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Episode Info

Oliver gets closer to the truth about Prometheus. Meanwhile, Helix refuses to continue helping Felicity until she does a favor for them.


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 Checkmate

For the most part, this hour succeeded in bringing us back to Prometheus being the villain, and I'm quite okay with that.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 3.8/5 | Full Review…

It's been a while since the flashbacks have actually felt relevant to the present storyline, but at least [this episode] night they were full of action.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Checkmate attempts to up the stakes by confronting the titular hero with the villain of the year, all while a life hangs in the balance. But, we've been there, done that, and to be quite honest, Slade did it much better.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

[Checkmate] struck a tone of gritty violence and high-society stakes that has fallen by the wayside as the show strives to pivot to a more light tone like that of The Flash.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Checkmate is the type of story that seems like there's a lot going on, but literally nothing happens.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

For now, the show keeps ratcheting up the tension ..., this is going to get worse before it gets better, and it's all a hell of a lot of fun to watch unfold.

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

A reasonably strong hour on the whole.

Apr 5, 2017 | Full Review…

At this point, Prometheus is closing in on Slade as Arrow's best villain. There's just something about an enemy with a personal grudge that makes Arrow great.

Mar 16, 2017 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…