In addition to playing Carter Hall on the superhero shows, Falk’s starred opposite Tom Cruise in KNIGHT AND DAY, as the villain, Steve Carell in WELCOME TO MARWEN, and recently, SWAP ME BABY, the acclaimed comedy from Caden Butera.
BIO.Falk was born in east Germany behind the iron curtain. After he and his family fled the country Falk was able to pursue his dream of becoming a story teller.
After some detouring that led Falk to become a professional backup dancer and choreographer, he finally landed in Los Angeles and got his first big break in Hollywood with Knight and Day, playing opposite Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.
From that point on, Falk continued to work on blockbuster films like White House Down, Transcendence and most recently Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis’ Welcome to Marwen.
Falk had the opportunity to appear on Emmy winning shows such as Arrested Development, The Alienist, The Closer and many more.
Eventually Falk put on a superhero costume like so many others to portray Hawkman in the DC television universe.
Despite fulfilling his childhood dreams and achieving his goals, Falk suffered from severe depression. In his search of purpose and fulfillment he was lead to the plant medicine Ayahuasca, an ancient medicine originating in the amazon.
This work opened up a whole new perspective for Falk and he decided to focus his efforts on producing and creating an environment for film makers that brings the focus back to story vs maximum profit. He founded the company Patronage Film together with Firestone heir Charlie Thiel. His biggest dream is to bring transparency, fairness and creativity back to the film industry .
Check out Falk’s 2022 movie, “Swap Me, Baby!”
Lily, an uptight business woman and Philippe, a larger than life French mushroom tripping gigolo are 8 months pregnant. Their therapist recommends a nature getaway at a remote cabin. Their little weekend trip turns into a hilarious adventure when Philippe stumbles upon a magic box that swaps out their souls. Lily and Philippe are tasked with riddle after riddle not only to get their own bodies back but to also get a better understanding of their opposite and what they have to offer as parents.
Interview with Eugene Byrd of the movie “Immanence” and many TV shows by Suzanne 1/28/22
This was a very fun interview! I always liked Eugene in the many series I’ve seen him in since “Bones,” but this chat with him showed just how much fun he can be and why he’s such a great character actor who can do film, TV, comedies, drama, scifi, voiceovers – anything. He’s really versatile and laid-back. If you like horror, you’ll probably like this movie, “Immanence.” It has a mixture of horror and supernatural/religious phenomenon. Do make sure you watch him in “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” and the other projects mentioned.
Suzanne: So, tell us how your role in this movie came about?
Eugene: Well, I got a phone call from a really good friend of mine, Michael Beach (the star of “Immanence”), and Michael was like, “Hey, listen, man. I’m gonna get you. So, just come on and play with me, man; play with me. Let’s play. Let’s do this thing together. Let’s do it, and you’ll just have a good time.” And I was like, “First of all, who is this?” But then I was like, “Listen, man, if you really like this script, and you really think it’s a good idea -” because I had met Kerry and Summer at an event, and it was really great. I hadn’t seen the script. I heard him talk about it. I had no idea. Then, Beach called me and said, “Yeah, I want you to do it.” I said, “Okay, cool.” I hadn’t seen the script. I took him at his word, and his word was good, because, I ended up enjoying Davis and the idea that this script was playing with.
Suzanne: Okay, great. So, no audition necessary. That’s good.
Eugene: No, those are the best things, when you get that offer, when you get a friend beg you. I love when Beach has to beg me, “Come on, man, do something.” I’m like, “Yeah, I got you by the ropes.”
Suzanne: So, did they give you any backstory at all on your character or just the script?
Eugene: Beach gave me the backstory. Then, when I talked to Summer and Kerry, they gave me the script, but I had already signed on. I already trusted my friend, because I know he has really good taste, and especially when it comes to independent films, and doing something that’s very interesting and different. So, once I got the script, I started to delve into Davis and say, “Okay, he’s the fun guy.” He’s the guy that likes to have fun, make jokes. But obviously, he changes, as everybody does, as the script goes on.
Suzanne: I noticed that your character is kind of the “dumb guy” who has to ask everything–
Eugene: I don’t know that I’d call him a dumb guy [laughs]
Suzanne: Wait, let me finish. “Dumb” in the way that he doesn’t know all this science stuff. So, they have to explain it to him, and in doing so they’re explaining it to us. So you’re that guy.
Eugene: Yeah, I’m the audience, but it’s funny, because he still says, “So, you guys are chasing aliens?” And they’re like, “No, see, we’re after these extraterrestrials.” And I’m like, “Aliens. I don’t know why you can’t just drop it down in layman’s terms.”
Suzanne: Right. It’s a pretty small cast. Did that make it more fun, having such a small cast?
Eugene: Oh, it made it more fun, because at least two of the people I knew, and and then I knew Summer and Kerry, but not fully yet. I knew Asenneth’s husband, and then I just met Kasia. I think what it did for us is that everybody’s personality worked it [together] in that way. Sometimes everybody’s personality – but you’re on a boat together, for twelve hours, from 4pm to 4pm. If you don’t get to know each other and get to have fun, you’re gonna be miserable.
Suzanne: So, you filmed on an actual boat?
Eugene: Oh, we filmed on an actual boat. This was an actual boat, and we were on the actual water. And I was not excited about it, because I can’t swim, and I don’t like boats. So, this was a lot of faith. They kinda lied to me. They kind of lied to me a little bit and didn’t tell me we’re going out on the water. Then, they kind of let it out that, “Oh yeah, we’re getting on the water,” and I’m like, “What are you talking about?” [unintelligible] on a boat. They’re “Like no, we got to go out.” Yeah.
Suzanne: Well, I’m not a good swimmer, but I do like boats, but I guess you couldn’t have a life jacket or anything on while you were filming…
Eugene: I didn’t wear one, because I was like, “You know what? I’m just gonna jump off the boat immediately onto the pier,” if there’s a pier. If there’s no pier, then, “Well, you know what? Life was good.” [laughs]
Suzanne: And have you done any horror movies before?
Eugene: Yes. Well, I guess you could call – I’ve done a couple, but the one that I did that everybody knows, Anacondas, which I guess is action, horror, comedy in a weird way. So, I had done that. And I’m a huge fan of horror films, so that was the other thing. I was like, “Yes, I’ll do this.” And I was working on a horror film with a friend of mine, too, independent. So yeah, this was right up my alley.
Suzanne: Oh, that’s good. At the beginning of the movie, some of the characters are not religious, and some are. Where does your character fit into that range of beliefs?
Eugene: You know, with Davis, I played a more sort of, like, he grew up with a religious background, but he doesn’t really follow anything. He’s pretty much a tech guy. He believes in money and believes in those type of things, but it didn’t take him long to fully believe, to know that something was up. I think that’s a lot of people these days. There’s spirituality, and there’s an underlying belief, but you kind of leave it away as you get older and you pursue different things, and that’s how I played Davis.
Suzanne: And if this isn’t too personal, where do your own beliefs fit into that?
Eugene: I grew up Baptist. I’m spiritual. I’m spiritual, because I grew up Baptist, and I have a lot of ideologies that are around me, like my manager when I was growing up was Jewish. My mom’s best friend was Seven Day Adventists. I went to Catholic school. So I mean, you could pretty much – I dated a Buddhist. So, you can put all of these pieces together and know that I had a lot of influences – oh and one of my best friends is Muslim. Do you see what I’m saying? So, for me, I don’t really follow a denomination.
Suzanne: Okay. Yeah, I live in a Baptist town right now, a small southern town in Arkansas.
Eugene: Wow. I don’t even know how to put that together. It’s a lot.
Suzanne: No, I know. I’m from San Diego. So, it’s very different.
Eugene: It’s extremely different.
Suzanne: Yeah. Were there any particular challenges for you in doing the role?
