Nanda Parbat
Arrow Season 3

93%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 14
Critics Consensus

Continuing with season 3's theme of self-examination and changing identities, Ra's al Ghul's proposition is nonetheless an unexpected twist.

Episode Info

Merlyn is captured by Ra's al Ghul and taken to Nanda Parbat. Meanwhile, Ray becomes obsessed with finishing his Atom suit so he can save the city, but Felicity fears he is heading down the same path as Oliver and tries to pull him out of the lab.

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Critic Reviews for Nanda Parbat

If there's one thing this episode accomplished, it's that it definitely made some of the iffier parts of this season make sense.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Well. That happened. This week's Arrow threatens to turn the show in a whole new direction. I can't even begin to guess where they take things next.

Apr 7, 2020 | Full Review…

This was a really good character episode and is really bringing the storyline to a head. I was so sick of Deathstroke last year by this point in the season, so it's very nice that I'm not sick of Ra's al Ghul.

Aug 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Arrow finally returned to the Ra's al Ghul conflict in a big way this week.

Aug 7, 2018 | Rating: 8.1/10 | Full Review…

Clearly she's the power behind the superheroes. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Felicity "The Kingmaker" Smoak.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Did we really witness a game changer before the credits rolled on "Nanda Parbat?"

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

While not the most exciting episode of Arrow, in terms of balancing everything we expect, it's one of the most successful.

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

Why can't Tatsu and Maseo just ride off into the sunset with their cute little family instead of heading down the road to heartbreak?

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

[Oliver] could certainly do a lot of good with this kind of power, and he could do a lot worse without it, but what's the cost?... That being said, this hour was startlingly short on action and tension, and its plot points felt a bit muddled and confused.

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

This week, "Arrow" is a tale of two episodes, as the first two acts are filled with forced conflict and clumsy soap operatic elements while the third sends the show spinning in new and exciting directions.

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

"Nanda Parbat" takes a while to kick into gear. The bulk of this episode reminds you that the show has an overload of characters just now, many of them serving exactly the same dramatic function.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Admittedly, tonight's hour brought an intriguing revelation on the nature of Ra's purported immortality, though given Arrow's inconsistent relationship with supernatural (see: The Flash), said "twist" raised more questions than it answered.

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…