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Arrow: Dead to Rights

When Moira hires the Triad to kill Malcolm, the Triad hires Deadshot to assist them. Oliver and Diggle soon get word of the assassination attempt and end up trying to save Malcolm, unaware of his connection to the Undertaking. Meanwhile, Laurel receives an unexpected visitor.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x16
Production Number: 2J7316
Airdate: Wednesday February 27th, 2013

Director: Glen Winter
Writer: Geoff Johns

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Feb 27, 2013
UK (sky 1) Mar 04, 2013
Panama Mar 18, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Aug 28, 2013

  • Currently 8.1/10
8.1/10 (16 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Kelly Hu
As China White
Manu Bennett
As Slade Wilson
Janina Gavankar
As McKenna Hall
Chin Han
As Frank Chen
Adrian Holmes
As Lt. Frank Pike
Emily Bett Rickards
As Felicity Smoak
Michael Rowe (2)
As Deadshot
Alex Kingston
As Dinah Lance
John Barrowman
As Malcolm Merlyn
George Tchortov
As Guillermo Barrera

Co-Guest Stars
Wade Sun
As Waiter
Darryl Quon
As Tattooed Man
Rick Tae
As Triad Accountant
Main Cast
Stephen Amell
As Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
Katie Cassidy
As Laurel Lance
Colin Donnell
As Tommy Merlyn
David Ramsey
As John Diggle
Susanna Thompson
As Moira Queen
Paul Blackthorne
As Detective Quentin Lance


At a helipad in Starling City, a chopper lands. Meanwhile, McKenna is taking a squad across the city to intercept it after discovering that the helicopter has arrived early. Meanwhile, Guillermo Barrera steps out of the chopper and calls his employer, who forwards him the first half of his million-dollar contract. The Hood arrives and shoots the phone out of his hand, and Guillermo draws two knives and throws them. They close and fight hand-to-hand, and the Hood finally drives an arrow into Guillermo's chest. The vigilante grabs the phone and runs off, while McKenna and her men arrive and she picks up the arrow...

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Episode Quotes
Oliver: We can't just sit here and wait for Fyers to come and kill us.
Slade Wilson: I did have one idea. If you go into the forest and gather as much bamboo as you can find...
Oliver: Yeah?
Slade Wilson: We could build ourselves a boat like they did on Gilligan's Island.

Malcolm Merlyn: I'm being honored by the Starling City Municipal Group. They're honoring me with their annual humanitarian award.
Tommy: What, they ran out of actual humans to give it to?

Deadshot: Hey, we've all got to die sometime.
China White: I need someone to die at the right time. And no one does it better than you.

Laurel: You look handsome.
Tommy: I try not to. It just keeps happening.

Oliver: Most nights we'll have a band. Somebody cool. Is Fallout Boy still cool?
McKenna Hall: They broke up. And never.
Oliver: So somebody else will pick the bands.

Cultural References
Slade Wilson: We could build ourselves a boat like they did on Gilligan's Island.

Gilligan's Island is the CBS comedy that ran for three seasons, and featured the adventures of seven castaways stranded on a deserted island.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperMarc Guggenheim  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  Greg Berlanti
Executive ProducerMarc Guggenheim  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  Greg Berlanti
Co-Executive ProducerDrew Z. Greenberg  |  Melissa Berman  |  Moira Kirland Dekker
Supervising ProducerJake Coburn
ProducerJoseph Patrick Finn
Co-ProducerWendy Mericle  |  Carl Ogawa  |  Jennifer Lence
Associate ProducerJon Wallace
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
EditorKristin Windell
CastingLyndsey Baldasare  |  David Rapaport
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 PhotographyGreg Middleton
Production ManagementTodd Pittson
Sound MixerPatrick Ramsay
Casting AssociateMike Page
Special Effects CoordinatorDave Gauthier
Makeup ArtistPatricia Murray
Canadian CastingCoreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
Warning: Arrow season 1 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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