Eugene: No, I mean, other than the boat, and possibly having to swim? No, no other challenges. I mean, it’s always a challenge. When you’re taking on a role where science and religion are a part, and you’re playing this sort of, “How do I play this guy?” but when it came to being an actor, no challenges. When it came to me being on that boat and then dealing with different people trying to figure out how – It ended up being like smooth in that respect.
Suzanne: What about as far as COVID? Was that a problem at all?
Eugene: There was no COVID. Well, COVID wasn’t known yet.
Suzanne: Oh, wow. This was filmed long ago.
Eugene: This was the end of 2019. I think we heard that there was something, but it was overseas, but no, we had no COVID issues.
Suzanne: Oh, well, that’s good. I can’t imagine filming in a small area with a bunch of people.
Eugene: It wouldn’t even have happened, because well, it could have, because, some of the people stayed down in the area. They didn’t go back home. So, it would have been a version of the bubble. I guess everybody goes into this thing, and they don’t leave it for about sixteen to twenty days. So, I guess we could have done it that way, but yeah, we didn’t know anything about COVID at that time.
Suzanne: And now you’d just all be vaccinated and tested frequently and that kind of thing.
Eugene: Tested like crazy, but at the same time, I don’t know. If you’re in the bubble, you can’t move. You can’t go see family or friends, and you test once or twice in the beginning. I don’t think COVID would have been an issue at that point.
Suzanne: How long did it take to film?
Eugene: It was sixteen days. I could be wrong. I’m trying to remember– I think it was sixteen days. And it was all night. All night shoots. So, it was switching straight from [day] and that’s it. So [unintelligible] every day.
Suzanne: Wow. Yeah, it’s –
Eugene: Six days a week.
Suzanne: It’s a nice atmosphere, kind of claustrophobic and night and everything.
Suzanne: It made for good horror atmosphere. I see that you’re doing some voiceover work with Spidey and His Amazing Friends. Do you enjoy doing voiceover?
Eugene: Yeah. I loved doing voiceovers. It’s so freeing, because there’s no worry about how you look. You know, I don’t have to go through hair and makeup. I could go in in my pajamas, and not have to brush my teeth. I [did] brush my teeth though, [laughs] but I don’t have to go and be something in front of the camera; I just have to let my voice and my acting do the talking, and that’s a lot of fun. And doing Spidey and His Amazing Friends for Disney has been a lot of fun, just because I could play in a comic book world. I’m a nerd. I grew up a huge comic fan. The fact that I’m playing Miles Morales’s father is crazy to me. It’s fun.
Suzanne: That’s good. And you’ve been in so many shows, including The Cosby Show, when you were just a teen. Do people recognize you for that, or mostly for your newer shows and movies?
Eugene: I think if you grew up on The Cosby Show, or you grew up on the shows I did when I was younger – you know what, I do get called out for it quite quite a bit, but they’re usually either older, closer to my age, or just a little – but closer my age, but rarely do I get younger people like in their twenties going, “You were on Cosby,” because it’s been off the air for so long, and there’s no way they would know, unless they watch TV Land, and then I’ll be surprised they know it.
Suzanne: How old were you when you started acting? You were pretty young, right?
Eugene: Yeah, I started off when I was seven years old. So yeah, it’s been a long time. This year – wow – will be my fortieth year.
Suzanne: You’re lucky that not only do you still look very young and can play really young roles and have most of your career, but you’re not one of those child actors that either had terrible problems or look unusual. Some of the child actors, they look like children, and then when they grow up, they look kind of weird.
Eugene: I do look kind of weird. I got lucky in the fact that I never took this business – you know, I looked at it as fun. Then, when it became a job, I had to reorder, because I think every child actor has to reorder exactly what it is, because when you’re a child actor, your job is your life. You know, you’re an actor, so you kind of identify yourself as an actor and then what all those things mean. But I can’t sit there and say that I haven’t had my own issues with it, because you’re trying to re-identify yourself, and you’re trying to make sure you have longevity. I think a lot of people [are] trying to be stars, or they were stars, and then they are no longer stars, and they had to deal with that aspect. Luckily for me, I’ve always been sort of in the middle. I’ve been a known actor, but I’ve never hit the stardom level where I can’t walk down the street, and then all of a sudden [I can’t].
Suzanne: Yeah, I’ve seen you on a lot of shows, but I don’t think I really – no offense – didn’t notice you until –
Eugene: I appreciate that, though.
Suzanne: – until your role in Arrow. That was such a great role for you. Even though it was a superhero show, did you feel that challenged you more than some of your earlier roles?
Eugene: Roles are challenging, because they’re a role I haven’t played. So, there’s always a different psychology attached to each character that I enjoy, or I try to push myself a little further in certain roles when I get them. And by the way, I did not take offense to that, because I pride myself on people not knowing, because the fact is I try to disappear in my role. I try to play my roles honestly, and if you don’t remember me, that’s cool, but if you start going, “Wait a minute…” that means there’s some recognition, but you don’t know what it is, and I’m fine with that, just because I’d rather keep my anonymity a little bit. I think that’s [where] a lot of actors, a lot of people have issues. That’s what happens; they lose that anonymity, and they can’t move around the world the way they would like.
Suzanne: It’s got to be difficult, a lot of pressure on people.
Eugene: I know a few people who have exploded, and it’s been difficult for them. Yeah.
Suzanne: Getting back to Arrow, I mean, it was a great role with you and and the guy that plays Diggle, your brother?
Eugene: We’ve played brothers before.
Suzanne: Oh, you did?
Eugene: Yeah. We did a pilot together called The Proud Family, and it was with Gabrielle Union and Essence Atkins and Selma Hopkins, and it was a really great cast. We just didn’t get picked up, but David and I kept in touch as friends. And then one day…he was like, “Hey, I want you to play my brother,” and I was like, “Oh, Okay.” I knew he was in Arrow, but I was like, “Man, that would be a dream come true.” And it was fun, because I got to play a duplicitous character, which I feel like I’ve [done] a lot [laughs], but it’s like I’m like playing the duality of a guy who’s evil, and then all of a sudden, he’s good, but he never was good. He was always [evil]. So, that was fun. That was fun.
Suzanne: Yeah, it was good. It is very surprising. We never knew he was, but he was always sympathetic, because you were playing him, and you’re very likable on screen. I also loved your character on Bones, that seemed very similar to the role you played on Crossing Jordan.
Eugene: Right, which, I think, helped me, gave me a quick way to jump in. Because Sydney is a little bit – actually, Sydney was way more open than Clark ever was. Clark was always super buttoned up very much like Bones, you know, and the fact that “I don’t share my personal life; this is about the work,” and then as time goes on, he starts letting himself be loose and being more of a personable person in that show. I love that show. That was like one of my favorite shows I ever did. I did it for ten years, and I have two of my best friends from that show.
Suzanne: Okay, can you tell us which ones?
Eugene: Pej Vahdat, who was Arastoo, and Michael Grant Terry, who played Wendell. So, they’re two of my closest friends.
Suzanne: He’s on another show. I can’t think of which one.
Suzanne: No, Michael.
Eugene: Michael did Roswell.
Suzanne: Yeah, I think just something else though. I can’t remember it. Never mind.
Eugene: He did a Lifetime – was it a Hallmark or a Lifetime show? I want to say it was Hallmark.
Suzanne: I think it is something on Showtime or STARZ, but I can’t remember.
Eugene: He’s got something he was doing, but those are only two I know we’ve talked about. If it’s something else, he’s gonna be mad at me that I don’t know. [laughs]
Suzanne: It’s fine. You can’t be expected to remember all these shows.
Eugene: Pej right now is doing like a thousand things. Sometimes I’m like, “Which one is this again?”
