The Undertaking
Arrow Season 1



Critic Ratings: 9
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Episode Info

When Felicity discovers a lead that might lead to Walter?s whereabouts, Oliver gambles that Felicity can be counted on in the field for the first time.


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
Chin Han
as Frank Chen
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Critic Reviews for The Undertaking

"The Undertaking"...begins to pay off on some of the season's longest arcs.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

[Oliver has] come a long way in five years, and, as "The Undertaking" emphatically proves, Arrow has come a long way in 21 episodes.

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

The action sequences of the episode remain uniquely thrilling, particular standouts being the casino battle and Oliver's rescue of Walter...but amount to relatively little without the time to build tension.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

As we approach the conclusion of the show's first season, each episode is growing increasingly epic and here we're treated to enough twists and turns to fill three episodes.

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

"The Undertaking" is easily the best installment of the series since February's "Dead to Rights."

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

While "The Undertaking" doesn't really make good on what's implied by the title, the bigger surprise is that it still manages to be one of Arrow's best episodes to date.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

We finally got the full picture of everything that has gone into "The Undertaking" and how long it has been in development.

Jul 26, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

No flashbacks to Wig Island this week. Instead we're treated to some much needed backstory on Robert Queen's involvement with Malcolm Merlyn and the Starling City cabal targeted by The List.

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

'The Undertaking' isn't merely about Malcolm's plan, it's also about the events that led Oliver to become the man he is today.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…