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Episode Info

Oliver and Lyla team up on a secret mission for Diggle, but Felicity disapproves of the plan and opts to stay behind. When Tobias Church launches a deadly assault against the city, Felicity must decide whether to send the recruits without Green Arrow.


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
Chad L. Coleman
as Tobias Church
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Critic Reviews for Penance

This theme-the way mistakes shape you; the earning and losing of trust-makes me think that this season's Bratva flashbacks may wind up working much better than last year's confusing island-idol story.

Aug 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Penance was a decent episode.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 3.7/5 | Full Review…

Penance, should in fact be called Lessons Team Arrow should really have learned by now.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Penance demonstrates [Oliver and Rene] via two propulsive plotlines that keep the hour moving at a nice clip.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

We've still been left with a bit of a disappointed taste in our mouths so far this season of Arrow.

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

Penance, [has] one key thing - Fun.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The show is keeping the whole mayoral storyline compelling by wisely taking its two best supporting characters --Thea and Lance -- and trusting them to keep the thing afloat, which they're doing very nicely so far.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Penance might not be the season's standout episode, but it was another solid effort that shows Arrow is trending back in the right direction.

Oct 27, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…