After a violent shipwreck, billionaire and playboy Oliver Queen, missing and presumed dead for five years, is discovered alive on an isolated island in the China Sea. When he gets home, in Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, his beloved sister Thea and his best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they feel that Oliver has changed.

While Oliver hides the truth about the man he has become, he desperately seeks to make amends for his father’s past actions through a list of individuals who, in Oliver’s own words, “Betrayed their city,” which he sought to imprison. He also tries to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend, Laurel Lance who has a new suitor.

He then becomes a vigilante who will repair the faults of his family, fight against the “evils of society” and restore to the city of Starling its former glory. As heir to the multinational Queen Consolidated, Oliver also plays the role of a rich, carefree and negligent womanizer to hide his secret identity. However, Laurel‘s father, Inspector Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante who is rampant in his town