Critic Consensus: Oliver Queen is absent for most of the aptly named "Left Behind" -- although not gone forever; the show is named Arrow, after all -- but it gives the rest of the cast a chance to shine in the stunt scenes.
as Oliver Queen
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
as Walter Steele
as John Diggle
as Robert Queen
as Quentin Lance
as Thea Queen
as Felicity Smoak
as Roy Harper/Arsenal
as Malcolm Merlyn
as Ra's al Ghul
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Critic reviews for Left Behind
Some really spectacular stunt work in this episode, but my favorite shot involved Roy dodging bullets as he ran through the pipes during the fight with Brick's men. That was just stunning.
Brick seems like an interesting new villain, and it's about time we saw Laurel do something heroic and not lawyer-ish.
The relative lack of Oliver Queen did nothing to hurt Arrow in its mid-season premiere.
Arrow is back, and it's letting us know a couple of important things. One -- no one can even guess where this season is going to go. Two -- it's going to be incredibly sweet to get there.
'Left Behind' is a busy but compelling episode of Arrow skilfully scripted to allow its many miscellaneous plot threads time to breathe.
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