The Calm
Arrow Season 3



Critic Ratings: 14
Critics Consensus

The new season of Arrow appears to bring more normalcy into Oliver Queen's life, but emotional conflicts more than make up for any absent action scenes.

Episode Info

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.


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
Brandon Routh
as Ray Palmer
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Critic Reviews for The Calm

Considering that it must have a limited budget from The CW, this show still looks amazing in everything from the cinematography to the stunt coordination.

Aug 8, 2018 | Full Review…

It only ever takes one bad thing to make Oliver Queen throw his hands up in the air and decide that his manpain takes precedence over everyone else's choices.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

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

Aug 7, 2018 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

In "The Calm," Arrow makes its various characters adjust to the concept of fatherhood. We see them do this in various ways and are content. And then Arrow blows us out of the water.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

TV's best ever comic book adaptation is back - and better than ever.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

It's amazing how far this cast and these characters have come.

Aug 6, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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

Aug 6, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

After HBO's Game of Thrones, the CW's Arrow is the master of action sequences, and the fast-paced one that opens tonight's episode is a great reminder.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

All in all, a strong start to the season, but it fell far short of the show's potential.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

We kick off Wednesday's Season 3 premiere with an opening that reminds us just how awesome our crew of heroes is, as Ollie, Diggle and Roy take down a semi-truck filled with stolen armaments.

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…