Lian Yu



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Episode Info

The battle between Oliver and Adrian Chase culminates in a final epic battle on Lian Yu, as Season 5 ends. Oliver recruits a group of unlikely allies, Slade, Nyssa, Merlyn and Digger Harkness, to defeat Chase. However, Chase has his own army that includes Black Siren, Evelyn Sharp and Talia al Ghul.


Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen
Katie Cassidy
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance/Black Siren
David Ramsey
as John Diggle
Paul Blackthorne
as Quentin Lance
Willa Holland
as Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards
as Felicity Smoak
Josh Segarra
as Adrian Chase
Nick E. Tarabay
as Digger Harkness
Lexa Doig
as Talia al Ghul
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Critic Reviews for Lian Yu

Even after all these years, Arrow can still pack an emotional punch, and there were loads of them peppered throughout the Arrow Season 5 closer.

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

The flashbacks come together in an explosive season finale.

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Lian Yu welcomes a familiar face, a.k.a. Slade Wilson...[he] was the most compelling villain on this show

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Lian Yu wasn't terrible; it simply suffered from one deeply terrible moment. The issue is that the deeply terrible moment is supposed to be the hook for the next season.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

That sense of culmination makes tonight's episode something special, bringing what is effectively a decade's worth of story to an end.

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

Lian Yu was tasked with delivering an action-packed finale that paved the way for a (hopefully) reinvigorated season 6.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

With the crazy and highly unexpected finale, Lian Yu seals the deal on making this Arrow's best season.

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

Lian Yu isn't just a great season finale, it's quite possible the show's best episode ever. The series truly came full circle.

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

The season finale was a mixed bag, just like the rest of Season 5.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

After a year of twists, turns, false flags and some seriously angsty drama, the Arrow season 5 finale is its most climactic and costume-heavy episode to date.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…