Arrow Season 1



Critic Ratings: 10
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Episode Info

In the epic season finale, Oliver & Diggle race to stop the Dark Archer from unleashing his vengeance on The Glades, while Oliver & Tommy's relationship takes a turn for the worse.


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
John Barrowman
as Dark Archer/Malcolm
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Critic Reviews for Sacrifice

From terrific action sequences to some incredibly poignant moments, the episode wrapped up this season's most pivotal storylines and set the stage for a stellar season 2 in a way that was both cinematic and substantial.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

This episode is a giddy, triumphant embrace of the show's comic book roots, and it proves decisively that Arrow doesn't need superpowers to create a heightened, more epic reality.

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

In twenty-three episodes, Arrow has improved by a significantly wide margin.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm blown away, almost as much as the town was jolted, by the way the finale unfolded.

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

It starts strongly - alternating Oliver's enshacklement with his father's final instruction to "Survive!" - and keeps the jeopardy level high, refusing to let the tension disperse.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

'Sacrifice' managed to gleefully convey the superhero elements, while offering up a few genuine surprises as well.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Not all of our questions from the season bore answers, including any real setup for 'Arrow's second season, but tonight's conclusion "Sacrifice" more than delivered on the series' exceptional potential, past and present alike.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Bowing out - for now - in fine style, the show is at an absolute peak and I await season two with enormous anticipation.

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

It's a testament to the show, however, that this shock twist wasn't the only stand-out moment of a fantastic hour.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The episode is so fast-paced, so laser-focused on its goals, that the characters - never mind the viewers - never have a chance to catch their breaths.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…