Arrow Season 1



Critic Ratings: 14
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Episode Info

Laurel represents Oliver, when he is arrested by her father for murder. Subjugated to a polygraph test, Oliver recalls his struggles against Deathstroke on the island.


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
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Critic Reviews for Damaged

"Damaged" still sees the show working out some kinks, but that it's avoiding becoming too clean and straightforward is ultimately to its credit moving forward.

Jul 19, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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There is no way this won't get stale by the end of the season.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Deathstroke, Eddie Fyers, and even a subtle Batman reference! Yep, plenty of DC Universe moments to sink our teeth into from this week's Arrow.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

["Damaged"] was firing on all cylinders, delivering the tight, fun, respectably acted hour of superhero television that the show has been striving towards, one which will hopefully become the new template for future stories.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Everyone was involved in "Damaged," as there was a balance between love, family, business... and vigilante ass kicking.

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

Gratuitous bunny-skewering aside, the island flashbacks prove the most engaging part of this episode.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

You must watch this episode, as it has swayed this viewer into believing that the show is a winner.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

'Damaged' demonstrates that Arrow is intent on making Oliver and his alter ego something more than an uncomplicated superhero on a quest.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Most of the hour fires on the right cylinders...but we have to confess our disappointment that Deathstroke's first appearance brought no lines, and very little of the menace we've come to associate with the villain.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

'Damaged' is more about advancing the characters...than it is in narrative box ticking, and is another high point for Arrow as a result.

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

At last, the villain we've been anticipating since he was just an Easter Egg on the first episode arrives. And he is not the way we pictured him.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

"Damaged" was a very memorable and eventful installment.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…