Green Arrow & The Canaries
Arrow Season 8

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Critic Ratings: 14
Critics Consensus

Although its placement as a penultimate epilogue to Arrow may give fans mixed feelings, there's no denying that "Green Arrow & the Canaries" is a tantalizing backdoor pilot for a new band of distinctive rogues.

Episode Info

It's the year 2040 in Star City and Mia Queen has everything she could have ever wanted. However, when Laurel and Dinah suddenly show up in her life again, things take a shocking turn and her perfect world is upended. Laurel and Dinah are tracking a kidnapping victim with direct ties to Mia and they need her help. Knowing it will change everything, Mia can't help but be a hero and she, Laurel and Dinah suit up once again to save the city.

Cast

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 Green Arrow & The Canaries

As I watched, I couldn't stop thinking about how odd it is that this is Arrow's penultimate episode. When it ended, it didn't feel like we were heading toward the series finale. Nevertheless, I still had a lot of fun watching it.

Jan 22, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Does "Green Arrow & The Canaries" work as an argument for the existence of Green Arrow & The Canaries, the future series? Yes. Does it work as one of the final chapters of Arrow? Also yes, though somewhat less successfully.

Jan 22, 2020 | Full Review…

There's so much in the pilot that really works: the family legacy, the revamped setting, the small mysteries and the way it truly looks towards a new future. But what really clicks are the actresses and characters at the core.

Jan 22, 2020 | Full Review…

I was objectively impressed with "Green Arrow & the Canaries" as a backdoor pilot designed to launch a spinoff, and I think that spinoff would fit in well with the post-Arrow era of the Arrow-verse, but I didn't love it as an Arrow fan.

Jan 22, 2020 | Full Review…

These girls kick butt -- and infuse a new style different from all the other CW shows, which with the roster they have, that's pretty hard to do. There could be a future here.

Jan 22, 2020 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

"Green Arrow and The Canaries" successfully set up a series that promises to be every bit as engaging as its predecessor, while also showcasing some of the Arrowverse's most under-appreciated actors.

Jan 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Was this enough to make me buy in to the spin-off? In a word, no. There's too much Arrow DNA in Green Arrow and the Canaries to get me excited about it

Jan 22, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

There's plenty of intriguing potential here - but "Green Arrow and the Canaries" doesn't introduce any wrinkles to the well-worn Arrowverse formula, which could quickly lead any spin-off down a disappointing road of dwindling returns.

Jan 26, 2020 | Full Review…

It did everything it needed to do and more, with the level of excellence we expect from these creators. How soon can we get this on our screens full time, CW?

Jan 22, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Perhaps when Green Arrow & the Canaries has its own proper show, it will gain its footing and leave a unique mark on the Arrowverse. But, looking at this singular episode, it set up a lot of decent backstory for more episodes to come.

Jan 22, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

As an epilogue to Crisis on Infinite Earths, "Green Arrow and the Canaries" mostly hits the mark... What this episode fails to do, however, is justify building an entirely new series around the new plot threads introduced here.

Jan 22, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

So yeah, there's plenty of intrigue to go around if The CW decides to keep this one around. Should The CW pick it up? I'd hedge yes.

Jan 22, 2020 | Full Review…

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