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Arrow: City of Heroes

Diggle and Felicity convince Oliver to return to Starling City despite the fact he blames himself for Tommy's death. He only returns to save Queen Consolidated, but soon becomes embroiled in a crisis when several men using the name of The Hood start killing the rich to get revenge for the Undertaking... and Thea Queen is their next target. Meanwhile, in the past on the island, Oliver, Slade, and Shado kill Fyers and his men, but soon receive a visit from someone new.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: 2J7451
Airdate: Wednesday October 09th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Oct 21, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Jul 15, 2014


Guest Stars
Celina JadeCelina Jade
As Shado
Summer GlauSummer Glau
As Isabel Rochev
Colin SalmonColin Salmon
As Walter Steele
Dylan BruceDylan Bruce
As Adam Donner
Derek HamiltonDerek Hamilton
As Hood Leader
Adrian HolmesAdrian Holmes
As Lt. Frank Pike

Co-Guest Stars
Keri AdamsKeri Adams
As Bethany Snow
Douglas ChapmanDouglas Chapman
As Baker (as Doug Chapman)
Sylvesta StuartSylvesta Stuart
As Pirate #3
Stephen ChangStephen Chang
As Chinese Pilot (as Stephen MD Chang)
Jase-Anthony GriffithJase-Anthony Griffith
As Deveau (Jeff Deveau)
Adam HendersonAdam Henderson
As Mayor Altman
Shawn RobidouxShawn Robidoux
As Thug #1

Caity LotzCaity Lotz
As Black Canary
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
Emily Bett RickardsEmily Bett Rickards
As Felicity Smoak
Paul BlackthornePaul Blackthorne
As Detective Quentin Lance
Colton HaynesColton Haynes
As Roy Harper
Manu BennettManu Bennett
As Slade Wilson
Susanna ThompsonSusanna Thompson
As Moira Queen


Oliver runs through the jungle of the island of Lian Yu. When he hears an airplane approaching, he changes direction...

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Episode Quotes
Diggle: Felicity, if you're so scared, why did you insist on sitting up front?
Felicity: It was the only seat with a seat belt.
Diggle: Which will come in handy when we hit the water at 180 miles per hour.
Felicity: What?
Diggle: Which will not happen.

Shado: You've come very far in a few months. Don't beat yourself up.
Oliver: Apparently that's his job.
Slade: And I love my job.

Thea: Eavesdrop much?
Roy: Ah, what I lack in height, I make up for in wicked good hearing.

Thea: Well, don't keep me in suspense, Harper. What's your take on the matter? Although keep in mind I do control your paycheck and your sex life.

Roy: You go see your mom yet?
Thea: I thought about what you said.
Roy: And?
Thea: And... I'll go see her when you stop going out at night looking to clean up the streets.
Roy: What does one thing have to do with the other?
Thea: I guess they're both things that are never going to happen.

Felicity: You were right. Once I signed on, I stopped thinking about all the bodies you dropped. Because I knew that being the Hood meant occasionally being a killer. Maybe there's another way.
Oliver: They have my sister. What other way is there?

Moira: However long I am in this place, you have freed me.
Thea: If I hug you, are they going to shoot us?
Moira: I'm willing to risk it if you are.

Oliver: The city still needs saving. But not by the Hood. And not by some vigilante who's just crossing names off a list. It needs... something more.
Diggle: It needs a hero, Oliver.

Episode Goofs
During the last flashback, Slade picks up the radio and says "We're not alone". The camera pans to Oliver and his face is covered in blood.

The camera returns to Slade who finishes his sentence and then pans back to Oliver who is now blood-free.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperMarc Guggenheim  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  Greg Berlanti
Executive ProducerMarc Guggenheim  |  Andrew Kreisberg  |  Greg Berlanti
Co-Executive ProducerJake Coburn  |  Melissa Berman  |  Drew Z. Greenberg
ProducerJoseph Patrick Finn  |  Wendy Mericle
Co-ProducerCarl Ogawa  |  Jennifer Lence
Associate ProducerJon Wallace
Production DesignerRichard Hudolin
EditorPaul Karasick
CastingLyndsey Baldasare  |  David Rapaport
First Assistant DirectorKen Shane
Second Assistant DirectorYannick Leray
MusicBlake Neely
Music EditorZed Starkovich
Music SupervisorSeason Kent
Costume DesignerMaya Mani
HairstylistPaul J. Edwards
Make-upDanielle Fowler
Key GripJohn O'Neill (2)
Set DecoratorDominique Fauquet-LeMaitre
Location ManagerKirk Adamson
Property MasterKen Hawryliw
Assistant EditorThomas Wallerstein
Post Production SupervisorRobert W. Egami
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
GafferShamus Whiting-Hewlett
Director of PhotographyGlen Winter
Stunt CoordinatorJ.J. Makaro  |  James Bamford  |  Jon Kraft
Art DirectorBridgit McGuire
Post Production CoordinatorJordan Menn
Production ManagementTodd Pittson
Sound MixerPatrick Ramsay
Executive Story EditorBen Sokolowski  |  Keto Shimizu
Casting AssociateJ.J. Ogilvy  |  Mike Page
Canadian CastingSean Cossey
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