[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Arrow's season finale. Read at your own risk!]
The Arrow season finale literally and figuratively rocked viewers' expectations after killing off a major character and destroying half of The Glades.
In Wednesday's episode, Oliver (Stephen Amell) was able to...
Stephen Amell, Colin Donnell
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Arrow's Season 1 finale. Read at your own risk!]
Arrow vs. Dark Archer! The ultimate showdown between Starling City's two "saviors" did not disappoint in Wednesday's Arrow season finale. One of them came out on top, but there was still a major casualty in the finale. Keep reading to find out how a surprising death came to pass:
John Barrowman and Stephen Amell
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:
Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards and David Ramsey
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:
Katie Cassidy and Stephen Amell
Everything is going pretty well for Oliver in the Wednesday, March 20th return episode of Arrow, "which means [it's] about to go really bad," Stephen Amell told fans of The CW series at Saturday night's PaleyFest panel. And boy, will it!
John Barrowman, Colin Donnell and Stephen Amell
Oliver may have to save the life of the man who tried to kill him. He just doesn't know it yet.
On Wednesday's episode of Arrow, Oliver (Stephen Amell) will attempt to save the life of Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), who...
Dark Archer, John Barrowman
The Dark Archer will pay Starling City a visit on this week's Arrow, and considering John Barrowman's "well-dressed man" was revealed to be Malcolm Merlyn, the father of Tommy (Colin Donnell), it seems only likely that the DC Comics' famed dark archer — aka Merlyn — is one and the same as the new villain plaguing Oliver (Stephen Amell). So is Malcolm the famed Merlyn or is it his son? TVGuide.com turned to Barrowman to get the scoop:
Stephen Amell and Jessica De Gouw
Arrow's endgame may involve Oliver ending up with Laurel, but that doesn't mean he can't find a little loving before then.
In fact, Oliver (Stephen Amell) may find what he's looking for in Helena Bertinelli (Jessica De Gouw), the daughter of a mob boss (Jeffrey Nordling) who seeks to avenge her family's murder. But sparring with The Huntress is on the lower end of Oliver's list of priorities, which includes dealing withVertigo (Fringe's Seth Gabel), who was rumored to be Season 1's big bad.
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However, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg insists that someone else is actually the big villain of Season 1. Could that have anything to with the fact that the identity of John Barrowman's character will be revealed in Wednesday's episode (8/7c, CW)? Check out what Kreisberg has to say below:
How far will one superhero go for justice? That's the question that Arrow will toy with now that Oliver Queen has returned to Starling City.
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In the new CW series, the wealthy playboy (Stephen Amell) returned to his hometown with his secret alter ego Arrow in tow, the vigilante identity he took on after a boating accident left him stranded on a deserted island for five years where he honed his archery skills to survive. Now Oliver will have to determine how far he'll go in his quest for vengeance, which will become even more difficult once someone learns his secret. (Yup, it's happening soon!) To get the scoop on that and more, TVGuide.com turned to Amell and co-star Katie Cassidy, along with executive producers Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim and Greg Berlanti. Find out what's in store for the emerald archer:
Hayden Panettiere, Connie Britton
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