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:
Throughout its first season, Arrow has used flashbacks to show Oliver's growth from playboy millionaire to vigilante after being stranded on an island for five years. But what about his time before the island?
Oliver's Scooby Gang on Arrow has expanded over Season 1 to include stylish hacker Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards). While many cheered the news that Rickards was being promoted to series regular next year, TVGuide.com's Sadie Gennis couldn't help but roll her eyes in dread. Although Sadie often feels like the minority in her frustration with Felicity, she's finally gotten the nerve to speak out against Starling City's go-to IT girl. Of course, TVGuide.com's resident comic-book expert Natalie Abrams...
Arrow fans are in for the ride of their lives as the ultimate showdown between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and the Dark Archer (John Barrowman), as well as the unveiling of the Undertaking, grows closer. Will Oliver be able to save Starling City? Will his identity be revealed? There are many questions before the series returns Wednesday (8/7 on The CW), which is why TVGuide.com sat down with both Amell and Emily Bett Rickards, who portrays go-to IT gal Felicity Smoak, to get the scoop on what's in store for the rest of the CW super series' season:
As if Arrow's titular hero didn't have enough problems to deal with while attempting to rid Starling City of villains, now he has to worry that his best friend Tommy may reveal his true identity. Ruh-roh.
Oliver (Stephen Amell) was forced to reveal the truth to Tommy (Colin Donnell) in order to save Tommy's father, Malcolm (John Barrowman) — though Oliver later admitted that he never planned to let Tommy in on his secret. Ouch. Tommy is now the third person to discover Oliver's alter ego is the vigilante formally known as the Hood.
Arrow Postmortem: Do too many people know Oliver's secret?
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