Green Arrow
Arrow Season 4



Critic Ratings: 18
Critics Consensus

Arrow returns with aplomb, promising that the series can deftly navigate a more aspirational tonal shift and the introduction of more fantastical elements.

Episode Info

Season 4 begins with assassins, led by the evil Damien Darhk, attacking Star City. Oliver quickly returns from a blissful getaway with Felicity to defend the city, but Diggle makes it clear that he doesn't want Oliver on the team.


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
Neal McDonough
as Damien Darhk
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Critic Reviews for Green Arrow

Fun episode filled with a lot of suspense and surprises. Didn't blow anyone away with the action, but Oliver finally donning his official Green Arrow costume was more than enough to earn this episode plenty of high praise.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Well, raise your hand if you were absolutely floored by the new Oliver Queen on Arrow!

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The verdict is "Green Arrow" is a definite improvement over the end of last season. So far, so good. However, I'm skeptical over the promise of a lighter tone.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Despite the awkward re-introduction of Arrow back to crimefighting in Star City, the rest of the episode was strong, quickly establishing the season's main threat... and the major tease that this season will have some major consequences for Team Arrow.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

If you like sappy romance, it's got you. If you like angsty bromance, it's got you. If you like ladies being superheroes, it's got you. And if you just want to figure out this season's latest tragic mystery, it has got you.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

After a much-maligned third season, Arrow just came back in force with a startling, mysterious, action-packed premiere.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Wastes no time getting Oliver and Felicity back into Star City, and even less time showing that our new villain will be one to force The Arrow and Company to think about their fight from a whole new perspective.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

You can feel the show, like Oliver himself, making a concerted effort to be less brooding and have a bit more fun, just as you can also see that the show is struggling to stick to that just as much as Oliver.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Arrow has truly stepped up its game in this premiere, setting up Season 4 to be the best yet.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Whatever missteps may lie in the past (or are still ahead), the boldness and energy of the Arrow season 4 premiere suggests the series is willing to learn from its mistakes and to change its aim, without changing what the show is at its core.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Increased energy, physicality, and even the rhythm of dialogue between Stephen Amell and Emily Rickards feel wholly fresh against last year's heavy-handed melodrama, and Arrow feels all the lighter for it.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

"Green Arrow" provides a thrilling dive back into the Arrow world. Between an exciting new villain and a whole new batch of mysteries, the season already looks to be on a positive trajectory.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…