Arrow - Season 4, Episode 13 - Rotten Tomatoes

Sins of the Father



Critic Consensus: "Sins of the Father" is a sprawling entry that feels diffuse in its narrative strands, threatening to spin out of control but bolstered by the thematic through-line of fatherhood.

Episode Info

Oliver receives an offer from Nyssa that is hard to refuse. Meanwhile, Thea continues to battle the blood lust; Malcolm steps in to help his daughter; and Laurel has a heart-to-heart talk with Nyssa.


Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen
Katie Cassidy
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
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
Colton Haynes
as Roy Harper
John Barrowman
as Malcolm Merlyn
Neal McDonough
as Damien Darhk
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Critic reviews for Sins of the Father

Whether your father is Ra's al Ghul... or even the Green Arrow, you're going to be the one to have to pay for his sins. That's the lesson Arrow tried to teach us tonight, and it's a lesson that will stick with everyone for the rest of their lives.

August 3, 2018 | Full Review…

All told, a very strong episode of Arrow in spite of some weird decision-making on Oliver's part. Felicity tells him he made the best out of an impossible situation, but I don't think so.

August 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Laurel tells Oliver back at the lair that "just because you've changed doesn't mean everybody else has" which is actually quite a poignant and realistic revelation for Oliver to come to as a character...

August 2, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

If anybody asks my opinion, I'd say Felicity Smoak has a helluva lot more courage than Oliver Queen.

August 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The hour's disparate plot parts benefitted from a strong central theme: everyone's dad is the worst. Especially Thea's.

July 27, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Despite the somewhat repetitive plot elements in this episode, "Sins of the Father" freshened things up a bit with the fight sequences.

July 27, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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