While I’ve been absolutely loving the epic comic book heavy episodes in Arrow recently, I’ll admit that I long for the days when it just Oliver, Diggle and Felicity in the Arrow Cave.
You know, when all of those great Olicity moments happened in the first half of season two.
But despite the greater stakes and a more crowded Arrow Cave, we will be getting some significant Olicity development near the end of this season. And thank God, because I seriously need my Olicity fix.
Executive producer Marc Guggenheim told THR.com that there will be a “big evolution of their relationship” by season’s end.
“The fun or the agony of Oliver and Felicity is they’re always taking one step forward and two steps back and that’s what I meant when I said it was a slow burn. I will say by the end of the season, you’ll see another big evolution of their relationship. But at the same time I don’t want to spoil when and how that’s going to happen. I do think part of the fun of the show and certainly Oliver and Felicity, things happen in the least expected ways. We’ll be doing something with Oliver and Felicity by the end of the year that will really confound and satisfy some viewers and infuriate others but I think that’s when you know you’re taking chances.”
The fact that Guggenheim used the term “slow burn” when referencing Oliver and Felicity gives me all the confidence in the world that the writers do take their relationship seriously. Oh, and most importantly, Olicity is coming!
Diggle is going to face his toughest challenge yet. Working with his nemesis Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot when he teams up with Amanda Waller’s Suicide Squad in the next all-new episode of Arrow on March 19.
Check out these promotional photos from the Diggle-centric “Suicide Squad,” which feature a look at Diggle joining a team that also consists of Deadshot and Bronze Tiger. Everything is John Diggle and nothing hurts. Bring on those Afghanistan flashbacks!
Check out more promotional photos and the official synopsis for “Suicide Squad” below:
Is this real life? My heart is still racing and my mind still spinning from last night’s episode of Arrow. ”The Promise” did exactly as it promised to do (hehe). Blew. My. Mind.
Overall, this episode was fantastic. Not my favorite of the season, but maybe because this episode was so hyped that it fell just short. The visuals were stunning and by far the best of the season, but we didn’t really learn anything new. Still an incredible episode!
More than anything this episode set up the remaining eight episodes of the season. Slade isn’t hiding anymore. He made damn sure that Oliver knows how easy it is for him to get to those that he cares about. Everything from here-on-out to the finale will be hold-your-breath, edge-of-your-seat type epicness.
Let’s get to it. Warning: There will be immense fangirling discussion (and GIFS) of spoilers, so click at your own risk!
Once again I sit here asking myself what did I ever do to The CW to make them hate me? Because we’re on another Arrow hiatus. Granted, at least it’s only one week of no new Arrow, but seriously? Especially after you tease me with the Suicide Squad.
In this promo for the next all-new episode of Arrow, aptly titled “Suicide Squad,” airing March 19 (Why?!), Diggle teams up with Amanda Waller’s Suicide Squad. This means he’ll be working with villains that he’s helped put away, including his nemesis Deadshot. Oh, this is going to be good. So good.
Oh, Arrow writers, did I catch a potential Easter Egg you dropped into the promo?
This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill. Deathstroke. Is. Coming.
Oliver Queen and Slade Wilson are finally coming face-to-face in present-day Starling City in tonight’s all-new episode of Arrow.
“He’s basically following through on a promise that he made Oliver back on the island,” Bennett tells TVGuide.com. “Slade Wilson has a bone to pick with Oliver in regards to the death of Shado.”
We know that Oliver had defeated Slade once before, but Oliver and his team are facing their toughest challenge yet.
“Oliver is coming face to face with his equal, if not his master,” Bennett says. “Anything he has in his arsenal, Slade Wilson is very aware of. Looking into the history of Deathstroke and Slade Wilson in the comics, characters like Batman couldn’t fight Deathstroke. Oliver knows very well that this is a man he might not be able to defeat even with his skills. He’s going to be very careful of how he plays his cards with Slade because Slade is every bit the equal.”
And it looks like tonight’s episode is just the beginning.