Crossing Lines



Critic Consensus: "Crossing Lines" dispenses with this season's time-hopping structure and keeps Arrow firmly in the present, allowing the series to thoughtfully explore what compels our heroes to break their own rules.

Episode Info

Still in prison, Oliver faces his biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, Felicity gets an intriguing offer, and Diggle asks Curtis to go undercover for ARGUS.


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
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Critic Reviews for Crossing Lines

Oliver's arc so far has been interesting because he's so determined to do what needs to be done. Though everyone thinks he's not willing to cross any of those lines because everyone thinks he has this need to be a hero, he seems to surprise them.

Nov 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It wasn't highlighting that these individuals were behaving radically, it was highlighting why they were behaving radically... All in all, it was a strong episode.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

This season seems to be taking a look at how far someone's willing to go when their loved ones are in danger. For the members of Team Arrow, that's pretty damn far.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

In the grand scheme of things on Arrow, it's really not that bad. I mean, Oliver has killed a lot of people, and not all of them for terribly horrifying crimes.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

It's nice to see Season 7 can hold its own without the Old Man Roy/Future William flashforward sequences in every episode. Amell's acting and choreography is at a series high.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Oliver is still in prison; however, it feels as though the show is starting to stack the deck in favor of him and the rest of the team returning to his vigilante ways once he makes it out.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

With no flash forwards this episode, Arrow takes the opportunity to dive a bit deeper into Oliver and Felicity's do whatever it takes approach to their current situations.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

I appreciate Arrow trying to give Diggle and Lyla a chance to shine, but it needs to be in a way that's never been done before. The episode would have been better off addressing storylines that got introduced previously.

Oct 30, 2018 | Rating: 3.9/5 | Full Review…

It might be with Argus instead of Team Arrow, but it's always good to see Curtis get a chance to flaunt his super-geeky creations.

Oct 30, 2018 | Full Review…

While the flash-forward storyline may be the most exciting part of Arrow's new season, this week's episode proves that the series can get along just fine without it.

Oct 30, 2018 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…