Deathstroke
Arrow Season 2

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Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

"Deathstroke" writers ace long-form storytelling, revealing the machinations of two seasons worth of plot while proposing questions to drive the remaining episodes.

Episode Info

Oliver does everything in his power to protect his family when Slade makes his move. Plus, Isabel has her eye on Queen Consolidated.

Cast

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
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Critic Reviews for Deathstroke

"Deathstroke" peels back several key layers of Slade Wilson's plan to destroy the life of Oliver Queen, and the scale of his plot boggles the imagination.

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

This was a solid episode and really moved Slade and Oliver's story ahead at full steam. I had hoped we would see them really fight, but this was almost better, seeing Slade slowly take Oliver's life apart

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

"Deathstroke" no doubt offered a bit of early crescendo for a season that still has five more episodes to go, but when it's this effective, we're not going to complain in the slightest.

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

"Deathstroke" is a taut, sharply written installment that hits all the right buttons and leaves the viewer slack-jawed in shock.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 9.7/10 | Full Review…

Oliver Queen has many good qualities - strength, aim, the ability to seduce foxy evil ladies. But...his brain is the equivalent of a bunch of earthworms tied in a knot, and he feels the consequences of that in this episode, entitled "Deathstroke."

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

"Deathstroke" hopefully set the stage for Arrow to hurtle itself through its final five episodes of Season 2 in an exciting fashion.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

All rasp and alpha male glower, Manu Bennett continues to make Wilson a credible antagonist. No, more than credible: he's terrifying, frankly, loading pure, concentrated threat into every syllable.

Feb 7, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

'Deathstroke' is an exemplary piece of television. Not only does it tie-off unresolved plot strands from earlier in the season - such as Isabel's true motivation - but it also delivers exhilarating twists that push the show off in exciting new directions.

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

While it was free of the kind of extravagant, life-threatening set pieces of last year's season finale, "Deathstroke" felt, in many ways, like a culmination of Arrow year one and two.

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

What we got [from this episode] wasn't exactly that straightforward, but was all the more exciting for its mysterious cat-and-mouse plot twists.

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

Ollie's prolonged suffering and Slade's vengeful crusade made for an hour of thrilling television and another high point for Season 2.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 9.6/10 | Full Review…