Critic Consensus: "Lost in the Flood" feels like a letdown after the monumental stakes of its predecessor, likely to frustrate some viewers with its narrative wheel-spinning in the face of apocalypse and baffle others with its ensemble's flippant reaction to a nuclear holocaust.
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 Lost in the Flood
Last week Team Arrow let a nuclear bomb touch down on American soil, killing tens of thousands of people. This week, our heroes crack jokes... It's as if everyone involved, or nearly everyone, has realized just how absurd this is all becoming.
Even in the middle of the nuclear apocalypse, Arrow somehow managed to find time to fit in some Smoak family drama. It was genius, really.
My favorite scene was when Donna thought Felicity was pregnant, and she jumped up and down like a schoolgirl, high fiving Curtis. It gets points just for the absurdity of it considering the situation.
We're on the edge of our seats now. It could be that Damien Darhk makes for a particularly compelling villain... Or maybe, just maybe, it's that, this time, the story is global. It's not just about Team Arrow, it's about us.
"Lost in the Flood" as a title was a great descriptor for the aimlessness of tone, direction, and plot in this hour, an unforgivable offense after a season that started off strong and went on to fizzle.
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