Arrow is heading first into the second half of Season 4. So much has changed, characters of the past keep popping up, and at least one major character has been killed. Reports have already confirmed that Roy Harper will return to Star City, but Arrow fans have yet to understand just why he will return in Season 4. Although Arrow star Stephen Amell is likely to be thrilled to see his young former maroon prodigy, but it is another unlikely character who Amell recently discussed he would like to see return. Comicbook reports that Green Arrow himself, Stephen Amell, would like to see an old foe return to Arrow.
“Manu is a character, and Manu played a great character, and I really honest think that Arrow has been missing something since he hasn’t been around. I really do. He was a transformative villain. I would really love it if Deathstroke could keep being a part of the Arrow universe.”
Deathstroke and his unmasked self, Slade Wilson, have been an Arrow staple since Season 1. However, Deathstroke mainly permeated flashbacks until Arrow Season 2. Many fans agree with Stephen Amell, but far less enjoyed his one-and-done episode in Arrow Season 3, where the character was used to train Thea Queen on Lian Yu. Manu Bennett, who played Deathstroke, also had a similar complaint about that very episode. It is uncertain if he would return to the role of Deathstroke.
Although Deathstroke is no longer on the show, he is at least not dead. Arrow Season 4 has seen the end of a character who many probably didn’t miss very much.
[Warning: There are spoilers ahead.]
A madman working for Shadowspyre, a company that Diggle’s brother used to work for, broke into Amanda Waller’s HQ and executed her. Arrow actor David Ramsey, who obviously plays Diggle, said that this death didn’t hurt many on Team Arrow. However, it does not mean her death will not change anything on the show, and Ramsey says it has something to do with Mrs. Diggle.
“Both of those elements played into why he felt so strongly that his wife shouldn’t be involved with A.R.G.U.S. Both the inherent danger, and what he felt about Amanda. Now that Amanda’s gone, there’s a choice that Lyla makes or has to make about her involvement with A.R.G.U.S. We do see a future where she’s involved, and by virtue of her involvement, her husband is involved. So yeah, there’s trouble on the horizon with that. Because it does get more involved and it does get.”
David Ramsey may be throwing Arrow fans a red herring here, but there are other relationships that are in trouble this season like Olicity. Katie Cassidy responds to the itching questions of whether or not “Lauriver” will be an item again, given the potential for Olicity to crash and burn at the end of Arrow Season 4.
“I don’t know. It’s television, anything can happen. I definitely think there’s space for it, and room for it, if that were to happen. I don’t know what would happen to Laurel and Felicity’s friendship. I don’t know. I have no idea. Again, it’s television, and if they decide to go for that, awesome.”
Cassidy didn’t have any juicy details about Lauriver, but she did drop an interesting tidbit about Laurel Lance later in Arrow Season 4.
“I feel like she’s the backbone for a lot of these characters, and she tries to see the best in people, and she is a strong woman, and I love that. I think that we continue to see more of that. I think you’ll see someone come along who you don’t necessarily expect Laurel to embrace, and she does. Having said that, that’s all I can tell you.”
Who could this mystery character be? Ask a question, and receive more questions. Katie Cassidy was asked if Katie Cassidy knew who was in “the grave,” for which she replied “Katie does not know who’s in the grave, no.”
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