Suzanne: Well, I’m glad to hear that the Squints are still friends.
Eugene: We all are. You know, the beautiful part about that show is we all had great chemistry with each other, and that’s rare. That’s rare where the recurrings have great chemistry with the regulars, and it feels like we’re all regulars.
Suzanne: No, definitely. And do you have any other projects that you’re working on that you can tell us about?
Eugene: Oh, that I could tell you about? Well, you know, actually, they’re all on right now. They’re all coming out. Today is The Legend of Vox Machina, a cartoon for Amazon Prime, where I play Captain Jared. And then Secrets of Sulphur Springs. Just everything else I can’t even talk about yet.
Suzanne: I love that show. You’re coming up on that?
Eugene: My character showed up fully last week, and today –
Suzanne: Oh, I haven’t watched last week’s yet.
Eugene: You see him way more today.
Suzanne: Okay, cool. I haven’t watched last week’s yet. I know it’s a kid’s show, and I don’t have any children –
Eugene: But here’s the funny thing, I watched it. It’s more for everyone. I’ve realize that, because before I even did it, I was like, “This is a kid’s show. All right, I’ll just do it.” Then, I worked with the kids, and I worked with the other actors, and two of them I knew, well, three; three people I knew on that show. And I was surprised. I was surprised how accessible it was for adults and that the kids were just natural. I got to work with Elle Graham most of the time; she plays Savannah, the little blonde girl. Well, she’s not little, that girl’s tall. [laughs] I had such a great time working with that cast and that crew. So, I’m glad you like it. It just surprised me.
Suzanne: Yeah, I don’t remember why I started watching. Oh, because the people who wrote it used to write in soap operas, and I watch soap operas.
Eugene: Ah, yes. That’s right. I think Tracy did – I don’t know about Charles. Charles did 90210, which is what I did. I did the original 90210.
Suzanne: He’s been on a lot of those types of things, and I think daytime briefly too. But yeah, I like that show. I’m always telling people watch the show.
Eugene: The funny thing is because they think it’s a kid show, they’re not thinking that you’re going to watch something that’s still appealing to you as well and that’s wholesome and interesting. I wouldn’t have believed that either. If you asked, if you told me.
Suzanne: Yeah, well, I have a lot of science fiction friends, and so, I would tell them, “it’s got time travel!”
Eugene: It does, and I’m curious what you’re gonna think about this season we’re doing right now, this season that just came out. It’s interesting, and it deals with, obviously, time again, but there’s an even deeper mystery now.
Suzanne: Well, they’ve got to change it up every season. And anything else that you’d like to say to your fans?
Eugene: Thank you for supporting me all these years, and there’s some stuff coming up. I can’t talk about it, but it should be very, very interesting.
Suzanne: All right, great. Well, thank you for joining me today. I really enjoyed it.
Buffalo 8 has announced the acquisition of IMMANENCE from filmmaker Kerry Bellessa. The thriller/horror film will be available on demand a several digital streamers, including iTunes, February 4.
While investigating a meteor strike in the Bermuda Triangle, a team of radio astronomers discover a mysterious signal in the deep sea that could be the world’s first contact with extraterrestrials. After witnessing various impossible phenomena, the team becomes convinced that something is trying to communicate with them.
Aboard their boat is Jonah (Michael Beach, Aquaman, “S.W.A.T.”), a loner with a mysterious past and cryptic motives. His faith leads him to suggest that this communication may be a manifestation of divinity, a hypothesis which the scientists immediately reject.
Soon the communications go from inexplicable to terrifying, threatening not only the team’s beliefs, but also their lives. When chaos culminates in an ominous revelation that makes everyone a threat, the team must fight for sanity and survival in a nightmare against the ultimate evil.
IMMANENCE: Fast FactsRelease Date: Friday, February 4, 2022 Genre: Thriller/Horror Rating and Run Time: Not rated (R equivalent), 90 mins. Short Summary: Radio astronomers discover a mysterious signal in the deep sea that could be contact with extraterrestrials. After several terrifying manifestations threaten their beliefs, the team must fight to survive the ultimate evil. Director: Kerry Bellessa Writers: Kerry Bellessa And Joshua Oram Producers: Kerry Bellessa, Summer Bellessa, Michael Beach Cinematographer: Oscar Ignacio Jiménez Starring: Michael Beach, Summer Bellessa, Eugene Byrd, Anthony Ruivivar, Kasia Pilewicz, Asenneth Del Toro, Jamie Mcshane
After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) returns home with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime in this hard-hitting action series. Reinventing the DC Comics character for a modern-day audience, the Arrow is not a superhero … but a hero – every bit as dangerous as the criminals he’s hunting.
Sworn to fight crime and corruption in his city, Oliver Queen – with the help of tech-savvy Felicity Smoak and his iron-fisted right hand, John Diggle – narrowly averts the rich and powerful’s “Undertaking” as the Dark Archer rocked Queen’s world in the first season finale of ARROW. But who’s going to pick up the pieces? In Season Two, see how Oliver Queen goes from Hood to Hero!
Sworn to fight crime and corruption in his city, Oliver Queen (aka The Arrow) – with the help of his iron-fisted right hand, John Diggle, the tech-savvy Felicity Smoak and newest member of the team, Roy Harper – narrowly defeated the vengeful Slade Wilson (aka Deathstroke), his onetime ally and mentor. But Season Three brings another lethal face from his past – Ra’s Al Ghul!
After defeating his most formidable foe to date, Oliver Queen left Starling City with the hopes of beginning a new life with longtime flame Felicity Smoak. But will Oliver ever truly be able to leave behind his past as the Arrow, and, if so, what becomes of his team? Will Diggle, Thea, and Laurel continue the crusade? And with Malcolm Merlyn leading the League of Assassins is anyone really safe?
Newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood, Team Arrow is down to just Oliver & Felicity. Meanwhile, the arrival of a deadly new adversary forces Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.
After last season’s emotional showdown between Oliver Queen and Adrian Chase, the focus shifts into uncovering the fate of each and every member of Team Arrow – with their futures left hanging precariously in the balance. Having finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team, the Green Arrow might be forced to rethink his relationships with his “family” in Season 6.
In Season Seven, Oliver Queen will find himself vulnerable in a way unlike ever before when a mysterious new enemy begins to unravel his work as Green Arrow, forcing him to redeem his name or risk losing everything.
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Oliver: Found a couple of things.
John: What, archery classes?
Oliver: Starling City is dying. It is being poisoned by a criminal elite who don’t care who they hurt as long as they maintain wealth and power.
John: And what are you gonna do, take them all down by your lonesome?
Laurel: I care about the lives of other people, Oliver. Maybe you should try it sometime.
Oliver: Oh, man.
Thea: That was harsh. You OK?
Oliver: Sure. Second time tonight that a friend of mine has taken me to the woodshed. Kind of tires you out.
Oliver: What am I supposed to do with that? Does that mean “bird”? I don’t speak Chinese!
Oliver: What are you watching?
Thea: Peter Declan.
Thea: Oh, a guy who killed his wife. Right. This guy killed his wife in their baby’s room. Psycho.
Thea: So why don’t you make a play? I mean, she did come over here just to make sure you didn’t get shot.
Oliver: There are reasons.
Thea: What are they? Besides you sleeping with her sister and her sister dying and her father hating your guts and you being a jerk to everybody since you’ve been back.
Oliver: Those are the top ones.
Moira: Mr. Diggle’s replacement.
Moira: Yes. He tendered his resignation this morning.
Oliver: Did he say why?
Moira: He said he didn’t approve of the way you spend your evenings particularly given that they always begin with you ditching him.
Oliver: Firm grip you got there, Rob.
Rob: That’s five years SWAT with Monument Point MCU.
Oliver: I feel safer already.
