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The WORST episodes of Arrow

Every episode of Arrow ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Arrow!

After being marooned for five years on a remote island and presumed dead, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime in his hometown of Starling City.

Last Updated: 8/5/2022Network: The CW
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Green Arrow & The Canaries
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7.21
1230 votes

#1 - Green Arrow & The Canaries

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/21/2020

It’s the year 2040 in Star City and Mia Queen has everything she could have ever wanted. However, when Laurel and Dinah suddenly show up in her life again, things take a shocking turn and her perfect world is upended. Laurel and Dinah are tracking a kidnapping victim with direct ties to Mia and they need her help. Knowing it will change everything, Mia can’t help but be a hero and she, Laurel and Dinah suit up once again to save the city.

Directors: Tara Miele
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Living Proof
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7.32
1494 votes

#2 - Living Proof

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/6/2019

Oliver finds himself in a precarious position. SCPD shows up with a warrant for Felicity.

Directors: Gordon Verheul
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Lost Canary
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7.34
1563 votes

#3 - Lost Canary

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/15/2019

After being accused of murder and having her criminal past exposed, Laurel goes full Black Siren and teams up with an old criminal acquaintance, Shadow Thief, to go on a crime spree around Star City. While Dinah aims to bring Laurel in, Felicity refuses to give up on her friend and tries everything to get through to her, even summoning Sara Lance for help. However, Laurel rebuffs all her efforts, forcing the former friends to face off against each other.

Directors: Kristin Windell
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Spartan
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7.35
1519 votes

#4 - Spartan

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/22/2019

After the Ninth Circle delivers a major setback for Team Arrow, Diggle reluctantly reaches out to a Four-Star General of the Defense Intelligence Agency for help, despite unresolved tension from their past. Meanwhile, Oliver discovers a piece of information that he believes will turn Emiko against the Ninth Circle. Alena returns with an interesting proposal for Felicity.

Directors: Avi Youabian
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My Name is Emiko Queen
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7.38
1759 votes

#5 - My Name is Emiko Queen

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/21/2019

Oliver is ready to get back to work with the SCPD and to focus on his marriage with Felicity. However, when Dinah tasks Oliver with tracking the new Green Arrow things take a surprising turn. Meanwhile, Diggle and Lyla must answer to ARGUS about Diaz.

Directors: Andi Armaganian
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Broken Hearts
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7.38
4896 votes

#6 - Broken Hearts

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/23/2016

A heartbroken Cupid returns to Star City with one goal — to destroy anyone in love. The team learns she’s killing couples on their wedding day so Oliver and Felicity decide to pose as bait.

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Brothers in Arms
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7.39
2414 votes

#7 - Brothers in Arms

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/5/2018

Oliver and Diggle face their biggest challenge yet. Curtis is disappointed to find out his new boyfriend has a firm anti-vigilante stance.

Directors: Mark Bunting
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Training Day
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7.41
1602 votes

#8 - Training Day

Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/11/2019

Team Arrow attempts to work with the Star City Police Department but much to Oliver's frustration, things don't go as planned. Meanwhile, Dinah gets some life-changing news.

Directors: Ruba Nadda
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Brothers & Sisters
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7.42
1593 votes

#9 - Brothers & Sisters

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/4/2019

After months of covertly pursuing Dante, Diggle and Lyla finally have a solid lead on the elusive terrorist, so they deploy the ARGUS Ghost Initiative to apprehend him. Meanwhile, Oliver tries to bond with Emiko.

Directors: Marcus Stokes
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The Dragon
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7.43
2393 votes

#10 - The Dragon

Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/19/2018

Looking to expand his empire, Diaz and Laurel meet with The Quadrant, a coalition of mafia families who run national organized crime. Meanwhile, after Oliver’s recent decision, Felicity and Curtis double their efforts on building Helix Dynamics.

Directors: Gordon Verheul
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Past Sins
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7.45
1722 votes

#11 - Past Sins

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/28/2019

The past comes back to haunt both Oliver and Laurel. Curtis is upset when he discovers that Diggle and Lyla have restarted The Ghost Initiative with Diaz, China White, Kane Wolfman and Carrie Cutter.

