Draw Back Your Bow
Arrow Season 3



Critic Ratings: 13
Critics Consensus

An obsessive female fan of Oliver Queen draws a nice parallel to his own undesirable behavior.

Episode Info

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.


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
Colton Haynes
as Roy Harper
John Barrowman
as Malcolm Merlyn
Amy Gumenick
as Carrie Cutter
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Critic Reviews for Draw Back Your Bow

Wasn't terrible, I just super didn't care about much of anything, and the Olicity stuff is getting pretty tired at this point. Oh well! It's going to be a thing.

Aug 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Arrow has been fairly disappointing in recent weeks, so it was good to see the show get back on track.

Aug 7, 2018 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

In "Draw Back Your Bow," Arrow's most beloved character gets so incredibly screwed over that the episode is almost a comedy.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Draw Back Your Bow' doesn't offer up an enormously strong procedural plot, but the Cupid affair exists primarily to highlight what's really important in this show - the relationships between our central characters.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Supernatural mom Amy Gumenick had a fine showing in her debut, to the point that, well, I was rooting for the Arrow to, you know, "indulge" her fantasy for a couple of weeks.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Maybe the folks in charge thought giving folks more Oliver/Felicity romantic tension was some kind of treat. I don't know about you, but I was quite happy that the two were carrying on like adults rather than, y'know, characters on a CW show circa 2009.

Aug 6, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

I'll admit it: I'm an Ollie/Felicity shipper. But I can't help but be excited by the prospect of Ray and Felicity getting together because they have such a great chemistry and Ollie had his chance and gave it up.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Holy Smoak! Ray Palmer and Felicity absolutely sizzle as they do business together. That special surprise at the end? It's so exciting!

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

Though "Draw Back Your Bow" didn't leave us with any massive cliffhangers as we await the Arrow/The Flash crossover, it did a nice job of pleasing fans of the show's comicbook origins and its relationships of ever-increasing drama.

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

The Atom is coming, Katana is coming, and by episode's end, we're teased with the arrival of Captain Boomerang, making "Draw Back Your Bow" an intriguing addition to the series, despite some rather clumsy misfires.

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

A deranged stalker fixated on Oliver Queen is a promising idea to borrow from the comic books but Cupid's translation to the screen falls flat.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

"Draw Back Your Bow" ultimately succeeds in giving Arrow's uneven season a bit of a shot in the arm. That being said, it also really highlights the elements that are not working in the show's current dynamics.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…