Arrow - Season 4, Episode 17 - Rotten Tomatoes

Beacon of Hope



Critic Consensus: Arrow takes a dramatic breather with a extra-quippy entry that makes great use of its daffy villain of the week.

Episode Info

Brie Larvan breaks out of jail and turns up at Palmer Tech threatening to kill everyone unless she gets the bio-chip that is implanted in Felicity's spine. Meanwhile, Oliver looks to a surprising ally to help rescue Felicity, Thea and Donna who are trapped in Palmer Tech with everyone else.


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
Emily Kinney
as Brie Larvan
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Critic reviews for Beacon of Hope

Raise your hand if you got tired of all the bee puns 10 minutes in to the episode. Everyone's hand should be raised.

August 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Funnier and more exciting than a lot of the show's recent stories.

August 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The directors and writers of this episode decided to go all the way in making "Beacon of Hope" significantly lighter in tone, and it actually numbs the presence of the ridiculous villain as well as achieving some decent character growth.

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

That was the best hour of Arrow in ages! It's because ["Beacon of Hope"] was generally more focused on the female perspective, and the women were written to their strengths across the board.

August 2, 2018 | Rating: 4.25/5 | Full Review…

"Beacon of Hope" is less concerned with relationship dynamics, and, thanks to a fun villain-of-the-week and prime Curtis screen time, the episode zaps a little needed energy into the series as it gears up towards its season finale.

July 30, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A welcome reminder that, even in the midst of Ollie and Felicity's awkward split, the show knows how to have fun. Maybe a little too much fun at times.

July 30, 2018 | Rating: 7.1/10 | Full Review…

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