Arrow: Season 3 (2014 - 2015)

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Season 3
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Arrow stays on target with new characters and a steady supply of exciting action.

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Critic Ratings: 9

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Air date: Oct 8, 2014

Season 3 begins with a new villain, Vertigo, emerging, just as Oliver tries to balance his life and ask out Felicity. Meanwhile, Diggle becomes a father; Lance is promoted to captain; Laurel joins Arrow's inner circle; and Felicity gets a part-time job at a tech store to make ends meet.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2014

A mysterious archer known as Komodo appears in town and begins skewering businessmen. Meanwhile, Oliver worries about Thea, which forces Roy to tell him the truth about why she left town; and Ray Palmer pursues Felicity. In a flashback, Oliver is assigned his first kill and the target is his best friend, Tommy.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2014

Oliver tries to track down Thea in Corto Maltese as Diggle searches for a missing field operative. Meanwhile, Felicity adapts to her new job.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2014

Oliver and Nyssa join forces and go after the Dark Archer in order to bring Sara's killer to justice. Meanwhile, Laurel keeps her distance from Nyssa because she blames her sister's death on the League of Assassins; and Oliver and Roy work on repairing their respective relationships with Thea.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2014

Oliver and Felicity try to contain the destruction caused by a cyber attack that rocks Starling City. Meanwhile, Felicity's mother makes a surprise visit; Ted questions Laurel's motives; and Thea buys an apartment with Malcolm's so-called estate money.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2014

Ted Grant is accused of murder when a body is found strung up in the Wildcat gym. In flashbacks, Maseo asks Tatsu to help jog Oliver's memory so he can remember where an informant for China White stashed key information; and Roy shares a secret with Felicity.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2014

Oliver tries to stop Arrow-obsessed serial killer Carrie Cutter, who is convinced Arrow is her one true love and will stop at nothing to get his attention. Unfortunately, her way of getting noticed is to kill people. Meanwhile, Ray asks Felicity to be his date for a work dinner with some important clients; and Thea auditions new DJs for Verdant and meets a brash DJ with whom she immediately clashes.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2014

A crossover event that began on "The Flash" concludes with Oliver teaming with the Flash to stop a boomerang-wielding killer who plants five bombs in the city that are set to explode at the same time.

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Air date: Dec 10, 2014

Nyssa returns and tells Oliver that her father, Ra's al Ghul, has given him 48 hours to find Sara's killer or the League of Assassins will start killing the citizens of Starling City. Meanwhile, Laurel is stunned when her mother visits at Christmas; and Ray tries to make amends with Felicity.

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Air date: Jan 21, 2015

The team try to protect the city in the Arrow's absence and fear the worst may have befallen their friend. But Felicity refuses to believe Oliver could be dead, until Merlyn pays the team a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Ray tests a part of his new suit; and Laurel takes up the mantel of the Black Canary.

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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.

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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

  • Sep 18, 2020
    This is season that kinda started the downfall of Arrow. While I can understand the direction they were going for in this season I think the execution didn't turn out so well. The main villain of the season while he isn't forgetful is not as good as Deathstroke or Malcolm Merlyn. I think the final battle isn't the best but I think the League of Assassins part of the season is very good. I think he way they took the part of the season was great. I also think Oliver and Felicity hooking up was something that was needed in season 2. Oliver's identity being released to the public was a good idea and Rory lying by saying he was the arrow was a good but stupid idea. Also Malcolm is back in the show and honestly this season made Malcolm my favorite character in the show. Overall this season started the downfall of Arrow but is still decent in its own way
  • Sep 02, 2020
    I thought that the second season took a step in the the wrong direction and this season plunges itself further in that direction. Oliver's role as the main character continues to be diminished while the show seems to concentrate on the side characters who I never cared about as anything more than side characters. The twists and turns were a little silly and overall the season felt goofy. There are some good moments in the season, but overall I didn't like it.
  • Aug 09, 2020
    I gotta say its not the best season but it is awesome
  • Jul 31, 2020
    Strong new characters, and an increased role for Katrina Law the show continues to shine.
  • Jul 06, 2020
    A down from Season 2, Arrow season 3 still brought idea's that were fun. The Atom. Thea becoming a hero. Roy's exit. Also seeing a Batman villain come in is fun, but left a ton to be desired from him, bringing a villain weaker then the last season, but the season still was fun.
  • Jun 20, 2020
    Wow! just wow! Amazing season.
  • Jun 02, 2020
    Arrow season 3, with a lower quality level than the second and, in fact, also lower than the first. The season that really does not have a well defined focus, is about how Star City tries to recover after the Deathstroke attack, while Sarah is killed and the Arrow team tries to find out who it was, at the same time as Ra's al Ghul appears to replace Batman with Arrow. To begin with, it must be recognized that the costumes, the scenery and some performances improved relatively, but that does not make a story a good one, that is the work of the writers, who, although they did not do a lousy job, but did not do one in the one that says "Well done." The main problem with the plot is that much of it is stolen from that of another character, it is a shameless copy of a comic called "The Daughter of the Demon" from Batman # 232 (June 1971). I had no problem with taking one or another element of Batman, but this is already abusing, it is as if at a party there is a large plate of Doritos and you grab the whole plate, in a sense that is what "Arrow" is doing Before, he only took Batman characters, but now he is taking plots of this one. And it is exactly that that lowers the quality of this season, being a copied plot, you have a relatively exact idea of ​​what is going to happen, in other words, it is predictable, and silly in the sense that when trying to get ideas "ORIGINALS" to his copied plot, only make the season worse, for example: Oliver has his first fight with Ra's, and for obvious reasons you know that Oliver is going to lose, but what we didn't know is how Ra's he was going to cross it with a sword to the point that if we are realistic he should have been killed, but not only that, he will court it and drop it off a cliff and as the loose and convenient writing is on the side of our beloved protagonist, he recovers without consequence some after a few weeks. This is what I mean by silly things, and if the season is plagued and in fact the rest of the series of this type of conviction and nonsense. But there must be something good about something bad, right? And of course there are several positive points for this third season. The way in which they use the death of Sarah to give a push to several of the characters to evolve, is well accomplished, one of these would be Laurel who, being a character in which she did not have much interest, gives her a focus more interesting when turning her into Black Canary, and in fact I consider it quite realistic to see how at the beginning of her career as a super heroine, she received beatings from any street thug, but-but-but, the way you learn to peel well , it is quite convenient and rushed "A man named Wildcat shows up, trains her and after a few weeks of training she is already able to beat a member of" The league of Shadows "who if I'm not mistaken these are trained from the childhood, therefore they should master the art of fighting, so how is it possible that they are defeated by a woman who trained a couple of weeks? A strong hit this season is Ray Palmer, which in fact Brandon Routh's portrayal like this is pretty good indeed. It may not add too much to the plot, but it's a good introduction to the character into the DC TV universe. And the rest are nothing more than filler episodes without much to contribute, the flashbacks are somewhat boring and unlike last season they are not as relevant to the plot. There is also the romance between Felicity and Oliver that was requested by the fans, but more than that, it is rather the telenovevo and unnecessary touch that this type of series likes to put in. Arrow season 3 is a stumbling block for the series, since it lowers the quality that it had managed to create in season 2, with its pros, but with a little more cons.
  • May 15, 2020
    Using a famous Batman villain can be controversial but Arrow delivers.
  • Apr 09, 2020
    Worse imitation of batman in every capacity.
  • Feb 08, 2020
    The whole storyline could have been wrapped up in a 2 hour movie. And the characters just make nonsensical choices that could have been avoided with better writing and script.

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