Arrow - Season 1, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes


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Episode Info

In the series premiere, billionaire Oliver Queen returns to Starling City after being stranded on a remote island for five years and adopts the persona of Arrow to fight crime.


Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen
Katie Cassidy
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
Colin Donnell
as Tommy Merlyn
Colin Salmon
as Walter Steele
David Ramsey
as John Diggle
Jamey Sheridan
as Robert Queen
Paul Blackthorne
as Quentin Lance
Susanna Thompson
as Moira Queen
Willa Holland
as Thea Queen
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Critic reviews for Pilot

This show has it all, interesting characters, mystery, love, drama and a bit of comedy.

July 26, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

In its favour, this pilot episode deals us the emerald archer's origin tale in lean, compact fashion.

July 25, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's not a completely auspicious debut, but it is entertaining, and filled with enough possibilities to keep audiences tuning in.

July 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Certainly one of the stronger pilots of the season, 'Arrow's clear resemblance to 'Batman Begins' is quickly forgotten as viewers are swept away into the intriguing world of the costumed vigilante.

July 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Over the first 60 minutes of its existence Arrow establishes itself as by far the most thrilling, narratively rich and downright impressive genre TV debut of 2012.

July 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

And yet, it all mostly worked: Oliver Queen is a badass again.

July 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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