Blast Radius
Arrow Season 2



Critic Ratings: 10
Critics Consensus

"Blast Radius" proves to be less bang and more whimper as back half of Arrow's sophomore season loses energy with weak plotting.

Episode Info

Time is of the essence when Oliver's latest threat sets off a series of bombs. Plus, Laurel's suspicions about Sebastian continue to grow.


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
Sean Maher
as Mark Sheffner/Shrapnel
Kevin Alejandro
as Sebastian Blood
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Critic Reviews for Blast Radius

This was an ok return or the show... I almost wish they would steer a little bit away from some of the DC comic book storylines and characters to give us a few more surprises.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

After Arrow's climactic run to finish out 2013, "Blast Radius" feels like an opportunity for the show to catch its breath.

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

For all the explosive potential of its title and subject matter, Arrow 's post-hiatus comeback episode is more fizzing firecracker than full-on demolition job, more sputter than ka-boom.

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

After the mid-season finale, I think pretty much anything was going to feel like a bit of a letdown, but I wasn't expecting "Blast Radius" to be that much of a letdown.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

'Arrow' has amassed much more confidence and momentum in its second season than the year before it, that "Blast Radius" has enough going on to coast on the strength of its characters alone.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

In spite of its positive merits, "Blast Radius" sits as a somewhat minor Arrow episode.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

'Blast Radius' is a perfectly serviceable Arrow episode, but following a month-long hiatus, the show needed to return with something just a little bigger...a little bolder.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

["Blast Radius"] suffered from one of the show's familiar flaws, but still kept a lot of plates spinning and offered plenty of memorable moments along the way.

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

"Blast Radius" isn't bad, but it definitely felt more disposable than some other entries.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

This season is certainly building to a face-off between Arrow and Blood...but the Villains of the Week stand a good chance of getting lost in the shuffle.

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