The Best Episodes Directed by James Bamford


#1 - Fadeout

Arrow Season 8 - Episode 10

After eight seasons, and the launch of countless superheroes, the series wraps up the story of the Green Arrow.

star 8.07
1178 votes
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The Slabside Redemption

#2 - The Slabside Redemption

Arrow Season 7 - Episode 7

Oliver makes a choice that will affect his entire life, as well as the lives of everyone he cares about.

star 7.90
1785 votes
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Elseworlds, Part 2

#3 - Elseworlds, Part 2

Arrow Season 7 - Episode 9

Still stuck in each other’s bodies, Oliver and Barry get a lead on John Deegan and head to Gotham City with Supergirl to figure out why their reality has changed. While there, they meet the mysterious Kate Kane, who provides them with information that leads the group to Arkham Asylum.

star 7.89
2125 votes
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Life Sentence

#4 - Life Sentence

Arrow Season 6 - Episode 23

With a new ally on his team, Oliver engages Diaz in an epic final battle.

star 7.87
2296 votes
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Inmate 4587

#5 - Inmate 4587

Arrow 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.

star 7.86
2070 votes
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#6 - Invasion!

Arrow 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.

star 7.82
7045 votes
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Starling City

#7 - Starling City

Arrow Season 8 - 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.

star 7.80
1505 votes
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You Have Saved This City

#8 - You Have Saved This City

Arrow Season 7 - Episode 22

The battle between Oliver and Emiko comes to a boiling point which brings back some familiar faces and leaves others in dire jeopardy.

star 7.80
1505 votes
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The Recruits

#9 - The Recruits

Arrow Season 5 - Episode 2

Oliver’s new recruits for Team Arrow are Curtis, Wild Dog and Evelyn Sharp. Unfortunately, the Green Arrow’s training methods prove to be too much for some of them to handle. Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Oliver’s initiation into the Bratva continues.

star 7.79
5851 votes
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Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2

#10 - Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2

Arrow Season 6 - Episode 8

Barry and Iris’s wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold, The Ray, Felicity Smoak, Iris West and Alex Danvers to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes — Green Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and White Canary — lead their teams into battle to save the world.

star 7.76
3861 votes
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#11 - Haywire

Superman & Lois Season 1 - Episode 4

While sitting in the stands at the high school football game, Lois and Chrissy spot fish-out-of-water Morgan Edge conversing with Mayor Dean and Kyle, and the two see right through this insincere move to try to win over the town. Meanwhile, Clark agrees to help Lois out at a town hall meeting, but things get tense when he finds himself pulled in two different directions. Lastly, Jonathan is having mixed emotions about Jordan’s newfound status.

star 7.72
1068 votes
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Code of Silence

#12 - Code of Silence

Arrow Season 4 - Episode 14

Oliver and team uncover HIVE’s plan to take out Team Arrow once and for all. With HIVE’s next attack imminent, Lance wonders if Donna is safer without him in her life. Meanwhile, with the wedding fast approaching, Oliver begins to feel guilty that he hasn’t told Felicity about his son.

star 7.71
4769 votes
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#13 - Survivors

Supergirl Season 2 - Episode 4

When Kara and Alex investigate the murder of an unregistered alien, the trail leads to an alien fight club run by Roulette, the ringmaster who commands aliens to fight in mortal combat for the entertainment of rich humans. While trying to stop the fighting, Supergirl and Martian Manhunter find themselves up against a surprising opponent. Meanwhile, Hank is thrilled to have found another Martian and tries to get to know M'Gann better. Supergirl takes Mon-El under her wing and begins to train him.

star 7.70
4481 votes
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#14 - Purgatory

Arrow Season 8 - Episode 7

Oliver’s mission takes him to Lian Yu where he tries to ignore the repercussions of the looming Crisis until he receives help from an old friend. A united Team Arrow faces a recognizable villain.

star 7.69
1162 votes
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#15 - Legacy

Arrow Season 5 - Episode 1

After Laurel's death and the departures of both Diggle and Thea from Team Arrow, Oliver takes to the streets solo to protect Star City's citizens as the Green Arrow. With Felicity guiding him from the bunker, Oliver is forced to deal with a city that has become overrun with both criminals and a slew of new (and painfully inexperienced) vigilantes. Watching Oliver try to balance his jobs as both the mayor and also the protector of Star City, Felicity suggests he form a new team, but Oliver resists. However, when a deadly new criminal, Tobias Church, enters the picture, Oliver realizes the best thing for the city might be a new team of superheroes. Meanwhile, the flashbacks take us to Russia where Oliver faces off against the Bratva.

star 7.68
6183 votes

#16 - Brotherhood

Arrow Season 4 - Episode 7

Team Green Arrow's ongoing battle with Damien Darhk is complicated by a shocking revelation. Thea's bloodlust returns and she loses control in front of Alex.

star 7.65
4632 votes

#17 - Fallout

Arrow Season 6 - Episode 1

The future of the team is left hanging in the balance after the emotional showdown between Oliver Queen and Adrian Chase. Now, the focus shifts to uncovering the fate of each and every member of Team Arrow. Could anyone have possibly survived an island-wide explosion, or has the book closed on them, as it has on Oliver's five-year flashback story?

star 7.56
4358 votes

#18 - Divided

Arrow Season 6 - Episode 10

Despite losing half his team, Oliver remains confident that he, Felicity and Diggle can stop Cayden James and Black Siren. However, when he discovers one of Cayden’s secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Dinah spends time with Vince.

star 7.52
2700 votes

#19 - Rescuers

NCIS: Hawai'i Season 1 - Episode 7

When a Navy petty officer is murdered, Jane and the team investigate while protecting the victim’s friend and colleague.

star 7.48
231 votes
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Star City 2040

#20 - Star City 2040

Arrow Season 7 - Episode 16

Mia and William venture into the Glades on a dangerous mission. There they run into Dinah, Roy and Zoe who deliver some devastating news. The flash forwards share highlights from Mia's childhood with Felicity.

star 7.47
1579 votes
If You Believe in Me, I'll Believe in You

#21 - If You Believe in Me, I'll Believe in You

Batwoman Season 1 - Episode 18

Batwoman enlists Luke and Julia for an undercover mission to recover one of the most important items from her cousin’s arsenal. While Alice continues developing her devious plans within Arkham’s walls, she gets an unexpected visit from Jacob Kane who needs her help. Meanwhile, Mary tries to prove herself to Kate. As Sophie gets closer to a co-worker, Kate reunites with an old flame.

star 7.41
718 votes
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