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Arrow is an American television series developed by writer/producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg. It is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow, a costumed crime-fighter created byMort Weisinger and George Papp. It premiered in North America on The CW on October 10, 2012, with international broadcasting taking place in late 2012. It was the first show set in the CW Universe.  

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The series follows Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), billionaire playboy of Starling City, who spends five years shipwrecked on a mysterious island. Upon his return to Starling City, he is reunited with, his mother, Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson) his sister, Thea Queen (Willa Holland) and his friend, Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell). The first season focuses on Oliver rekindling his relationships and spending his nights hunting down and sometimes killing wealthy criminals as a hooded vigilante. He uncovers a conspiracy to destroy "The Glades" a poorer section of the city that has become overridden with crime. John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) assist Oliver in his crusade. Oliver reconnects with ex-girlfriend, Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy), who is still angry for his role in her sister's death. The first season also features flashbacks to Oliver's time on the island, and how it changed him; this continues in subsequent seasons.

In season two, Oliver has vowed to stop crime without killing criminals, and comes under attack from Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett), a man from Oliver's time on the island who resurfaces with a vendetta against him. Oliver must also contend with outside forces attempting to take over Queen Consolidated, guilt from decisions he made in the past, and secrets harbored by his family and friends. Oliver grows to accept aspiring vigilante Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) as his protégé, and begins to receive assistance from Laurel's father, Officer Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne). Oliver also gains another ally; a mysterious woman in black, who is eventually revealed to be Laurel's sister, Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), who had survived her ordeal at sea years prior.

In season three, Arrow has become a public hero in Starling City following Slade Wilson's defeat. Queen Consolidated is sold to wealthy businessman, scientist, and aspiring hero, Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh). Oliver struggles to bring his family back together, an old enemy returns, and Oliver becomes embroiled into a conflict with Ra's al Ghul (Matthew Nable). Laurel also begins her own journey, following in her sister's vigilante footsteps.

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1 1 "Pilot" David Nutter Story by: Greg Berlanti & Marc Guggenheim

Teleplay by: Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim

October 10, 2012 296818 4.14[7]
Billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, missing and presumed dead after a shipwreck that claimed the life of his father, is discovered alive after five years on a remote Pacific island. He is welcomed home to Starling City by his mother Moira, younger sister Thea, and best friend Tommy, but they sense he has changed. Oliver hides the truth about the man he has become, and tries to reconcile with his former girlfriend, Laurel, whom he cheated on with her sister Sara (who died in the shipwreck). While reconnecting with those closest to him, by night Oliver secretly masquerades as a hooded vigilante archer, attempting to fulfill his dying father's entreaty: to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. Oliver's first task is to take down corrupt millionaire Adam Hunt, who has scammed millions from various people in Starling City. Laurel's father, police detective Quentin Lance, becomes determined to arrest the vigilante. Meanwhile, it is revealed Oliver's mother has an agenda at odds with her son, having orchestrated a kidnapping to determine what his father told him after the shipwreck.
2 2 "Honor Thy Father" David Barrett Story by: Greg Berlanti & Marc Guggenheim

Teleplay by: Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim

October 17, 2012 2J7302 3.55[8]
Laurel brings a civil suit against millionaire Martin Somers, who is also one of Oliver's targets, for taking part in drug trades with the Chinese Triad that ultimately led to the death of a young woman's father. As the hooded vigilante, Oliver threatens Somers to make him confess to the murder as penance for all of the wrongs he has done to the city. Instead, Somers contacts the Triad, who send the assassin China White to kill Laurel. Oliver saves Laurel from China; he later obtains Somers’ confession and gives an audio recording of it to Detective Lance. Meanwhile, Oliver’s mother and Walter push Oliver to take a position at the company. Oliver stymies their efforts by using the opening of the company's new applied sciences division to publicly opt out of the position, knowing that he cannot simultaneously honor his father’s request to fight for the city and be the man his mother wants him to be. A flashback to Oliver's time on the island shows him being attacked by an unknown hooded figure wielding a bow and arrow.
3 3 "Lone Gunmen" Guy Bee Story by: Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg

