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Arrow Season 8

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Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

Arrow plays with a time loop while bidding Paul Blackthorne fond farewell in an installment that feels like a diversion from the season's endgame -- albeit a satisfying one.

Episode Info

Oliver finds himself facing a life-or-death situation that's sadly all too familiar; and Laurel gets an opportunity to make amends with the past.

Cast

Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen
Katie Cassidy
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance/Black Siren
David Ramsey
as John Diggle
Paul Blackthorne
as Quentin Lance
Willa Holland
as Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards
as Felicity Smoak
Charlie Barnett
as John Diggle Jr.
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Critic Reviews for Reset

What I particularly liked about this lesson, though, is how it works on a meta-level, too. In the same way that Oliver must make peace with his fate, the same goes for Arrow fans. Arrow is ending, and we just have to accept that.

Nov 27, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Arrow may be revisiting old haunts-in this case, literally revisiting the same few scenes over and over again-but the results are anything but tired.

Nov 27, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Reset was a fitting title for this episode as it got Arrow's final season back on focus with Oliver squarely in the spotlight as he prepares for his final curtain call.

Nov 27, 2019 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

Using a final, farewell tour from Paul Blackthorne's Quentin Lance to sell this story is yet another home run move for the show's last season.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm confused about why this is the way Arrow is spending the final episodes of its final season

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

On an hour that was akin to Groundhog Day -- or Edge of Tomorrow if you think like Laurel -- Arrow was yet again fantastic and full of throwbacks and tears.

Nov 27, 2019 | Rating: 4.9/5 | Full Review…

Groundhog Day, Edge of Tomorrow, whatever timeloop fan favorite film you want to bring up, Arrow succeeds in an inventive and introspective way in episode 6 of its final season.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

A thoroughly compelling character-driven narrative that brought closure to some of the show's most important storylines and steered this season in another unexpected direction.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

David Ramsey does a beautiful job directing his second hour, with a solid cinematographer to convey the helplessness and absolute resignation Oliver faces throughout.

Dec 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"Reset" makes great use of the familiar but still enjoyable Groundhog Day formula. It gives Quentin Lance the final sendoff he deserves, and it pushes Ollie's final journey forward in a meaningful way.

Nov 27, 2019 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

The overall effect is that it feels like the writers doing a poor job of resolving a problem they only just now invented.

Nov 27, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…