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It was tough for Green Arrow, and the audience, to hear Vigilante say the hero had never lost anyone. He either missed Black Canary’s memorial, or is under the impression that the Hood/Arrow/Green Arrow are all different people. Either way, his words won’t soon be forgiven or forgotten. Oliver Queen has lost nearly everyone he’s ever loved in the last five years. Thanks to his crusade, a few loses fill him with endless guilt. However, closure is slowly coming for Mr. Queen, according to Stephen Amell.
The actor told TVLine (via Heroic Hollywood):
“There [is] a very therapeutic moment for my character towards the end [of the Arrow episode] where I get to say goodbye to people that I never got the chance to say goodbye to”
The show’s 100th episode is a momentous occasion, one that will coincide with the 4-night crossover. But the episode will still cater to long-time fans, as many of Arrow’s biggest characters are making a come back.
Oliver will awake in a dream-state of sorts, imagining his impending wedding to his sweetheart, Laurel Lance. A family reunion is to likely offer many tender moments, as Moira and Robert Queen will reappear for the first time in years. Deathstroke is also making a return, but in what capacity is a mystery. Will he be in Oliver’s perfect world, or should we expect him to help fight off the Dominators’ invasion?
Episode 100’s synopsis is as follows:
ARROW CELEBRATES 100 EPISODES; THE EPIC SUPERHERO CROSSOVER CONTINUES — Oliver (Stephen Amell) wakes up to a life where he never got on The Queen’s Gambit. Robert (guest star Jamey Sheridan) and Moira Queen (guest star Susanna Thompson) are alive and well. Laurel (guest star Katie Cassidy) is his loving fiancée and their wedding is imminent. Everything seems perfect, but Oliver starts to notice small imperfections that make him question this new reality. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and the recruits take on a new threat with help from The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist). James Bamford directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti and written by Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle (#508).
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