Arrow Season 4 is almost over, which means the finale is finally upon us, even if not all of us are still with Season 4. Arrow Season 4 has not won over the entire DCTV Universe crowd, or even every Green Arrow fan. It started off with a bang from Season 3, stopped at Episode 15, but now has picked back up with the emergence of Damien Darhk’s Genesis project. Where Arrow goes from here is anyone’s guess, but according to Comicbook, Stephen Amell says a big change is coming for Oliver Queen in the Season 4 finale, and will carry over to Season 5.
“The public visage and version of Oliver Queen within Star City is something we really haven’t touched on. I think that something happens in the season finale that will help change that!”
Arrow star Stephen Amell has some interesting remarks about the season finale and Season 5, but Oliver Queen did put forth a public visage for Star City when he ran for mayor, only to be thwarted by Ruve Adams (Darhk). Arrow Season 4’s final episode extended preview does show Oliver having a big speech moment, followed by a big Star City versus Damien Darhk and his Ghosts scene.
However, this does look and sound a little similar to Arrow’s Season 2 finale, but still seems like a good conclusion to a rough-around-the-edges Season 4. Screenrant reports that Amell teases pretty much what you see in the official Arrow Season 4 finale teaser, but for Olicity haters, it would appear that the final episode does not have much ado about Felicity Smoak.
“And I know the hook from the last episode made it feel like the whole episode would be about rescuing Felicity, and that’s really not the case at all. We solve that problem pretty early on. It calls back a little bit of our premiere from this year, which I think is always a fun technique. We get some resolution. Not just for Oliver, not just for Darhk, but for most of our core cast members.”
Arrow Season 4 will end on a “hook,” but nothing has been revealed by the cast or any episode thus far. Stephen Amell has said that there will not be nearly as much mystery surrounding the finale, as was the opposite for Arrow Season 3, but it will “hook” fans into wanting to view Season 5.
“There’s nothing we really do in the finale that introduces a big bad for next year. We do throw a little hook in there that will very much excite people for season 5, but it does not have to do with the big bad.”
Arrow fans are likely confused at this point, as would anyone, but it isn’t their job to give away the season finale anyway. One thing that will make Arrow fans happy is a return to form for Arrow Season 5, as Amell states that the CW show is ditching the magic for next season.
“I think it was a good element for season four. I think that ultimately, we are always going to be at our best when we do what we do best, which is, we’re the superpowerless superhero show, right?”
Arrow was arguably doing better in Seasons 1 and 2 with more grounded villains like the Dark Archer aka Malcolm Merlyn and Slade Wilson/Deathstroke, even if his Mirakuru soldiers did bring Star City into a slightly more superhuman situation, the show has typically dealt with street-level, grounded plots.
The Green Arrow from his DC Comic books has seen both sides of the track throughout his comic book history, so you can’t confine the character to one arena. Though, if street-level and grounded is what keeps the show on track and watchable for the viewing public, they might want to return to their safe space.
Arrow Season 4 concludes May 25 at 8:00 p.m. EST. How will Damien Darhk go down? Will the Arrow showrunners revive the show for Season 5? Especially considering, as the Inquisitr has reported, there is interest in seeing Kevin Smith write for Arrow. Perhaps, the show simply tank and get canceled before the next series reaches its halfway point?
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