Arrow: Season 3 (2014 - 2015)

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Season 3
Arrow

Critics Consensus

Arrow stays on target with new characters and a steady supply of exciting action.

90%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 9

72%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 2569
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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 8, 2014
2
Air date: Oct 15, 2014
3
Air date: Oct 22, 2014
4
Air date: Oct 29, 2014
5
Air date: Nov 5, 2014
6
Air date: Nov 12, 2014
7
Air date: Nov 19, 2014
8
Air date: Dec 3, 2014
9
Air date: Dec 10, 2014
10
Air date: Jan 21, 2015
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The Season 3 adventures of Arrow (based on DC Comics hero Green Arrow) find Starling City embracing Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) as a hero in the wake of Slade's defeat. But, all is not well, as numerous adversaries quickly assault Queen and the city. Notably, he faces a cyber-terrorist and an obsessive stalker who dresses her victims in clothing to match the Arrow. Most seriously, though, a friend is murdered, and when the League of Assassins threaten to kill citizens of Starling City if the murderer isn't found, Queen finds himself in a life-or-death battle. Elsewhere, he and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) acknowledge their feelings for each other, but Queen is hesitant to make a commitment. Also, Arrow teams up with his friend the Flash (Grant Gustin) to stop a boomerang-wielding killer.

Cast

Katie Cassidy
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
Colin Salmon
as Walter Steele
Peter Stormare
as Vertigo
J.R. Ramirez
as Ted Grant
Karl Yune
as Maseo
Matt Ward
as Simon Lacroix/Komodo
Charlotte Ross
as Donna Smoak
Doug Jones
as Jake Simmons/Deathbolt
Matt Nable
as Ra's al Ghul
David Cubitt
as Mark Shaw
Adrian McMorran
as Michael Amar/Murmur
Steven Culp
as Joseph Cray
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Critic Reviews for Arrow Season 3

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (0)

"The Calm" introduced us to someone we barely recognized - Oliver with a positive outlook on life.

Jan 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The result was a gritty season that, while still on the weaker side, featured several of the show's best moments.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Arrow's context heading into its fourth season? Well, it kind of sucked last year, but it built up enough goodwill in its second season for me to continue giving this show the benefit of the doubt.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The show went in some new directions this season that were necessary for Oliver's character...I liked that, but I can see how that alienated some fans. It still had some excellent moments, but it is slipping...

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

What a breath of fresh air Routh's Ray Palmer is! Obviously the character was conceived in no small part as a complement to Emily Bett Rickards' take on Felicity.

Oct 9, 2014 | Full Review…

The visual appeal of the show is consistently improving.

Oct 9, 2014 | Full Review…

The Flash is getting all the plaudits right now, but that's the new and shiny (and so far, very solid) thing. We've gotten used to Arrow at this point, but in the way where we expect goodness from it. And "The Calm" delivered on that.

Oct 9, 2014 | Full Review…

After the kickoff to Season 3, 'Arrow' firmly establishes itself as the show to beat and perhaps not just on the comic book front.

Oct 8, 2014 | Full Review…

Arrow knocked it out of the park in season two, but season three already feels like an organic and exciting new chapter in Oliver's heroic journey.

Oct 8, 2014 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Arrow: Season 3

  • 6d ago
    Not as good as the first two seasons, but still really good. I liked that raz al-ghoul was the villain, and it developed the league of assassins
  • Jul 15, 2019
    ok Felicity,Laurel and Diggle r just big douchebags I've never hated a character soo much Laurel gets mad and complains all the time after her sister dies Felicity just complains over every single thing when Oliver makes a plan Diggle is just some dude who just wants to be Oliver and the best Character in my opinion is the freaking enemy Ra's Al Gaul
  • Jun 02, 2019
    Season three definitely heads in some different directions, but I am totally here for them. Pros: The start of the Oliver-Felicity relationship. I know it's not true to the comics but the actors have great chemistry so I'm glad they didn't force it with either Black Canary. I also enjoyed the tension and laughs that Routh's Ray Palmer brought. It was fun to Oliver have a rival who is not just trying to kill him. Cons: Quantity over quality villains. The League of Assassins does really come into its own later on. Katie Cassidy is still cardboard.
  • Feb 20, 2019
    Season 3 continues to thrill in the way of well choreographed fight scenes and interesting character development however the series in ultimately held back by choice of villain. The series focuses too much on a Batman's lore and has a Batman villain as the main bad. Whilst the portrayal of such a character was well executed, it comes across as the series already running out of Green Arrow lore an characters. Even the flashbacks feel like they realized that the Island was limited and they needed to find an excuse to abandon this element of the show. It is however still highly enjoyable and even though the gritty realism which made the show so great in the past is being abandoned for the more comic accurate tone of the new connected universe, it still feels natural and gives hope for the future.
  • Jan 30, 2019
    Season 3 continues to thrill in the way of well choreographed fight scenes and interesting character development however the series in ultimately held back by choice of villain. The series focuses too much on a Batman's lore and has a Batman villain as the main bad. Whilst the portrayal of such a character was well executed, it comes across as the series already running out of Green Arrow lore an characters. Even the flashbacks feel like they realized that the Island was limited and they needed to find an excuse to abandon this element of the show. It is however still highly enjoyable and even though the gritty realism which made the show so great in the past is being abandoned for the more comic accurate tone of the new connected universe, it still feels natural and gives hope for the future.
  • Dec 31, 2018
    They had Ras Al Ghul in this, and you're telling me this isn't the Batman wannabe. They had two superheroes developing. Black Canary and Speedy - not the speedy you're thinking of more like a red arrow. There were too many developing superheroes/vigilantes. The death of a character, not spoiling it, left me at the edge of my seat. Everyone's acting was the same as always, good. I wish they would've set Amells characters flashbacks to stay on the island to learn from other allies / possible villains. They have finally built up to the incredible characters name (The Green Arrow). I would age this season as it originally is, 12 for gore, violence, and bad language. Grade: B+
  • Nov 07, 2018
    A really disappointing third season to a great show. The villains were weak and there was no buildup nor any major connection between the present timeline and flashbacks. However a few positives include the arrival of Sara Lance and the crossovers with the what was a new Flash tv show.
  • Jul 20, 2018
    Still feels like arrow but it is forgettable.
  • Jun 17, 2018
    This is the best Season yet
  • May 18, 2018
    I feel asleep while watching this need a better villan next time

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