Critic Consensus: "Broken Hearts" twists the knife into viewers who were saddened by the conscious uncoupling of Oliver and Felicity in an emotional installment that tonally clashes with its flamboyant villain.
as Oliver Queen
as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
as John Diggle
as Robert Queen
as Quentin Lance
as Thea Queen
as Felicity Smoak
as Roy Harper
as Malcolm Merlyn
as Damien Darhk
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Critic reviews for Broken Hearts
How cruel, to have to pretend to get married to the love of your life so soon after breaking up?! The look on Oliver's face when he realized what he had to suggest to Felicity was so painful and awkward and hilarious and heartbreaking and awful.
It's nice to see Emily Bett Rickards portray Felicity in a situation where she's more sure about her decision more than any she's made in a long time, and the character comes across as stern and downcast...
Seeing Laurel work as the DA was more interesting, but even that story wasn't riveting. Arrow is just not as compelling as it once was.
If he's going to get the love of his life back this time, Oliver Queen is going to have to work for it. And that's good. That's what this show needs.
Though soapy break-ups like this can often feel manufactured for the sake of drama, this one is actually believable on every front... Felicity's emotions in this situation are wholly believable.
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