We’ve had a solid five weeks to come to terms with all the things that happened during the explosive Arrow season five finale. From certain deaths to rather uncertain deaths, we’ve had a lot to process this past month.
With the big press-milestone that is San Diego Comic Con looming (21 days, or 24 days until the big DCTV night, if it stays put on Saturday, but who’s counting?), we ready ourselves for the onslaught of spoilers, teasers, and exclusives that are surely headed our way.
We have so many questions, a one-hour panel will barely be enough to cover them all. The most pressing question, of course, is who survived the big explosion that destroyed Lian Yu?
Actor Stephen Amell keeps mum about who lives and who dies, and up until now jokingly supports claims that he is the only main character left alive. He even published a cheeky picture about it during his Meme Monday tradition.
Guess we will have to wait a bit longer to have confirmation of which of our heroes made it out alive.
Meanwhile, Amell spoke about one of the relationships that will surely change for season six of Arrow. At Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in Portland he explained how one major dynamic in upcoming episodes will be between Oliver and his son William. “I’m excited that not only are they going to learn about having the father/son relationship, I think we’re going to explore that in Season 6, but [William] also knows that Oliver is the Green Arrow,” said Amell.
With Samantha, William’s mother, presumed dead (let’s play along, shall we), we imagine Oliver will have his hands full with raising the young boy, while also juggling what he is going to do about his Green Arrow identity. Amell is certain that this new development in Oliver’s personal life will change him as a character, and hopes it will be in positive ways. “I’m just excited to have to teach him a lesson,” he said. “As a father, Oliver will definitely try to be better than what he’s been as a person… So hopefully he can be a good example for William.”
Does this mean that Arrow will now turn into a family dramedy and leave the action it is famous for behind? We seriously doubt it. Can’t take the superhero out of the superhero show after all. But we do think Arrow could benefit from the portrayal of Oliver as a father, after teasing it for almost three years, and make him an even more complex and interesting man.
Arrow season six premieres this fall on The CW.
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