Year's End
Arrow Season 1



Critic Ratings: 10
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Episode Info

Determined to make up for all the lost holidays, Oliver decides to throw the family a Christmas party. Meanwhile, Tommy asks Laurel to spend Christmas with him.


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 Year's End

All that considered, I have to say I enjoyed the pacing of this episode, though I didn't quite experience an "Oh no they didn't moment."

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

As a capstone for what has generally been a very promising run of television, "Year's End" is a missed opportunity.

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

The mechanics of the plot still aren't airtight, and many of the characters are still too loosely written...but when they're a part of a ride this brainlessly enjoyable, it's hard to take too much offense.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

There was somebody out there who was not happy with The Hood and set out to make his holiday a little less merry.

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

The way that the action reignites with a sudden hostage crisis feels clumsy, though a strikingly vicious duel between the two archers arrives to redeem the climax.

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

While 'Year's End' didn't seem to pack the kind of punch its various surprises and reveals wanted, it did set the stage for some serious comic book villainy, come next year.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Amid a few logic gaps here and there and one or two clumsy flashbacks, 'Arrow' continues crafting an exciting and intriguing narrative that just so happens to feature some of our favorite DC characters intelligently re-drawn.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The holiday material may have been an afterthought, and some of the storytelling choices a little questionable, but "Year's End" was still a solid mid-season finale for Arrow.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 7.6/10 | Full Review…

'Year's End' is a great episode of Arrow and also works as a satisfying mid-season finale. It's action-packed, takes some big steps forward in the show's central story arc, and also includes some fun hints at what's to come.

Jul 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Oliver is determined to renew the Yuletide spirit for his mother Moira and his sister Thea. But the bad guys have other plans.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…