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"Lone Gunmen"
Series Arrow
Season 1, Episode 3
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Air date October 24th, 2012
Writers Marc Guggenheim; Andrew Kreisberg; Greg Berlanti
Director Guy Bee
Producers Jennifer Lence; Carl Ogawa; Wendy Mericle; JP Finn; Moira Kirland; Melissa Kellner Berman; Andrew Kreisberg; Marc Guggenheim; Greg Berlanti; Jon Wallace
Starring Stephen Amell; Katie Cassidy; Colin Donnell; David Ramsey; Willa Holland; Susanna Thompson; Paul Blackthorne
Episode guide
"Honor Thy Father"
"An Innocent Man"

"Lone Gunmen" is the third episode of season one of the superhero action series Arrow. It was directed by Guy Bee with a teleplay written by Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, based on a story treatment by Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti. It first aired on the CW Network on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. In addition to the main cast, this episode also includes guest appearances by Colin Salmon as Walter Steele, Byron Mann as Yao Fei, Roger Cross as Lucas Hilton, Annie Ilonzeh as Joanna De La Vega, Eugene Lipinski as Alexi Leonov, and Tobias Slezak as James Holder.



Principal Cast[]

Guest Stars[]



Notes & Trivia[]

  • This episode is rated TV-14.
  • This episode is production code number 2J7303.


  • John Diggle: So how was your evening, sir?
  • Oliver Queen: You mean after I said I had to go to the bathroom at dinner and never came back?
  • John Diggle: I guess from now on I'll be watching you pee.



  • Tommy Merlyn: Tommy: You want to get to him? You got to go through me. Wow, they are probably going to go through me.



  • Tommy Merlyn: Look, man... about Laurel. I was going to tell you. I was just trying to figure out the right way.
  • Oliver Queen: To tell somebody that you slept with their girlfriend after they went missing and were presumed dead. What, there's no greeting card for that?



  • Oliver Queen: I didn't study Shakespeare at any of the four schools that I dropped out of.


  • Oliver Queen: Digg, you got your eyes open?
  • John Diggle: That's what I'm here for, sir. That and answering patronizing questions.

Opening narration[]

"My name is Oliver Queen. To my family, I am the brother and son who just returned home after being lost at sea five years ago. They don't know I came back with a mission, to bring justice to our city, and they never can. The men and women I've targeted are dangerous, corrupt, a virulent cancer. Cancers like James Holder, whose corporation put defective smoke detectors in low-income housing in the Glades. There have been many fires and too many funerals. But cancers can be fought and conquered. All it takes is a surgeon... and the right instrument."
Oliver Queen

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