Arrow (2012– )
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Life Sentence 

With a new ally on his team, Oliver engages Diaz in an epic final battle.


James Bamford


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Marc Guggenheim (developed by) | 5 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
David Ramsey ... John Diggle / Spartan
Emily Bett Rickards ... Felicity Smoak
Echo Kellum ... Curtis Holt / Mr. Terrific
Rick Gonzalez ... Rene Ramirez / Wild Dog
Juliana Harkavy ... Dinah Drake / Black Canary
Katie Cassidy ... Laurel Lance / Black Siren
Paul Blackthorne ... Quentin Lance
Kirk Acevedo ... Ricardo Diaz
Caity Lotz ... Sara Lance
David Nykl ... Anatoly Knyazev
Sydelle Noel ... Samanda Watson
Venus Terzo ... Dr. Elisa Schwartz
Jarryd Baine ... Reporter
Josh Byer ... Officer Parks


With a new ally on his team, Oliver engages Diaz in an epic final battle.

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Release Date:

17 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Oliver speaks with Renee about when they first met, he says "I thought you were just a thug in a ridiculous costume." Renee's original costume was a hockey mask and scruffy clothing; the same kind worn by the character Casey Jones whom Stephen Amell portrayed in the TMNT 2 film. See more »


Felicity is clearly just tapping her fingers on her keyboard at one point, not even pressing the keys while typing. See more »


Quentin Lance: You did good, Oliver.
Oliver Queen: Thank you. It's not over yet.
Quentin Lance: It is for you. Am I wrong?
[Oliver shakes his head]
Quentin Lance: I've been dealing with Samanda Watson for months. There's no way she was gonna help you without strings attached, but those strings, Oliver, that's a hell of a sacrifice.
Oliver Queen: I had to look at the way that I've been doing things. It's not working. I lost my city, I lost my team. There's a penance for that.
Quentin Lance: It just seems a little drastic.
Oliver Queen: Coming from the guy who just took a bullet for his daughter. ...
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References Old Yeller (1957) See more »

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Sacrifice (Part II)
18 May 2018 | by highmarksreviewsSee all my reviews

Season six of Arrow has been a real rollercoaster of qualities and never fully reached potential until its last half. It was no secret that "Life Sentence" had to solidify whether this season was a bummer or not and it made a very clear statement. While it's certainly not as good as "Lian Yu" from last year, "Life Sentence" surely ranks amongst Arrow's strongest episodes and finale's. With James Bamford in the director's seat, I was treated to some top-notch action and plenty of explosions (something that has been consistently excellent throughout this season), but in the end, it was the emotional resonance of this finale that really hit hard. All cast members got a moment to shine and each made the most of themselves. Oliver (Stephen Amell), Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) Quentin (Paul Blackthorne) and Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) all earn my praise for their committed attitudes. What is probably most interesting about this chapter is that it doesn't feel like a very high-stake battle and yet it means so much to each and every character of Team Arrow. Add to that the hints of possible future villains and a few shocking twists towards the end, Arrow ended season six on an absolute winner of an episode and properly established its seventh outing. It's going to be a very interesting time when the show returns...

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