The Recruits



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Episode Info

Oliver's new recruits for Team Arrow are Curtis, Wild Dog and Evelyn Sharp. Unfortunately, the Green Arrow's training methods prove to be too much for some of them to handle. In flashbacks, Oliver's initiation into the Bratva continues.


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
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Critic Reviews for The Recruits

The Recruits was a solid follow up to Arrow Season 5 Episode 1. It introduced us to the new team and set up some of the storylines for the coming weeks.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

I was ready for this to be bad. Really bad. Confession: It wasn't.

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

Arrow winds up saving The Recruits by giving its primary plots a semblance of progression they needed in order to keep the audience's interest and intimate new drama in the weeks ahead.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

We pinned our hopes on the second outing from this series of Arrow to up the ante and start to give us something to care about, and it tried. It really did.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The series is edging out of that plot corner while simultaneously finding its footing in an expanding TV universe.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Three bands of recruits, three stories, all woven together in a pretty effective way. This is a good sign for the show... The tighter writing shows through, as does the better fight choreography.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm feeling plenty optimistic about where Arrow is headed after a fun, breezy episode like Recruits.

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