Teleplay by: Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg

October 24, 2012 2J7303 3.51[9]
Oliver tracks down another millionaire from his list, but before he can get the answers he wants the man is killed by an assassin known as Deadshot. Initially, the police suspect the vigilante (whom they call "The Hood") of the killing, but the evidence goes against that theory. Oliver decides to build a new dance club above his hideout as a cover for his nighttime disappearances. While comparing the competition, he finds Thea, who reveals that Laurel and Tommy had been sleeping together during Oliver's absence. Laurel becomes suspicious when Oliver does not react to the news, and concludes he already knew. Meanwhile, Oliver uses the assassin's M.O. to learn his true identity, and, as the vigilante, enlists the help of Detective Lance to prevent Deadshot assassinating more of the wealthy. Oliver stops Deadshot, apparently killing him in the process, but his bodyguard Diggle is shot during the assassination attempt. In order to save Diggle's life, Oliver is forced to reveal his dual identity to him. Flashbacks reveal that the archer who attacked Oliver was actually trying to help him; Oliver misunderstands and escapes, but is pursued by an unknown group of armed professionals.
4 4 "An Innocent Man" Vince Misiano Moira Kirland & Lana Cho October 31, 2012 2J7304 3.05[10]
Diggle awakens in Oliver's hideout, where Oliver offers Diggle a chance to fight at his side and help the city. Diggle turns him down, calling him a murderer. Later, while watching the news, Oliver discovers a connection between Declan, a death row inmate, and Jason Brodeur, one of the men on his list. In his vigilante persona, he enlists the help of Laurel to prove the man innocent before he is executed. Working together, the pair uncover the truth, but Jason Brodeur has his bodyguard stage a prison break so that he can have Laurel and the inmate killed before the truth is revealed. Oliver sneaks into the prison dressed as a guard, with a ski mask to hide his face, and saves Laurel and Declan. The bodyguard ultimately confesses to Declan's innocence. Diggle meets with Oliver and agrees to work with him so that he can both protect the city and protect Oliver from losing his humanity. Detective Lance arrests Oliver on suspicion of being the vigilante after seeing footage of him retrieving his disguise from a bag before confronting Deadshot. Meanwhile, Walter discovers that Moira has been keeping the salvaged and sabotaged family yacht hidden in a warehouse.
5 5 "Damaged" Michael Schultz Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski November 7, 2012 2J7305 3.75[11]
When Detective Lance has him charged with murder, Oliver hires Laurel as his attorney. Given Oliver's time on the island, the district attorney offers an insanity plea with open-ended treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder in a psychiatric facility. Oliver declines, instead offering to take a polygraph test to prove his innocence to Detective Lance. The test indicates he is truthful in saying he is not the vigilante. Flashbacks to his time on the island show Oliver caught and tortured by the armed professionals before being saved by the hooded archer. He shows Laurel his scars, saying he is damaged by his experiences. While remanded under house arrest, Oliver throws a prison-themed party, maintaining his bachelor playboy facade. He has Diggle pose as the vigilante and stop a German arms dealer who is in the city to sell automatic weapons to the city's gangs. The plan works and the charges are dropped. Moira meets with a secret associate, who knows of the vigilante's list of targets and sees him as a threat to their organization. Walter leaves the house after confronting Moira on her deception.
6 6 "Legacies" John Behring Moira Kirland & Marc Guggenheim November 14, 2012 2J7306 3.83[12]
Oliver begins preparing to take on another individual from his father's list, but Diggle argues that he should expand his work and help the police take down a group of bank robbers. Oliver initially refuses, believing that it detracts from his mission to right his father's wrongs; Diggle is able to persuade Oliver in the end. Oliver uses police files and IT specialist Felicity Smoak to deduce that the robbers are actually a family unit, and that the leader Derek Reston worked for Queen Industries before Robert Queen outsourced 1500 jobs to China and the Reston family lost their home as a result. Feeling guilty, Oliver tries to persuade Derek to right his own wrongs, but when he learns that the family are going to rob another bank he chooses to stop them. During Oliver's confrontation, Derek is shot and dies. Meanwhile, Tommy throws Laurel a fundraiser to help her pro-bono law firm, CNRI, stay in business; Tommy hopes that this will show Laurel that he is serious about wanting a relationship with her. Flashbacks also reveal how Oliver first discovered the target names in his father's notebook.
7 7 "Muse of Fire" David Grossman Story by: Andrew Kreisberg