Oliver: Say, Rob, I wanna go into town. Could you please get the car for me?
Rob: No offense, but I have been filled in on your tendency to slip the leash. If it’s all the same to you, I’d prefer keeping you in my sights at all times.
Oliver: We’re 20 miles from the city. If you don’t drive me, how else am I gonna get there? Right. I like him.
Joanna: You know, if you go somewhere that’s not work or your home your odds of meeting someone increase by a gazillion percent.
Laurel: Oh, that’s not true. I could still get mugged on the way home.
Joanna: In that case, I hope he’s cute and single.
Moira: Well, it looks like someone forgot a lunch date with his wife.
Walter: What do you mean? Lunch isn’t for another… Forty-five minutes ago. I’m so sorry.
Carly: So when are you gonna tell me?
Carly: About what happened to your arm.
John: Oh, it’s my shoulder, and it’s fine.
Carly: I knew that Queen guy was trouble.
John: Hey, I never said this happened protecting Queen.
Carly: Oh, yeah? Then what’s he doing here?
Oliver: Hello, Diggle-sister-in-law Carly. I’m Oliver Queen.
Carly: I know who you are.
John: No, you really don’t.
Oliver: Hello. I couldn’t help but notice a distinct lack of police cars when I got home. I knew you wouldn’t drop a dime on me. So have you considered my offer?
John: Offer? Heh.That’s one hell of a way to put it.
John: Please. You were born with a platinum spoon in your mouth, Queen. What, you spent five years on an island with no room service and suddenly you found religion?
Oliver: I’m gonna go to the washroom, Rob.
John: Oh, that boy is long gone now.
Joanna: You actually think he’s innocent?
Laurel: Someone does.
Joanna: So you said, but you didn’t say was who.
Laurel: A guardian angel.
Joanna: The guy in the hood? Wha– ? You’re kidding.
Laurel: He breaks the law and God knows what else.
Joanna: How are you not afraid that he’s not gonna do “God knows what” to you?
Laurel: He won’t. I don’t know, I can feel it.
Laurel: If what you’re doing isn’t wrong then why are you hiding your face with a hood?
Oliver: To protect the ones I care about.
Laurel: That sounds lonely.
Laurel: It can be.
Walter: I was hoping you could find out some of the details – of the transaction for me.
Felicity: Find out?
Walter: Dig up. Discreetly.
Felicity: I’m your girl. I mean, I’m not your girl. I wasn’t making a pass at you. Thank you for not firing me.
Thea: Oh, my God. What is wrong with your face?
Oliver: What do you mean?
Thea: There’s something really weird on it, like this thing with your mouth. It looks like it’s in the shape of a smile.
Oliver: Yes. That’s cute.
Thea: So why are you grinning?
Oliver: I took your advice with Laurel – to be myself.
Oliver: It’s helping.
Thea: I got mad relationship skills, bro. Let me know if you need trendy places to propose.
Oliver: I think you’re getting a little bit ahead of yourself. Little bit. Rob! You gotta keep up.
Felicity: The company Mrs. Queen– Er, Steele. Mrs. Queen-Steele. Does she hyphenate? She seems like a woman who would hyphenate.
Carly: Enough moping.
Carly: You quit. It’s done. My advice would be to move on.
John: Ah. If it were only that easy.
Moira: You wanted to see me?
Malcolm: You look nervous, Moira.
Moira: Do I have a reason to be?
Malcolm: We all do.
Moira: A modern-day Robin Hood. What? Are you worried that your net worth makes you a target?
John: The cops brought her home. She and some of her friends broke into a store tried on some dresses last night. Lit up the breathalyzer like a Christmas tree. So how was your evening, sir?
Oliver: You mean, after I said I had to go bathroom at dinner and never came back?
John: I guess from now on I’ll be watching you pee.
Moira: Last time it was public intoxication. This time breaking and entering. My, how we are moving up in the criminal world.
Thea: Mm. You know, when you pay off the store owner you should check out the merchandise. – They got some pretty killer outfits.
Lucas: Maybe he’s finally figured out there’s easier ways to kill people than with a bow and arrow. Uh, it’s like you said, the guy’s a whack job.
Oliver: So what do you think? Great spot for a nightclub or what?
Tommy: Sweet. Though, I gotta tell you, man, f you’re thinking calling it Queens, I don’t think you’re gonna get the clientele you were hoping for.
Oliver: Private office?
Tommy: For the private one-on-one meetings, I would imagine.
Oliver: Hopefully the occasional two-on-one meeting.
Tommy: How about tomorrow night, the two of us go and scope out the competition? There’s a new club opening downtown. It’s called Poison. Max Fuller owns it.
Oliver: Max Fuller.
Oliver: I slept with his fiancee.
Tommy: Yeah, before the wedding.
Oliver: It was at rehearsal dinner.
Tommy: The rehearsal dinner is technically before the wedding, right? Ha, ha.
Oliver: Ha, ha.
Tommy: And besides, who stays mad at a castaway?
John: Well, this is the Glades, right? Your rich white friends wouldn’t come to this neighborhood on a bet.
Laurel: Joanna, I’m over him.
Laurel: And you don’t believe me.
Joanna: Well, I would have if I wouldn’t have just caught you trolling for articles on him!
Laurel: I wasn’t trolling!
Joanna: Okay. That’s gotta stop. So we are going out tonight. And– and we are gonna have some shots, and we are gonna dance with men that we don’t know, and we are gonna stay out way too late.
Laurel: I really don’t think I can go out tonight.
Joanna: It is adorable that you actually think I’m giving you a choice.
Thea: Grounded? I’ve never been grounded.
Moira: Well, you’ve never committed larceny before.
Alexei: First, we will drink to each other’s health then I will look into the identity of this man you seek. Aah. I will also confirm that you are really Bratva captain. Should this not be the case, I will send my mechanic here to find you and kill you and your family.
Bouncer: I don’t see your name on the list.
John: Mr. Queen.
Oliver: Oh. I have never seen this guy before in my life. Ever.
Tommy: Oh, wow. Doesn’t you going out and having fun violate some kind of law? You know, like the ones that are carved on a stone tablet?
Laurel: That’s cute, Tommy.
Tommy: You wanna get to him? You’ve gotta go through me. Wow, they are probably gonna go through me.
Laurel: So is this over, Max? Or are you gonna have your boys pound on me next?
Tommy: The girl’s pretty cute.
John: That’s my sister-in-law.
Tommy: Who I will never speak to or look at…Ever. Gonna grab a booth.
Carly: So sweet of you to adopt two white boys. They need a good role model.
Tommy: Look, man about Laurel. I was gonna tell you. I was just trying to figure out the right way.
Oliver: To tell somebody that you slept with their girlfriend after they went missing and were then presumed dead. What, there’s no greeting card for that?
Oliver: No, Mr. Queen was my father.
Felicity: Right, but he’s dead. I mean, he drowned. You didn’t, which means you could come down to the IT Department and listen to me babble. Which Will end. In 3…2…1.
Oliver: Having trouble with my computer and they told me that you were the person to come and see. I was at my coffee shop surfing the web and I spilt a latte on it.
Felicity: Because these look like bullet holes.
Oliver: My coffee shop is in a bad neighborhood.
Felicity: Look, I don’t wanna get in the middle of some Shakespearean family drama thing.
Felicity: Mr. Steele marrying your mom. Claudius, Gertrude… Hamlet?
Oliver: I didn’t study Shakespeare at any of the four schools that I dropped out of.
Tommy: I wanted to talk to you about last night.
Laurel: You mean how I saved your asses? You’re welcome.
Tommy: Okay, first of all, we shall never, ever speak of that ever again. Secondly, I think you know that I meant the other thing.
Oliver: This guy gets more air-time than the Kardashians, right?
Thea: Five years on an island and you still know who they are.
