There are so many good episodes of
Arrow, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Lian Yu" the best, or is "Seeing Red" your favorite episode of Arrow? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Arrow are, let's rank every Arrow episode from best to worst.
Continuing a DC Comics connection that started with Superman and
Smallville, the CW's Arrow tells the story of Oliver Queen, a former billionaire by day and undercover vigilante Green Arrow be night. Starring Stephen Arnell as the Star City superhero, Arrow premiered on October 10, 2012. In addition to Arrow, the CW is also home to The Flash and Supergirl.
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list ordered by all voters Men Women Age Region rank your version 1
137 20 Lian Yu
Season 5 Episode 23: The battle between Oliver and Adrian Chase culminates on the island of Lian Yu, where Oliver recruits a group of unlikely allies to fight Chase in the season finale.
66 14 The Promise
Season 2 Episode 15: Oliver is shocked to learn that Slade has come to Starling City. Back on the island, Oliver tries to hide the secret of Shado's death and the battle begins.
78 23 Kapiushon
Season 5 Episode 17: Prometheus (JOSH SEGARRA) goes to great lengths to break Oliver. Meanwhile, in flashbacks, Anatoly becomes worries about Oliver’s increasingly violent tendencies.
73 22 Invasion!
Season 5 Episode 8: In the 100th episode and second part of the epic Crossover, Oliver finds himself in a life where he never became the Green Arrow. Meanwhile, The Flash and Supergirl help out.
70 23 The Brave and the Bold
Season 3 Episode 8: With boomerang-wielding killer Digger Harkness (NICK E. TARABAY) targeting Lyla and A.R.G.U.S. agents, Oliver enlists the help of his old friend, The Flash (GRANT GUSTIN).
73 25 Deathstroke
Season 2 Episode 18: Slade makes his move against Oliver - and the repercussions are enormous. While Oliver scrambles to protect his family, Isabel angles to take Queen Consolidated away from him.
48 9 City of Blood
Season 2 Episode 21: After Slade threatens to take away everything Oliver loves, Oliver decides the fastest way to stop further bloodshed is to surrender - an option that will lead to his death.
68 22 The Scientist
Season 2 Episode 8: After a seemingly impossible robbery at Queen Consolidated, Central City's police scientist Barry Allen (GRANT GUSTIN) offers to help Oliver and his team.
60 17 What We Leave Behind
Season 5 Episode 9: After Prometheus attacks Curtis, Oliver realizes that Prometheus knows all of Team Arrow’s secret identities and is planning to come for them one by one.
48 11 Checkmate
Season 5 Episode 16: Oliver gets closer to the truth about Prometheus. Meanwhile, Helix refuses to continue helping Felicity until she does a favor for them.
60 19 Seeing Red
Season 2 Episode 20: After the Mirakuru sends Roy into an uncontrollable rage and he unleashes on the city, Oliver realizes it's taken over completely, and he must figure out a way to stop him.
44 10 Missing
Season 5 Episode 22: Black Siren (KATIE CASSIDY) returns to help Chase. Felicity organizes a birthday party for Oliver while Lance is furious when Rene misses the custody hearing for his daughter.
41 9 The Undertaking
Season 1 Episode 21: When Felicity discovers a lead that might lead to Walter's whereabouts, Oliver gambles that Felicity can be counted on in the field for the first time.
48 14 The Odyssey
Season 1 Episode 14: After Oliver is shot, he turns to Felicity for help. Together, she and Diggle team up to save Oliver's life - as he hovers between life and death.
15 1 Corto Maltese
Season 3 Episode 3: Oliver (STEPHEN AMELL) searches for Thea (WILLA HOLLAND) in Corto Maltese, while Diggle (DAVID RAMSEY) tracks down a rogue field operative Mark Shaw (guest star DAVID CUBITT).
45 14 Deathstroke Returns
Season 6 Episode 5: Slade (MANU BENNETT) returns and asks Oliver for help in tracking down his son, who’s been taken by mercenaries. Meanwhile, Vigilante reappears in Star City.
36 8 Streets of Fire
Season 2 Episode 22: As Slade's soldiers attack the city, Oliver rallies his team and Felicity gets a call from S.T.A.R. Labs with game-changing news. Thea comes face to face with Malcolm Merlyn.
44 14 Darkness on the Edge of Town
Season 1 Episode 22: With the Undertaking only days away, Malcolm dons his black hood, while Oliver must outwit and/or outfight the Dark Archer in order to save the city.
47 18 Pilot
Season 1 Episode 1: In the series premiere, billionaire Oliver Queen returns to Starling City after being stranded on a remote island for five years and adopts the persona of Arrow to fight crime.
32 7 Year's End
Season 1 Episode 9: Determined to make up for all the lost holidays, Oliver decides to throw the family a Christmas party. Meanwhile, Tommy asks Laurel to spend Christmas with him.
22 3 Honor Thy Fathers
Season 5 Episode 21: Oliver returns to the Mayor’s Office to face the release of dozens of violent criminals prosecuted by Chase. And a mysterious corpse is delivered to Oliver’s office.