Arrow: Season 2 (2013 - 2014)

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Season 2
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Critics Consensus

The second season of Arrow boasts more fantastic action, as well as a widening cast of intriguing, richly written characters.

95%

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Critic Ratings: 12

91%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 2436
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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 9, 2013
2
Air date: Oct 16, 2013
3
Air date: Oct 23, 2013
4
Air date: Oct 30, 2013
5
Air date: Nov 6, 2013
6
Air date: Nov 13, 2013
7
Air date: Nov 20, 2013
8
Air date: Dec 4, 2013
9
Air date: Dec 11, 2013
10
Air date: Jan 15, 2014
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The Season 2 adventures of Arrow (based on DC Comics hero Green Arrow) begin with Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) returning to Starling City after the Undertaking and discovering that things are in worse shape than he imagined. Oliver's major foe is Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett), who becomes the villainous Deathstroke after being injected with the strength-inducing serum mirakuru. Slade wants to kill Oliver because he blames him for Shado's death on the island. But he's not the only thug who causes trouble for either Oliver or Arrow. Oliver gets into a heated battle with China White (Kelly Hu) and Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White) over stolen medical supplies. Shrapnel (Sean Maher) sets off bombs in Starling City. The Clock King (Robert Knepper) opens bank vaults using advanced technology. The Huntress (Jessica De Gouw) returns and takes hostages at the courthouse when her father is arrested. And the League of Assassins target Oliver and Canary (Caity Lotz). Elsewhere, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) fears for her job when Sebastian Blood (Kevin Alejandro) exposes her drug addiction; and Diggle (David Ramsey) pursues Deadshot (Michael Rowe) in Russia.

Cast

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
Kevin Alejandro
as Brother Blood
Dylan Bruce
as Adam Donner
Summer Glau
as Isabel Rochev
Michael Jai White
as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger
Grant Gustin
as Barry Allen
Michael Rowe
as Deadshot
Sean Maher
as Mark Sheffner/Shrapnel
Clé Bennett
as The Mayor
Jeffrey Nordling
as Frank Bertinelli
Michael Eklund
as Barton Mathis
Seth Gabel
as The Count
Graham Shiels
as Cyrus Gold/Acolyte
Robert Knepper
as William Tockman/The Clock King
Jessica De Gouw
as Helena/The Huntress
Kelly Hu
as China White
John Barrowman
as Malcolm Merlyn
Lee Majdoub
as Warlord
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Critic Reviews for Arrow Season 2

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

While it's always going to be Oliver's story, it's nice to see the other players having their own lives, even if they do ultimately tie in to what's going on with Oliver and his journey from vigilante to hero.

Jan 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Its 23-episode arc moved with a momentum that has yet to be topped, and Season 2 matched Season 1's grit with the show's current DC fidelity, exemplified what the show, and the Arrow-verse as a whole, can do at its peak.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Arrow season two cranks up the volume from what season one gives us.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The players come together right off the bat.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

To be honest, it just felt good to be back in Starling City, and the writers managed to set up plenty of intrigue for the coming season.

Oct 10, 2013 | Full Review…

All in all, pretty solid season opener.

Oct 10, 2013 | Full Review…

It's exactly where I would expect it to be for the premiere, as the writers are masters at pacing things out, as we learned when Arrow Season 1 ended with a perfect crescendo.

Oct 10, 2013 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

This week's episode comes after a brief hiatus due to the Olympics, but it was definitely worth the wait. Packed full of great action, character moments and teases for what's to come, "Time of Death" was another winner for The CW's hit show.

Apr 4, 2014 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Arrow and Roy's developing relationship/partnership/etc. makes for the crux of this episode, and it is not only the best material of [episode 12, "Tremors"] but some of the best of the season.

Jan 30, 2014 | Full Review…

The reliably enjoyable Arrow often leaves more expensive and highly touted shows in its dust.

Dec 3, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Arrow: Season 2

  • Aug 10, 2019
    Nice season of this great series. Full of action, it has a good story. Its not blank and boring. Deathstroke works well as a villain for this season. Slade tries to destroy everything from Oliver but Oliver does not accept that and puts Slade behind the bars. You should totally give it a try.
  • Jul 15, 2019
    ok I love this season the characters and the main villain and Roy is much more better than just some guy who just showed up Mirakuru is the best thing that happened
  • May 20, 2019
    Season 2 of Arrow hits the ground running. The story continues to unfold both in Starling City and in Oliver's past so there is never a dull moment. Good twists, cinema-quality action, compelling characters, convincing villains, and lots of great tension make this show so bingeable.
  • Apr 10, 2019
    the best season he's had in the whole series
  • Feb 20, 2019
    Season 2 of Arrow takes the heavily built up world from the first series and smashes it together to bring the flashbacks and current day story lines into a direct merger, with the flashbacks never being more relevant to the series arc. The Arrow has been built up to be a strong, interesting and bad-ass character who can thrill audiences and demand respect but this series has an equally intriguing villain who completely steals the show. That and the additions of fan favorite comic book characters make season 2 a highlight of the show.
  • Jan 30, 2019
    Season 2 of Arrow takes the heavily built up world from the first series and smashes it together to bring the flashbacks and current day story lines into a direct merger, with the flashbacks never being more relevant to the series arc. The Arrow has been built up to be a strong, interesting and bad-ass character who can thrill audiences and demand respect but this series has an equally intriguing villain who completely steals the show. That and the additions of fan favorite comic book characters make season 2 a highlight of the show.
  • Jan 01, 2019
    The absolute best of Arrow is seen in season 2. Slade Wilson is a remarkable foe that really makes the season memorable. The flashbacks are done extremely well and tie in perfectly with the present day. The ending of this season is fantastic and this truly is the best season of Arrow
  • Dec 30, 2018
    Most shows as long as Arrow will have one or two minutes reflecting the ending of the last episode or spending an episode or two reflecting the cliffhanger of the last season. They do that this season and it does create some sort of change and effect to the characters. We got the Arrow name drop kind of this season, but it's now getting quite tedious - the Hood. Introduced the new Deathstroke that was teased all throughout season 1. And I'll take that flashbacks are going to be their kind of thing in every episode. I'm fine with it but it might be repetitive at times. Manu Bennett (who portrayed Deathstroke) made his scenes intense and he gave his scenes a very nerve-racking atmosphere. All around the season was age appropriate, in my opinion, 12 for gore, fictional drugs, violence, and bad language. Grade: A-
  • Nov 30, 2018
    When the 1st season was so good I didn't suspect season 2 to be better. But surprise it was better
  • Nov 07, 2018
    For a second season, Arrow continues to impress with the amazing intense Deathstroke storyline thats been building up since the previous season up until the end with Slade's army and the death of Moira Queen.

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