Oliver: I’ve been catching up. It’s nice to see how much our culture has improved while I was away.
Oliver: It’s fine, Walter, I’ve been in a courtroom before.
Tommy: Four times by my estimate. You know, there was the DUI, the assault on that paparazzi douchebag, stealing that taxi, which was just awesome, by the way, and who could forget peeing on the cop?
Moira: I wish everyone would.
Laurel: What are you doing here?
Oliver: Oh, they were bringing me back from the dead. Legally speaking.
Laurel: Oliver just got back from five years on an uncharted island. Before that, he was cheating on me with my sister. He was with her when she died. And last week, he told me to stay away from him. It was really good advice. Excuse me.
Moira: I hired you to protect my son. Now, I’m not a professional bodyguard, but it seems to me that the first requirement would be managing to stay next to the man you’re hired to protect.
Diggle: With all due respect, ma’am, I never had a client who didn’t want my protection.
Oliver: Thea, do you think this is what Dad would want for you?
Thea: Dead people don’t want anything. It’s one of the benefits of being dead.
Quentin: Well, I owe you an apology, Mr. Somers. We come all the way down to your docks, and it turns out, you don’t need the police after all.
Somers: Which is exactly what I’ve been saying.
Quentin: Yeah. So I guess that 9-1-1 call that we got last night from your stevedore, saying that you were getting attacked by a guy in a green hood and a bow and arrow… I-I guess…I guess that, well… Hmm. Was that a practical joke?
Somers: These guys like to fool around.
Quentin: Yeah. [Scoffs] Well, you know, I’d be very much inclined to believe an honest, upstanding businessman like yourself, except, well, one of my men found this at your docks.
[Quentin pulls a green arrow out of an evidence bag and shows it to Somers.]
Quentin: You see, there’s this vigilante running around. He thinks he’s some kind of Robin Hood. He’s robbing the rich, he’s trying to teach them a lesson I guess. I don’t know, I don’t know. But the point is… the man’s a killer. And nothing, and no one, is going to stop me from bringing him down. But like you said…
Walter: I remember when your father used to bring you here when you were a boy. You always were so excited.
Oliver: Dad let me drink soda in the office.
Moira: Ah, so that’s why you enjoyed coming.
Moira: Sweetheart, Oliver, Walter and I have something to discuss with you. Come, please sit.
Oliver: Mom, it makes me nervous when you ask me to sit down.
Walter: Everyone here understands that this transition is really difficult for you.
Oliver: Thank you, Walter. Which part, though? Everyone fantasizing that I got my MBA while I was on the island? Or the fact that my father’s CFO now sleeps down the hall from me?
[Moira starts walking away, but turns around and looks at Oliver.]
Moira: You know, five years ago, your irresponsibility was somewhat charming. It is a lot less so now.
Oliver: Wow. This place hasn’t changed in five years. (Chuckling)
Laurel (frustrated): I haven’t really had time to redecorate.
Oliver: I’m a jerk. Before the island, I was a jerk. And now I’m just a… I’m a damaged jerk.
Oliver: I thought about many things on the island, but there was one thing that I thought about every day. I actually dreamed about it, and I promised myself that if I ever got a chance to do it again, I’d do it with you.
[Oliver holds up a tub of ice cream.]
Oliver: Eat ice cream.
Quentin: Oh, thank God. Thank God. Are you all right?
Laurel: I’m okay. Those cops that you put on me…
Quentin: [Sighs] They…
Diggle: I went outside to ask for a light, and they were both dead in the squad car.
Quentin: It’s okay. Mr. Diggle, thank you. Feel free to run as many red lights in the city as you want.
Quentin: Your job is not going after people like the Triad or Somers.
Laurel: My job is to use the law to fight for what is right. Just like you taught me.
Quentin: Well, that’s dirty: using me against me. You can’t do that.
The CWArrow – Tuesday, January 21 Promo “Green Arrow & The Canaries” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV) STAR CITY 2040 – It’s the year 2040 in Star City and Mia Queen (Katherine McNamara) has everything she could have ever wanted. However, when Laurel (Katie Cassidy) and Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) suddenly show up in her life again, things take a shocking turn and her perfect world is upended. Laurel and Dinah are tracking a kidnapping victim with direct ties to Mia and they need her help. Knowing it will change everything, Mia can’t help but be a hero and she, Laurel and Dinah suit up once again to save the city. Tara Miele directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz & Marc Guggenheim & Jill Blankenship & Oscar Balderrama (#809). Original airdate 1/21/2020.
The CWArrow – Tuesday, January 14 “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV) Promo OLIVER HAS BECOME SOMETHING ELSE IN PART FOUR OF “CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS.” EPISODE PENNED BY MARV WOLFMAN & MARC GUGGENHEIM – Stuck in the Vanishing Point, the Paragons search for a way to escape. The futility of the situation is compounded by The Flash’s (guest star Grant Gustin) disappearance. However, hope appears in the form of Oliver (Stephen Amell), who reveals that he has become something else. Meanwhile, the origin stories for The Monitor (guest star LaMonica Garrett) and Anti-Monitor are revealed. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Marv Wolfman & Marc Guggenheim (#808). Original airdate 1/14/2020.
The CWArrow – Tuesday, December 17 “Welcome to Hong Kong” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)Promo THE RETURN OF TATSU – Oliver (Stephen Amell), John (David Ramsey), Laurel (Katie Cassidy), and Tatsu (guest star Rila Fukushima) seek out an important person within The Monitor’s (guest star LaMonica Garrett) plan. Connor (Joseph David-Jones) has a heart to heart with his brother (guest star Charlie Barnett). Antonio Negret directed the episode written by Jill Blankenship & Sarah Tarkoff (#802). Original airdate 10/22/2019.
The CWArrow – Tuesday, December 3 “Purgatory” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, V) (HDTV) Promo BYRON MANN GUEST STARS – Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) mission takes him to Lian Yu where he tries to ignore the repercussions of the looming Crisis until he receives help from an old friend. Meanwhile, a united Team Arrow faces a recognizable villain. James Bamford directed the episode written by Rebecca Bellotto & Rebecca Rosenberg (#807). Original airdate 12/3/2019.
The CWArrow – Tuesday, November 26 “Reset” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV) YOU CAN’T FIGHT YOUR FATE – After being double-crossed by Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson), Oliver (Stephen Amell) finds himself facing a life or death situation that seems very familiar. Laurel (Katie Cassidy) has the opportunity to make amends with the past. David Ramsey directed the episode written by Onalee Hunter Hughes & Maya Houston (#806). Original airdate 11/26/2019.
The CWArrow – Tuesday, November 19 “Prochnost” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, V) (HDTV) Promo DON’T LET YOUR PAST DEFINE YOU – Upon learning the key to oppose The Monitor (guest star LaMonica Garrett), Oliver (Stephen Amell) and team return to Russia on a mission to gather the necessary materials. Diggle (David Ramsey) reunites with a figure from his past. Laura Belsey directed the episode written by Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes (#805). Original airdate 11/19/2019.
The CWArrow – Tuesday, November 12 “Starling City” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV) Promo SEASON PREMIERE – While trying to decipher The Monitor’s (guest star LaMonica Garrett) mission, Oliver (Stephen Amell) returns to Starling City where he encounters familiar faces. Meanwhile, Mia (Katherine McNamara) and William’s (Ben Lewis) team clash with a new foe. James Bamford directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz & Marc Guggenheim (#801). Original airdate 10/15/2019.
The CWArrow– Tuesday, November 5 “Present Tense” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV) Promo ECHO KELLUM GUEST STARS – When a mysterious new Deathstroke appears in Star City, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Team Arrow insist on taking down this villain themselves. Meanwhile reeling from the loss of one of their own, the future Team Arrow figures out a new way to try and stop JJ. Kristin Windell directed the episode written by Oscar Balderrama & Jeane Wong (#804). Original airdate 11/5/2019.
