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as Oliver Queen
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
as Tommy Merlyn
as Walter Steele
as John Diggle
as Robert Queen
as Quentin Lance
as Moira Queen
as Thea Queen
as Felicity Smoak
as The Count
as Adam Donner
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Critic reviews for State v. Queen
Despite being a bumpy, table-setting entry in what has otherwise been a fantastic second season of Arrow, the episode was bolstered by the shocking events of its final act.
All in all, an exceptionally uneven hour that was mostly righted by its final act...with plenty of stirred and shocking developments for the future.
At first blush, this courtroom drama looks to be the centerpiece of the episode. Instead, in true Arrow fashion, it serves as merely the catalyst for the revelation of some much deeper, darker truths.
Bad acting and "copycat Joker" writing make [Count Vertigo] the lamest entry in Ollie's rogues gallery. Luckily, the other elements in this episode were much stronger, so the end result was still pretty enjoyable.
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