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Arrow: Home Invasion

When a hitman kills a couple that is going to testify against his employer, Laurel takes their young son in. She soon finds herself being stalked by the killer, and Oliver must choose whether to help her or Diggle, who is hunting down Deadshot. Meanwhile on the island, Oliver and Shado grow closer.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x20
Production Number: 2J7320
Airdate: Wednesday April 24th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Apr 24, 2013
UK (sky 1) Apr 29, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Sep 18, 2013

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (16 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Manu Bennett
As Slade Wilson
Byron Mann
As Yao Fei
Celina Jade
As Shado
Audrey Marie Anderson
As Lyla Michaels
Emily Bett Rickards
As Felicity Smoak
Michael Rowe (2)
As Deadshot
Colton Haynes
As Roy Harper
J. August Richards
As Mr. Blank
Al Sapienza
As Edward Rasmus

Co-Guest Stars
Bombyx Du Murier
As SCPD Officer
Marrett Green
As News Reporter
Paul Lazenby
As Mr. Robbins
Callie Seagram Airlie
As Taylor Moore (as Callum Seagram Airlie)
Bruce Dawson
As US Ambassador
Connor Dunn
As Courier
Jessica Harmon
As Nancy Moore
Lexie Huber
As Dignitary's Wife
Brenda Matthews
As Grandmother
Juno Ruddell
As Social Worker
Daniel Quinn
As Eric Moore (as Dan Quinn)
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


Diggle is sparring with Oliver, angry that they haven't got Deadshot yet...

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Episode Quotes
Felicity: I thought it would be helpful to track ARGUS' manhunt for Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot. So I decrypted their communications logs. Which means I just hacked a Federal agency. Which makes me a cyber-terrorist. Which is bad because I really don't see myself fitting in well at Guantanamo Bay.
Oliver: Don't worry, Felicity, they don't send blondes there.
Felicity: I dye it, actually. I keep your secrets.

Felicity: Couldn't you be friends with someone who's less complicated than your ex-girlfriend, who's your ex-best friend's current girlfriend?
Oliver: I wear a hood and I put arrows into criminals. So when it comes to complexity... I grade on a curve.

Quentin: Okay, look, I'm going to park a patrol car outside your place.
Laurel: Fine.
Quentin: And you... you look after her, all right?
Tommy: I spend most nights at your daughter's anyways. There was probably a better time to tell you that.
Quentin: Probably not.

Laurel: Taylor? Sweetheart? Hungry? You know, I make the world's best macaroni and cheese.
Tommy: It's the only thing she knows how to make.

Thea: Do you have a police radio in your pocket?
Roy Harper: No, I'm just happy to see you.

Felicity: So you're sniping a sniper. Kind of ironic, don't you think? (Oliver says nothing) Me, neither.

Quentin: Death by poker. That's a new one.

Roy Harper: I know. You think I'm an idiot.
Thea: I always thought you were an idiot. Now I think you're brain dead.
Roy Harper: Yeah, you're probably right.

Cultural References
Quentin: Well, if it isn't the Wonder Twins.

The Wonder Twins, Zan and Jayna are from the Super-Friends animated series of the 60s and 70s. The alien teenagers have the respective powers to transform into any form of water, and any animal, once they touch their hands together. They served as junior sidekicks to the Super-Friends.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAndrew Kreisberg  |  Marc Guggenheim  |  Greg Berlanti
Executive ProducerMarc Guggenheim  |  Greg Berlanti  |  Andrew Kreisberg
Co-Executive ProducerDrew Z. Greenberg  |  Melissa Berman
Supervising ProducerJake Coburn
ProducerJoseph Patrick Finn
Co-ProducerCarl Ogawa  |  Wendy Mericle  |  Jennifer Lence
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 CastingHeike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
Warning: Arrow season 1 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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