The Fallen



Critic 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.


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
Matt Nable
as Ra's al Ghul
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Critic Reviews for The Fallen

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…

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…

"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…