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Confessions
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7.46
1546 votes

#12 - Confessions

Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/29/2019

When they learn of an upcoming attack on the city, Team Arrow calls Roy Harper to help them stop the Ninth Circle. However, things go awry and there is massive collateral damage. As Captain of the SCPD, Dinah investigates what happened.

Directors: Tara Miele
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Star City 2040
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7.47
1623 votes

#13 - Star City 2040

Season 7 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/18/2019

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.

Directors: James Bamford
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Collision Course
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7.48
2565 votes

#14 - Collision Course

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/1/2018

Oliver, Diggle and Felicity disagree with Dinah, Curtis and Rene on how to handle Black Siren. The two teams face off and a fight ensues.

Directors: Ken Shane
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The Thanatos Guild
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7.48
2426 votes

#15 - The Thanatos Guild

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/29/2018

Nyssa Al Ghul returns to Star City to warn Thea that a group of renegade League of Assassins members are planning to attack her. This group, led by Athena, is intent on finding a mysterious box that Malcolm left behind and will stop at nothing to get it. Nyssa helps Oliver come to a life-changing realization.

Directors: Joel Novoa
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Inheritance
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7.48
1562 votes

#16 - Inheritance

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/25/2019

Laurel learns about some damaging information that affects Emiko. Always looking to protect his sister, Oliver invites Laurel to help investigate, which makes Felicity happy as her friend is now working with the team. However, when things go awry, Felicity is forced to make a choice between the team and Laurel.

Directors: Patia Prouty
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Emerald Archer
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7.49
1699 votes

#17 - Emerald Archer

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/4/2019

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.

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Beacon of Hope
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7.51
5185 votes

#18 - Beacon of Hope

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/30/2016

Brie Larvan breaks out of jail and turns up at Palmer Tech threatening to kill everyone unless she gets the bio-chip that is implanted in Felicity’s spine. When Oliver realizes that Felicity, Thea and Donna are trapped in Palmer Tech with everyone else, he looks to a surprising ally to help Team Arrow save the day.

Directors: Michael Schultz
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Level Two
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7.51
1902 votes

#19 - Level Two

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/5/2018

Oliver makes a drastic move in his quest to find Diaz. Like her husband, Felicity pulls out all the stops to get to Diaz. Meanwhile, when arsonists target Rene’s community center, injuring Zoe in the process, the mysterious new Green Arrow swoops in to help save the day. Faced with pressure from the mayor to capture the vigilante, Dinah must decide if following the rules at all costs is the best plan to keep the city safe.

Directors: Ben Bray
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Welcome to Hong Kong
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7.52
1401 votes

#20 - Welcome to Hong Kong

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/22/2019

Oliver, John, Laurel and Tatsu seek out an important person within The Monitor’s plan. Connor has a heart to heart with his brother.

Directors: Antonio Negret
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Divided
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7.52
2730 votes

#21 - Divided

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/18/2018

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.

Directors: James Bamford
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Star City Slayer
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7.52
1616 votes

#22 - Star City Slayer

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/11/2019

Oliver and Felicity are disappointed after they learn that William is hiding something from them. Wanting to focus on his family, Oliver steps back from his Green Arrow duties and lets the team take over tracking down a serial killer. However, when the team becomes targets for the killer, things take a bloody turn.

Directors: Gregory Smith
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Reversal
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7.52
3422 votes

#23 - Reversal

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/2/2017

Just as Oliver starts to get things in order, Black Siren launches another attack on the citizens of Star City.

Directors: Gregory Smith
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Spectre of the Gun
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7.54
5253 votes

#24 - Spectre of the Gun

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/15/2017

A traumatic attack on City Hall triggers painful memories for Rene about his family. Flashbacks reveal how Rene went from simple family man to a hero named Wild Dog. Meanwhile, Oliver must deal with the perpetrator behind the attack and realizes the best way to do so is as Mayor Queen instead of the Green Arrow. Tensions run high in the Arrow bunker.

Directors: Kristin Windell
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Doppelganger
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7.54
2498 votes

#25 - Doppelganger

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/8/2018

Oliver and Thea are shocked to hear that Roy Harper is back in Star City. However, when they discover the circumstances of Roy's return, Oliver and Thea realize that Roy is in trouble and jump in to save him. Black Siren makes a shocking decision.

Directors: Kristin Windell
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