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‘Arrow’: What Stephen Amell would like to see in Season 5

Published on May 29th, 2016 | Updated on May 29th, 2016 | By FanFest

Arrow Season 4, concluded just a few days ago in the Season finale episode ‘Schism‘. Even though Arrow is on a temporary hiatus, some of the cast members are already planning their hopes for the upcoming Season 5, which will return sometime in the fall.

Just a few days ago, CW dropped some clues in regards to the upcoming Season:

“After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), former police captain Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), and brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum). But sinister players with a connection to Oliver’s past will push the team to its breaking point, threatening everything Oliver’s worked for and his legacy as the Green Arrow.”

Now, who could these ‘sinister players’ possibly be? Well, at least from the sounds of it, it would appear as though the team will be getting back together.

In the flashbacks this past season, Oliver had promised Taiana that if she didn’t get off the island, he would go to Russia to tell her parents what happened. Since Oliver had no choice but to commit a mercy-killing on Taiana after she feared her mystical abilities would pose a threat to others, it looks as though he will be heading to Russia to fulfill that promise. Looks as though we will be finding out the origin of that Bratva tattoo.

When asked about his expectations and hopes for Season 5, in an interview with EW, Stephen said:

“When we started Arrow, we were the superpower-less superhero show. Because of our success and because of opportunities that The CW has had, we’ve had to break away from that original modus operandi a little bit, because we were introducing Barry Allen, and in subsequent seasons, we’ve shepherded some of the Legends of Tomorrow onto their own show.”


“Even though Supergirl is joining the ranks, there’s no new person or new show to introduce this year, and I think as a result of that, we need to get back to focusing more on some of the core elements that used to defineArrow. To me, that’s hand-to-hand combat, no superpowers, and dealing with the job of cleaning up Star City.”

Arrow will return to The CW in the fall.

What are your hopes and expectations for Season 5?

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