We’ve been told that Flashpoint wasn’t going to massively impact the world of Arrow. We know that John Diggle will be changed because of it, but that seemed to be the only change. However, it seems events on the The Flash will see a massive change on Arrow down the line. It will resurrect a fan favourite from the past. Spoilers for Season 4 and 5 follow.
Arrow EP Wendy Mericle sat down with TVGuide.com ahead of Season 5. There she revealed who they are planning to resurrect, and when it’s going to happen. Once we get to the midseason premiere, we’re going to see the Black Canary back with Team Arrow:
I can tell you that we’re really excited about having her back. You will see in the episodes where she appears – Episode 510 definitely, our midseason premiere. Keep your eyes out for that. We’re so excited about getting to work with her again and her willingness to come back. It’s one of the fun parts of the show. People can leave and get killed and you can still find new and crazy ways for them to come back. I can definitely tell you that there’s a way we’re going to bring her back and she’s going to be alive and well. And Flashpoint might have a little bit to do with that.
How long Laurel hangs around for is unclear. Katie Cassidy has an overall deal with The CW to appear across their DC shows. She was bound to make an appearance on Arrow, but could she be back for good? Fans made it clear they didn’t agree with the decision to kill her off. This could be the producers making amends for their mistakes.
Newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.
Arrow returns to The CW on Wednesday, October 5.
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