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!
FadeoutJanuary 28, 2020
Season 8, Episode 10
After eight seasons, and the launch of countless superheroes, the series wraps up the story of the Green Arrow.
Starling CityOctober 15, 2019
Season 7, Episode 1
While trying to decipher The Monitor’s mission, Oliver returns to Starling City where he encounters familiar faces. Meanwhile, Mia and William’s team clash with a new foe.
KapiushonMarch 22, 2017
Season 5, Episode 17
Prometheus goes to extreme lengths to destroy Oliver. In flashbacks, Oliver's violent tendencies come to a head in a confrontation with Anatoly.
Promises KeptNovember 16, 2017
Season 6, Episode 6
As Slade continues to uncover clues about his son’s last few years, Oliver makes a big decision. Meanwhile, the Green Arrow leads the team into battle against “The Dragon,” a villain who is stealing valuable tech in Star City.
The ReturnFebruary 18, 2015
Season 3, Episode 14
Malcolm puts Oliver and Thea in a dangerous situation that lands them on Lian Yu with Oliver's former enemy, Deathstroke (guest star MANU BENNETT).
Invasion! (III)November 30, 2016
Season 5, Episode 8
Oliver wakes up to a life where he never got on The Queen’s Gambit. Robert and Moira Queen are alive and well. Laurel is his loving fiancée and their wedding is imminent. Everything seems perfect, but Oliver starts to notice small imperfections that make him question this new reality. Meanwhile, Felicity and the recruits take on a new threat with help from The Flash and Supergirl.
The crossover starts on Supergirl S02E08 Medusa (I) and The Flash S03E08 Invasion! (II). It continues on DC's Legends of Tomorrow S02E07 Invasion! (IV).
Deathstroke ReturnsNovember 9, 2017
Season 6, Episode 5
Slade returns and asks Oliver for help in tracking down his son. When they learn Joe has been taken hostage by mercenaries, their mission to save him gets complicated by a terrible revelation that could shatter Slade's hopes of reunion forever. Meanwhile, Vigilante reappears in Star City.
The Slabside RedemptionNovember 26, 2018
Season 7, Episode 7
Oliver makes a choice that will affect his entire life, as well as the lives of everyone he cares about.
Inmate 4587October 15, 2018
Season 7, Episode 1
Following Oliver’s shocking decision to turn himself over to the FBI and reveal his identity as the Green Arrow to the public, Oliver has spent the past five months in Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Determined to keep a low profile to shorten his sentence for the sake of his family, Oliver is tested when he runs into old foes. Meanwhile, Diggle and Dinah have taken on new jobs and left their costumes behind but not everyone is following suit. With her focus on William, Felicity tries to start over but when someone from her past resurfaces, things become complicated.
FundamentalsApril 12, 2018
Season 6, Episode 18
In his darkest place yet, Oliver wonders if he has failed at everything – being a father, a mayor and a hero. His frustration rising, Oliver lashes out at Felicity and William. A surprising visit from an old friend has Oliver questioning his next move.
Streets of FireMay 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.
LegacyOctober 5, 2016
Season 5, Episode 1
A deadly new criminal, Tobias Church, threatens Star City, which forces Oliver to consider forming a new team of superheroes to help him do battle. In flashbacks, Oliver faces off against the Bratva in Russia.
The Man Under The HoodApril 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.
HauntedNovember 4, 2015
Season 4, Episode 5
When things take a turn for the worse with Sara, Oliver calls in a favor from an old friend who deals in the mystical, John Constantine (guest star MATT RYAN).
Corto MalteseOctober 22, 2014
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).
What We Leave BehindDecember 7, 2016
Season 5, Episode 9
After Prometheus attacks Curtis, Oliver realizes Prometheus knows all of Team Arrow’s secret identities and is planning to come for them one by one. Felicity and Detective Malone discover a clue that links Prometheus to Oliver’s past.
Emerald ArcherFebruary 4, 2019
Season 7, Episode 12
A documentary entitled “The Hood and the rise of vigilantism” starring Oliver Queen, Felicity Smoak, and the rest of Team Arrow. As a camera crew follows Oliver and team around to talk about their past as vigilantes and what the Green Arrow means to Star City, Oliver must also deal with William’s return from boarding school as well as a new threat to the city. The episode will feature “documentary footage” captured by the BTS crew and interviews from those who have worked alongside the Green Arrow.
Leap of FaithOctober 29, 2019
Season 8, Episode 3
Reunited with his sister, Oliver and Thea find themselves searching through a familiar maze of catacombs. Meanwhile, John and Lyla partner on a special ops mission.
City of BloodApril 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.
PilotOctober 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.
MissingMay 17, 2017
Season 5, Episode 22
Black Siren returns to give Chase help; Felicity plans a birthday party for Oliver; Lance is angry with Rene for missing the custody hearing about his daughter.
The MagicianOctober 29, 2014
Season 3, Episode 4
Oliver and Nyssa al Ghul (KATRINA LAW) join forces to go after the Dark Archer, intent on bringing Sara's killer to justice. And Ra's al Ghul (MATT NABLE) makes his entrance.
VendettaDecember 5, 2012
Season 1, Episode 8
As Oliver and Helena grow closer, he trains her to be his ally to Diggle's dismay. But when her quest for revenge proves to be too strong for Oliver, all hell breaks loose.
Dead To RightsFebruary 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).
UnthinkableMay 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.