Human Target



Critic Consensus: "Human Target" misses the mark, lapsing into inconsistent storytelling as it tries to cover too many Arrow characters.

Episode Info

Oliver turns to old friend Christopher Chance, aka the Human Target, for help when Tobias Church captures and tortures one of Oliver's new recruits. Meanwhile, Felicity's worlds collide when Det. Malone joins the ACU.


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
Wil Traval
as Christopher Chance/Human Target
Tyler Ritter
as Det. Malone
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Critic Reviews for Human Target

Plotwise, "Human Target" is all over the place.

Aug 24, 2018 | Full Review…

The new villain had a lot of screen time and it helped me get on board with the new direction in which the show is going.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 4.3/5 | Full Review…

Consistency. That's all I ask. And that's precisely what Arrow isn't giving me.

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

While the hour presents plenty for fans of the previous Human Target show to lament its passing, the episode is much more focused on the ongoing narrative, making it feel less like a one-off installment and more like an integral part of season 5.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Human Target, offered us a few hooks to get caught on and it moderately worked.

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

The bad tonight: Rezoning. Shady journalism. PR boondoggles. Closure.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It's not surprising that the episode couldn't write an adequate storyline for the newcomer, especially given that it was incredibly bogged down stringing connective tissue between the myriad threads it has already pulled.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Human Target is damn near perfect even allowing for a less than perfect supporting turn from Chance, and that's in part because all the other characters feel so important tonight.

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

Oliver and Felicity silliness aside, The Human Target was another pretty solid episode.

Nov 3, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…