Arrow: Season 3 (2014 - 2015)

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Season 3
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Arrow stays on target with new characters and a steady supply of exciting action.

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Critic Ratings: 9

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 8, 2014
2
Air date: Oct 15, 2014
3
Air date: Oct 22, 2014
4
Air date: Oct 29, 2014
5
Air date: Nov 5, 2014
6
Air date: Nov 12, 2014
7
Air date: Nov 19, 2014
8
Air date: Dec 3, 2014
9
Air date: Dec 10, 2014
10
Air date: Jan 21, 2015
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The Season 3 adventures of Arrow (based on DC Comics hero Green Arrow) find Starling City embracing Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) as a hero in the wake of Slade's defeat. But, all is not well, as numerous adversaries quickly assault Queen and the city. Notably, he faces a cyber-terrorist and an obsessive stalker who dresses her victims in clothing to match the Arrow. Most seriously, though, a friend is murdered, and when the League of Assassins threaten to kill citizens of Starling City if the murderer isn't found, Queen finds himself in a life-or-death battle. Elsewhere, he and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) acknowledge their feelings for each other, but Queen is hesitant to make a commitment. Also, Arrow teams up with his friend the Flash (Grant Gustin) to stop a boomerang-wielding killer.

Cast

Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen
Katie Cassidy
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
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
John Barrowman
as Malcolm Merlyn
Colin Donnell
as Tommy Merlyn
Matt Nable
as Ra's al Ghul
Brandon Routh
as Ray Palmer
J.R. Ramirez
as Ted Grant
Amy Gumenick
as Carrie Cutter
Grant Gustin
as Barry/The Flash
Doug Jones
as Jake Simmons/Deathbolt
Matt Ward
as Simon Lacroix/Komodo
Manu Bennett
as Deathstroke
Charlotte Ross
as Donna Smoak
David Cubitt
as Mark Shaw
Adrian McMorran
as Michael Amar/Murmur
Steven Culp
as Joseph Cray
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Critic Reviews for Arrow Season 3

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (0)

"The Calm" introduced us to someone we barely recognized - Oliver with a positive outlook on life.

Jan 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The result was a gritty season that, while still on the weaker side, featured several of the show's best moments.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Arrow's context heading into its fourth season? Well, it kind of sucked last year, but it built up enough goodwill in its second season for me to continue giving this show the benefit of the doubt.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The show went in some new directions this season that were necessary for Oliver's character...I liked that, but I can see how that alienated some fans. It still had some excellent moments, but it is slipping...

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

What a breath of fresh air Routh's Ray Palmer is! Obviously the character was conceived in no small part as a complement to Emily Bett Rickards' take on Felicity.

Oct 9, 2014 | Full Review…

The visual appeal of the show is consistently improving.

Oct 9, 2014 | Full Review…

The Flash is getting all the plaudits right now, but that's the new and shiny (and so far, very solid) thing. We've gotten used to Arrow at this point, but in the way where we expect goodness from it. And "The Calm" delivered on that.

Oct 9, 2014 | Full Review…

After the kickoff to Season 3, 'Arrow' firmly establishes itself as the show to beat and perhaps not just on the comic book front.

Oct 8, 2014 | Full Review…

Arrow knocked it out of the park in season two, but season three already feels like an organic and exciting new chapter in Oliver's heroic journey.

Oct 8, 2014 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Arrow: Season 3

  • Nov 09, 2019
    It has failed at being as good as the first two seasons but still entertaining
  • Nov 01, 2019
    The later half of the season got a bit messy but still a good watch
  • Oct 22, 2019
    Even better than previous seasons, Arrow's third season features stylish direction, a tightly tied script, cinematic action scenes, a plot full of twists and excellently portrayed characters by Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Willa Holland, Colton Haynes, John Barrowman, Paul Blackthorne, Caity Lotz and Brandon Routh
  • Oct 15, 2019
    Arrow must not kill?????? WT....!!!!!
  • Oct 13, 2019
    This season was a really big step back from 1&2. The characters are, for the most part, still fantastic. Felicity starts to get on my nerves towards the end, and even Oliver does some stuff that seems like it comes out of nowhere in the second half of the season. Malcolm Merlyn is back, and he's fantastic! Ra's al Ghul is not great though. Thea's character arc this time around is a big step up. The season starts up great, and almost completely falls apart after around episode 12 or 13. It's still pretty good, but it's not GREAT like the first 2 seasons. I'll give it a "B".
  • Oct 07, 2019
    Season 3 of Arrow felt disjointed and unfocused. The first two seasons built to climactic finales and completed arcs, but this season couldn't aim in a straight direction. The introduction of other heroes was fun, but should have been kept in the first half of the season. Colton Haynes as Roy Harper/Arsenal was my favorite character, his arc was done well and his relationship with Thea seemed honest and realistic. John Barrowman stole this season as Malcolm Merlyn, he owned every scene he was in. Other highlights included Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer and Katrina Law as Nyssa Al Ghul. I hated what they did with Felicity Smoak this season, I really felt like they train-wrecked her character by trying to force her into being a main love interest for Oliver Queen. Emily Bett Rickards can easily play Felicity as comic relief, but CANNOT play serious and emotional. Her character took up a majority of almost every episode, and her acting approach was to damply say her lines one. word. at. a. time. I got to a point where I had to fast forward whenever she came on screen, it was awful. The whole Nanda Parbat/ League of Assassins plot was unrealistic, Team Arrow easily killed many of these highly trained assassins with literally no consequences, they just kept being let go, it was hilarious after a while.
  • Sep 25, 2019
    What an amazing season. I am so happy they added Ra's Al Ghul,
  • Sep 17, 2019
    Not as good as the first two seasons, but still really good. I liked that raz al-ghoul was the villain, and it developed the league of assassins
  • Jul 15, 2019
    ok Felicity,Laurel and Diggle r just big douchebags I've never hated a character soo much Laurel gets mad and complains all the time after her sister dies Felicity just complains over every single thing when Oliver makes a plan Diggle is just some dude who just wants to be Oliver and the best Character in my opinion is the freaking enemy Ra's Al Gaul
  • Jun 02, 2019
    Season three definitely heads in some different directions, but I am totally here for them. Pros: The start of the Oliver-Felicity relationship. I know it's not true to the comics but the actors have great chemistry so I'm glad they didn't force it with either Black Canary. I also enjoyed the tension and laughs that Routh's Ray Palmer brought. It was fun to Oliver have a rival who is not just trying to kill him. Cons: Quantity over quality villains. The League of Assassins does really come into its own later on. Katie Cassidy is still cardboard.

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