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Critic reviews for Burned
Judged on its own merits, this installment offers up plenty of what viewers have come to love about the show...not every episode can be a blockbuster and 'Burned' ultimately left us entertained but also a little underwhelmed.
Kudos to Arrow for wounding their hero enough to make death a real possibility, as it's interesting for a superhero show to explore the mortality of its central figure in this much depth.
"Burned"...centers on our burned-out hero temporarily abandoning his mission while still smarting from the butt-kicking he received at the hands of the Dark Archer.
While "Burned" isn't nearly as impactful as the solid mid-season finale, it did a better job than the average outing at demonstrating how the show is changing for the better.
Even if parts of the episode don't work, it succeeds in opening up this bold, new, and decidedly heroic path for Oliver to take.
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