The Odyssey
Arrow Season 1



Critic Ratings: 11
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Episode Info

After Oliver is shot, he turns to Felicity for help. Together, she and Diggle team up to save Oliver's life -- as he hovers between life and death.


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
Manu Bennett
as Slade Wilson
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Critic Reviews for The Odyssey

This episode is the one time that trick can work, and it works with aplomb.

Jul 20, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

While the series has been ramping up the emotional drama as of late, it hasn't always hit the right notes. Tonight, however, it was right on target.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

It begins with an impressive sense of momentum and keeps the fuse burning throughout.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

'The Odyssey' manages to reserve its backpedaling for the end, which allows the episode to steamroll ahead and...become one of, if not the most entertaining hours of Arrow yet this season.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The island story's prominence surprisingly makes "The Odyssey" among the stronger 'Arrow' episodes, well-utilizing established and earned character relationships to create the drama rather than flimsy, unrealized villains.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Odessey" was really the seminal moment when Ollie became Oliver, who then became Arrow during his time on the island.

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

By focusing squarely on the Ollie/Slade dynamic, "The Odyssey" established itself as perhaps the finest episode of the series so far.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 9.4/10 | Full Review…

The truth behind many of the season's biggest mysteries still remains unclear, but the mysteries themselves have become better defined, with clearer stakes developing as shreds of information are gradually revealed.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Arrow is building up quite the compelling mythology.

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

In "The Odyssey," Oliver's tense standoff with his mother and nominal life-and-death struggle on the operating table are little more than an excuse for him to be unconscious so we can spend most of our time on Lian Yu.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Moira gets a few good scenes, but this episode belongs to Deathstroke.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…