Arrow Season 2



Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

Arrow continues its second season confidence with a thoroughly competent execution of a familiar superhero story in "Identity."

Episode Info

Familiar foe China White returns and, this time, she's got company in the menacing form of her new partner. Plus, Thea gives Roy an ultimatum.

Cast & Crew

Stephen Amell
Oliver Queen
Katie Cassidy
Laurel Lance/Black Siren
Colton Haynes
Roy Harper/Arsenal
David Ramsey
John Diggle/Spartan
Emily Bett Rickards
Felicity Smoak
Manu Bennett
Slade Wilson / Deathstroke
Paul Blackthorne
Captain Quentin Lance
Kelly Hu
China White
Michael Jai White
Ben Turner / Bronze Tiger
Kevin Alejandro
Sebastian Blood / Brother Blood
Adrian Holmes
Lt. Frank Pike
Keri Adams
Bethany Snow
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Critic Reviews for Identity

While the ending of the episode presents something interesting, this was mostly a dull hour.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

There's a sense of swagger here, of the show radiating a genuine, winning confidence.

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

The more personal story of Oliver's identity that this episode elects to focus on means that "Identity" is largely successful, but it's likely not possible to fully judge this story until we see just where all this is headed.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It doesn't matter that "Identity" failed to subvert this particular superhero narrative, because its execution of that narrative, and the rest of the episode as a whole, was very good.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

'Identity' makes it clear in several different ways that, although his quest is essentially a morally principled one, Oliver Queen has more than just the blood of evil doers on his hands.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

All in all, we dug the duality of tonight's "Identity"...though the episode itself ironically could have done with a stronger sense of its own identity.

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Even if "Identity" had been a substandard episode...this would be more than enough incentive to have me anxiously awaiting for next week-same Arrow time, same Arrow place.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

What I liked most about this episode was the team building. Not just Felicity and Diggle cementing their place in Oliver's life but him actually bringing Roy into the fold.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

This episode was a bit more flawed than the premiere because it hinged too heavily on the underwhelming China White and her equally underwhelming plot. But the fundamental direction of this season is shaping up nicely.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

'Identity' is more of an uneven beast, but there's still plenty here to enjoy.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Everything that happens around this is just window dressing. Ah, but what awesome window dressing it is!

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A solid, but safe episode with the only real missed opportunity coming in not showcasing White's talents to the fullest.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…