Arrow returns from its short hiatus tomorrow with the first of five all-new episodes to wrap up the show’s sophomore season.
DC All Access went behind-the-scenes of Arrow where they talked with stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards and Caity Lotz, learned some moves from stunt coordinator James “Bam Bam” Bamford and debuted an exclusive clip from “The Man Under the Hood,” which features The Flash characters Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon.
There was a press screening on Monday of the next two episodes of Arrow, 2×19 “The Man Under The Hood” (airing Wednesday) and 2×20 “Seeing Red” (airing Wednesday, April 23) and the first details of those episodes have been released.
Zap2It shared 10 spoilers from “The Man Under the Hood” and “Seeing Red” which are sure to leave you even more anxious for what’s to come.
1. There is a lot of shooting in these two episodes. Shooting of arrows, shooting of guns, shooting of toxic darts, shooting of some funky weapon. … Also, there are shots. The kind with needles.
2. Look for an unexpected and quite amusing callback to episode 2 of the current season.
3. Both Diggle and Felicity find themselves with unusual jobs to do.
4. The question of who knows Oliver’s secret and who does not plays a major role in both episodes.
5. It’s hard to spend a quiet night in a hotel room when Felicity has the phone number. And remember — she’s a computer genius totally capable of calling multiple phones at once.
6. There is a clear and interesting setup for a personal plotline likely to be explored way, way, way down the road.
7. The rumored “Flash” crossover does happen in “The Man Under the Hood.” Although she isn’t why the “Flash” characters are around, Felicity does already know the two people from Central City.
8. Thea spends a great deal of time arranging the liquor shelves at Verdant. This is probably how she copes with stress.
9. People are really starting to question why Oliver and Sara have so many “motorcycle crashes.”
10. Slade’s hallucinations of Shado take on a greater and perhaps more sinister meaning by the end of “Seeing Red.”
It’s been nearly two weeks since Arrow aired episode 2×18 ”Deathstroke,” where several bombshells were dropped. And now we’re getting some teases about how these will play out in tomorrow’s all-new episode, thanks to TV Line.
1. How will Laurel react to learning Oliver is the Arrow?
First and foremost: After (briefly) kidnapping Thea and before slinking back into the shadows of Starling City, Slade Wilson made a very special delivery to Laurel’s doorstep: the truth about her billionaire ex-beau’s alter ego, The Arrow.
What will Laurel do with this jaw-dropping intel? As executive producer Andrew Kreisberg previously teased for TVLine, viewers stand to be “very surprised” by the beleaguered ADA’s reaction. Now elaborating on that, he notes, “Laurel’s been through a lot of ups and downs, and a lot of what these last five episodes are about is her becoming a whole person by really healing from everything that happened not only in the past two seasons, but also in the backstory, before Oliver left.
“Fans of Laurel are going to be really excited by her trajectory in these last episodes,” Kreisberg promises.
2. Why is Thea directing her anger at Oliver over learning the truth about her paternity?
Prior to looping in Laurel on Oliver’s crimefighting mission, Slade also dropped some knowledge on the aforementioned Thea — that Malcolm Merlyn is her biological father. Once freed from the Aussie’s clutches, Thea promptly confronted her mother and brother about the well-kept paternity secret, yet directed most of her anger at Oliver. Why target him, if Moira’s the one who concealed the truth for so long?
“Thea expects Moira to be a liar at this point,” Kreisberg explains. “And she even said [to Oliver in Episode] 17, ‘You’re the one person who never lies to me, so for him to be keeping this secret hurt her more than anything else.
“Thea looked up to Oliver and felt like she could always count on him,” the EP continues, “so it’s kind of a sad thing because that’s how Oliver always felt about his mother — and then he discovered The Undertaking. Everyone is experiencing the same family dynamic that none of them can quite snap out of.”
3. Who is Isabel Rochev really?
The third and final eye-opener that Arrow let loose with in the “Deathstroke” episode concerns Oliver’s business partner Isabel Rochev (played by Summer Glau), who as part of Slade’s grand plan orchestrated a takeover of Queen Consolidated, busted out some martial arts on Oliver and made a conspicuous reference to “the sins of the father.”
Is the TV show tapping into DC Comics lore by making Isabel an ex-mistress of sorts of Robert Queen’s? Or could she be Slade Wilson’s offspring, Rose Wilson? (Those who condone long-lens paparazzi photography may have spied a clue as to the direction Arrow is pointed; if you don’t, please allow yourself the surprise.) “There are always two ways to go,” Kreisberg hedges. “But you will get a lot more about her backstory and her motivations in the next episode.”
We’re obsessed with Tomboy KC (Katie Cassidy’s Lifestyle Site). She does some great profiles and she high lighted fellow Arrow Star Willow Holland. The interview is a two part series.
TKC says that Willow is a burgeoning fashionista. We can see this by the pictures.
TKC: What is your favorite city to travel to? WH: Camogli, Italy or Forte De Marmi, Italy
TKC: Favorite city you have worked in? WH: It’s a tie between Genoa, Italy and Vancouver. I have really fallen for this city.
TKC: On a day off in Vancouver where can we find you? WH: Depends on the weather… Cloudy day, I’m on my couch watching House of Cards or the Americans. But if it’s nice out, I like to drive up to Britannia beach or go camping, which I recently rediscovered and plan on doing all the time up here.
TKC: Cocktails, wine, or beer? What’s your drank? WH: Beer, beer, beer.
TKC: With summer approaching, what are your warm weather must-haves? WH: Lots of 5 panel hats, specifically The Quite Life or Huf hats. As well as loose fit shirts.
TKC: Favorite makeup look for summer time? WH: Summer is usually when I take a break from work, and if I’m not working for a while I like to give my face a few weeks of breathing. So honestly nothing but moisturizer.
The interview goes on to talk about her style, characters she’s played, and her makeup. Read the rest HERE.