Arrow - Season 4, Episode 16 - Rotten Tomatoes

Broken Hearts



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.

Episode Info

A heartbroken Cupid returns to Star City and begins killing couples on their wedding day, which prompts Oliver and Felicity to pose as bait.


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 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.

August 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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...

August 2, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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.

August 2, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

August 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

August 1, 2018 | Full Review…

The forward-thinking approach to the question of the couple's union is such that it saps all the energy from what should have been a more animated exchange.

August 1, 2018 | Full Review…

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