City of Heroes
Arrow Season 2



Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

"City of Heroes" delivers on everything Arrowverse fans have come to expect in a season premiere - exciting action, substantial suspense, and plenty of shipping fodder.

Episode Info

Season two of the smash-hit US superhero drama gets under way and, reeling from the events of The Undertaking, Oliver is nowhere to be seen.


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
Summer Glau
as Isabel Rochev
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Critic Reviews for City of Heroes

This episode clarifies just what the first season was trying to accomplish, and that knowledge allows for greater appreciation of what this new season will attempt to do.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Even if you're shipping them, I think you'd agree it's way too early to get them together.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

It's an unsurprising, but logical step in the maturation of not only Oliver Queen, but of the show itself.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

"City of Heroes" gave us plenty of strong action sequences with the hood copycats...and enough tantalizing tidbits of the season to come, moving at a brisk enough pace to avoid overstaying its welcome.

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

It was a great season opener and I'm glad we don't have to waste more than one episode on Oliver trying not to be a hero.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The fight scenes and actions are fantastic and continue from exactly where the series left off at the end of last season.

Feb 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Arrow 's always excelled at action sequences and there are some corking setpieces here.

Feb 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"City of Heroes" wasted little time throwing Ollie and his friends back into the thick of things, and it introduced two intriguing new female characters to boot.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

In its season two debut, [Arrow] shows no signs of scaling things back. In fact, it pushes itself even further, with glorious results - 'City of Heroes' is, without a shadow of a doubt, the best episode of Arrow yet.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Arrow is clearly looking to go all in with its superhero approach this season.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

"City of Heroes" successfully sets a top-notch standard for the new season and expertly builds off the momentum and good will the show earned from last year's dynamite conclusion.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…