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Arrow: Sacrifice

Oliver escapes imprisonment at Malcolm's hands and races to stop his plan to level The Grades. Meanwhile, Moira makes a startling announcement, Thea looks for Roy when panic sweeps the city, and Tommy learns the truth about his father.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x23
Production Number: 2J7323
Airdate: Wednesday May 15th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) May 15, 2013
UK (sky 1) May 20, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Sep 25, 2013

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (22 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Manu Bennett
As Slade Wilson
Celina Jade
As Shado
Sebastian Dunn
As Edward Fyers
Roger R. Cross
As Detective Hilton (as Roger Cross)
Annie Ilonzeh
As Joanna
Adrian Holmes
As Lt. Frank Pike
Jarod Joseph
As Alan Durand
Emily Bett Rickards
As Felicity Smoak
Colton Haynes
As Roy Harper
John Barrowman
As Malcolm Merlyn

Co-Guest Stars
Cassandra Beauchamp
As Woman on Bus
Chris Deans
As Man on Bus
Julia Dominczak
As Reporter #2
Megan Elias
As Woman
Greg Larson
As Reporter
Chad Riley
As ESU Officer
John Wardlow
As Middle Aged Man
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


Oliver remembers Robert telling him to make it home and right his wrongs, and then shooting the other sailor and then himself. He then wakes up as Malcolm's thug throws water in his face. Looking around, Oliver discovers that he's been strung up. Malcolm steps out of the shadows and apologizes for hurting him, and thanks him for saving his life. He hopes to explain what he's doing so that Oliver will understand, and Oliver reminds him that he sentenced him to five years on the island. Oliver insists that Malcolm won't honor his wife by destroying The Glades, and vows to kill Malcolm. The businessman points out that Oliver always comes up short against him because he doesn't know what he's fighting for. Malcolm assures Oliver that no one can stop what will happen next and walks away...

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Episode Quotes
Malcolm: Not a day goes by I don't miss your father.
Oliver: You'll see him soon.

Diggle: I take back every joke I made about you sticking a tracking device in your boot.

Quentin: Not exactly a hardened criminal, are you?
Felicity: No, I'm not any kind of criminal.
Quentin: What do you call computer hacking?
Felicity: A hobby? That I do not engage in.

Diggle: I can’t let you do this by yourself, man. Oliver, you are not alone, not since you brought me into this. Us into this. Besides, Army regulations... a soldier never lets a brother go into battle alone.

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 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 SupervisorJoanie L. Woehler
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
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 23 guide may contain spoilers
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