Now that Arrow has confirmed one of its most enduring players will be back for Season 6 full-time, it’s worth wondering whether the main cast is untouchable. Every season has its deaths, but according to executive producer Marc Guggenheim, there’s at least one member of Team Arrow who gets a lifetime pass, and it isn’t Oliver Queen.
Arrow didn’t make Laurel’s Season 5 return terribly difficult to figure out, and won’t keep you in suspense for Season 6, either. Not only is Katie Cassidy coming back for the final Season 5 episodes, but Laurel Lance will be back full-time in Season 6, singing her Black Siren-song.
On this week’s episode, Prometheus and Ollie both prove that torture is an effective interrogation technique, and Dolph Lundgren finally returns! “Kapiushon” was directed Kevin Tancharoen and written by Brian Sullivan and Emilio Aldrich.
Anyone following Arrow at fan conventions in the last few years will recognize one very specific question: “Will Felicity ever suit up and become a vigilante?” Well, get ready, as some new concept art from the penultimate Legends of Tomorrow episode sees “Doomworld” bringing us just that.
Whether or not Arrow abandons its flashback device altogether after Season 5, the upcoming episodes will inevitably return Oliver Queen to the bearded castaway we first saw in the 2012 pilot. To wit, star Stephen Amell is now teasing the return of a familiar foe, albeit with a deathly familiar stroke.
On this week’s episode, Oliver learns the truth about Prometheus, Felicity is forced to do hacking that is somehow more illegal than normal, and Russian mobsters hang out at a hockey rink! “Checkmate” was directed Ken Shane and written by Beth Schwartz and Sarah Tarkoff.
At long last, Arrow finally revealed the face under Prometheus’ hood with Wednesday’s “Fighting Fire With Fire,” in the process casting doubt on who many expected as DC’s Vigilante. That hasn’t stopped fan theories from churning, but it seems producers may have punted the question of Vigilante’s identity to Season 6.
It’s time for another installment of Pointed Commentary, the feature where returning Arrow watcher Chris Haley and newcomer Emma Lawson dig into the details of Team Arrow cleaning up the filthy, crime-ridden streets of Star City.
On this week’s episode, political intrigue abounds! Will Oliver be impeached from his position as Star City’s mayor? Will there be press conferences? Will politicians ask questions? Also, Vigilante and Prometheus are both back! “Fighting Fire with Fire” was directed Michael Schultz and written by Speed Weed and Ben Sokolowski.
The logistics of getting Supergirl to interact with Arrow or The Flash are never easy, but fans have often wondered if the “Earth-1” we follow has a doppelganger Kara Zor-El out there, or if Supergirl’s universe might have an Oliver Queen to facilitate easier appearances. Sadly, producers have shot down that particular brand of crossover, citing the “floodgates of insanity” it might open.
Exciting though it was to have Supergirl, Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow teaming up for a four-way crossover, many were disappointed to find said “Invasion!” only taking place in three parts. Supergirl got the short end of the stick with an otherwise-unrelated episode, but producers hope to rectify that for the next big crossover event.