring the Queens together during the holiday.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x9
Production Number: 2J7309
Airdate: Wednesday December 12th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Dec 17, 2012
AU (Nine Network) Jul 10, 2013


Guest Stars
Byron MannByron Mann
As Yao Fei
Sebastian DunnSebastian Dunn
As Edward Fyers
Brian MarkinsonBrian Markinson
As Adam Hunt
John BarrowmanJohn Barrowman
As Malcolm Merlyn

Co-Guest Stars
Paul BoylePaul Boyle
As Elite Man
Lisa Marie DigiacintoLisa Marie Digiacinto
As Attractive Woman
Mark GhaniméMark Ghanimé
As Dr. Douglas Miller
Scott LysterScott Lyster
As Shane Colvin
David MilchardDavid Milchard
As Nelson Ravich
Philip PrajouxPhilip Prajoux
As Bomb Squad Officer
Ryan YounglaoRyan Younglao
As Delivery Clerk
Elizabeth WeinsteinElizabeth Weinstein
As Female Hostage

Emily Bett RickardsEmily Bett Rickards
As Felicity Smoak
Robert MoloneyRobert Moloney
As Commissioner Brian Nudocerdo
Main Cast
Stephen AmellStephen Amell
As Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
Katie CassidyKatie Cassidy
As Laurel Lance
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


In Starling City, Adam Hunt is in his office trying to raise business after being discredited after his arrest. As he talks on the phone, he hears someone in the next room, hangs up, and turns. Hunt demands to know what the intruder wants, but the man shoots Hunt in the chest and walks out...

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Episode Quotes
Diggle: Maybe you can give the list a rest and just enjoy the holidays with your family. Besides, I hear St. Nick has a list of his own. I wager you're in the "nice" column. Go home, Oliver.

Oliver: I think the vigilante needs a better code name than "The Hood." Or "The Hood Guy."
Malcolm Merlyn: I agree. How about "Green Arrow"?
Oliver: Lame.

Felicity Smoak: Did you know seven of the names on the list are guys that the vigilante has in his cross-hairs? That is, if bows had cross-hairs. Which they don't.

Oliver: How do you know that Shane guy?
Thea: We rob banks and smoke crack together.
Oliver: That's funny, yeah. I have a feeling I'm not gonna be a fan.

Oliver: Felicity... you're remarkable.
Felicity Smoak: Thank you for remarking on it.

Tommy: Merry Christmas, sir. How are you?
Quentin: Proficient with firearms.

Laurel: Tommy, do you mind if I talk to Oliver for a minute?
Tommy: Yeah, I'll go grab us a couple of drinks. And drink them both.

Thea: You bailed on your party.
Oliver: It seemed like the right move. I mean, like you said, it... wasn't the best timing.
Thea: Okay, but when I was saying that, that was me being a bitch.

Moira: And you won't feel a thing then, will you? Thousands of innocent people wlll be dead, and you'll feel nothing.
Malcolm Merlyn: That's not true. I'll feel a sense of accomplishment.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAndrew Kreisberg  |  Marc Guggenheim  |  Greg Berlanti
Executive ProducerMarc Guggenheim  |  Greg Berlanti  |  Andrew Kreisberg
Co-Executive ProducerMelissa Berman
ProducerJoseph Patrick Finn
Co-ProducerCarl Ogawa
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
Set DecoratorDominique Fauquet-LeMaitre
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Construction CoordinatorChris Claridge
Production CoordinatorFawn McDonald
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
Director of PhotographyGordon Verheul
Art DirectorBridgit McGuire
Sound MixerPatrick Ramsay
Makeup ArtistPatricia Murray
Canadian CastingHeike Brandstatter
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