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4. Mayor Oliver Queen
Changing the show for the better isn’t rocket science, it’ll be about political science. Another beat Season 4 concluded on was Oliver taking the Mayoral seat, following the death of Ruvé Adams. Executive producer Wendy Mericle has confirmed Mayor Queen’s time in office will majorly impact the show. Interestingly, Oliver will be in a position similar to Laurel, as she managed being Assistant District Attorney and Black Canary. Of course, as Mayor he’ll have more power, and that’s where the difficulty resides. Balancing his hold of the highest office in local politics, while also technically being a criminal is sure to provide ample conflict.
This also makes the introduction of Tobias Church that much sweeter. Does Ollie tackle drug and gang issues by day, working closely with police and other city officials? Or does he take the fight into his own hands as the Green Arrow, dishing out what he instinctively considers justice? Certainly, this will be explored throughout the season. Hopefully, it’s a carefully constructed plot that recalls Ollie’s Season 1 moral battles as he embodied judge, jury, and executioner.