Arrow Season 2



Critic Ratings: 13
Critics Consensus

Season two sputters with a slower paced "Crucible," but Stephen Amell's performance makes the most of the episode's thin script.

Episode Info

A man called the Mayor brings illegal guns into the Glades, so Oliver sponsors a "Cash for Guns" event to rid the city of weapons. But the Mayor and his gang crash the event and seriously injure Sin.When the Canary learns Sin is in the hospital, she seeks revenge. Meanwhile, Donner asks Laurel to dinner; and Diggle reconnects with an old friend.


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
Clé Bennett
as The Mayor
Caity Lotz
as The Canary
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Critic Reviews for Crucible

I guess I am not too surprised that Blood turned out to be a bad guy. On this show, everyone is either a hero or a villain.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite all the good thematic work, I did find "Crucible" to be a bit of a dull episode, especially after the compelling and exciting three episodes we've had before it.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

This weeks episode returns to the slowish pace of the start of the second season and seemed to fail to capitalise on last week's episode.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

"Crucible" doesn't necessarily aim to top that peak [of last week's "Broken Dolls"], though it still manages to end up with a fairly effective story in its own right.

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

A strong episode all around. It was great seeing Black Canary in full-on action mode while also getting a bit of her backstory.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

I can't decide if the plot of this episode is flimsy, or if it just supports the emotional twists really well.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The reveal of Black Canary's identity has a genuine resonance, inspiring one of Stephen Amell's more emotionally engaging performances.

Feb 7, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Indeed, "The Crucible" is an hour of TV defined by its twists, turns and teases.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

The second season of Arrow continues to outdo the first, this week highlighted by a major team-up between Ollie and Black Canary that offered new insight into the show's history.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

So while the Canary plot sings - pun intended, apologies unreserved - the remainder of this week's Arrow isn't quite as strong.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Nevertheless, it was still a terrifically entertaining and well-paced entry, and it's miles better than most of what we got in Season One.

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

[This] episode of Arrow dialed back a bit on the creepiness from last week's "Villain of the Week," but rewarded fans with not one but two character reveals.

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