Laurel Lance's (Katie Cassidy) death might have killed Team Arrow too.
Ever since Damien Dahrk (Neal McDonough) fatally stabbed the Black Canary, Arrow's heroes have struggled to reconcile who they want to be with what they need to do to take down Dahrk. And according to co-showrunner Wendy Mericle, these internal battles will lead to some dramatic decisions in the season finale (May 25, 8/7c), particularly in relation to Thea (Willa Holland).
"Thea had bloodlust earlier in the season and since then has been questioning her place on the team, and questioning whether or not she is Speedy, which goes back to her character's struggle with whether she's more of a Queen or a Merlyn," Mericle said. "She's going to answer that question in [the finale] and come up with, what we hope, is a pretty surprising answer."
The episode is titled "Schism," which Mericle says is "a good clue" for what Season 5 is about. "We talked about Season 4 as a soft reboot and I think Season 5 will see some big changes on the show," Mericle adds. Could "Schism" imply a divide within Team Arrow itself?
Consider this scenario: Diggle (David Ramsey) felt guiltily enough over his role in Laurel's death, and now that he's killed his brother, Andy, it's possible he could spiral further away from the team. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) already stepped away from the group once this season to distance herself from her ex-fiancé Oliver (Stephen Amell), and could easily do it again after Dahrk is defeated (which would make sense, given Echo Kellum's promotion to series regular next year). And if Thea ultimately decides she's her father's daughter more than Oliver's sister, who would be left on Team Arrow besides the Arrow himself?
While it would be a shame to see Team Arrow disbanded completely, we wouldn't put it past Arrow producers to reset the deck. They've never been afraid of taking risks, and pitting Team Arrow against each other as either rival vigilantes or actual enemies could be a fun way to shake things up.
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