Teleplay by: Geoff Johns & Marc Guggenheim

November 28, 2012 2J7307 3.74[13]
While on her way to meet Oliver, Moira is almost gunned down by a mysterious assailant who was attempting to assassinate an associate of mob boss Frank Bertinelli. Oliver attempts to infiltrate Frank's business to discover the identity of the attacker. Frank confronts China White and the Triad gang for the murders of his people. Oliver learns that the attacker is Helena Bertinelli, Frank's daughter, with whom he had just been on a date. Helena reveals that she is looking for revenge against her father, who she blames for the murder of her fiancé. Helena and Oliver are abducted by Frank's right-hand man, Nick Salvati, in connection to the deaths of other mob associates; Helena kills Nick after learning he killed her fiancé. She also deduces Oliver's identity as the vigilante after witnessing him fight her father's henchmen. In the end, Helena confesses to Oliver that she believes that they both share similar stories and that is why they feel connected to each other. Meanwhile, Tommy is cut off financially by his father, who turns out to be the unknown associate that Moira was meeting with regarding the target list. Walter returns home after being away for weeks.
8 8 "Vendetta" Ken Fink Beth Schwartz & Andrew Kreisberg December 5, 2012 2J7308 3.35[14]
Oliver decides to teach Helena that there is justice outside of revenge after witnessing her try to kill the head of the Triad. Diggle expresses his disapproval, believing that Helena cannot be trusted. Oliver shows Helena that they can bring down her father's business by taking out key players and delivering them to the police. Helena starts to buy into the idea, but after an impromptu dinner with Oliver, Tommy, and Laurel leads to an awkward moment, Helena abandons Oliver's approach, believing he was manipulating her. Helena goes after the Triad, killing their leader. As a result, China White and her men go after Frank Bertinelli, believing him to be responsible, but Oliver gets there in time to stop them. Oliver also stops Helena from killing her father, but she refuses to forgive him for allowing the police to arrest Frank and threatens to reveal his identity if he tries to come after her in the future. Meanwhile, Tommy finally admits to Oliver that his father cut him off financially, and asks for a job working at the club that Oliver is attempting to build. Walter also learns more about the secret organization that Moira is a part of.
9 9 "Year's End" John Dahl Story by: Greg Berlanti & Marc Guggenheim

