Arrow Season 1



Critic Ratings: 10
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Episode Info

An angry resident of The Glades who calls himself "The Savior" (CHRISTOPHER REDMAN) embarks on a kidnapping and killing spree inspired by Arrow's vigilantism.


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
Alex Kingston
as Dinah Lance
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Critic Reviews for Salvation

"Salvation"...was as meaty and dimensional as anything this season. Every plot kept step with the other and, for a few wonderful minutes at the end, Stephen Amell almost cried.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

The episode lays some important groundwork for the season's endgame, but it isn't able to turn that mythology-building into a compelling episode.

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

There's an impressively physical rooftop action sequence to lift the episode at the midway point, complete with some truly eye-popping leaps.

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

It's always a good sign when the heroes become aware of the larger implications of the overall plot, and, in that regard, Arrow has consistently made significant progress.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

If nothing else, the reveal of the Glades' relation to Oliver's notebook should give the series a stronger focus heading into the final hours of the season.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

"Salvation" delivered some significant progress on several fronts, not least of which being the involvement of Roy Harper and his ongoing evolution from street thug to faithful sidekick.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

It's not perfect, but with plenty of action, plot twists, character development, nerd-pleasing references...and - of course - some ludicrous Stephen Amell shirtless activity, this Arrow hits all the big targets.

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

"Salvation" existed solely to provide that clue, and perhaps to raise the profile of Roy Harper. Virtually everything else that happened is inconsequential...or at least feels that way.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Using a defunct subway line to strike at the problem part of a city certainly sounds an awful lot like the evil plot featured in a movie that...has been compared to Arrow frequently, and rhymes with Ratman Ree-gins.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

I thought this week really gave us insight into the identities of our characters and what makes them tick.

Jul 26, 2018 | Rating: 4.7/5 | Full Review…