Second Chances
Arrow Season 5



Critic Ratings: 8
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Episode Info

Talia al Ghul agrees to help Oliver take down Kovar, but her offer comes with a steep price. Meanwhile, Felicity attempts to hack the NSA to help free Diggle, but when her online efforts are flagged, she faces off against an unknown adversary; and Curtis tells the team about a female vigilante, Tina Boland, he uncovered online who has been wreaking havoc all over the country.


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
Lexa Doig
as Talia al Ghul
Juliana Harkavy
as Tina Boland
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Critic Reviews for Second Chances

The skills very much on display in this week's present-day showdown, during which Ollie swings from a helicopter while knocking down bad guys? If that's what the new Canary inspires him to do, I am all the more in favor.

Aug 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Second Chances was an appropriate title for this episode. Curtis and Rene's chat really summed up the hour and we're leaving things in an interesting place to be expanded on.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 3.6/5 | Full Review…

Second Chances isn't a terrible episode... It just isn't a great one either. It's slow, weighed down by nostalgia and it has entirely too much Tina/Dinah brooding and too little of the characters we already know and love.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Arrow uses Tina's... to explore some common themes circling this season's overarching storyline.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Second Chances was a fitting title for this episode. Not only was it the theme for Team Arrow, but a remarkably effective do-over from the showrunners in finally getting an established component of Green Arrow down correctly.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

This installment felt a lot more like the dawn of something new for the aging comic book drama than anything else.

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

This week's episode was a solid improvement from last week's awkward fest.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Second Chances is intelligent in how it uses the past to inform the present here.

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