Critic Consensus: "Unmasked" may break some hearts, but the installment rewards viewers' patience with an elegant solution to Oliver's compromised secret identity and a tantalizing tease of the new archer's identity.

Episode Info

Felicity stands by her recent decisions regarding her family. Meanwhile, Diggle and Lyla continue to look into the Dante painting that Curtis found.


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 Unmasked

As the last regular edition of Arrow until 2019, Unmasked had some interesting developments and left a ton of questions.

Dec 5, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

I've felt the best way to freshen the series up would be to let someone else actually take over for Oliver. Whether this new story wrinkle will lead to that... is another story, but at least there's potential

Dec 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Nary a second of this episode went wasted. Instead, the fall finale dove right into exploring what Oliver's world looks like as a freed man... And in doing so, it addressed things I didn't even think to wonder about.

Dec 4, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Well, "Unmasked" revealed how Arrow can continue with Oliver as the Green Arrow, and the solution is as straightforward and simple as it is unexpected in my book.

Dec 4, 2018 | Full Review…

This whirlwind episode was satisfying, even if packed to the gills. There's nothing like seeing Oliver Queen back in uniform -- except, perhaps, Oliver casually strolling into SCPD, leather pants and all, knowing no one can touch him.

Dec 4, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"Unmasked," season 7's midseason finale and the strongest episode of the season, revealed that the new Green Arrow is none other than Emiko Queen... Arrow is already putting its own spin on the character.

Dec 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Most of the setup in this episode is compelling, though the rushed execution hinders the overall impact of these plot twists. Felicity's sudden transformation into an embittered shut-in comes across as especially forced.

Dec 4, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Max Fuller might be a filler villain, but the story he helps set up is a fresh new direction for Arrow.

Dec 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Three-quarters of "Unmasked" felt like filler. However, there were a few key moments that stood out, some of them good and some of them... not so much.

Dec 4, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Though we followed Oliver's attempts to reclaim his life, the reveal of the New Green Arrow stole an excellent story's thunder.

Dec 4, 2018 | Full Review…