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as Oliver Queen
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
as Tommy Merlyn
as Walter Steele
as John Diggle
as Robert Queen
as Quentin Lance
as Moira Queen
as Thea Queen
as Peter Declan
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Critic reviews for An Innocent Man
What's interesting about 'An Innocent Man'...is the way it manages to build the basic Arrow story - his targeting of the corrupt in Starling City - around the other characters.
A "case of the week" format fits just right for "An Innocent Man," and offers up plenty of plot twists along the way.
'An Innocent Man' is perhaps Arrow's first truly great episode - a gripping noir that owes more to detective work and morally complex face-offs than it does to the overcooked personal drama that derailed the last couple of episodes.
The good news is that since Diggle is possibly the strongest character in the show, any episode focused heavily on his struggles is bound to benefit.
This week's story, apart several great twists at the end...felt weaker than previous episodes. There was too much speechifying about the nature of Oliver's vigilantism and clunky dialog.
It's too short and sweet an appearance to make much of a judgement on either [John] Barrowman's performance or his character, though we suspect having a familiar face from the cult TV world around certainly won't do Arrow any harm.
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