Welcome to Hong Kong
Arrow Season 8



Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

"Welcome to Hong Kong" gives Team Arrow time to grieve over global annihilation, resulting in an hour of heartfelt performances and exciting callbacks.

Episode Info

Oliver, John, Laurel, and Tatsu seek out an important person within the Monitor's plan. Connor has a heart to heart with his brother.


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
Charlie Barnett
as John Diggle Jr.
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Critic Reviews for Welcome to Hong Kong

Arrow's third season is one of its most uneven (albeit interesting) ones, so following up the excellent season 8 premiere with an episode that draws heavily on season 3 is a weird flex. That being said, it works for the most part.

Oct 23, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Arrow hasn't had this kind of palpable energy, at least not consistently, since its excellent fifth season. Perhaps not coincidentally, that season ended with Arrow blowing everything up.

Oct 23, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

As of now, Amell is jumping ably up that acting salmon ladder, and exceeding expectations.

Oct 23, 2019 | Full Review…

"Welcome to Hong Kong" featured some strong action scenes, but might have featured the best performances throughout any episode of the series.

Oct 23, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The action picks up pretty much right after the events of last week... The adventure also heads to Hong Kong for a ton of great throwbacks.

Oct 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Lyla secretly working with The Monitor could be essential to the good guys making a successful stand against The Anti-Monitor. It's an ugly twist, although arguably a necessary one.

Oct 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Another strong offering, it accomplished exactly what it set out to do -- once again making us all nostalgic along the way.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

It's another solid, emotional hour on Oliver's final journey.

Oct 23, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It would be nice to say less tears were shed during ["Welcome to Hong Kong"] than ["Starling City"], but that would be a lie. And, we only have Stephen Amell and Katie Cassidy Rodgers to blame.

Oct 23, 2019 | Rating: 4.6/5 | Full Review…

The pace is necessarily slower and less jaunty after the devastation at the end of the season premiere, but there's still plenty of old timey Arrow memories, dizzyingly good close combat, and a flash forward to the Diggle brothers to boot.

Oct 23, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This was a very rote episode of Arrow -- we've seen many like it and while mechanically it's fine, I was expecting more.

Oct 30, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Arrow can't quite maintain the momentum of its Season 8 premiere, but there's still a lot to like in this followup.

Oct 23, 2019 | Rating: 7.3/10 | Full Review…