Ollie and Diggle square off with the Blackhawks. → January 24, 2013 Warning: full episode spoilers follow.
Arrow picked up the slack in a big way with this week's installment, which easily ranked as one of the best in the series' short lifespan so far. "Trust But Verify" was a consistently executed episode that forced nearly all the main characters to deal with the disparity between how they wish to perceive those close to them and how those loved ones actually are. Only the presence of another underdeveloped villain kept this episode from fully realizing its potential. 8.7/10