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Arrow: Season 5 (2016-2017)




Critic Consensus: No stranger to dramatic twists and turns, season five of Arrow continues to introduce new villains and surprise viewers despite some inconsistency.


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In Season 5, the lives of the "Arrow" team have spiraled out of control after the loss of Laurel (Katie Cassidy). Oliver (Stephen Amell) is encouraged by Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) to find a new team after Diggle (David Ramsey) rejoins the Army and Thea (Willa Holland) refuses to work with him. With Thea running the Mayor's Office alone as Oliver has his focus elsewhere, she appoints Quentin (Paul Blackthorne) deputy mayor. As the powerful Prometheus targets the Green Arrow, Oliver relents and brings Rene "Wild Dog" Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez), Evelyn Sharp (Madison McLaughlin), Rory "Ragman" Regan (Joe Dinicol) and Curtis (Echo Kellum) into the fold. The new team struggles with trust issues, but with a final addition of Tina Boland (Juliana Harkavy) they find their momentum and focus on bringing down Prometheus before he can destroy both the Green Arrow and Oliver. Episode 8 is part of the crossover event with sister shows "Supergirl," "Flash" and "Legends of Tomorrow."


Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen
David Ramsey
as John Diggle
Paul Blackthorne
as Quentin Lance
Willa Holland
as Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards
as Felicity Smoak
Katie Cassidy
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
Josh Segarra
as Prometheus
Rick Gonzalez
as Wild Dog
Chad L. Coleman
as Tobias Church
Tyler Ritter
as Det. Malone
David Nykl
as Anatoly
Lexa Doig
as Talia al Ghul
Madison McLaughlin
as Evelyn Sharp
Dolph Lundgren
as Konstantin Kovar
Cody Rhodes
as Garret Runnels
Susanna Thompson
as Moira Queen
Charlie Barnett
as John Diggle, Jr
Wil Traval
as Christopher Chance/Human Target
Juliana Harkavy
as Tina Boland
Kelly Hu
as China White
Rutina Wesley
as Liza Warner
Grant Gustin
as The Flash
Melissa Benoist
as Supergirl
Nick E. Tarabay
as Digger Harkness
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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

Season 5 is currently sitting in the middle overall for me, better than the last two seasons easily, but not as good as the first two.

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

[This show] got back on track lately and is again delivering solid dramatic adaptations of action-driven superhero stories.

July 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The most important accomplishment of the most recent season of Arrow was its return to grounded, personal storytelling similar to that which made the first two seasons such quality viewing.

July 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Arrow went out with a bang tonight in an emotional finale that brought years of storytelling to a close.

December 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Good grief, was Season 5 not the time for Arrow to end with a cliffhanger.

October 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Yet a deeper look at the episodes implies that the writers threw every ball they could think of into the air and tried like hell to catch them all before the final episode.

October 3, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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