The fifth season of Arrow is dashing toward a huge confrontation between Oliver Queen and his tormentor for the last year, Adrian Chase.
The villain known as Prometheus embarked on a personal vendetta against Queen and his allies, attempting to destroy everything the vigilante-turned-hero holds dear.
While that doesn’t seem to let up as the show reaches its last episode, it does look like Star City will be safe in the finale. For once. But we might see some returning friends enter the fray to lend a hand.
Creator and producer Marc Guggenheim stated this year’s last episode will be a change of pace from previous seasons when talking with Entertainment Weekly.
“We’re not going to destroy the city. We’re not even going to threaten the city,” Guggenheim said. “In fact, I can also tell you the finale doesn’t even take place in the city. Finally, the citizens of Star City can breathe easily in May.”
And that wasn’t the only reveal Guggenheim let slip, as he also hinted at some familiar faces lending a hand in Team Arrow’s fight against Prometheus.
“You can expect a good number of returning characters, characters you haven’t seen in a while, back in the episode.”
The latest, brutal episode of Arrow featured the return of Evelyn Sharp’s Artemis, though it wasn’t as an ally. After being revealed as a traitor in Team Arrow’s ranks, the character took off and wasn’t seen until this week’s episode as a part of Chase’s attempts to torture and break Oliver.
He put the two of them in a cell together and told Oliver that if he didn’t kill Artemis, Chase would. Oliver refused, and Chase did the deed himself—or so Oliver thought.
It was all an attempt to break Arrow and make him admit that he’s a killer at heart.
Hopefully when his other friends return, they’re actually on the side of the angels and help Team Arrow get the upper hand on their sadistic foe.
Episode 18, titled “Disbanded” airs on Wednesday March 29. Take a look at the synopsis below:
Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are shocked by Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) decision to call on the Bratva to help take down Prometheus (Josh Segurra). Concerned the Bratva may overstep, Diggle has a hard conversation with Oliver about what happens if things go south. Meanwhile, Felicity learns something shocking at Helix.