Critic Consensus: Arrow reestablishes its old school confidence thanks to the cast's physicality and action pedigree in aptly named "Legacy."

Episode Info

Season 5 begins with a deadly new criminal, Tobias Church, threatening Star City, which forces Oliver to consider forming a new team of superheroes to help him do battle. In flashbacks, Oliver faces off against the Bratva in Russia.


Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen
Katie Cassidy
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
David Ramsey
as John Diggle
Willa Holland
as Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards
as Felicity Smoak
Paul Blackthorne
as Quentin Lance
Chad L. Coleman
as Tobias Church
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Critic Reviews for Legacy

It's in some ways both frustrating and fascinating trying to predict which story beats Arrow's writers will throw into a hard reset during every season premiere.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

It's an okay episode. I can even go as far as saying it's a good one.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Legacy was a transitional affair. It moved the plot along, while setting up the storylines for the season ahead. We're already off to a better start than last fall.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Legacy proved to be a solid return to form for the series, from its terrific action sequences to its balancing of the flashback sequences with present day concerns, it all worked pretty well.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

There are also a number of brilliant fight sequences to get the blood flowing. Arrow knows what it does best, and it's utilising the physical skills of its cast.

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

Based on the action-packed premiere alone, this season is promising to be the bloodiest, most brutal and ruthless year yet.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Still, while Legacy is not quite Arrow back to its best, it does go a ways towards addressing some (if not all) of last year's biggest problems.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

The problem with Legacy isn't so much that it's a bad episode, but rather that it's not the grand statement the new season needed right out of the gate.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: 7.2/10 | Full Review…

This episode delivers a jolt of energy that hints at good things to come.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Telling good, solid stories is a start, and "Legacy" does that fairly well.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…