“Try spending nearly five years on an island in the middle of nowhere and seven months in prison while also seeing your mother, best friend, and former girlfriend die right in front of you, in ways that make you believe that their deaths were all your fault. Try being a father to a motherless son, a mayor within a government that’s so corrupt that you can’t trust a single political ally, and a hero to a city that would rather arrest you than celebrate you (let alone name a goddamn coffee after you). Try being the leader of a team whose members undermine you and betray you, a best friend to a man who has recently let his jealousy and selfishness cause a rift between the two of you, and a husband to a wife who is heading down a dark path that frightens you…”
I've never been a big fan of Iris on the Flash, but I definitely liked her a little more after the Elseworlds crossover part1. Iris telling Oliver( as Barry) that Felicity called her and told her how hurt Felicity is that Oliver cut the deal with the FBI without discussing it with her was great. Obviously, Felicity has already told him how she felt about that but I think hearing it from somebody else is just what he needed.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me @miniatureparadisecolor
I believe Iris comment to Oliver about Felicity is foreshadowing a scene between them during the crossovers. Olicity’s relationship drama just started and I think things will be ok by the end of the season. It’s a marriage like anyone’s with its ups and downs. They are a strong couple. Let’s wait and hope…
After seeing the title of 7×10, I’m almost sure the new Green Arrow is Emiko. That would explain her coming back to Star City to “right her father’s wrongs” and the return of “the list”
Emiko will be half-Asian and Robert Queen’s daughter with maybe a Chinese woman(I recall an earlier casting for a mix-raced young actress)… After all, we know Robert Queen had some extramarital affairs (hello, Ms Rochev!), he had established “businesses” in China, owned a company that designed weapons (remember those blueprints?) and maintained a shady connection with Amanda and ARGUS (those weapons in Lian Yu looked very similar to the ones that QC produced) .
If you watch the Arrow Pilot episode, you can assume that Robert traveled to China frequently and did it sometimes in his yacht…
After losing Thea’s character in the series, it would be very glad to see Oliver interacting with a new sibling. His scenes with Thea were awesome so I look forward to se this development.
I’m almost sure that Emiko and Oliver will clash in the beginning but later in the season I think they will get close and bond. Maybe she even break him free from prison… 🤔
What do you think?
I was right… Super happy we are getting Emiko this season!
“The reason Oliver is on the final page of Count of Monte Cristo isn’t merely because this is his final day in prison. Oliver is renouncing vengeance and judgment just like Edmond Dantes did at the end of his journey. It is a more hopeful outlook on humanity and will make Oliver a better man. It will make him a superhero”
“[Oliver] runs into the new Green Arrow, or runs into the new Green Arrow’s exploits pretty quickly. But, coming out of prison, he gets asked that specific question very early on, like, “What are you going to do?” and he says, “I’m going to try and do what you guys did, which is just find a different way to help the city.” We come up with that idea pretty quickly, but I think one of the fun things is it’s not Oliver who comes up with it.
“For Oliver, it [jail] was a pretty horrific experience. So I did want a change in him. I wanted a change in him in the way that he interacts with people, with the public, and even so far as his wardrobe… I went to [costume designer] Maya [Mani], and I’m like, ‘Oliver’s in his mid-30s, he’s a former politician. I want him to dress a little bit more like he used to dress for Sunday brunch at the Queen mansion.’ WASPy’s the wrong word, but it’s not totally the wrong word. … In the first episode that I’m out, we had him going to a gala, and I was in sort of the same suit that I would wear as the mayor. I didn’t like that. So we pushed that in a different direction.”
“[The brainwashing attempt] teaches [Oliver] a net lesson. I think that the person who was trying to teach him that didn’t use the most nice tactics to get him there. So I think that the answer’s a little less black and white. But it definitely teaches him something, and it’s addressed, I think, in the first episode after he leaves prison and sort of what his new mantra is going to be if and when he puts the suit back on.”
This season feels very different. It feels very bold. It feels like, in my mind, it’s taking one of the things we did in Season 4, where we introduced [a tease] someone was in the grave. It’s not doing anything like that, but that to me always felt like a bold choice.
Even when we introduced Caity Lotz’s character, you think the biggest thing is going to be her seeing [her father] Quentin, so we’re not going to do that for a very long time. And then all of a sudden it happens. It feels like we’re making a lot of those choices, and that’s been very, very invigorating for me, because I never want to be safe. I’m of the mindset if you have a good idea, let’s do it. Season 8 is promised to no one. It’s been very refreshing, and it feels like we’re pushing the envelope this year.