League of Assassins
Arrow Season 2



Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

"League of Assassins" keeps Arrow on an upward trajectory with a solid table setting episode that blends vital exposition with exciting action.

Episode Info

Oliver and Canary are attacked by a trained killer from the League of Assassins. Meanwhile, the ADA offers Moira a choice of pleading guilty to murder and conspiracy, and thereby avoiding the death penalty, or taking her chances in court.


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
Dylan Bruce
as Assistant District Attorney
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Critic Reviews for League of Assassins

What "League Of Assassins" does so well is reveal how such secret knowledge can slowly crush a person.

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

There were several good fight scenes in this episode and we are clearly setting things up for an appearance by R'as al Ghul.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Precious few complaints to be found tonight...leaving 'Arrow' and the "League of Assassins" on continually strong footing.

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

"League of Assassins" works mostly as a vehicle of exposition, establishing a large, nefarious organization that will no doubt have a major role in future installments.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 8.1/10 | Full Review…

Overall, another great episode.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

I was glad that not all the secrets were kept, and that one of the Lances was informed that Sara was still alive. I was gladder still that it was Quentin who learned the truth.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

It's Lance who's the heart of this episode, though. Paul Blackthorne increasingly feels like the soul of the show.

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

A bridging installment then, but a solid one.

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

While "League of Assassins" didn't skimp on the action (we'll get to that in a minute), it felt like a step backward in several other departments.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

There were also some surprising reveals tonight, both in the relatively narrow scope of the world of the characters on the show and in a broader context of DC Comics' characters at large.

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

Arrow is really on a hot streak right now. The addition of Black Canary and the League of Assassins to the mix have done wonders for the overall tone and direction of the show.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…