The Huntress Returns
Arrow Season 1



Critic Ratings: 11
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Episode Info

With his nightclub opening and new romance with McKenna, Oliver's happiness is interrupted by the return of The Huntress, threatening to destroy everything he cares about.


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
Emily Bett Rickards
as Felicity Smoak
Jessica De Gouw
as The Huntress
Alex Kingston
as Dinah Lance
Colton Haynes
as Roy Harper
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Critic Reviews for The Huntress Returns

This episode works through some good, if familiar ideas about Oliver and his vigilantism, but the episode doesn't elevate this material like it did in the Huntress' original two-parter.

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

Though I wasn't always a fan of Helena...she plays the part of the psycho ex quite well. Fun for viewers, bad for Oliver.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

After a run of strong stories this is ultimately a low-wattage instalment of Arrow.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Ultimately, the episode was stifled by all the subplots, and the lack of focus on the Huntress failed to represent the character in a way that was as appealing as her introduction.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The action and drama prove solid overall, with some particularly good fight scenes between Oliver and Helena, as well as Roy Harper and the thieves, but ultimately "The Huntress Returns" feels like something of a missed opportunity.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The secret of Oliver's hidden identity is taking a toll on he and everyone - and it started to show during "The Huntress Returns."

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

Jessica De Gouw's return as the crossbow-wielding vigilante was disappointing in several respects. But more than anything, it was frustrating to see the direction the writers have chosen to go with her character.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 5.9/10 | Full Review…

Despite how long it may have taken, Arrow has proven it can prop up initially anemic characters, even some I basically dubbed irredeemable months ago.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Overall, 'The Huntress Returns' over-eggs the pudding just a little - with too many plot threads competing for the viewer's attention.

Jul 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

That serves to underscore the overriding problem with "The Huntress Returns": Everything is done for the convenience of the larger story, presumably to clear the stage for the final episodes of the season.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Helena Bertinelli is back! She teaches everyone around her a lesson in pain, but gives the viewer lessons in delight.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…