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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


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

Co-Guest Stars
Kevin HaalandKevin Haaland
As Man
Chad RileyChad Riley
As ESU Officer
John WardlowJohn Wardlow
As Middle Aged Man
Cassandra BeauchampCassandra Beauchamp
As Woman on Bus
Chris DeansChris Deans
As Man on Bus
Julia DominczakJulia Dominczak
As Reporter #2
Megan EliasMegan Elias
As Woman
Greg LarsonGreg Larson
As Reporter
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


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
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