There were so many good episodes of Arrow, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Lian Yu" or "The Climb" 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. The seventh and last season of Arrow premiered in October 2019, with the Arrow finale airing January 28, 2020, two episodes after the 'Crisis On Infinite Earths' crossover.
Vote up your favorite episodes of Arrow, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Arrow episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like and use this Arrow episode list to vote up the best. And if you're all caught up on this show, you can also head on over to more shows like Arrow for something new to watch!
Original Airing: May 14, 2014
Season 2, Episode 23
In the Season Two Finale, Oliver must decide once and for all whether he's a killer or a hero when Slade moves forward with his plan to kill one more person in Oliver's life.
Original Airing: May 15, 2013
Season 1, Episode 23
In the epic season finale, Oliver & Diggle race to stop the Dark Archer from unleashing his vengeance on The Glades, while Oliver & Tommy's relationship takes a turn for the worse.
Original Airing: December 11, 2013
Season 2, Episode 9
After a fight with Cyrus Gold (aka the Acolyte), Oliver is drugged and left for dead. Determined to save him, Felicity's cure causes Oliver to hallucinate, and confront his past.
Original Airing: December 10, 2014
Season 3, Episode 9
Nyssa returns to Starling City and tells Oliver that her father, Ra's al Ghul has given the Arrow 48 hours to find Sara's killer before he unleashes the League of Assassins.
Original Airing: March 5, 2014
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.
Original Airing: April 2, 2014
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.
Original Airing: December 4, 2013
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.
Original Airing: April 23, 2014
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.
Original Airing: December 3, 2014
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).
Original Airing: February 13, 2013
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.
Original Airing: October 10, 2012
Season 1, Episode 1
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. Back in Starling City, Oliver slowly reconnects with those closest to him. Oliver has brought back many new skills from his time on the island and manages to secretly create the persona of Arrow to right the wrongs of his family and fight the ills of society. As Arrow, Oliver will atone for the past sins of his family while he searches for the personal redemption he needs.
Original Airing: April 30, 2014
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.
Original Airing: May 7, 2014
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.
Original Airing: May 1, 2013
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.
Original Airing: May 8, 2013
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.
Original Airing: April 16, 2014
Season 2, Episode 19
Oliver and the team return to the lair and find Slade waiting for them. An epic battle breaks out and Oliver is faced with a choice - his battle with Slade or his family.
Original Airing: February 27, 2013
Season 1, Episode 16
Oliver and Diggle learn that Deadshot (MICHAEL ROWE) is still alive - and his next target is Malcolm (recurring guest star JOHN BARROWMAN).
Original Airing: December 12, 2012
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.
Original Airing: November 7, 2012
Season 1, Episode 5
After Detective Lance arrests Oliver for murder, Oliver tells Moira the only lawyer he'll allow to represent him is Laurel. Laurel takes the case which puts her at odds with her father. Oliver offers to take a polygraph in front Detective Lance but things get tense when Lance asks him if anyone else was on the island with him. Oliver flashes back to when he got his first scar, courtesy of Deathstroke.
Original Airing: November 20, 2013
Season 2, Episode 7
With a mysterious Vertigo-related illness sweeping the city (and both Diggle and Felicity in danger) Oliver must choose between stopping the Count or standing by his family.
Original Airing: October 15, 2014
Season 3, Episode 2
Lance calls on the Arrow, when another archer appears in town, who goes by the name Komodo (guest star MATT WARD). COLIN DONNELL also returns as Tommy Merlyn in a flashback.
Original Airing: January 30, 2013
Season 1, Episode 12
When Thea finds herself in trouble with the police, Oliver turns to an old flame/now vice cop (JANINA GAVANKAR) for help in tracking down a drug dealer (SETH GABEL).
Original Airing: October 9, 2013
Season 2, Episode 1
In the season two premiere, Diggle and Felicity travel to Lian Yu to convince Oliver to return home to Starling City, where he finds things much worse than he imagined.
Original Airing: November 28, 2012
Season 1, Episode 7
Oliver encounters a mysterious woman, Helena Bertinelli, daughter of mob boss Frank Bertinelli, who he can finally be himself with, but he soon comes to realize she's hiding dangerous secrets of her own. Helena is on her own personal mission of vengeance and Oliver is caught in the middle. Meanwhile, Tommy is blindsided by an unfortunate turn of events and turns to Laurel for support.
Original Airing: November 6, 2013
Season 2, Episode 5
While Oliver tends to the Canary's wounds, he tries to get her to talk. But when they're both attacked by the League of Assassins, she confesses that she's connected.