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Arrow: The Huntress Returns

Helena returns to town to track down her father and kill him, and needs Oliver to help her. Meanwhile, Oliver tries to balance his personal and his vigilante lives, Thea grows closer to Roy, and Quentin has to decide whether to follow his wife's suspicions concerning their younger daughter.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x17
Production Number: 2J7317
Airdate: Wednesday March 20th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Mar 20, 2013
UK (sky 1) Mar 25, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Sep 04, 2013


Guest Stars
Alex KingstonAlex Kingston
As Dinah Lance
Manu BennettManu Bennett
As Slade Wilson
Jessica De GouwJessica De Gouw
As Helena Bertinelli / Huntress
Janina GavankarJanina Gavankar
As McKenna Hall
Sebastian DunnSebastian Dunn
As Edward Fyers
Emily Bett RickardsEmily Bett Rickards
As Felicity Smoak
Colton HaynesColton Haynes
As Roy Harper
Craig MarchCraig March
As Gus Sabatoni

Co-Guest Stars
Douglas ChapmanDouglas Chapman
As Soldier #1
Richard KeatsRichard Keats
As Doctor
Patrick SabonguiPatrick Sabongui
As Soldier #2
Valerie TianValerie Tian
As Morgan
Rhys Williams (2)Rhys Williams (2)
As Thug #2
Steve AokiSteve Aoki
As Himself
Alyson BathAlyson Bath
As Kandy Kane
Alex DafoeAlex Dafoe
As Pudgy Emcee
Rei DietzRei Dietz
As Thug #1
Artin JohnArtin John
As Waiter
Shaun OmaidShaun Omaid
As Bouncer
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


At a strip club, Helena poses as a lap dancer and approaches a mob lawyer, Gus Sabatoni. She invites him in back and he realizes who she is. Helena orders her father's attorney to tell her where she can find her father, and Gus says that after Frank made his plea deal with the Feds, they put him into protective custody. The lawyer insists that he doesn't know where Frank is and Helena says that she believes him. She walks out a minute later and drives off on her motorcycle. Meanwhile, a bouncer checks on Gus and discovers that he's dead, crossbow bolts in his chest...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ed SheeranKiss MeOliver and McKenna kiss

Episode Quotes
Oliver: Helena.
Diggle: Yes, or as I like to call her, your psycho ex-girlfriend.

Oliver: Thank you.
Diggle: It's my job.
Oliver: For not saying "I told you so."
Diggle: Night's young.

Oliver: Just your father. Anyone else gets hurt and I'll put an arrow into you.
Helena: That's sweet. Now I know how you charmed your cop girlfriend.

Cultural References
Quentin: So you really believe this garbage your mother's selling about Sarah being alive on Fantasy Island?

Fantasy Island (1978-84) was an ABC anthology series of sorts, where the white-suited Mr. Roarke would welcome guests to his tropical island and give them a customized fantasy of their heart's desire... that wouldn't turn out the way that they desired.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperMarc Guggenheim  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  Greg Berlanti
Executive ProducerMarc Guggenheim  |  Greg Berlanti  |  Andrew Kreisberg
Co-Executive ProducerMoira Kirland Dekker  |  Drew Z. Greenberg  |  Melissa Berman
Supervising ProducerJake Coburn
ProducerJoseph Patrick Finn
Co-ProducerJennifer Lence  |  Wendy Mericle  |  Carl Ogawa
Associate ProducerJon Wallace
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
EditorAndi Armaganian
CastingLyndsey Baldasare  |  David Rapaport
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
Location ManagerRobert Murdoch
Transportation CoordinatorJohn O'Toole (2)
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Post Production SupervisorJordan Menn
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Director of PhotographyGordon Verheul
Production ManagementTodd Pittson
Sound MixerPatrick Ramsay
Casting AssociateMike Page
Makeup ArtistPatricia Murray
Canadian CastingHeike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
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