Honor Thy Father
Arrow Season 1



Critic Ratings: 12
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Episode Info

When Oliver sets his sights on a criminal with ties to the Chinese Triad, the villains send their top mercenary, China White (guest star KELLY HU) to face The Arrow.


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
Willa Holland
as Thea Queen
Kelly Hu
as China White
Ty Olsson
as Martin Somers
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Critic Reviews for Honor Thy Father

Arrow...can be substantial pleasure centers for both young and adult audiences.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Arrow certainly got off to a solid start last week, but tonight's episode really convinced me this series is worth committing to.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

["Honor Thy Father"] finds ways to move a couple key relationships forward and begin the show's integration with the larger universe of DC Comics.

Jul 19, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

In terms of both strengths and flaws, this episode was very much in the vein of the first.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 7.4/10 | Full Review…

Arrow is either still setting up its formula - which is fine - or settling into one, which isn't.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

What is mentioned in the episode? Us going three steps farther into Hamlet, and the most interesting thing yet about the island.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

A striking improvement on the underwhelming pilot episode - sharper, pacier, altogether more emotionally engaging and with some intriguing hints at a wider backstory.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Even though the flashbacks sort of freak me out...I do think it's important for us to understand what went down on the island.

Jul 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Paying particular attention to the Queens affords the narrative time to expand the show's characters and throw in epilogue scenes that connect elements to the larger conspiracy involving Moira.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

What's the worst part about being shipwrecked on a remote island for five years? Aside from coming back and having to fight criminals, there's all that paperwork.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

We're very much enjoying the cinematic quality of 'Arrow,' which manages to hold onto its 'Batman Begins'-style tone through its second episode.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The show will live or die based on its lead, which is why "Honor Thy Father" leaves me more hopeful for Arrow's future than last week did.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…