Blood Debts



Critic Consensus: Arrow regains its bearings in a midseason premiere that builds a sturdy narrative bridge for future installments but may disappoint for its static pacing.

Episode Info

Oliver seeks revenge and goes on a brutal manhunt to find Dahrk, after dealing with the devastating consequences of Dahrk's latest attack.


Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen
Katie Cassidy
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
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 Blood Debts

Now that's what we call a midseason premiere!

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The return - even if temporarily - of the less restrained version of Arrow was a bright spot in an otherwise inconsistent episode indicative of the roller coaster that has been Season 4.

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

Really, not a lot happens in "Blood Debts" except for these few big revelations about who is and isn't and might be dead.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

My compliments to Neal McDonough and the show's writers, making a fresh and interesting villain are expanded upon here...

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

I'm glad Thea was feeling a little bit brighter by the end of "Blood Debts," and her scenes with Anarky made Anarky a worthwhile character. I'm glad she let him go to come back another day, because their dynamic is interesting...

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

This episode of Arrow doesn't move at quiet the brisk pace the mid-season finale did, but that's not technically a bad thing. We've got to build moment again, moving into second half the season, and that's exactly what "Blood Debts" does.

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

The midseason premiere of Arrow had a whole lot of story to pay off. Luckily for us... "Blood Debts," did it in spades.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Although it missed the mark in terms of servicing a particular character, Arrow at least shot straight at the heart of the season's plot.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

What a tremendous relief it feels, to finally let Arrow be Arrow again... No distractions, no winged immortals, just the series we've been missing.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Oliver brings Felicity to an emergency room after Darhk's attack. The hospital scene is spliced with a montage of the Arrow, who viciously attacks ghosts... It's a tense, energetic sequence that sets the tone for this well-executed episode.

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