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Arrow

Arrow

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Photo Credit:  Jack Rowand / The CW
  • Premiered: 
    October 10, 2012
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  • Network: CW
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the DC comics character 
  • Subject Matter: Superhero
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Plot Synopsis

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returned home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcomed him home, but they sensed Oliver had been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hid the truth about the man he'd become, he desperately wanted to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he sought reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnected with those closest to him, he secretly created the persona of Arrow, a vigilante who will right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be -- flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle -- while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel's father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver's own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on -- and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine. Season 1 ended with Oliver unable to prevent the destruction of the Glades, the poorest section of Starling City, and the death of his closest friend. Adding salt to the wound is the fact that Oliver's mother aided and abetted this plot, leading to her incarceration in Iron Heights Prison. In the Season 2 opener, Felicity and Diggle went to Lian Yu to look for Oliver, and Roy tried to fill the Arrow's absence; meanwhile, Isabel Rochey prepared a hostile takeover of Queen Consolidated. Now determined to fight his battles without causing bloodshed, Oliver's new credo was challenged when his sworn enemy, Slade Wilson, returned to Starling City bent on destroying Oliver's life. Though Slade succeeded in hurting Oliver, killing his mother and driving his sister Thea to her biological father, Malcolm Merlyn, Oliver ultimately defeated Slade and saved Starling City from Slade's brutal army. Season 3 premiered on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 8pm ET/PT on The CW, with Arrow now a hero to the citizens of Starling, following his victory at the end of the previous season. Crime is down, people feel safer, and Captain Lance even calls off the Anti-Vigilante Task Force. Basking in his success, Oliver believes he can finally have a private life and asks Felicity out on a date. But the second Oliver takes his eye off the ball, a deadly villain reappears in Starling, forcing Oliver to realize that he can never be Oliver Queen -- not as long as the city needs The Arrow. Season 4 of ARROW premiered on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT on The CW. At the end of Season 3, Oliver left Starling City with Felicity and made a home in suburbia, where she is now running Ray's company remotely, after his mysterious death. But their newly tranquil lives are upended in the Season 4 premiere, "Green Arrow," when Oliver and Felicity's blissful getaway is cut short when Thea and Laurel pay them a visit and tell Oliver they need his help back in Starling City, now renamed Star City. The city has been attacked by "Ghosts," assassins led by a dangerous man named Damien Darhk, a former member of the League of Assassins and the leader of an evil new organization, H.I.V.E. However, when Oliver returns, Diggle makes it very clear that he doesn't want Oliver on the team. ARROW returned for its fifth season on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT on The CW. In the season opener, "Legacy," after Laurel's death and the departures of both Diggle and Thea from Team Arrow, Oliver takes to the streets solo to protect Star City's citizens as the Green Arrow. With Felicity guiding him from the bunker, Oliver is forced to deal with a city that has become overrun with both criminals and a slew of new (and painfully inexperienced) vigilantes. Watching Oliver try to balance his jobs as both the mayor and also the protector of Star City, Felicity suggests he form a new team, but Oliver resists. However, when a deadly new criminal, Tobias Church (guest star Chad L. Coleman), enters the picture, Oliver realizes the best thing for the city might be a new team of superheroes. Meanwhile, the flashbacks take us to Russia where Oliver faces off against the Bratva.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Bonanza Productions
  • In association with Berlanti Productions
  • In association with Warner Bros. Television

Settings

  • - Starling City

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • May 8, 2013: Yao Fei dies
  • May 15, 2013: Tommy Merlyn dies
  • March 26, 2014: Frank Bertinelli dies
  • April 23, 2014: Moira Queen dies
  • October 8, 2014: Sara Lance/Black Canary dies
  • March 25, 2015: Lyla Michaels & John Diggle are married
  • May 6, 2015: Nyssa al Ghul & Oliver Queen are married
  • May 6, 2015: Maseo Yamashiro dies
  • May 13, 2015: Ra's al Ghul dies
  • April 6, 2016: Dinah 'Laurel' Lance dies