The CWArrow – Tuesday, October 29 “Leap of Faith” Promo – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV) WILLA HOLLAND GUEST STARS – Reunited with his sister, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Thea (guest star Willa Holland) find themselves searching through a familiar maze of catacombs. Meanwhile, John (David Ramsey) and Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) partner on a special ops mission. Katie Cassidy directed the episode ritten by Emilio Ortega Aldrich & Elizabeth Kim (#803). Original airdate 10/29/2019.
The CW Arrow – Tuesday, October 22 “Welcome to Hong Kong” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV) Promo THE RETURN OF TATSU – Oliver (Stephen Amell), John (David Ramsey), Laurel (Katie Cassidy Rogers), and Tatsu (guest star Rila Fukushima) seek out an important person within The Monitor’s (guest star LaMonica Garrett) plan. Connor (Joseph David Jones) has a heart to heart with his brother (guest star Charlie Barnett). Antonio Negret directed the episode written by Jill Blankenship & Sarah Tarkoff (#802). Original airdate 10/22/2019.
The CW ARROW – Tuesday, October 15 SEASON PREMIERE – “Starling City” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV) Promo While trying to decipher The Monitor’s (guest star LaMonica Garrett) mission, Oliver (Stephen Amell) returns to Starling City where he encounters familiar faces. Meanwhile, Mia (Katherine McNamara) and William’s (Ben Lewis) team clash with a new foe. James Bamford directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz & Marc Guggenheim (#801). Original airdate 10/15/2019.
The CW ARROW – Monday, May 13 SEASON FINALE – “You Have Saved This City” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV) Promo
FAMILY TIES – The battle between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Emiko (Sea Shimooka) comes to a boiling point which brings back some familiar faces and leaves others in dire jeopardy. James Bamford directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz & Rebecca Bellotto (#722). Original airdate 5/13/2019.
Airing again: The CW Crisis Aftermath I – Monday, January 6 ONE-HOUR SPECIAL – “Crisis Aftermath I” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV) PART ONE OF A TWO-PART SPECIAL – In celebration of the massive new DC crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths, The CW is proud to announce Crisis Aftermath hosted by superfan, and frequent series director, Kevin Smith. We’ll go behind the scenes to explore every angle of this year’s explosive crossover, hear from the shows’ stars and the creative minds behind The CW’s biggest event yet, plus special guests, sneak peeks and surprises. Original airdate 12/8/2019.
2 specials this week you may want to watch after all of the Crisis episodes:
The CW Crisis Aftermath I – Sunday, December 8 ONE HOUR SPECIAL – “CRISIS AFTERMATH I” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV) PART ONE OF A TWO-PART SPECIAL – In celebration of the massive new DC crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths, The CW is proud to announce Crisis Aftermath hosted by superfan, and frequent series director, Kevin Smith. We’ll go behind the scenes to explore every angle of this year’s explosive crossover, hear from the shows’ stars and the creative minds behind The CW’s biggest event yet, plus special guests, sneak peeks and surprises. Original airdate 12/8/2019.
The CW Crisis Aftermath II – Tuesday, December 10 ONE HOUR SPECIAL – “CRISIS AFTERMATH II” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV) PART TWO OF A TWO-PART SPECIAL – In celebration of the massive new DC crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths, The CW is proud to announce Crisis Aftermath hosted by superfan, and frequent series director, Kevin Smith. We’ll go behind the scenes to explore every angle of this year’s explosive crossover, hear from the shows’ stars and the creative minds behind The CW’s biggest event yet, plus special guests, sneak peeks and surprises. Original airdate 12/10/2019.
Stephen Amell was nominated for, and won a 2019 Teen Choice Award for Action TV Actor for “Arrow”. Also, The show was nominated for Action TV Show, Emily Bett Rickards was nominated for Action TV Actress, and Sea Shimooka (Emiko) was nominated for TV Villain.
From The CW: We are pleased to announce the dates for The CW’s epic crossover event with The Flash (12/9), Arrow (12/10) and Supergirl (12/11) this year. Please note for the this year’s crossover, The Flash and Supergirl will swap time periods for this one time only (as indicated here). The crossover will also mark the first appearance of Batwoman (Ruby Rose).
Arrow premieres Monday, October 15th on The CW. The first episode picks up with Oliver in prison. The title of the second episode suggests that he will meet the Longbow Hunters villains. The trailer suggests that Oliver will have a naked fight in prison. more Info (possible spoilers)
Oliver Queen/Arrow Oliver grew up a rich boy with little direction, spoiled and often getting into trouble, partying and cheating on his girlfriend with her own sister. After he was stranded on the island Lian Yu when his father’s yacht, The Queen’s Gambit, sank, he was forced to grow up and fend for himself against hostiles, natives, nature and the like, especially after watching his father shoot himself so that he could live. Yao Fei taught him to survive, to shoot arrows and kill for meat, but he was also tortured by Yao Fei’s enemies. As we learned over the past 5 years, Oliver had many adventures on and off the island and learned how to fight, especially with a bow and arrow, and how to disguise himself with a hood. Oliver vowed to return to Starling City and bring the enemies of the people to justice (thanks to the list his father gave him). Oliver is very damaged and has killed people who got in his way, but he is basically a hero, as he proves each week by rescuing the innocent and punishing the evil. Arrow or “The Vigilante” was the costume and mask he wore, but when he was Oliver, he often had to pretend to be the old, spoiled rich boy as well. Oliver is not very trusting (with good reason) and is often caught in the middle between members of his family as well as between Laurel and her father, and between his real life and that of “Arrow”. After 5 seasons, Oliver has lost most of his family and many friends, but he’s matured. He’s now mayor of Star City (no longer called Starling City) and leads a small band of heroes. He now goes by the name Green Arrow. He has an on-again, off-again relationship with Felicity, who also helps them fight crime. He also has a son, William, from a past girlfriend. In Season 6, Felicity and Oliver married, but Oliver was forced to tell the world that he’s the Green Arrow, and they put him in jail.
Felicity Smoak She worked at QC and helped Walter and Oliver many times. She is a computer genius and suspected at first that Oliver was not honest with her when he asked for her help. Eventually, she became an important part of Team Arrow and is “Overwatch”, helping the team out in the field with her computer skills. She sometimes goes out in the field herself as well. Her father was a great hacker and criminal, and her mother is a bit of a flighty bimbo, so Felicity has had a troubled relationship with them both. Felicity was a hactivist in college but quit after her boyfriend was arrested for it and hanged himself in prison. She and Oliver have been in love and had an on-again, off-again relationship. She was made paraplegic in an attack by the evil H.I.V.E., but she was given an experimental bio-stimulant that allows her to walk around. She dated Ray Palmer for a while and took over his company while he was presumed dead. She and Oliver were engaged for a while; they finally got married in 2017, and she’s helping to raise his son, William.
William Clayton is Oliver’s son with his ex-girlfriend, Samantha. He and his mom had to move and adopt new identities to protect them from Damian Darkh. Adrian Chase tracked them down and kidnapped William. Samantha died on Lian Yu when Chase blew it up. William now lives with Oliver and Felicity. William doesn’t want his dad to be The Green Arrow.
John Diggle He was hired as Oliver’s bodyguard by Moira, but Oliver let him find out that he is Arrow, so John now assists Oliver in bringing down the bad guys. John was formerly in the Special Forces in the Army, so he can fight well. Oliver taught him some of the moves he learned from Yao Fei, and he even donned the Arrow costume once to help out. Now he has his own costume and goes by the superhero name Spartan. He remarried his wife, Lyla, and they have a son together, JJ. John often serves as Oliver’s and the rest of his team’s moral compass. He had a falling-out with Oliver in Season 6, but they united in their fight against Diaz.
