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The Fallen 

Ra's al Ghul finally makes Oliver an offer he can't refuse. The team joins Oliver on his journey to Nanda Parbat where a heartbroken Felicity decides to take matters into her own hands.

Director:

Antonio Negret

Writers:

Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance
David Ramsey ... John Diggle
Willa Holland ... Thea Queen
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Colton Haynes ... Roy Harper (credit only)
John Barrowman ... Malcolm Merlyn
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance (credit only)
Brandon Routh ... Ray Palmer
Matt Nable ... Ra's al Ghul
Karl Yune ... Maseo Yamashiro / Sarab
Rila Fukushima ... Tatsu Yamashiro
Marc Singer ... General Matthew Shrieve
Françoise Yip ... The Priestess (as Francoise Yip)
Karin Konoval ... Dr. Vaca
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Ra's al Ghul finally makes Oliver an offer he can't refuse. The team joins Oliver on his journey to Nanda Parbat where a heartbroken Felicity decides to take matters into her own hands.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

During a flashback sequence, Oliver, Tatsu, and Maseo interrogate a soldier with the name "BAMFORD" on his jacket. This is an homage to James Bamford, the stunt coordinator for the series. See more »

Goofs

In Hong Kong, drivers drive on the left side of the road. In the scene where Oliver is chasing the Army transport, he is driving a left hand drive car on the right side of the street. It is very difficult for someone to register a left hand drive car in HK which means that it is highly unlikely that Oliver stole a LHD car to chase after the truck. See more »

Quotes

Ra's al Ghul: Oliver Queen is dead. Eventually to be reborn as Ra's al Ghul. But for now, only the Arrow, Al Sah-Him shall remain. Al Sah-Him. Heir to the Demon.
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Arrow End Theme
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Written by Blake Neely
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Farewell Oliver Queen
22 April 2015 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Much like 'Sara' from early on this season, 'The Fallen' was one of the darkest and morbid episodes of Arrow all time. I don't always agree with what the writers decide to do with characters, but I do love the way they write great dark character drama. The dialogue of the entire episode was really well put together. I feel like anyone who has watched the show from the beginning got the feels tonight. Whether it was Oliver grieving over Thea, the Olicity moments, Ray and Felicity, or even the Maseo-Diggle moment, it was a really well written episode.

So Thea sort of died and was taken to the Lazarus Pit. Considering since the very first time Ras was mentioned I have been waiting for the pit to make an appearance, it was nice to see a character be brought back. Though I would have rather had Sara been brought back early on this season. It begs the question as to why Ra's didn't just bring Sara back for Nyssa in the first place? I guess there's still a chance that can be the case later on this season considering Caity Lotz is confirmed for the spin off (and was apparently seen filming alongside Amell and Gustin). Becoming the White Canary does make some sense if she is a 'changed' person coming out of the pit.

Back to tonight, I was once again really impressed with Stephen Amell's acting. He has improved so much since season 1 and tonight was another great example. He plays the dark and suffering Oliver Queen incredibly well. This show is so different than Flash and it's hard to believe at times that they even exist in the same universe sometimes. Now that there is no more Oliver Queen and all we have is the new Ra's Al Ghul, I'm pretty sure that will continue. So knowing what the preview shows for next week, Oliver obviously wont kill Diggle, but how does he get out of this? How does Oliver make peace with Ra's by the end of the season? We only have 3 episodes left and there are still so many questions left unanswered.

The Maseo-Diggle confrontation was nice to see as two brother like figures in Oliver's life both shared their two cents with each other. Although, Maseo's character I feel as though has had some inconsistencies. Felicity and Ra's was just as entertaining, though it was mostly written to make us feel sympathy for what Ra's is doing. Not to compare but we got to know and love the Slade character much more before his turn, and I just don't know that I have any sympathy for what Ra's plan is. Perhaps Nyssa can just take over by the end of the year. That brings us to the biggest fan service moment in possibly Arrow's history, the Olicity scene. After almost 3 full seasons of teasing Oliver and Felicity, they finally had their real moment. Uninterrupted and very romantic I thought it was handled very well. I just hope by the time season 4 comes along, we can all just relax for awhile and let their relationship blossom. So tonight was one of the darker episodes Arrow has had but yet I really loved it. It gave us a look at just how far a man who will go to protect his loved ones. Enter Al Sah-him, heir to the demon.

+Dark, grim episode

+Olicity

+You get the feels multiple times

+The Pit finally used

+Sacrifice

-Maseo inconsistent

9.2/10


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