Arrow: Season 5 (2016 - 2017)


Season 5

Critics Consensus

No stranger to dramatic twists and turns, season five of Arrow continues to introduce new villains and surprise viewers despite some inconsistency.



Critic Ratings: 13


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User Ratings: 1144
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Air date: Oct 5, 2016
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In Season 5, the lives of the "Arrow" team have spiraled out of control after the loss of Laurel (Katie Cassidy). Oliver (Stephen Amell) is encouraged by Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) to find a new team after Diggle (David Ramsey) rejoins the Army and Thea (Willa Holland) refuses to work with him. With Thea running the Mayor's Office alone as Oliver has his focus elsewhere, she appoints Quentin (Paul Blackthorne) deputy mayor. As the powerful Prometheus targets the Green Arrow, Oliver relents and brings Rene "Wild Dog" Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez), Evelyn Sharp (Madison McLaughlin), Rory "Ragman" Regan (Joe Dinicol) and Curtis (Echo Kellum) into the fold. The new team struggles with trust issues, but with a final addition of Tina Boland (Juliana Harkavy) they find their momentum and focus on bringing down Prometheus before he can destroy both the Green Arrow and Oliver. Episode 8 is part of the crossover event with sister shows "Supergirl," "Flash" and "Legends of Tomorrow."


Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen
David Ramsey
as John Diggle
Paul Blackthorne
as Quentin Lance
Willa Holland
as Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards
as Felicity Smoak
Katie Cassidy
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
Josh Segarra
as Prometheus
Chad L. Coleman
as Tobias Church
Tyler Ritter
as Det. Malone
Lexa Doig
as Talia al Ghul
Dolph Lundgren
as Konstantin Kovar
Cody Rhodes
as Garret Runnels
Charlie Barnett
as John Diggle, Jr
Wil Traval
as Christopher Chance/Human Target
Juliana Harkavy
as Tina Boland
Kelly Hu
as China White
Rutina Wesley
as Liza Warner
Grant Gustin
as The Flash
Nick E. Tarabay
as Digger Harkness
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Critic Reviews for Arrow Season 5

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (0)

With new allies and new villains, Arrow manages to return to its roots while moving forward in a way that will have you itching for more ahead of the show's sixth season premiering this October.

Sep 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Season 5 is currently sitting in the middle overall for me, better than the last two seasons easily, but not as good as the first two.

Feb 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The most important accomplishment of the most recent season of Arrow was its return to grounded, personal storytelling similar to that which made the first two seasons such quality viewing.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Arrow went out with a bang tonight in an emotional finale that brought years of storytelling to a close.

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Good grief, was Season 5 not the time for Arrow to end with a cliffhanger.

Oct 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Yet a deeper look at the episodes implies that the writers threw every ball they could think of into the air and tried like hell to catch them all before the final episode.

Oct 3, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

[This show] got back on track lately and is again delivering solid dramatic adaptations of action-driven superhero stories.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

All in all, this was a pretty solid season opener.

Oct 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Arrow continues to follow trends in this genre of superheroes and vigilante justice instead of setting them but season five has begun in a place that feels refreshing.

Oct 6, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Season 5 manages to do something positive with its flashbacks, if you can believe it, with a wig for Oliver that doesn't look like it has its own dark powers. A strong start to what feels like it will be a much more grounded season.

Oct 4, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Arrow season 5 begins the process of rebuilding the show from its lacklustre fourth year, and so far, it appears that the showrunners may have a solid plan in mind to redeem Oliver Queen in the eyes of disillusioned fans.

Oct 2, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Arrow is back with - thankfully - what promises to be one of its more grounded, grittier seasons ever.

Sep 30, 2016 | Rating: a- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Arrow: Season 5

  • Feb 12, 2020
    Amazing villain. Starts out slow, but gets good towards the end. But not a good ending
  • Jan 28, 2020
    Show de bola um vilão perfeito
  • Dec 26, 2019
    Featuring a great villain played by Josh Segarra, electrifying action scenes, a great screenplay, good direction and increasingly captivating characters beautifully played by Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Echo Kellum, Paul Blackthorne, Katie Cassidy, Rick Gonzalez and Juliana Harkavy, Arrow's fifth season is better than its predecessor and maintains the quality level of the series
  • Dec 19, 2019
    Great season, hardly its best the second part of it is great (and makes up for what 5A lacks).
  • Dec 02, 2019
    I did not like how crazy Prometheus was. A particular low point for the season was when his reason for targeting his victims, including an innocent single mother, was because their names are ANAGRAMS of other names in some book.
  • Nov 01, 2019
    After the luckluster that season 4 made a strong comeback with season5. Probably one of the best season so far
  • Oct 15, 2019
    Another try, but still wrong direction
  • Oct 04, 2019
    What a comeback. After the garbage season 4 the show gets back to its roots with vigilante focused storylines, mortality, consequences, and great action.
  • Sep 28, 2019
    I rather watch Friends lol.
  • Sep 25, 2019
    Major improvement over Season 4. I love Prometheus. I can't wait to see him again in Season 8.

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