Arrow: Season 6 (2017 - 2018)

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Arrow's sixth season deals with the literal fallout from the explosion in season five's finale and promises a drastic change in direction for the series.

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Critic Ratings: 6

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Air date: Oct 12, 2017
2
Air date: Oct 19, 2017
3
Air date: Oct 26, 2017
4
Air date: Nov 2, 2017
5
Air date: Nov 9, 2017
6
Air date: Nov 16, 2017
7
Air date: Nov 23, 2017
8
Air date: Nov 27, 2017
9
Air date: Dec 7, 2017
10
Air date: Jan 18, 2018
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Season 6 of the superhero series deals with the aftermath of the explosion that destroyed the island at the end of the previous season. Thea (Willa Holland) is badly injured and is left in a coma, while Samantha (Hannah Hopkins) makes Oliver (Stephen Amell) promise to look after their son after her death. As the season progresses, Oliver struggles with balancing his roles as Mayor and Green Arrow with being a father to William (Jack Moore), so he decides to give up his life as vigilante and pass the torch to Diggle (David Ramsey) to spend more time with his son and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards).

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Critic Reviews for Arrow Season 6

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (0)

A slow and at times meandering affair.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Some great fight scenes and two antagonists that helped carry the season together, but it also had some really stupid character actions and a very familiar core plot thread...

Feb 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While this isn't Arrow at its very best, it's still a show that is hugely enjoyable for the most part.

Sep 5, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

While [some] moments... add to my frustration with how some of the narratives throughout the season play out, it conveys perfectly, yet again, how much Oliver has grown.

Jun 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There is odd but kinda good "chemistry" now vibing from those [Diggle and Dinah]. #DontGoThere!

Dec 27, 2017 | Full Review…

With the premiere of its sixth season, Arrow shows that its grasp on the DC TV crown won't be loosened anytime soon.

Oct 12, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Arrow: Season 6

  • Jun 20, 2019
    The sixth season was mostly quite boring, due to the uncharismatic villains, the needless feud between the two vigilante teams, and Dinah Drake becoming filled with rage and evil. The one redeeming quality is the relationship between Oliver and his son, and his struggle to balance being the mayor, being the arrow, and being a parent. By far the worst season yet.
  • Jun 03, 2019
    Some good additions like Oliver trying to be a father and stepping away from The Arrow (a bit). The drama from the team was a bit much. The big bad, Diaz, is certainly evil, but I don't like that you don't really know why? Plus the actor is so stiff that there's not much to enjoy other than the tension is creates for our heroes. Despite suspecting the finale, it definitely left me intrigued to see how Season 7 would handle the aftermath.
  • May 26, 2019
    Weakest season of Arrow yet. Petty team fights and drama like a soup opera with villains with unauthentic motivations. The writers were so lost.
  • Mar 08, 2019
    This season felt like it lost a certain spark it possessed before. After all they are just playing with characters as the plot requires it, and this caused so many scenes where you could just feel like that given character would not have acted like that in a normal position. This hurt the overall performance of the actors as well, plus the fact that the emotional scenes where not really felt, and did not radiate immersion with the viewers. The directing style was nothing out of the ordinary, and the action scenes choreography got weaker in this season as well. Not one special move or outstanding performance, from the stunt man or the actors, just ordinary down to earth not even hero worthy fight scenes where captured in this season. The special effect on visual term where just average at best and the sound effects where a lot of recycled sounds. Sadly the simplicity of the script did not help either, plus the chronological vibe that the previous seasons had in the form of flashbacks where also lacking. At least the plot's unfolding was a little more interesting but the villain was really not special and everything felt like the team faced 10 times worse before and they should have just dealt with the antagonist a lot more easily. This led to a real issue with the pacing of the plot through out the season, given the fact that this one was the length of 23 episodes which was an exaggeration. Overall this was an above average season for a good TV series, which honestly dropped some standards over the years. The conclusion and ending with lost stakes was solid though and helped the season from getting worse overall.
  • Feb 20, 2019
    Season 6 has everything going for it in theory. The villain is interesting and the fight scene have gone back to how they were in earlier series (in other words better.) But what holds the show back are a few questionable decision on where to take the team and an overall forgettable story. The flashbacks are missing for the first time which honestly doesn't impact the show as much as you would think. But what puts the series in the better half of the shows run is some of the bolder decisions which have had some truly life changing effects on the characters.
  • Jan 30, 2019
    Season 6 has everything going for it in theory. The villain is interesting and the fight scene have gone back to how they were in earlier series (in other words better.) But what holds the show back are a few questionable decision on where to take the team and an overall forgettable story. The flashbacks are missing for the first time which honestly doesn't impact the show as much as you would think. But what puts the series in the better half of the shows run is some of the bolder decisions which have had some truly life changing effects on the characters.
  • Jan 02, 2019
    It had its up and downs. Imagine season 3 but in a roller coaster of goodness and badness. So for the first 13 episodes, the main antagonist was a professional hacker. This was bad since we didn't see much action. The last 9 episodes were about a guy called Ricardo Diaz. His acting was fine, but they tried to force Josh Segarra spooky vibe to his character without any origin and background. Completely non-accurate to comics as well. In comics, he his a very skilled fighter and in this, he just throws strong punches. I will definitely not spoil the beginning of the season but all I will say is that it even outs the group more. The ending, just like last season, lifting me wanting to watch the next season. I would age this as the show ages it. Grade: B+
  • Dec 15, 2018
    The sixth season of Arrow has enchanted me so much that I do not doubt that the next one will not take place.
  • Nov 07, 2018
    This season had a lot of ups and downs- some episodes were really boring and lackluster while others were filled with action and done really well. Diaz however is a really boring villain, this season would've done better if it had no big bad but had the OTA vs. NTA drama and Oliver trying to keep his not so secret identity, secret.
  • Oct 24, 2018
    Stopped watching in the end. Script becoming very predictable and wooden. The supporting characters are way underutilised: Mr Terrific (could be and should be terrific but isn't) and the hockey mask guy became especially painful as they never get to do anything except stand around and spout cheesy lines. This show needs a new lease of life: in the form of better scripts! The concept is good, the characters are good. Just give them something to do!

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