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.
as Oliver Queen
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
as John Diggle
as Robert Queen
as Quentin Lance
as Thea Queen
as Felicity Smoak
as Roy Harper
as Malcolm Merlyn
as Damien Darhk
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Critic reviews for Blood Debts
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.
Really, not a lot happens in "Blood Debts" except for these few big revelations about who is and isn't and might be dead.
My compliments to Neal McDonough and the show's writers, making a fresh and interesting villain are expanded upon here...
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...
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.
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