Arrow Season 1



Critic Ratings: 11
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Episode Info

After being beaten by the Dark Archer, Oliver hangs up his hood. When Laurel calls Arrow for help, however, he reluctantly agrees... but his hesitation almost costs him his life.


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 Burned

After all, we've all seen superheroes who think they can save the world, but a superhero who's crippled by his own insecurities? That's good TV.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

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

"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.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Kind of a cold move to use your own daughter to find the vigilante, especially when everyone is now calling him a hero. I suppose Quentin just has a one track mind when it comes to Arrow.

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

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.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

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

Arrow normally relies on drawing a parallel between the two lives Oliver is living, and in 'Burned' it felt like the beginning of those two formerly separate parts of Oliver's life coming together.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Most of the action beats and emotional relationships ring true, but the presentation of DC comics villain Firefly somewhat peters out where more could have been done.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It wasn't a perfect start to the second half of Season 1, but "Burned" put some new pieces in motion and managed to make use of some of the less-used supporting characters.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 7.2/10 | Full Review…

Arrow returns from its mid-season hiatus with an episode that's as much a restatement of core principles as a subtle repositioning of the character.

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