Critic Consensus: Arrow's fourth season comes to an ignominious end as Damien Dahrk's plan to blow up the world ends with a whimper while Team Arrow breaks up for what feels like the umpteenth time.
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
Critic reviews for Schism
I can't remember a time when the team was so fractured like this... Season five is going to look a hell of a lot different, folks.
The whole thing is just so dumb... A bad finale and a bad season that felt rushed and unloved by its own creators.
What happened to Team Arrow? Why did they win and, at the same time, lose? Can they ever recover from this? Yes is the easy answer. We don't know how the realistic one.
It came around a bit clunky, but Felicity summed it up perfectly: Oliver is dealing with a schism within himself... As we learned tonight, he's not alone.
For the most part the closing moments of "Schism" read like a new beginning. Arrow has been here before, promising things have changed, things will be different. It's encouraging; it's maybe even a little exciting, but it's not entirely convincing.
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