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After being marooned on a remote island for five years, former billionaire playboy Oliver Queen returns with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he plans to use against the war on crime.

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Oliver Queen


Pilot is an episode of season 1 of Arrow. It premiered on October 10, 2012.

Synopsis for "Pilot"

After being marooned on a remote island for five years, former billionaire playboy Oliver Queen returns with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he plans to use against the war on crime.

Appearing in "Pilot"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Judge Grell (Behind the scenes)
  • Hunt Multinational (First appearance)
  • Moira Queen (First appearance)
    • Masked Thugs (First appearance; unnamed) (All die)

Other Characters:

  • Carmen Golden (Single appearance) (Cameo)
  • CNRI/City Necessary Resources Initiative (First appearance)
  • Hackett (First appearance; unnamed) (Dies in flashback)
  • KQBC (First appearance) (On a TV or computer screen)
  • Doctor Lamb (First appearance)
  • Margo (Thea Queen's classmate) (Single appearance)
  • Roxy (Thea Queen's friend) (Single appearance) (Cameo)
  • Sara Lance (First appearance) (Flashback only) (Apparent Death)
  • WEBG (First appearance)
    • Jessica (First appearance) (On a TV or computer screen)
    • Merritt Davis (First appearance; unnamed) (On a TV or computer screen)
  • Adam Hunt's victims
    • Brent Bennett (Mentioned only)
    • Chris Smith (Mentioned only)
    • Connie Parker (Mentioned only)
    • Cody Blair (Mentioned only)
    • Danielle Didio (Mentioned only)
    • Dave Gauthier (Mentioned only)
    • David Rapaport (Mentioned only)
    • Doug Ham (Mentioned only)
    • Erkin Aycan (Mentioned only)
    • Isabel Bloor (Mentioned only)
    • Jason Crosby (Mentioned only)
    • Jim Pate (Mentioned only)
    • John O'Neill (Mentioned only)
    • Monica Montella (Mentioned only)
    • Nancy Kress (Mentioned only)
    • Nerissa McCormack (Mentioned only)
    • Paul Karasick (Mentioned only)
    • Paul Linden (Mentioned only)
  • President Barack Obama (Mentioned only)
  • God (Mentioned only)
  • Green Bay Packers (Mentioned only)
  • The List's villains (Mentioned only)
    • Albert Davis (Mentioned only)
    • Ben Hawthorne (Mentioned only)
    • Blake Thompson (Mentioned only)
    • Brandon Whicker (Mentioned only)
    • Brian J. Dickerson (Mentioned only)
    • Christine Alpert (Mentioned only)
    • Danny Brickwell (Mentioned only)
    • David Drayson (Mentioned only)
    • Douglas Miller (Mentioned only)
    • John Deleon (Mentioned only)
    • Gary Wedlake (Mentioned only)
    • Gionni Iacnci (Mentioned only)
    • Gregory Davenport (Mentioned only)
    • Hannibal Bates (Mentioned only)
    • Hideo Yamane (Mentioned only)
    • Isabel Rochev (Mentioned only)
    • Jamie Ontiveros (Mentioned only)
    • Jeremy Koorng (Mentioned only)
    • Justin Adkisson (Mentioned only)
    • Landon White (Mentioned only)
    • Lee Heuton (Mentioned only)
    • Lester Buchinsky (Mentioned only)
    • Matthew Overson (Mentioned only)
    • Michael Rieber (Mentioned only)
    • Nick Major (Mentioned only)
    • Palmer Cokes (Mentioned only)
    • Paul Henry (Mentioned only)
    • Nicholas Pierce (Mentioned only)
    • Steven Perry (Mentioned only)
  • New Orleans Saints (Mentioned only)
  • New York Giants (Mentioned only)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (Mentioned only)
  • Robin Hood (Mentioned only)
  • Star City D.A. (Unnamed) (Mentioned only)
  • United States Army (Mentioned only)
  • Bella Swan (Mentioned only)

Locations:

  • Earth-1 (Unnamed)
    • 2007
    • 2012
      • United States of America
        • Starling City
          • 101 Federal Street (First appearance; unnamed)
            • Hunt Multinational Building (First appearance)
          • The Glades (First appearance)
            • CNRI HQ (First appearance)
            • Queen Industrial Inc. Steel Factory (First appearance) (In ruins)
          • Queen Mansion (First appearance)
          • Starling General Hospital (First appearance; unnamed)
          • Laurel Lance's Apartment (Mentioned only)
          • Starling Citizen Bank (Mentioned only)
          • Tommy Merlyn's Apartment (Mentioned only)
      • Afghanistan
        • Kandahar (Mentioned only)
  • Hell (Mentioned only)

Items:

  • Hōzen (First appearance)
  • The List (First appearance)
  • Oliver Queen's Bow (First appearance)
  • Slade Wilson's Mask (First appearance) (Cameo)
  • Yao Fei's Bow (First appearance) (Flashback only)

Vehicles:

  • Fishing boat (First appearance)
  • Tommy Merlyn's Mercedes (First appearance)
  • Queen's Gambit (First appearance) (Flashback only) (Destroyed)



Notes

  • The pilot of Arrow is the first episode to be set in the Arrowverse continuity.
  • This episode takes place between September 19 and September 21, 2012.
    • The flashback of the Queen's Gambit wreckage takes place on November 26, 2007.

Trivia

  • Starling City Police Department and Det. Lucas Hilton first appeared in Arrow #0.
  • Oliver Queen speaking Russian and Chinese foreshadows the events of Season 3 and Season 5.
  • Among the names on the list, Daniel Brickwell and Isabel Rochev will become main antagonists of Oliver Queen. Hannibal Bates will be a major antagonist on The Flash.
  • Arrow stunt coordinator and, later, director James Bamford cameos as one of the masked thugs.
  • One of Adam Hunt's victims is named Danielle DiDio which is a nod to the DC publisher, Dan DiDio.


See Also

Recommended Media

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Links and References

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Footnotes

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