An Innocent Man
Arrow Season 1



Critic Ratings: 12
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Episode Info

When someone shoots and kills one of his targets, Oliver searches for the gunman, Deadshot, who's taking out businessmen -- and Walter is one of his targets.


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
Lane Edwards
as Peter Declan
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Critic Reviews for An Innocent Man

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.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

"An Innocent Man" is invested in this effort, expanding supporting characters while simultaneously focusing on the thematic depth inherent within Oliver's vigilantism.

Jul 19, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

'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.

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

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.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Laurel not being able to tell Arrow's true identity really took a toll on my liking for the show--simple mistakes like that can be a deal-breaker for some.

Jul 20, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

A "case of the week" format fits just right for "An Innocent Man," and offers up plenty of plot twists along the way.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

["An Innocent Man"] gave us a deeper look into our hero's time on that island, more machinations from his scheming mother and the first consequences of two secret-identity revelations.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

What's interesting about 'An Innocent Man' the way it manages to build the basic Arrow story - his targeting of the corrupt in Starling City - around the other characters.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

"An Innocent Man" is easily the worst episode of Arrow yet aired, one where the usual foibles don't come off as ineptly charming, but as grating distractions.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

My favorite scene this week was when Oliver and Diggle spoke at the diner. There was a lot of raw honesty right there as well as some great lines.

Jul 26, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

A strong, engaging episode of Arrow , one that targets the heart of what makes Oliver's brand of vigilantilism so troubling.

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