The next all-new episode of Arrow has a few things on its list of to-do’s. It’s a laundry list of sorts, covering everything from the debut of Vixen to another character learning who Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) really is, and, of course, how will Team Arrow get Oliver’s son back.
First off, the previous episode horrified fans as Oliver’s secret son was kidnapped by the villain Damien Darhk. According to TV Over Mind, the teasers for the upcoming episode show that Team Arrow will be learning about Oliver’s son, William, and will be figuring out ways to safely get him back. Also, it is Oliver’s baby momma, Samantha, that learns Oliver’s secret identity.
At the beginning of the season, a growing fear began as fans worried that it would be the new villain, Damien Darhk, who would be learning the true identity of Oliver Queen. But new images released from the upcoming episode prove that everyone’s fear can rest easy. It is not Damien Darhk who learns Oliver’s secret, or at least not yet anyways.
It appears that along with learning about Oliver’s identity, she’ll also be helping them find ways to bring little William home safe. And she’ll be working with Oliver’s past and present lovers as well, including Laurel Lance/Black Canary played by Katie Cassidy, who was dating Oliver when Oliver and Samantha hooked up and nine months later William was born, and Felicity Smoak/Overwatch (Emily Bett Rickards), who is Oliver’s current fiancée.
And you read correctly, Felicity will be learning of Oliver’s secret son on this week’s episode! CarterMatt reminds viewers that in the flash-forward scene at the cemetery, Felicity is seen not wearing an engagement ring. Is it the knowledge that Oliver has been hiding his secret son from her that eventually leads to her calling off the wedding? We’ll have to keep watching for that one.
In the meantime, there is plenty of other issues that will keep fans hearts thumping. With Oliver’s son being kidnapped, how will he be able to bring him home safely? Well, with the help of debut character Vixen, of course.
With The CW already introducing Vixen and Oliver in the animated series based off DC’s superhero Vixen, voiced by Megalyn EK, that also features Stephen Amell’s Green Arrow and Grant Gustin’s The Flash. Now, the pair will finally be teaming up in the live-action form. And with Vixen’s special animal-based powers, she could be the only one capable of helping Oliver in any tremendous fashion.
Coming Soon offers a short synopsis from “Taken” that describes Vixen’s role. “Oliver realizes he needs help battling Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) so he calls in an old friend – Vixen (guest star Megalyn E.K.). Using her magical ability to summon animal powers, Vixen gets a lock on Darhk’s location, and the team goes to war. Meanwhile, Thea has a heart-to-heart talk with Malcolm.”
While Megan Echikunwoke’s Vixen is only a one-off special appearance on Arrow, fans should sleep easily knowing one thing: the same does not go for any storyline surrounding her.
Along with Oliver, Laurel, Vixen, and Felicity returning for the new episode are series regulars John Diggle played by David Ramsey, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Lance. The show is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, and Sarah Schechter.
Tell us! Will Vixen be able to safely return Oliver’s kidnapped son? What about Ms. Smoak? Will Oliver’s secret son be what drives her and The Arrow apart? Let us know in the comments and check out the trailer for “Taken” below.
Arrow’s next episode, “Taken,” premieres Wednesday, February 24, at 8 p.m. on The CW.
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