Oliver is living a quiet, happy, suburban life with Felicity. He’s getting his scars removed and not fighting bad guys and learning how to make the perfect omelette and freakin’ SMILING.
WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH THE REAL OLIVER QUEEN?!
Felicity: “Whether I’m fit to inherit Ray’s legacy.”
RAY’S DEAD?! NOOOOOO!!!!
Nope. I refuse to accept it. I’ll believe it when I see it. They wouldn’t kill off A.T.O.M. just as his character is beginning his origin story and becoming a hero. Plus, the Arrow writers are such teases. They always make you think someone’s gone or dead and then they bring them back like, “SURPRISE!”
Even Brandon Routh was making “Or is he?” jokes about it on Twitter.
Black Canary/Speedy team up!! “HEAR THEIR WOMANLY ROAR!”
Oliver’s having brunch and talking about slow cooker recipes and marriage proposals…
Meanwhile in Star City, all hell has broken loose, everything is falling apart, and the city leaders are being picked off one by one.
Oliver was going to propose to Felicity…And then he got ring blocked by his sister and his ex-girlfriend…
I can’t take anymore of this Oliver and Dig feud!
Oliver: “Maybe the reason you know so much about the ghosts is because you’ve been helping the team behind my back?”
QUEEN THEA! SLAYING EVERYTHING AS SPEEDY!
Although, I do agree with Oliver. She’s getting a little too aggressive out there. Side effects of the Lazarus Pit, anyone?
Diggle to Oliver: “You don’t trust. You don’t love. Inside you’re every bit as dark as they are.”
Lookin’ good in the new suit, Oliver! I can’t stop staring at those arms…
DAMIEN DARHK IS TERRIFYING. He just came in taking over the city by force with his ghosts.
Now he’s deflecting arrows with some friggin,’ Harry-Potter-metahuman-level, magical shit and beating the crap out of Oliver without even breaking a sweat and sacrificing blood to some sort of weird idol.
Season 1 Oliver: The Hood needs a new name.
Merlyn: What about Green Arrow?
Season 4 Oliver: I am the Green Arrow.
WHAT THE HELL?! LANCE IS WORKING WITH DARHK AND HIVE?!?!
Wait?! Arrows pans from a scene with Darhk wanting to take down the Green Arrow and asking if Lance knows who he is and who he loves…to a scene with Oliver and Felicity super happy together in their Star City apartment with hints again to the engagement ring…to six months later with an upset Oliver standing with a sad Barry Allen at someone’s grave swearing to kill Darhk and “end the darkness.”
ARE THEY KILLING FELICITY?!?!?!
Think about the evidence.
There were many cute Oliver/Felicity scenes and an almost proposal. Could they be buttering up Arrow fans before they kill Felicity off?
They not only just had a whole episode full of happy moments with Oliver and the person he loves, but they put a happy Oliver/Felicity scene directly after Darhk said he wants to kill the Green Arrow and the people he loves. Can someone say foreshadowing?!
And the last nail in the coffin (literally) is that it has to be someone who Barry also knows and would be upset about losing, enough to go to the funeral.
Things are not looking good for everyone’s favorite IT girl…
Plus, now that Oliver is The Green Arrow they could be making way for his romance in the comics with Black Canary.
What a crazy, mysterious, and darhk (Pun intended.) way to start the season.
Until next week, Arrowheads!