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Arrow: Season 3 (2014-2015)

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

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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

Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen
Katie Cassidy
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
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
John Barrowman
as Malcolm Merlyn
Colin Donnell
as Tommy Merlyn
Matt Nable
as Ra's al Ghul
Brandon Routh
as Ray Palmer
J.R. Ramirez
as Ted Grant
Matthew Nable
as Ra's al Ghul
Karl Yune
as Maseo
Amy Gumenick
as Carrie Cutter
Matt Ward
as Simon Lacroix/Komodo
Grant Gustin
as Barry/The Flash
Charlotte Ross
as Donna Smoak
Doug Jones
as Jake Simmons/Deathbolt
Manu Bennett
as Deathstroke
Michael Rowe
as Deadshot
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 (10) | Top Critics (1)

It makes for an effective season opener, setting up storylines and characters that the show will no doubt build upon to form another monstrous year of action and drama.

March 20, 2017 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…

This episode played it safe, but it doesn't mean it's a bad one.

October 10, 2014 | 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.

October 9, 2014 | Full Review…

The visual appeal of the show is consistently improving.

October 9, 2014 | Full Review…

It's hard to imagine a better way to kick off Arrow's new season.

October 9, 2014 | Rating: 9.2/10 | Full Review…

Arrow pulled it off again with an exciting and buzzworthy premiere. It truly was the calm before the storm.

October 9, 2014 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Arrow: Season 3

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DarikH.

Super Reviewer

Incredibly ambitious, Season 3 of Arrow is extraordinarily daring and action-packed. This season Oliver Queen runs afoul of Ra's al Ghul, industrialist Ray Palmer takes over Queen Consolidated and develops a secret weapons project, and Laurel Lance trains to become the new Black Canary in the wake of her sister's death. Additionally, there are several crossover episodes with The Flash spin-off series that are quite exciting. However, the show's format of having a flashback B-story throughout the season is wearing thin and doesn't really work this time (as it feels especially contrived). And, the direction that the show is headed in is rather dubious; with the "Arrow" persona having been burned by Ra's' war with Queen. Reaching a little beyond its grasp, Arrow's third season falls a bit short, but it's still tremendously entertaining and is full of thrills.

DannM.

Super Reviewer

This is why I always take Rotten Tomatoes scores for TV seasons with a grain of salt. There is no way this season of Arrow gets a 100%. This season is where the show hit a bump in the road and instead of plowing through, it got way too confident and jumped off the rails and crashed into a school bus. Even though this is a superhero show and you have to suspend belief for some things that happen, this show is so off track from the tone that was set in the first two seasons that I deleted it off my DVR and have no interest in watching the show again. Also, the continued flashbacks are really weighing on everyone.

PatrickW.

Super Reviewer

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