Arrow Season 1



Critic Ratings: 10
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Episode Info

Recently released from prison, Cyrus Vanch (DAVID ANDERS) returns to rule Starling City's underworld. But first he must take down his biggest opponent -- Arrow.


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
David Anders
as Cyrus Vanch
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Critic Reviews for Betrayal

"Betrayal" doesn't get everything right, but it gets a lot of mileage out of its titular theme, as multiple characters betray the trust of those they supposedly care about.

Jul 20, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

There was a lot that went down on Arrow tonight - a new big bad, a bust gone wrong, a kidnapping, and an inadvertent confession, to name just a few - and for me, that was kind of the problem.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

It not only disappoints me to tell you that the latest episode ranks among the most myopic, but also that it's hard to summarize what exactly makes "Betrayal" any worse than other entries.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

We'll have Green Arrow canon characters swinging in and out of the series, but it appears none will stick while the main offensive is Lance vs. Arrow. Oh, please let me be wrong.

Jul 26, 2018 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

A deceptively strong episode that builds slowly, revealing an ever more elaborate web of deceits and deceptions between its main players.

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

Still, however melodramatic, the events of the episode (thematically speaking), could prove to have lasting ramifications for more than just Oliver and Moira.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

We have faith in the series going forward, but "Betrayal" does very little to address the series' more glaring weaknesses.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Plenty of stuff and things and whatnot went down in Arrow this week, but only one element really mattered.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 8.1/10 | Full Review…

There's action, intrigue, and while Vanch is pretty weak as villain-of-the-week, the ongoing Moira Queen sub-plot and the introduction of Slade Wilson means that there's plenty of interesting foes for Oliver to tangle with.

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

It was all in this week's episode of Arrow, "Betrayal," during which Oliver Queen finally faces the truth about his mother's involvement in the citywide criminal conspiracy he's piecing together.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…