Arrow: Season 2 (2013 - 2014)

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Season 2
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The second season of Arrow boasts more fantastic action, as well as a widening cast of intriguing, richly written characters.

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Critic Ratings: 12

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 9, 2013
2
Air date: Oct 16, 2013
3
Air date: Oct 23, 2013
4
Air date: Oct 30, 2013
5
Air date: Nov 6, 2013
6
Air date: Nov 13, 2013
7
Air date: Nov 20, 2013
8
Air date: Dec 4, 2013
9
Air date: Dec 11, 2013
10
Air date: Jan 15, 2014
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The Season 2 adventures of Arrow (based on DC Comics hero Green Arrow) begin with Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) returning to Starling City after the Undertaking and discovering that things are in worse shape than he imagined. Oliver's major foe is Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett), who becomes the villainous Deathstroke after being injected with the strength-inducing serum mirakuru. Slade wants to kill Oliver because he blames him for Shado's death on the island. But he's not the only thug who causes trouble for either Oliver or Arrow. Oliver gets into a heated battle with China White (Kelly Hu) and Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White) over stolen medical supplies. Shrapnel (Sean Maher) sets off bombs in Starling City. The Clock King (Robert Knepper) opens bank vaults using advanced technology. The Huntress (Jessica De Gouw) returns and takes hostages at the courthouse when her father is arrested. And the League of Assassins target Oliver and Canary (Caity Lotz). Elsewhere, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) fears for her job when Sebastian Blood (Kevin Alejandro) exposes her drug addiction; and Diggle (David Ramsey) pursues Deadshot (Michael Rowe) in Russia.

Cast

Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen
Katie Cassidy
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
Colin Donnell
as Tommy Merlyn
Colin Salmon
as Walter Steele
David Ramsey
as John Diggle
Jamey Sheridan
as Robert Queen
Paul Blackthorne
as Quentin Lance
Willa Holland
as Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards
as Felicity Smoak
Kevin Alejandro
as Brother Blood
Dylan Bruce
as Adam Donner
Summer Glau
as Isabel Rochev
Michael Jai White
as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger
Grant Gustin
as Barry Allen
Sean Maher
as Mark Sheffner/Shrapnel
Michael Eklund
as Barton Mathis
Jeffrey Nordling
as Frank Bertinelli
Seth Gabel
as The Count
Graham Shiels
as Cyrus Gold/Acolyte
Clé Bennett
as The Mayor
Kelly Hu
as China White
Jessica De Gouw
as Helena/The Huntress
Robert Knepper
as William Tockman/The Clock King
John Barrowman
as Malcolm Merlyn
Lee Majdoub
as Warlord
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Critic Reviews for Arrow Season 2

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

Arrow possesses an intelligence that shines through its TV-budget production values, which aren't too shabby.

Dec 3, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It's exactly where I would expect it to be for the premiere, as the writers are masters at pacing things out, as we learned when Arrow Season 1 ended with a perfect crescendo.

Oct 10, 2013 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

Arrow season two cranks up the volume from what season one gives us.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The players come together right off the bat.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

To be honest, it just felt good to be back in Starling City, and the writers managed to set up plenty of intrigue for the coming season.

Oct 10, 2013 | Full Review…

All in all, pretty solid season opener.

Oct 10, 2013 | Full Review…

Its 23-episode arc moved with a momentum that has yet to be topped, and Season 2 matched Season 1's grit with the show's current DC fidelity, exemplified what the show, and the Arrow-verse as a whole, can do at its peak.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

This week's episode comes after a brief hiatus due to the Olympics, but it was definitely worth the wait. Packed full of great action, character moments and teases for what's to come, "Time of Death" was another winner for The CW's hit show.

Apr 4, 2014 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Arrow and Roy's developing relationship/partnership/etc. makes for the crux of this episode, and it is not only the best material of [episode 12, "Tremors"] but some of the best of the season.

Jan 30, 2014 | Full Review…

The reliably enjoyable Arrow often leaves more expensive and highly touted shows in its dust.

Dec 3, 2013 | Full Review…

While it's always going to be Oliver's story, it's nice to see the other players having their own lives, even if they do ultimately tie in to what's going on with Oliver and his journey from vigilante to hero.

Jan 18, 2019 | Full Review…

With "City of Heroes," the creative team has hit the ground running, delivering a fast-paced premiere sure to placate anyone who feared a sophomore nosedive in quality.

Oct 14, 2013 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Arrow: Season 2

  • Nov 01, 2019
    Arguably the best season in this show
  • Oct 29, 2019
    Deathstroke was great and there was more tension! This is my second favorite season of the whole arrowverse and is everything season 1 of Arrow was but even better and different!
  • Oct 22, 2019
    Better than the previous season, Arrow's second season presents us with skillful direction, once again amazing action scenes and once again engaging plot, with an extremely captivating villain and excellently portrayed characters by Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Manu Bennett, Susanna Thompson, Paul Blackthorne and John Barrowman. By the way, the introduction of the Flash is done sensationally
  • Oct 15, 2019
    Same plot, but still enjoyable
  • Oct 14, 2019
    Season 2 is truly an amazing season of arrow. The writers do a better job of writing new characters in the show, and bringing Deathstroke as the main villian wanting to kill Oliver Queen because Slade thinks Oliver was the one responsible for the killing of Shadow. So I think Slade's motivation makes a lot of sense.
  • Oct 10, 2019
    Not often I rate a show/season a full 5/5 or 10/10 stars but if you start at season 1, by the time you finish season 2, I think season 2 is actually BETTER in a portrayal of Deathstroke and even the suicide squad than their own big screen movies were.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    After a great first season, "Arrow" steps it up in every way. The villain, Deathstroke, is fantastic, and Oliver feels like he knows what he's doing more so than in Season 1. Roy Harper is one of the show's best characters, and the Team Arrow we have in Season 2 is at their peak. Also, introducing Barry Allen is one of the best ideas the creators had, Grant Gustin is great. Overall, I'll give it an "A"
  • Oct 07, 2019
    Season 2 of Arrow started off once again wading slowly through the teen melodrama the CW is famous for, but it definitely picks up in the second half. Manu Bennett was incredible as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke, a heartbroken psychopath, he was definitely my favorite. I thought Katie Cassidy's physique looked a little strange, which I'm assuming was related to her character's struggle with drugs, but it just seemed a little jarring since she was one of the more attractive members of the cast in the first season. I also felt that the drug/alcohol subplot was played a little too cliche for my taste. I thought the subtle introduction of Barry Allen was done well, with Grant Gustin being a solid choice as the future Flash. Caity Lotz does a good job as Black Canary, although I thought her costume leaned more toward sex appeal than practicality. I still feel like the show relies too much on flashbacks, even though it was necessary for the present day plot. I felt like they could've cut back on a lot of it. I think this season did improve over the last, and since I'm currently watching season 4, I can easily say that this was my favorite season of the series so far.
  • Sep 25, 2019
    Season 2 was better than Season 1, I love that they got Deathstroke in this season. Best choice ever.
  • Sep 17, 2019
    Best season of arrow. Slade was an awesome villain, the characters were well-developed, especially oliver, and the mirakuru was an awesome concept

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