Teleplay by: Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim

December 12, 2012 2J7309 3.11[15]
Adam Hunt is killed by a mysterious archer; Detective Lance deduces that a copycat is at work, but his superior publicly blames the hooded vigilante. Oliver plans a Christmas party at the mansion to bring back the spirit of the holidays to his family, to which Tommy invites Laurel. A flashback shows Yao Fei's capture of Edward Fyers, who tells Oliver that the island was a prison for dangerous criminals and that his unit was tasked to exterminate the prisoners, including Yao Fei. Yao Fei is captured by Fyers' men while leading Oliver to a possible escape from the island. In the present, Oliver saves some hostages from the mysterious archer, and the two archers are injured after fighting. The mysterious archer gets away but is revealed to be Malcolm Merlyn, Tommy's father. Walter is kidnapped by one of Malcolm's associates to ensure that Moira will not interfere with Malcolm's organization's plans for the city. While recovering in the hospital, Oliver swears to take down the man he believes is behind the archer.
10 10 "Burned" Eagle Egilsson Moira Kirland & Ben Sokolowski January 16, 2013 2J7310 3.06[16]
Six weeks after his fight with the mysterious archer, Oliver avoids any activities as his vigilante alter-ego, despite insistence from Diggle that the city needs him. When a firefighter is killed in the line of duty, Laurel suspects that he was murdered and steals the phone the vigilante gave her father in order to contact him for help. Tracking down the suspect, Oliver is bested during the confrontation, but discovers that the murderer is a firefighter. Oliver confesses to Diggle that he has lost his edge, as he now has people he worries about losing should anything happen to him, something he did not have to fear when he first returned from the island. Diggle challenges Oliver that having people to live for is more of an edge than having no one. Oliver learns that the murderer is Garfield Lynns, a firefighter thought to have died in a massive fire several years prior, but who survived with severe burns over his entire body. Garfield shows up at a charity gala for the firefighters intent on getting revenge against the fire chief for not sending backup in the night of his injury. Although Oliver saves the chief, Garfield commits suicide by burning himself. Detective Lance discovers Laurel's deception and plants a listening device on the phone to monitor her communications with the vigilante.
11 11 "Trust But Verify" Nick Copus Gabrielle Stanton January 23, 2013 2J7311 3.14[17]
After an armored truck is robbed, and the drivers killed, Oliver believes that one of the thieves is ex-marine Ted Gaynor, an individual from his target list. Diggle dismisses Oliver's assumption, as Gaynor was Diggle's commanding officer during his first tour of duty in Afghanistan and saved Diggle's life. Oliver goes after Gaynor regardless and steals encrypted data, but Diggle intercedes and prevents Oliver from getting any information directly from Gaynor. The data is revealed to be plans for robbing armored trucks, which Oliver uses to track and stop the thieves during their next heist. Oliver informs Diggle that Gaynor was not at the heist, but someone from his security firm was. While investigating, Diggle learns that Gaynor was the mastermind behind the robberies, and is forced to join Gaynor's team to recoup the money they lost on the previously failed heist. Diggle backs out of helping Gaynor, who attempts to kill Diggle in retaliation. Oliver arrives in time and kills Gaynor before he can succeed. Afterward, Oliver apologizes for not trusting Diggle more, citing his time of the island when his trust was violated by Yao Fei, who is revealed to have been working with Fyers all along. Meanwhile, believing her mother is cheating on Walter, Thea ingests a new drug, "Vertigo", and crashes her car while speeding. She is subsequently arrested by the police for driving while under the influence.
12 12 "Vertigo" Wendey Stanzler Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski January 30, 2013 2J7312 2.97[18]
At her arraignment, Thea attempts to enter into a plea bargain with the district attorney, but determined to set an example for the Vertigo drug dealers, the judge dismisses the plea and orders the charges brought to trial. In an attempt to help Thea, Oliver begins working on tracking down the supplier; he eventually discovers that the supplier goes by "The Count", and he arranges a meeting through his contacts with the Russian mob. The meeting is broken up by the police, and the Count injects Oliver with a concentrated dose of Vertigo when the latter attempts to follow him. While overdosing, Oliver has flashbacks to the island, and Yao Fei pretending to kill him in front of Fyers so that he can help Oliver to escape captivity. Diggle takes Oliver back to his hideout and uses medicinal herbs Oliver brought back with him from the island to fight the drug overdose. Afterward, Oliver has the drug analyzed and uses the ingredients to track the location of the Count. As the vigilante, Oliver is able to confront the Count and inject him with his own drug just as the police arrive as well. Laurel persuades her father to pull some strings and get Thea 2 years of probation and 500 hours of community service, which she begins serving at Laurel's legal office. Additionally, Felicity shows Oliver the list of names that Walter discovered, and informs him that they came from his mother.
13 13 "Betrayal" Guy Bee Lana Cho & Beth Schwartz February 6, 2013 2J7313 2.96[19]
Oliver confronts his mother about the list of names, but she denies any knowledge. Diggle does not trust Moira and decides to look into her daily activities. Oliver has flashbacks to his time on the island, where he met Slade Wilson, an Australian Intelligenceoperative who came to the island to free Yao Fei. Laurel enlists the help of the vigilante when criminal Cyrus Vanch is released from prison on a technicality. Oliver acquires evidence that could put Vanch back behind bars, but Vanch discovers what the vigilante is up to and kidnaps Laurel in an attempt to kill the vigilante and take leadership over the city's gangs. Detective Lance and the vigilante team up to save Laurel, as Lance realizes that Vanch has contacts on the police force and that was how he learned of Laurel working with the vigilante. The pair save Laurel, with Oliver stopping Lance from killing Vanch as revenge for kidnapping Laurel. In order to protect Laurel, Oliver decides that she can no longer have contact with the vigilante. Diggle presents evidence to Oliver that his mother is connected to the group he is hunting, and that she also knew that his father's yacht was sabotaged and kept it to herself. In response, Oliver decides to interrogate his mother again, but this time as the vigilante.
14 14 "The Odyssey" John Behring Story by: Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg

