Critic Consensus: Arrow gets the team back together in a nostalgic installment, although the persistent flashbacks to Oliver Queen's past are already wearing out their welcome.
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
as Malcolm Merlyn
as Damien Darhk
Critic reviews for Restoration
Oliver Queen, I thought you were running for mayor. What happened? Oh you just forgot? Decided your friendship with Dig was more important than the city all of a sudden? Yeah tell your writers to get their s--- together.
After the turbulence of last season, the show irons out its rough edges and sets the stage for the next big thing. While positioning several more potential "big things" for us to anticipate.
It's a good thing Oliver manages to take a metaphorical bullet for Diggle, allowing the two to let bygones be bygones. FINALLY!
Before The CW drama could make resurrection a lazy trend, the Pit was destroyed once and for all. A risky, yet totally satisfying, move on the part of the writers!
Still lots of silly writing, and I have no clue where they're going with yet another romp on the island in the flashbacks, but pretty enjoyable with plenty of loose ends and mystery remaining.
I have to admit that Double Down was enjoyable for his greasy fighting style and set up good gags between Damien Darhk snakily asking if they have a "Deal" and the Oliver and Diggle conflict being resolved with snappy dialogue.
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