Beginning in 2012, Arrow drew viewers into the saga of tortured vigilante hero Oliver Queen and raised the bar for what fans could expect of superhero drama on TV. It’s since spawned an entire universe on The CW, paving the way for shows like The Flash, the animated webseries Vixen and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. And that’s just in the show’s first four seasons.
Arrow is about to kick off its fifth season on Wednesday, October 5 and with the show rapidly approaching the 100 episode mark, we’ve got an updated look at the show’s 10 best episodes so far. Whether they revolve around Ollie’s feuds with villains like Slade Wilson and Malcolm Merlyn, his rocky romantic life, his troubled family relationships, or just endless scenes of a shirtless Stephen Amell working out on a salmon ladder, these are the episodes that gave Arrow its voice.