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Arrow season 1




Malcolm imprisons Oliver and leaves him to die, hung from chains, but he manages to escape and return 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; Tommy is fatally wounded and dies after apologizing and thanking Oliver, after the latter lies about not killing Malcolm to comfort Tommy. 


  • Originally the episode was titled "52 Wells Street", but was changed due to sounding too "artsy".
  • Unidac Industries is a reference to Unidac, a company in the TV series, Wiseguy.
  • Papp Street, under which one of the Markov Devices is located, is a reference to George Papp, one of the co-creators of the character, Green Arrow.
  • The abandoned subway Detective Quentin enters, Puckett Station, is a reference to Kelley Puckett, one of the co-creators of Connor Hawke, who in the comics is Oliver's son and the second Green Arrow.
  • As Roy is running through the Glades, a Kord Industries sign is seen. In the DC comics, Kord Industries is led by Ted Kord, the alter ego of the superhero Blue Beetle.
  • Ferris can be seen written on the side of the airliner that Fyers is planning to shoot down. This could be a reference to Ferris Airfield in the DC Comics where Hal Jordan, the alter ego of Green Lantern works.