After months of waiting to see how and when Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) would die in Crisis on Infinite Earths, we finally found out in the first hour of the crossover, which was surprising, to say the least. Now though, we're wondering if he could be coming back to life as a new character in the last two episodes of the crossover.
During The Flash hour of the crossover, Diggle (David Ramsey), Mia (Katherine McNamara), and Constantine (Matt Ryan) traveled to Purgatory to find Oliver's soul in the hopes that they could return it to his previously reanimated body — thank you Lazarus Pit. Unfortunately, before they could snatch his soul, a man calling himself Jim Corrigan (Stephen Lobo) showed up to stop them. He claimed he was someone else... something else — a Spectre. He then proceeded to tell Oliver that he'd once been called to a higher purpose, and now it was Oliver's turn, and in doing so, Oliver could save the multiverse.
Oliver stayed behind in Purgatory to listen to Jim, and now the synopsis for Part 4 of the crossover seems to hint that he'll be returning. "Stuck in the Vanishing Point, the Paragons search for a way to escape. The futility of the situation is compounded by the Flash's (Grant Gustin) disappearance. However, hope appears in the form of Oliver, who reveals that he has become something else."
As if that weren't enough proof, the most recent poster for Crisis on Infinite Earths has Oliver in the Spectre hooded cloak, all but coming out and confirming he's about to become said superhero.
The last episode heavily hinted that Oliver was fated to become Spectre, a DC Comics character, who appears as a spirit sent back to Earth to eliminate evil. It would make sense though that Oliver was always fated to die in Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Arrow writers would find a way to let him live in, especially given that there are two more episodes in Arrow's final season after the crossover.
Crisis on Infinite Earths will return after the winter hiatus for its conclusion with back-to-back episodes of Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow on Tuesday, Jan. 14 starting at 8/7c.
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