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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

  • Currently 7.4/10
7.4/10 (17 Votes cast)


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

Co-Guest Stars
Douglas Chapman
As Soldier #1
Richard Keats
As Doctor
Patrick Sabongui
As Soldier #2
Valerie Tian
As Morgan
Rhys Williams (2)
As Thug #2
Steve Aoki
As Himself
Alyson Bath
As Kandy Kane
Alex Dafoe
As Pudgy Emcee
Rei Dietz
As Thug #1
Artin John
As Waiter
Shaun Omaid
As Bouncer
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
Paul Blackthorne
As Detective Quentin Lance


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...

Read the full recap
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
Warning: Arrow season 1 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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