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Arrow: The Odyssey

Oliver turns to Felicity for help when Moira unwittingly shoots her own son. As Oliver teeters on the verge of death, he remembers his time on the island when he teamed up with Slade Wilson to hijack a plane and escape.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x14
Production Number: 2J7314
Airdate: Wednesday February 13th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Feb 13, 2013
UK (sky 1) Feb 18, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Aug 14, 2013


Guest Stars
Byron MannByron Mann
As Yao Fei
Manu BennettManu Bennett
As Slade Wilson
Sebastian DunnSebastian Dunn
As Edward Fyers
Celina JadeCelina Jade
As Shado
Emily Bett RickardsEmily Bett Rickards
As Felicity Smoak

Co-Guest Stars
Marrett GreenMarrett Green
As News Reporter
Jeffrey C. RobinsonJeffrey C. Robinson
As Deathstroke (Billy Wintergreen)
Rhys Williams (2)Rhys Williams (2)
As Landmine Soldier
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


The Hood bursts into Moira's office at Queen Consolidated, takes out her guards, and secretly plants a bug. He then tells her that she has failed this city and fires an arrow at her desk when she tries to reach for the phone. The Hood asks her about Walter and she says that she doesn't know what happened to him, and then he asks about the Undertaking. Rather than answer, Moira shows The Hood a photo of her family and begs him not to hurt her. Once the vigilante lowers his bow, Moira grabs a hidden gun and shoots him, hitting him in the neck. She grabs her cell phone and calls for help, and then looks over the desk and discovers that her attacker is gone...

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Episode Quotes
Felicity Smoak: I'm guessing how and why are Oliver Queen's least favorite questions.
Diggle: Yeah, well, there's also when and where he's not too fond of.

Diggle: Remember playing Operation when you were a kid?
Felicity Smoak: Yeah. And it never made me want to throw up.

Slade Wilson: You have two choices—escape, or die. So choose.
Oliver: Escape.
Slade Wilson: Then let me show you how not to die.

Diggle: Thanks for your help. Kept your head on.
Felicity Smoak: I always wondered how I'd react if I found my boss shot and bleeding in my car. Not that I helped because he's my boss. I'd help anyone who was shot and bleeding in my car.

Slade Wilson: Where are you going?
Oliver: All my life, all that I've ever thought about is myself. I took my family for granted. I betrayed people that I loved. And I'm not going to be that person anymore.

Oliver: I guess I didn't die. Again. Cool.

Cultural References
Diggle: You ever play Operation when you were a kid?

Operation is a Milton Bradley board game of physical skill, where the players draw cards to remove humorously named body parts from the "patient." Brushing the metal-edged sides of the slots holding the body parts, using a pair of metal tweezers, makes a circuit and sets off a buzzer.

Billy Wintergreen:

In the comics, Wintergreen is the manservant to Slade Wilson, who is Deathstroke in the comics.

Oliver: I'm trapped on an island and my only friend is named Wilson.

in the movie Castaway, Tom Hanks plays a character stranded on a remote island. Driven somewhat insane with loneliness, he adopts a volleyball as a "friend," paints a face on it, and calls it Wilson.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAndrew Kreisberg  |  Greg Berlanti  |  Marc Guggenheim
Executive ProducerMarc Guggenheim  |  Greg Berlanti  |  Andrew Kreisberg
Co-Executive ProducerMoira Kirland Dekker  |  Melissa Berman
Supervising ProducerJake Coburn
ProducerJoseph Patrick Finn
Co-ProducerJennifer Lence  |  Wendy Mericle  |  Carl Ogawa
Associate ProducerJon Wallace
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
EditorAndi Armaganian
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
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
GafferShamus Whiting-Hewlett
Director of PhotographyGlen Winter
Stunt CoordinatorJames Bamford
Production ManagementTodd Pittson
Sound MixerPatrick Ramsay
Casting AssociateMike Page
Makeup ArtistPatricia Murray
Canadian CastingCoreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
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