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Arrow: The Undertaking

Diggle refuses to work with Oliver, forcing the vigilante to turn to Felicity when he needs to infiltrate a casino whose owner has information on Walter's whereabouts. Meanwhile, Tommy tells Laurel that Oliver still loves her, and in flashbacks Malcolm and Robert disagree on how to bring about The Undertaking.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x21
Production Number: 2J7321
Airdate: Wednesday May 01st, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) May 01, 2013
UK (sky 1) May 06, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Sep 18, 2013

  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (17 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Jamey SheridanJamey Sheridan
As Robert Queen
Colin SalmonColin Salmon
As Walter Steele
Chin HanChin Han
As Frank Chen
Emily Bett RickardsEmily Bett Rickards
As Felicity Smoak
John BarrowmanJohn Barrowman
As Malcolm Merlyn
Ray GallettiRay Galletti
As Dominic Alonzo

Co-Guest Stars
Vaughn ClementsVaughn Clements
As Armed Guard
Andrew HedgeAndrew Hedge
As Pit Boss
Byron NobleByron Noble
As Harold Backman
Stephen Powell (2)Stephen Powell (2)
As Sharp Gangster
Lee TichonLee Tichon
As Controller
Main Cast
Stephen Amell
As Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
Katie Cassidy
As Laurel Lance
David Ramsey
As John Diggle
Willa Holland
As Thea Queen
Colin Donnell
As Tommy Merlyn
Susanna Thompson
As Moira Queen


A mob accountant, Harold Backman, is in his office preparing for a flight to the Cayman Islands. The elevator opens despite the fact it's on a key and Backman sends his men to investigate. When they get there, The Hood drops down from the ceiling, takes out one man, and then goes after the other. Backman tries to run but The Hood grabs him and tells him that he's failed the city. The Hood then takes his laptop, says that his people will deal with him, and leaves...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Adam AginYour Heart Keeps BurningRobert leaving on the Queen's Gambit.
Leona LewisBleeding LoveOllie and Laurel in Oliver's bedroom

Episode Quotes
Oliver: I'm be with you the entire time.
Felicity: Thanks. It feels really good having you inside me. And by "you," I mean your voice. And by "me," I mean my ear. I'm gonna stop talking right now.
Oliver: That would be my preference.

Laurel: I only bring this up because your mom busted me yesterday, and obviously we can't hang out at my house?
Oliver: Why? Because your father threatened to tase me the last time that I closed the door to your bedroom?

Laurel: Then will you please go talk to Tommy for me?
Oliver: And say what?
Laurel: Say that you and I are over. That you're not still in love with me.
Oliver: I can't do that.
Laurel: Why not?
Oliver: Because it wouldn't be true. And I have enough lies in my life already.

Cultural References
Oliver: Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.

Oliver quotes Rick talking about his former girlfriend Ilsa, in the 1942 movie Casablanca

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperMarc Guggenheim  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  Greg Berlanti
Executive ProducerMarc Guggenheim  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  Greg Berlanti
Co-Executive ProducerMelissa Berman  |  Drew Z. Greenberg
Supervising ProducerJake Coburn
ProducerJoseph Patrick Finn
Co-ProducerCarl Ogawa  |  Jennifer Lence  |  Wendy Mericle
Associate ProducerJon Wallace
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
EditorThomas Wallerstein
CastingDavid Rapaport  |  Lyndsey Baldasare
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
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Construction CoordinatorChris Claridge
Production CoordinatorFawn McDonald
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Director of PhotographyGordon Verheul
Art DirectorBridgit McGuire
Production ManagementTodd Pittson
Sound MixerPatrick Ramsay
Makeup ArtistPatricia Murray
Canadian CastingCoreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
Warning: Arrow season 1 episode 21 guide may contain spoilers
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