Arrow Season 3



Critic Ratings: 13
Critics Consensus

Team Arrow's reactions to Sara's murder reveals how much the show has matured and the depth of each characters' development.

Episode Info

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.


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
Colton Haynes
as Roy Harper
John Barrowman
as Malcolm Merlyn
Matt Ward
as Simon Lacroix/Komodo
Brandon Routh
as Ray Palmer
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Critic Reviews for Sara

Poor Katie Cassidy has gotten the short end of the stick since the show began, so it's nice to see she's gotten some real material to play as Laurel grapples with her sister's death.

Aug 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Maybe Oliver Queen is just doomed to a life of darkness and hardship. At least it makes for engaging television.

Aug 7, 2018 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

Arrow's least-liked character steps up to the plate, and it's a disaster. But it's a hell of an entertaining one.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

With such a compelling cast of characters, let's hope that Sara's loss is the last that Arrow fans will have to endure for the foreseeable future.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

What's cooler: Dueling archers on motorcycles, Oliver pitching himself out a window while simultaneously shooting a "batarang" arrow into the sky, or catching your opponent's arrow and turning around to shoot it back into him?

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

It says a lot about how far Stephen Amell has come as an actor, and how we've done with Oliver since the start of the show, that moment when he realizes he's standing right where the killer stood was powerful and underplayed.

Aug 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The series took a huge chance by switching things up in the beginning and adding Sara to the Lance family as the first Canary. It feels, finally, like it will pay off.

Aug 6, 2018 | Rating: 4.3/5 | Full Review…

While, "Sara" might not be as poignant as last season's "City of Blood," it still does a decent job of handling Sara's death.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The action takes a bit of a backseat to the drama in this week's episode, which makes sense considering the shocking conclusion of their season three premiere.

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

With the sudden and shocking death of Sara Lance last week, fans had to expect a somber episode... [but] Sara's death served as a dramatic jumping-up point for the players of Arrow, characters who fundamentally changed due to the loss of one of their own.

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The late Sara Lance lends her name to this episode and it feels entirely fitting. Her loss not only overshadows the drama but drives it.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The effort is not entirely successful, but enough of "Sara" works to justify the more meditative storytelling.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…