Thea Queen Nicknamed “Speedy” by her older brother Oliver, Thea was a bit of a wayward teen who liked to go out and party. She and her mother had problems getting along. When her father and brother were presumed dead, Moira shut down and didn’t talk about them, which hurt Thea deeply. Thea did a lot of drinking and sometimes drugs. She had a crush on Tommy as well and liked to lay a guilt trip on Oliver about when he was gone. Eventually Thea grew up and had to deal with her mother’s death and finding out that she was Malcolm’s daughter. She sometimes fights with Team Arrow. Thea died and was resurrected by the Lazarus Pit. After learning that Malcolm had drugged her and forced her to kill Sara Lance, she and Laurel forced him to bring Sara back from the dead as well, using the Lazarus Pit. Both Thea and Sara have trouble because of this, struggling with “the darkness.” Thea had to quit being a vigilante with Team Arrow because she couldn’t resist the urge to kill. Thea was helping Oliver to run Star City, but she quit that as well because her ruthless tactics were hurting people. After emerging from a coma in Season 6, Thea left town.
Dinah ‘Laurel’ Lance AKA Black Siren, is from Earth Two, where she was a villain. She was brought from Earth Two to fight but was defeated and imprisoned by Team Flash. She escaped due to Prometheus, so that he could use h er against Oliver. She was later recruited by Cayden James. She worked with Ricardo Diaz against Team Oliver (but she was really a mole for them). She grew very close to Laurel’s dad, Quentin, and he taught her to be a better person. He died saving her life.
Roy Harper Roy was a street-savvy young man from the Glades who became involved with Thea and her club. He was injected with the super-serum Mirakuru, which gave him powers but also made it difficult for him to stay sane. He was cured by S.T.A.R. Labs and became Arrow’s sidekick, Arsenal. He had to fake his death and leave town in order to protect Arrow. He came back to town last year and then left again with Thea. He’s supposed to come back to town again this year and stay.
Curtis Holt He was part of Team Arrow the last few years. He used to work for Felicity at Palmer Technologies. He’s another computer genius, but he also trained to fight as one of the Team Arrow vigilantes. He became Mr. Terrific. Curtis is a big nerd and often just says whatever dorky thing comes into his mind. He is often comic relief on the show. He was married to his partner, Paul, who divorced him after finding out that Curtis was lying to him for months about being a superhero. He created a technology known as T-Spheres to help him with crime-fighting. Curtis, Rene, Dinah and John lost faith in Oliver. They formed their own team (without John) for a while.
Rene Ramirez He’s also known as Wild Dog. He was fighting as a vigilante on the streets of Star City when he was recruited by Team Arrow. A former Navy SEAL, he was discharged when he beat up a prisoner. He still is very violent and loves guns. Rene’s former wife was a junkie, and she was murdered by her dealer. Rene lost custody of his daughter when he accidentally let her get burned by the stove. He’s trying to clean up his life, with the help of Quentin. He was a real hothead when he started, but now he’s grown a lot. He also helps Oliver at City Hall. Rene and Curtis have become very good friends, even though they don’t have a lot in common. Rene had to inform on Oliver in order to get back custody of his daughter, Zoe.
Dinah Drake The latest Black Canary, Dinah’s original name was Tina Boland. She was a police detective in Central City. She was being held captive by villains and watched her partner (and lover) die just as the particle accellerator hit, giving her powers. She was a lone vigilante after that, until Oliver convinced her to join Team Arrow. She also joined the police department in Star City and got an apartment, to settle down. She also has a device to magnify her sonic powers.
Lyla Michaels is in charge of A.R.G.U.S., a secret government anti-terrorist group. She’s also married to John Diggle and mother to his son, J.J. They were married while both soldiers but had trouble adjusting to regular married life and divorced. They met up again later, she got pregnant, and then they got married. She worked with the Suicide Squad and worked for years under Amanda Waller. Sometimes she and John clash because of their jobs, when they have different priorities.
Detective Quentin Lance He was Laurel’s father, and a police detective. He was angry at Oliver and his family for his daughter Sarah’s death. Also, he wanted to catch the Arrow very badly. He had suspected Arrow was Oliver, but then Oliver had Diggle pose as him at the same time that he was throwing a party, so they had to drop the charges. He worried a lot about Laurel and was very over-protective. Eventually, he worked with the Arrow to catch the bad guys. Damien Darkh threatened his family, so Quentin helped him take over Star City. This led to his losing his job as well as Laurel’s death. Now he’s deputy Mayor under Ollie, with full knowledge of all of the team Arrow identities and secrets. Like Laurel, he’s a recovered alcoholic who sometimes slips. He had a brief relationship with Felicity’s mother, Donna. He became good friends with Rene and tried to help him get custody of his daughter. In Season 6, Quentin formed a father-daughter sort of relationship with the alternate-reality Laurel, AKA Black Siren. He helped her become a better person and then he died when he took a bullet meant for her.
Malcolm Merlyn His real name is Arthur King. After his wife was killed during a robbery, he went to Nanda Parbat and joined the League of Assassins, gaining the name Al Sa-Her (“The Magician”). He left the group and was hunted by them, and Ra’s al Ghul, so he faked his death for a while. When season one started, he worked for the group The Tempest and met with Moira quite a few times (later we learned that they slept together and that Thea is his daughter). He figured out pretty quickly that Arrow qas targeting “The List” and thatOliver is Arrow. He masquerades as “Dark Archer” at times. He cut off his son Tommy from his fortune and tried to kill Oliver. Moira’s family thought that she and Malcolm may be having an affair because they keep meeting in secret for Tempest business. Malcolm has killed many people, as well as been involved in many criminal activities. He doesn’t have a lot of morality. He does protect Thea, but in a really weird, twisted way. At the end of season 5, he teams up with the Green Arrow to rescue Thea and the others. He ended up sacrificing himself for her by standing on a land mine.
Dinah ‘Laurel’ Lance Laurel, Oliver’s ex-girlfriend, lost her sister, Sarah, in the same wreck that stranded Oliver. She had bitterness and anger toward Oliver for cheating on her and then taking her sister on the fatal journey, but she claimed when he returned she was over that blame. Her mother also left after Sarah died. Laurel grew closer to Oliver, but it was still hard for her to trust. She was a lawyer, working for a group called CNRI that fights for the little people against the evil, much like Oliver does, except in court. However, she can also handle herself in a fight. Her father, Quentin, taught her to do that. They had a shaky relationship. She and Oliver still love each other, but she was dating Tommy. Tommy died, but Laurel and Oliver still had a rocky relationship. Laurel had to fight to overcome alcoholism. Then Laurel became the superhero “Black Canary” but was killed by Damian Darkh. She has a doppelganger from Earth 2 who is the villain Black Siren.
Tommy Merlyn Tommy was Oliver’s best friend, another rich playboy. While Oliver was missing and presumed dead, he and Laurel dated. He had real feelings for Laurel but was still very loyal to Ollie. He was estranged from his father, who is a bad guy. Tommy was cut off financially from his father but became a responsible worker. He was killed while saving Laurel.
Moira Queen She was Oliver and Thea’s mother, and she had a lot of influence in the family business, Queen Consolidated. She married Walter, who had been in charge of QC. She was in cahoots with this shady group, The Tempest, that sabotaged the yacht. She had a lot of secrets. She tried to have her son abducted but otherwise seems to love him and be concerned about him. She was caught up in a conspiracy with Malcolm Merlyn to destroy The Glades and was arrested and tried for that crime, but she was acquitted. She ran for mayor but was then killed by Slade Wilson, who was out for revenge on Oliver.
