Beyond Redemption
Arrow Season 4



Critic Ratings: 18
Critics Consensus

"Beyond Redemption" pays as close attention to character fireworks as it does to action beats, with stars Stephen Amell and Paul Blackthorne both turning in some of their best work yet.

Episode Info

Laurel deals with the repercussions of taking Sara to Nanda Parbat. Meanwhile, Oliver asks Capt. Lance for a favor and is surprised at what he finds out.


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 Beyond Redemption

It's the fractured quasi-father-son relationship between Oliver Queen and Quentin Lance that provides the most satisfying conflict in this week's episode, expertly directed by Lexi Alexander.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This week's episode of Arrow was really great - it's probably the first time ever that I've enjoyed Arrow more than The Flash.

Apr 7, 2020 | Full Review…

Canary shows up first and demolishes dude who took out her Canary Cry. It was pretty dope.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

What a jam-packed episode, huh?! So much happened this week on Arrow, but the most important thing needs to be shouted from the rooftops: the salmon ladder is baaaaaaack!

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Stephen Amell was finally given an opportunity to dig into some emotional material without flashing back to the island, and it paid off. That was one of the best scenes he's had in a very long time.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 3.75/5 | Full Review…

"Beyond Redemption" was an episode of Arrow that aired on television. That's all anyone will ever have to say about it. Its primary feature was disappointment.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Both Stephen Amell and Paul Blackthorne put on great performances, backed up by some of the better lines we've seen in the show.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The flashbacks are moving at a positively glaaaaaaacial pace - but some needed and well-deserved character work was done, and nicely at that, by series vet Paul Blackthorne.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The weight of both plots in this episode depend on Paul Blackthorne's performance as Captain Lance, and it all weaves together in a symbiotic way.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

It had all the witty banter, acrobatic fighting, and heartfelt moments that make this show so great. Oliver's latest attempts to save the city just lacked the kind of drive and forward momentum that take a good episode and makes it spectacular.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A solid character piece for Captain Lance and a showcase for Paul Blackthorne, who often doesn't get the opportunity to have this much to do in a single episode.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

This was probably the first time since Season 2 that Arrow truly felt like Arrow, putting the strengths of its characters above all, and angling for hope in an ever-bleak city.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…