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City of Blood 

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After Slade threatens to take everything Oliver loves away, Oliver decides the fastest way to stop further bloodshed is to surrender to his enemy. Knowing that surrender will surely lead to... See full summary »


Michael Schultz


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / The Arrow
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Willa Holland ... Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Colton Haynes ... Roy Harper
Manu Bennett ... Slade Wilson (voice)
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Kevin Alejandro ... Mayor Sebastian Blood / Brother Blood
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance
Summer Glau ... Isabel Rochev
Colin Salmon ... Walter Steele
Cynthia Addai-Robinson ... Amanda Waller
Roark Critchlow ... Clinton Hogue
Sean Rogerson ... Peter


After Slade threatens to take everything Oliver loves away, Oliver decides the fastest way to stop further bloodshed is to surrender to his enemy. Knowing that surrender will surely lead to Oliver's death, Diggle and Felicity go to extreme measures to keep Oliver from confronting Slade. Meanwhile, Thea considers leaving town, and Laurel resumes her crusade against Sebastian Blood. Finally, Slade unleashes his assault on Starling City. Written by Anonymous

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English | Arabic

Release Date:

30 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Oliver is talking to Thea about getting out of the city all the moving boxes in the room have right side up arrows on them. See more »


When Slade Wilson's army were on the bridge, several banners could be seen hanging from lampposts advertising Major League Soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps franchise. See more »


Oliver Queen: It ends tonight.
Felicity Smoak: How?
Oliver Queen: I turn myself over to Slade. I end this vendetta.
John Diggle: Oliver, you think this ends with you turning yourself over to Slade?
Oliver Queen: Yes, I do. After she was gone... he told me that one more person had to die. And then it would end. This ends for Slade when he kills me.
Felicity Smoak: I don't accept that. You shouldn't either. You can't just accept things, Oliver. If I had accepted my life, I would be a cocktail waitress in Vegas like my mother, and I never would have gone to college, and I never ...
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It was an episode of great acting and strong setup
1 May 2014 | by cousbrojsSee all my reviews

I expected a big and explosive episode, instead we got a really lighter but still heavy drama episode to counterbalance last weeks devastating cliffhanger. Everything wasn't as good as last weeks, but it had the initial setup for the next two episodes. But the acting, oh my goodness, the acting. This episode by far had the best acting in any Arrow episode to date, and I was really moved by how far these actors have come playing these characters. Strong performances and great scripts makes excellent episodes.

*Pacing: Excellent *Acting: Perfect *Drama: Excellent *Action: Good *Story: Excellent

Season 2 has been excellent and I'm excited at what happens next. Bring on the finale!

Episode Rating: 8/10

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