Walter Steele He was running Queen Consolidated after Oliver’s father died. He was married to Moira, making him Oliver’s step-father. Oliver made a lot of rude jokes about how his mother jumped into bed with him. Walter found out that the company owned a warehouse, within which was the wreck of the Queen’s Gambit, and that Moira knew about it, so he got very annoyed at her lying and left town for a while. He was kidnapped by Malcolm and then rescued by Arrow. He divorced Moira but stil kept good feelings for her chidren. He became CFO of Starling National Bank.
Robert Queen He was Oliver and Thea’s father, and Moira’s husband, and billionaire founder of QC. When he and Oliver were shipwrecked, he shot himself and another crewmember so that Oliver could survive. Before doing so, he gave Oliver a list of evil-doers in their town of Starling City and made him promise to go after them and save the city. Robert and Malcolm formed Tempest to get rid of the criminals in Starling City and clean up the Glade. Malcolm wanted to just kill everyone in the Glade, but Robert didn’t like that idea, so Malcolm sabotaged his ship, the Queen’s Gambit, thus causing his death and creating Arrow and White Canary (Sara Lance).
Sara Lance She was Laurel’s sister and Quentin’s daughter. She was on the Queen’s Gambit, Robert’s ship, partying with Oliver, before it was sunk. She was thought dead when she fell out during the explosion. She turned up later, having been rescued by Anthony Ivo and then recruited by the League of Assassins. She left the league and returned to Starling City as The Canary to protect Laurel, but the League hunted her down. She was released from them by her former lover, Nyssa. She joined Team Arrow and took up with Oliver again. When she helped defeat Slade Wilson, she agreed to rejoin the League. Later, she helped them hunt down Malcolm, but he had drugged Thea to kill Sara. Sara was resurrected a year later by the Lazarus Pit and then was recruited to join the Legends of Tomorrow. She became their captain after their leader Rip went missing. She seems to prefer women now, not men.
Anatoly Knyazev He’s a Russian mobster, leader of the Bratva, and Oliver’s good friend. When Oliver was presumed dead, he rescued Anatoly and became a member of Bratva in order to get their help to kill another Russian who had murdered a friend of his. Oliver and Anatoly have an on-again, off-again relationship due to Anatoly being a criminal.
Adrian Chase Originally Simon Morrison, he sought revenge on Oliver after The Hood killed his father, who was on The List. He studied everything about Oliver and his life as well as studied how to fight. He became the District Attorney in Star City and befriended Oliver. Meanwhile, he was killing people as Prometheus. The media dubbed him “The Throwing Star Killer.” He tortured Oliver and did a lot of terrible things to him and his friends. He wanted Oliver to admit that he was a killer just like him, but Oliver refused. Adrian was captured by A.R.G.U.S. but then escaped, kidnapping most of Oliver’s friends and family as well, including his young son, William. Oliver and Malcolm tracked him to the island, Lian Yu. Oliver helped his friends escaped from captivity, and then he had a confrontation with Adrian on his boat. Adrian was holding Oliver’s son at knife-point. Oliver saved William, but then Adrian killed himself, blowing up the island and all of Oliver’s friends and family.
Rory Regan He was avenging his family and others who died in Havenrock after it was destroyed in season 4. He was using the mystical rags of the Devarim, which gave him a disguise and protection as well as superpowers. He joined Team Arrow for a while when they were recruiting new members, but he saved everyone from a nuclear explosion using the rags, so his bond with them was destroyed. He left town, hoping to return when he was able to use the rags again.
Evelyn Sharp She was another new recruit in season 5, but she was secretly working with Adrian Chase to avenge her parents, who were killed when Malcolm blew up the facility they were in. She also blamed the Green Arrow, H.I.V.E. and all vigilantes. Her code name was Arsenal.
Joanna De La Vega was Laurel’s best friend, who seemed very devoted to her. They worked together at CNRI. She went on to work at a private law firm. She always loved and supported The Arrow.
Detective Lucas Hilton He was a police detective, who was partnered with Quentin. He disliked vigilantes and wanted to capture The Arrow. He was killed by Cyrus Gold, who made him shoot himself in the head.
Yao Fei Gulon He found Oliver on the island and taught him how to kill his own food, make traps, shoot arrows, etc. He was the first Arrow and had been sentenced to the island by the Chinese government, who thought him very dangerous. He was the father of two daughters, Mei and Shado. He was once a student of Talia al Ghul. A villain named Edward Fryers shot and killed him.
Andy Diggle He was John’s brother who had a drug problem when he was younger. He became a criminal while in the army and then joined H.I.V.E. He was presumed killed by the villain Deadshot, but H.I.V.E. had helped him fake his death in order to become one of their operatives. He later helped Damian Darkh escape. John tried to reach him, but he just kept betraying John and Team Arrow. He even tortured John and tried to kill his family. John was forced to kill him.
Carly Diggle She was John’s sister-in-law. Her husband, Andy, was supposedly murdered. She and Walter met sometimes at the restaurant she worked at, Big Belly Burger. John’s old friend suggested that Carly likes John as more than a relative. John had feelings for her, but they broke up after he decided to take revenge on Deadshot for Andy’s murder. She was kidnapped by a man named Ted Gaynor as leverage against John. John rescued her. She later left town with her son, A.J. to a safer place.
Oliver Queen/Arrow …Stephen Amell
John Diggle…David Ramsey
Thea Queen/Speedy…Willa Holland
Felicity Smoak…Emily Bett Rickards
Dinah ‘Laurel’ Lance/Black Canary/Black Siren…Katie Cassidy
Curtis Holt…Echo Kellum
Rene Ramirez …Rick Gonzalez
Dinah Drake…Juliana Harkavy
Lyla Michaels…Audrey Marie Anderson
Roy Harper…Colton Haynes
William Clayton…Jack Moore
Zoe Ramirez…Eliza Faria
Detective Quentin Lance…Paul Blackthorne
Malcolm Merlyn…John Barrowman
Talia al Ghul…Lexa Doig
Anatoly Knyazev…David Nykl
Adrian Chase…Josh Segarra
Rory Regan…Joe Dinicol
Frank Pike…Adrian Holmes
Evelyn Sharp…Madison McLaughlin
Susan Williams…Carly Pope
Samantha Clayton…Anna Hopkins
Donna Smoak…Charlotte Ross
Noah Kuttler…Tom Amandes
Sara Lance/White Canary…Caity Lotz
Dinah Lance…Alex Kingston
Amanda Waller…Cynthia Addai-Robinson
Nyssa al Ghul…Katrina Law
Slade Wilson…Manu Bennett
Tommy Merlyn…Colin Donnell
Moira Queen…Susanna Thompson
Walter Steele…Colin Salmon
Bethany Snow…Keri Adams
Damien Darhk…Neal McDonough
Ray Palmer…Brandon Routh
Maseo Yamashiro…Karl Yune
News Reporter…Marrett Green
Baron Reiter…Jimmy Akingbola
Tatsu Yamashiro…Rila Fukushima
Akio Yamashiro…Brandon Nomura
Sebastian Blood…Kevin Alejandro
Yao Fei…Byron Mann
Ra’s al Ghul…Matt Nable
Alex Davis…Parker Young
Dr. Anthony Ivo…Dylan Neal
Edward Fyers…Sebastian Dunn
China White…Kelly Hu
Isabel Rochev…Summer Glau
Andy Diggle….Eugene Byrd
Adam Donner…Dylan Bruce
Barry Allen…Grant Gustin
Ruvé Adams…Janet Kidder
General Matthew Shrieve…Marc Singer
Deathstroke…Jeffrey C. Robinson
Joanna De La Vega…Annie Ilonzeh
Detective Lucas Hilton…Roger R. Cross
Robert Queen…Jamey Sheridan
Carly Diggle…Christie Laing