Teleplay by: Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim

February 13, 2013 2J7314 3.29[20]
While confronting his mother, Oliver lets his guard down and Moira manages to grab a gun and shoot him. Seeking out Felicity for help, Oliver exposes his secret and asks Felicity to take him to his hideout. With Diggle's help, the bullet is removed and Oliver is stabilized. While unconscious, Oliver has a flashback to his time on the island. Slade Wilson begins training Oliver for an assault on a supply aircraft, which Slade intends to use to escape the island. He also informs Oliver that the man who tortured him was Slade's partner, Billy Wintergreen. He betrayed Slade and joined Fyers. After successfully infiltrating the airstrip, Slade reveals plans to send in an airstrike to wipe out all of Fyers' operation. Oliver heads out to find Yao Fei and save him from the airstrike, but he is recaptured by Fyers. Before he can be executed, Slade arrives, rescuing Oliver and killing his old partner. Although they missed the supply aircraft, Slade and Oliver decide to continue to work together to stop Fyers and get off the island. It is also revealed that Yao Fei changed sides for the safety of his daughter, Shado, who is held captive by Fyers. Back in the present, Felicity agrees to join Oliver and Diggle, but only until they find Walter. Diggle agrees to back off from pursuing Moira following Oliver's demands, but he is still skeptical of his mother's connection to his father's list of names.
15 15 "Dodger" Eagle Egilsson Beth Schwartz February 20, 2013 2J7315 3.15[21]
Oliver learns of a jewel thief named "Dodger", who uses hostages tagged with bomb collars to steal for him, who has come to Starling City. Felicity suggests that Oliver bug the phone of Detective McKenna Hall, an old friend of Oliver's, to gain information on the Dodger. She also convinces Oliver to ask Detective Hall out on a date so that he can have some down time. The date prompts flashbacks to the island, and Oliver recalling a time where he came upon another individual who was beaten and tied up, but refuses to help for fear that it is a trap set by Fyers. Through the wire tap, Oliver is able to determine the Dodger's next location, but is stunned by a bomb thrown by the thief, who subsequently gets away. To draw out the Dodger, Oliver donates antique jewels to a local auction. It works, but when Felicity confronts the thief, he places a bomb collar on her to ensure his getaway. Oliver manages to stop the Dodger and deactivate the collar. Meanwhile, Thea has a run-in with a thief named Roy Harper, and Moira attempts to make a deal with China White to have Malcolm killed, so that she can leave the secret organization and get Walter back.
16 16 "Dead to Rights" Glen Winter Geoff Johns February 27, 2013 2J7316 3.17[22]
Oliver stops a hired gunman called Guillermo Barrera who comes to Starling City, but must enlist Felicity to decipher the assassin's phone and determine who the target was. China White hires Deadshot, who is revealed to have survived Oliver's shot with an arrow, to take out Malcolm Merlyn after the previous gunman was stopped by the vigilante. Meanwhile, Malcolm asks Tommy to attend an award ceremony where Malcolm will be receiving a humanitarian award; after much reluctance, Tommy is persuaded to attend by Oliver. At the last moment, Oliver discovers that Malcolm is the target and races to the event to save him. Although he is almost caught by Detective McKenna, Oliver manages to get Malcolm away from China White's men. While in an office, Malcolm is shot with one of Deadshot's poison tipped bullets, and Oliver is forced to reveal his identity to Tommy in order to secure his trust so that he can save Malcolm's life. Afterward, Malcolm informs Moira that he believes someone from the organization attempted to kill him and entrusts her to identify the culprit. Elsewhere, Laurel is confronted by her mother, Dinah, who reveals that her sister might be alive. During a flashback, Oliver is shown repairing a damaged radio from Slade's downed aircraft, which Slade uses to tune into the radio communications of Fyers and his men.
17 17 "The Huntress Returns" Guy Bee Jake Coburn & Lana Cho March 20, 2013 2J7317 3.02[23]
