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as Oliver Queen
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
as Tommy Merlyn
as Walter Steele
as John Diggle
as Robert Queen
as Quentin Lance
as Thea Queen
as Felicity Smoak
as Roy Harper
as Malcolm Merlyn
as Mark Shaw
as Ted Grant
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Critic reviews for Corto Maltese
"Corto Maltese" offered a nice change of pace as it shifted the setting to the titular island nation. Unfortunately, this episode didn't focus directly on Thea and Malcolm as much as it could have.
In "Corto Maltese," we finally see a key character in the Arrow universe revealed for who they really are, even though they're never on screen. And it's so very satisfying.
'Corto Maltese' was promoted as Thea's big comeback, and while we do delve into her relationships with Oliver, Roy and Malcolm, this is also a strong ensemble episode, granting almost every Arrow regular a satisfying sub-plot.
The problem is that the "action mission" involving Diggle doing some quiet work for ARGUS before getting (expectedly) betrayed by a rogue operative isn't just dull...it's really dull.
While the A.R.G.U.S. plotline felt rushed and rather underwhelming, the episode took its time developing Laurel's subplot, which was both compelling and poignant.
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