The Fallen
Arrow Season 3

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Critic Ratings: 16
Critics Consensus

A rewarding episode for comic book fans and shippers alike that could still be considered a cliffhanger, "The Fallen" begs the question: Where can Arrow possibly go from here?

Episode Info

Ra's al Ghul makes Oliver an offer he can't refuse. The team join Oliver on his journey to Nanda Parbat where a heartbroken Felicity decides to take matters into her own hands.

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Critic Reviews for The Fallen

Tonight's wonderful, fan-service filled, tear-jerker of an episode ended with Ra's al Ghul declaring that Oliver Queen was no more and all that remained was the Arrow.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

I came away from "The Fallen" feeling conflicted. I spent a week trying to figure out how to discuss my conflictions, but I ran out of time and energy...

Apr 7, 2020 | Full Review…

This week's episode didn't disappoint, as we finally saw the culmination of the months-long struggle between Ollie and Ra's.

Aug 7, 2018 | Rating: 8.7/10 | Full Review…

The A-plot gives us something we've been waiting for. Hell, we've been dying for it. But never in a million years did we think it would happen like this.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

During Arrow Season 3 Episode 20 the theme was most certainly death and rebirth, but the ramifications of this hour will most likely be felt for some time to come.

Aug 6, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Like some of the other best episodes of this season, I feel like all the best stuff happened one on one between characters.

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

"The Fallen" has everything you want to see in a sweeps episode: the dead coming back to life, long-awaited sex scenes, heart-wrenching goodbyes, and a climactic ending that leaves you wanting more.

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

Though they're rather inessential in story terms, this week's flashbacks do provide 'The Fallen' with a healthy dose of action to balance out all the present-day soul-searching.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

I do look forward to seeing where the show goes from here. Oliver's embrace and later escape from the League (or whatever ends up happening) could be a fascinating showdown, could alter Oliver's trajectory and transform the show back to its darker roots.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

The episode ends with a most excellent "suit up" as Oliver dons his new assassin gear. Cosplayers, go nuts!

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

While "The Fallen" is action-packed, with Team Arrow desperately trying to save Oliver and Thea from the League, it's the episode's more thoughtful moments that make it something special.

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

A surprising, left-field solution to last week's shock cliffhanger but an eminently logical one, hidden in plain sight. Well played, showrunners.

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