Helena returns to Starling City to kill her father after she learns that he plans to make a deal with the F.B.I. for a pardon on his sentence and witness protection. Helena asks Oliver for help, but when he refuses she attacks Tommy to force his assistance. The pair go after a set of armored trucks, but Helena is captured by the police when it is revealed to have been a trap. Oliver breaks her out of police custody to protect his secret and demands that she leave Starling City. Instead, Helena forces Felicity to find her father's location. Oliver discovers the truth and manages to stop Helena from killing her father, but when McKenna arrives, Helena shoots her and escapes. In the hospital, McKenna reveals to Oliver that she plans to move to Coast City for her rehab, effectively ending their relationship. Meanwhile, Tommy struggles with his knowledge of Oliver's secret, which in turn affects his relationship with Laurel. Dinah presents her evidence of Sara's existence to her ex-husband and Laurel. In a flashback to the island, Oliver and Slade steal a circuit board to a missile launcher from Fyers and attempt to leverage it as a means to get off the island.
18 18 "Salvation" Nick Copus Drew Z. Greenberg & Wendy Mericle March 27, 2013 2J7318 2.65[24]
Another vigilante, who goes by "The Savior", appears in Starling City and kidnaps one of Oliver's targets, a slumlord who recently had criminal charges dropped against him because he was able to pay off the District Attorney. The Savior forces the slum lord to confess his atrocities, only to shoot him dead over a live internet broadcast. When The Savior kidnaps the District Attorney, and broadcasts his interrogation, Felicity attempts to track his location for Oliver. The signal continues to move and keeps Oliver from being able to save the attorney. The Savior goes after Roy next, whom he deems as just another gangbanger. Diggle realizes that The Savior is using an abandoned subway car to travel around the city, and Oliver is able to catch the subway car and stop the Savior before he can kill Roy. Afterward, Oliver realizes the secret organization's plans involve The Glades, a neighborhood filled with poverty and crime. Meanwhile, Laurel proves to Dinah and her father, who now believes his daughter survived, that the woman in the picture that Dinah discovered from China was not Sara. Malcolm contacts the Triad to determine who tried to kill him. Moira turns over her co-conspirator Frank Chen to Malcolm, who, dressed in his archer attire, kills Chen and thanks Moira for her loyalty. The flashback to the island shows that Oliver and Slade freed Yao Fei's daughter, but at the cost of Fyers re-acquiring the circuit board.
19 19 "Unfinished Business" Michael Offer Bryan Q. Miller & Lindsey Allen April 3, 2013 2J7319 2.92[25]
When a girl dies after using a new form of Vertigo, Oliver sets out to interrogate the Count and determine who is dealing drugs in the Glades. Oliver quickly determines the Count has lost his mind from the Vertigo overdose he received from Oliver months prior. When news reports state that the Count escaped the facility shortly after he left, Oliver suspects that the Count was faking his mental illness. Meanwhile, Detective Lance finds loose connections between Tommy and Vertigo, and attempts to uncover the truth, which almost leads him to discovering Oliver's hideout. Fortunately, Tommy has all of Oliver's gear stored so that Lance does not find anything. Tommy eventually quits the club after realizing that Oliver did not trust that he had nothing to do with any drug dealing; this leads Tommy to ask his father for a job. Felicity isolates an anti-psychotic compound in the drug, and Oliver realizes that the Count's psychiatrist is the one really behind the re-emergence of Vertigo. Oliver stops the doctor, and opts not to kill the Count, who truly lost his mind from the Vertigo overdose and was the unwitting scapegoat of the doctor's actions. Afterward, Oliver decides to help Diggle track down Deadshot, who was responsible for the death of Diggle's brother. In a flashback, Yao Fei's daughter, Shado, begins training Oliver to use a bow.
20 20 "Home Invasion" Ken Fink Ben Sokolowski & Beth Schwartz April 24, 2013 2J7320 3.10[26]
Laurel represents the Moore family who are suing a corrupt businessman, Edward Rasmus, who cheated the family out of their life savings, but a hit is put out on the family, and the couple's young child is the only one to survive. Laurel takes the boy into her custody until his extended family can be reached, but the hitman comes after the boy, who can identify him. Laurel is saved by the vigilante, and Tommy suggests that they all go to Oliver's for protection while the police look for the hitman. A sting operation headed up by A.R.G.U.S. is set to capture Deadshot, but Oliver chooses to locate the man responsible for hiring the hitman instead of stopping Deadshot. Feeling betrayed by Oliver for choosing Laurel over him, after Oliver agreed to help Diggle kill Deadshot, Diggle decides to leave Oliver. After killing his client, the hitman comes to the Queen residence to kill all remaining witnesses, but Oliver manages to kill him before he can get to Laurel and the boy. Afterward, Tommy decides to leave Laurel, believing that he could never compete with Oliver should she ever discover that he is the vigilante. Elsewhere, Roy continues his search for the vigilante, and Thea agrees to help after seeing how important it is to him. During a flashback to the island, Shado teaches Oliver to shoot a bow but before his skills can be used as their cover, Yao Fei brings Fyers' men to their hideout to capture them all.
