Seeing Red
Arrow Season 2



Critic Ratings: 10
Critics Consensus

Subversive and significant, "Seeing Red" begins to wrap up season two by stirring the anticipatory pot with a shocking final scene.

Episode Info

Team Arrow have a difficult decision to make when Roy's fury gathers force. Can Thea bring him back from the brink?


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 Seeing Red

Whew, I did not see that coming!

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

As for the rest of the episode, none of it seems all that significant compared to that final scene.

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

Arrow has never been this punch-to-the-senses traumatising before. Makes you wonder what's in store for us in the season finale...

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

It's just those flashbacks that keep tugging at me, leaving me slightly frustrated with the whole episode.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Now only a few episodes from its conclusion, "Seeing Red" has teed its audience up for what's looking to be an explosive, emotional finale.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 7.7/10 | Full Review…

Luckily, that search [for Roy Harper] was just one small part of a surprisingly eventful and emotionally-charged installment.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

However clunky and inconsequential "Seeing Red" might have seemed in some spots, good grief did the 'Arrow' team knock this one out of the park by the end.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

This is a show that, from day one, has always been in a wonderful and unpredictable state of flux and with 'Seeing Red' it completely, brilliantly subverts our expectations once again.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

For all the carnage promised in all the promotional lead-up to "Seeing Red" this was a fairly low-key episode.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Despite Roy's behavior forming the bulk of this episode's conflict, it was a real blindside of an ending that took viewers by surprise.

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