With Arrow's first season finale airing Wednesday at 8/7c, TVGuide.com thought it would be a good time to look back at The CW's super series as a whole, and see if they heeded our original advice on how to make a show about DC Comics' emerald archer work.
12 things Arrow can learn from Smallville, Buffy and more!
Last summer, we gathered a list of 12 things that Arrow should and shouldn't do in order to be a successful series based on tried-and-true heroic formats, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Green Lantern, Batman Begins and superhero predecessor Smallville. Let's take a look and see if they listened:
With the Undertaking drawing near, Oliver is in the worst place he could be to save The Glades: Malcolm Merlyn's captivity.
In Arrow's penultimate episode, Oliver (Stephen Amell) set his sights on Malcolm (John Barrowman), unaware that his former best friend's father is actually the Dark Archer who once defeated him. Now, make that twice. Will Oliver be able to free himself from Merlyn and stop the Dark Archer's evil plans of leveling The Glades? TVGuide.com turned to executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg for an in-depth interview on the finale, including Oliver and Laurel's (Katie Cassidy) future, a new side of Detective Lance (Paul Blackthorne) and a Thea (Willa Holland) moment that may make fanboys happy:
Arrow's Oliver Queen has a new lady in his life.
Shado (Celina Jade), the DC Comics character who has quite the tumultuous relationship with Oliver (Stephan Amell) in the graphic novels, will finally get to see some action on the CW series. We briefly met her in "The Odyssey," where it was revealed that Fyers (Sebastian Dunn) had been holding her captive in order to keep her father Yao-Fei (Byron Mann) in line. But she won't be in captivity for long thanks to Oliver and Slade (Manu Bennett).
Arrow Postmortem: Do too many people know Oliver's secret?
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Wednesday's episode of Arrow. Read at your own risk!]
The first season of Arrow isn't even over, and already Oliver Queen's secret identity isn't really that secret anymore.
Both Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) were clued in early on that Oliver (Stephen Amell) is actually the hooded vigilante trying to clean up Starling City. But during Wednesday's episode...