21 21 "The Undertaking" Michael Shultz Jake Coburn & Lana Cho May 1, 2013 2J7321 2.89[27]
Oliver tracks down an accountant, Backman, for the secret organization and steals his laptop in order to redistribute all of his money back to the people he stole from. While decrypting the laptop, Felicity uncovers a link to Walter—a $2 million transfer was made to Dominic Alonzo, an underground casino owner who was hired to kidnap Walter. With Felicity posing as a card sharp, the pair infiltrate the casino; after being beaten and threatened, Alonzo claims that Walter was killed. Oliver informs his family and Moira immediately confronts Malcolm, who shows her that Walter is still alive. Oliver, who was listening in, discovers that Tommy's father is heading the secret organization, and uses Felicity to hack into his phone records to ascertain Walter's location. As the vigilante, Oliver frees Walter and reunites him with the family. Meanwhile, Laurel goes to Tommy to get the truth about why he left, and Tommy reveals that he believes she is meant to be with Oliver, who still loves her. In a flashback, Robert Queen is shown disagreeing with Malcolm's proposed "Undertaking", which would involve leveling the Glades and kill thousands of people in an effort to rebuild the area and remove the crime. As a result, Malcolm has a bomb planted on the Queens' yacht just before Robert and Oliver set off.
22 22 "Darkness on the Edge of Town" John Behring Drew Z. Greenberg & Wendy Mericle May 8, 2013 2J7322 2.62[28]
Malcolm Merlyn, in his archer costume, goes to Unidac Industries to tie up loose ends by murdering scientists who worked on the seismic device that will be used to level the Glades. Oliver and Diggle devise a plan where Diggle dresses as the vigilante and kidnaps Oliver and Moira in an attempt to uncover the truth about the Undertaking. The plan works and Oliver, Felicity, and Diggle break into Merlyn Global to hack the mainframe and find the device. Oliver convinces Tommy to get back together with Laurel, but when he learns that he could give up being the vigilante if he stops the Undertaking, Oliver decides to reconcile with Laurel himself; later, Tommy witnesses Oliver and Laurel kissing. That night, Diggle goes after the device, but Malcolm learns of the system hack and has the device moved. The vigilante attempts to kill Malcolm, who reveals to the vigilante that he is the other archer; the two fight and Malcolm gets the upper hand, discovering Oliver's secret. Meanwhile, Walter reveals that he knew that Moira was part of his kidnapping and gives her divorce papers as a result. In a flashback, Fyers reveals that he plans to cripple the Chinese economy by blowing up aircraft going into China. Fyers then murders Yao Fei after forcing him to take credit for the attacks via video recording.
23 23 "Sacrifice" David Barrett Story by: Greg Berlanti

Teleplay by: Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg

May 15, 2013 2J7323 2.77[29]
Malcolm imprisons Oliver and leaves him to die, hanging from chains, but he escapes and returns home. In a flashback, Fyers fires a missile at an approaching airliner, but Oliver and Shado manage to override the coordinates and destroy the missile. Afterward, Oliver kills Fyers. In the present, Oliver confronts his mother about the Undertaking, which prompts her to hold a press conference and reveal to the city her involvement with Malcolm and the plan to destroy the Glades. Tommy sees the press conference, and Malcolm reveals that he is the other archer to the dismay of his son. Detective Lance, with help from Felicity, is able to dismantle the earthquake device. Diggle and Oliver go after and mortally wound Malcolm, who gloats that there is a second device shortly before he dies. The device activates and begins to level the east side of the Glades. Thea goes into the Glades to save Roy, who heroically works to help others who are trying to escape the earthquake. Laurel is trapped in her office at CNRI, but Tommy arrives to rescue her. Laurel escapes, but Tommy is caught by falling debris. Oliver arrives too late, and Tommy dies.

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