Trust But Verify
Arrow Season 1

90%

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Critic Ratings: 10
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Episode Info

Tommy and Malcolm have a heart-to-heart talk, while Oliver's at odds with Diggle, when Diggle's commanding officer (guest star BEN BROWDER) becomes the Arrow's latest target.

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Critic Reviews for Trust But Verify

Still, the week lagged while trying to give each player something to do.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Episode titles rarely manage to be quite so obviously appropriate as... "Trust But Verify."

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

That's the Arrow I want to be watching every week, where having Oliver deflect a grenade with a trashcan lid is just icing on the cake, not the cake itself.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Trust was definitely the major theme of the episode - and it was a painful topic for everyone involved.

Jul 26, 2018 | Rating: 4.3/5 | Full Review…

Director Nick Copus lifts this episode with a couple of flourishes that bring an authentically comic book sense of kinetics to the show.

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

What the episode does well is incorporate the overall theme into the sometimes-contrasting action of what transpired on the island.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

"Trust But Verify" wisely avoids leaning too hard on its villain and instead puts the bond between Oliver and Diggle to the test.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

"Trust But Verify" was a consistently executed episode that forced nearly all the main characters to deal with the disparity between how they wish to perceive those close to them and how those loved ones actually are.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 8.7/10 | Full Review…

The heavy focus on Diggle, a strong guest turn from Ben Browder and intriguing hints at what's to come on the Dark Archer / Vertigo front mean that this Arrow instalment remains 42 minutes of solid entertainment.

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

The title "Trust But Verify" makes the theme of the episode clear...Can Oliver trust...anybody?

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…