|"Dead to Rights"|
|Original airdate||February 27, 2013|
|Written by||Geoff Johns|
|Directed by||Glen Winter|
|Guest stars||Michael Rowe as Floyd Lawton/Deadshot|
Kelly Hu as China White
Alex Kingston as Dinah Lance
Janina Gavankar as McKenna Hall
|Followed by||"The Huntress Returns"|
Oliver and John learn that Deadshot is still alive and his next target is Malcolm. Malcolm invites Tommy to attend a benefit honoring Malcolm for his work with Starling City but Tommy refuses to attend. Oliver encourages his friend to mend his relationship with his father while he can. Meanwhile, Oliver struggles to balance his new relationship with McKenna and his duties as Arrow.
The scene opens with an assassin named Guillermo Barrera arriving in town via helicopter. Arrow is waiting and the two proceed to fight, with Arrow eventually killing him with an arrow to the chest.
John is helping to train Felicity so she can handle herself in tough spots. Oliver returns and asks Felicity to hack his phone so they can find out who Guillermo was in town to kill.
During his time on the island Oliver fixes the airplane radio and gets it to work he and Slade call for rescue but they discover they can here the rescue forces but the rescue forces can't here them
Oliver calls Quentin as Arrow with word about the hit going down the following day. Quentin tells Arrow to call him back with a name.
We see the Triad and Deadshot organizing the hit on Malcolm. It is to take place when Malcolm receives his award.
Tommy tells Laurel he's decided to go to his father's award presentation.
Before the ceremony Malcolm asks Moira if they can talk after the ceremony. Malcolm is introduced as the city's Humanitarian of the Year. We see that the Triads are posing as waiters.
Oliver and McKenna talk about fitting a possible relationship into already busy lives.
Felicity finally gets into Guillermo's phone and John tells Oliver. Oliver bails on his date and calls Quentin with the name.
During Malcolm's speech he admits to failing his city thus far but promises to be better. The Triads turn off the power and people begin to exit. Malcolm realizes what is happening and heads to the second floor with Tommy. Arrow fights off the Triad gunmen and moves to his panic room. Arrow then gets into a fight with the Triad boss. Malcolm fights off a few would-be attackers and his son is stunned by What his father can do. Arrow finally gets the jump on the Triad boss, but as he stands over her with an arrow drawn McKenna comes up from behind him with a gun. Deadshot manages to hit Malcolm several times in the chest through the window, but he's wearing a vest. Arrow is able to escape McKenna by shooting a fire extinguisher. Malcolm has been nicked and Deadshot is using his trademark poison bullets. Arrow tries to explain to Tommy what is happening to his father, but Tommy doesn't trust him. Arrow is forced to reveal his true identity to his best friend and then helps him with a life-saving blood transfusion.
Afterwards Quentin and McKenna asks Tommy why he listened to Arrow. Tommy says he has no idea who the masked man really is.
In the flashback Slade realizes that Oliver has the radio tuned to the soldier's channel. They hear Fyers talking to his off-island benefactor and hear a reference to Scylla, a monster from the Odyssey. Slade wants to meet this monster.
Oliver tells John about Deadshot being the reason Malcolm is in the hospital. He's up-set his brother's killer is still alive.
Slade and Oliver see that Scylla is an anti-aircraft missile launcher.
Oliver arrives at the hospital. He runs into McKenna, who says she's willing to give it a try. Oliver agrees.
Malcolm wakes up and Tommy tells him what happened. Malcolm tells Tommy that after his wife died he found a man who helped him make sense of his life. He says his plan now is to help make the city a better place. Moira arrives at the door and Tommy leaves them alone. Malcolm tells her he wants to find "the traitor in our midst."
Tommy and Oliver talk. Tommy asks if he was ever going to tell him the truth about his alter ego. Oliver say he wasn't.
Laurel's mother arrives at her door saying she needs to talk, but Laurel tries to refuse any conversation with her. Her mother proceeds to tell her that it's important - that she thinks Sara may still be alive.
- Assuming the episode takes place in real time, McKenna's line that Fall Out Boy "broke up together" may or may not have been true, at the time of filming (January 17 – January 28), the band had been dispersed for over 3 years. However, on February 4 they announced they would begin to form again as a whole, 23 days before the episode aired (February 27).
Preparation ran from January 8 until January 16, 2013. Filming ran from January 17 until January 28, 2013.
|"Pilot" • "Honor Thy Father" • "Lone Gunman" • "An Innocent Man" • "Damaged" • "Legacies" • "Muse of Fire" • "Vendetta" • "Year's End" • "Burned" • "Trust but Verify" • "Vertigo • "Betrayal" • "The Odyssey" • "Dodger" • "Dead to Rights" • "The Huntress Returns" • "Salvation" • "Unfinished Business" • "Home Invasion" • "The Undertaking" • "Darkness on the Edge of Town" • "Sacrifice"|