Spectre of the Gun
Arrow Season 5



Critic Ratings: 6
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Episode Info

A traumatic attack on City Hall triggers painful memories for Rene about his family. Flashbacks reveal how Rene went from being a simple family man to a hero named Wild Dog. Meanwhile, Oliver must deal with the perpetrator behind the attack and realizes the best way to do so is as Mayor Queen instead of the Green Arrow; and tensions run high in the Arrow bunker.


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 Spectre of the Gun

If the show is going to give backstory to a secondary character, it needs to be someone we actively want to see more of.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Fitting each character into a specific slot -- makes things easier in terms of getting various points of view across, but it also eliminates any chance that Arrow would be able to address the issue with subtlety or nuance.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

It was a rare episode of Arrow that wasn't afraid to truly go there.

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

Spectre of the Gun didn't just show us character growth, it also tackled meaningful issues

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

If Arrow feels like getting political, I welcome the move, and I accept that such uncharted territory will have its clumsiness.

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

This was the show runners tackling a current day headline topic where super heroics couldn't get the job done. In that regard, it hit the mark.

Feb 20, 2017 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…