Arrow executive producer Wendy Mericle has teased the death of several characters in the upcoming fifth season finale.
This year saw the season 5 big bad Adrian Chase aka Prometheus slowly break down Oliver as a hero over the course of the season. While Chase has left Oliver a little more than an empty shell of who he was at the start of the season, he still isn’t finished destroying the Green Arrow.
Mericle recently explained Chase’s motivations to Entertainment Weekly when she teased that the worst is still to come:
“Chase has been trying to prove to the world and to Oliver that he’s not a hero, he’s a killer, and he’s going to pull out one final, big whamo at the end that’s going to leave Oliver reeling. We might lose some people.”
While it seems we may lose some of the current members of Team Arrow — or even possibly a former — the finale will include the return of several familiar faces to the series such as Deathstroke (Manu Bennett), Nyssa Al Ghul (Katrina Law) as Black Siren (Katie Cassidy). Considering Cassidy as well as Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog (Rick Gonzalez) and Dinah Drake/The New Black Canary (Juliana Harkavy) all have deals to return next season, it seems highly unlikely they will be the ones to go in the finale.
So what do you think? Who will be buying the farm in the finale? Let us know in the comments below.
Arrow season 5 continues this Wednesday with “Dangerous Liaisons”. Here’s the official synopsis:
“Dangerous Liaisons” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
THE SEARCH FOR CHASE INTENSIFIES — Oliver (Stephen Amell), Team Arrow, ARGUS and the SCPD kick off a citywide manhunt for Adrian Chase (Josh Segurra). Helix tells Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) they have a way to find Chase but they will need something big, and illegal, from her in return. Joel Novoa directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Elizabeth Kim (#519). Original airdate 4/26/2017.”
Arrow airs on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Be sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 5 for our weekly reviews.
8 Reasons ‘Supergirl’ Has Lost Its Way (And 2 Ways It Can Find It Again)
When the first trailers for Supergirl arrived, they didn’t sell me on the show. In fact, they turned me off. The Devil Wears Prada vibe combined with the in-your-face “OMG, it’s a female superhero!” message made me doubt the show’s quality and direction. The trailers made me worry the show was going to drown in female stereotypes, tropes, and the misguided conceptions entertainment execs seem to have when it comes to understanding what female audiences want.
It wasn’t until after the fourth episode of season one aired that I gave in and decided to actually give the show a chance. My love for superheroes and my innate nerdiness won out, and I resolved to at least give the Maiden of Might a shot. Since the show was on CBS, I had to boot up my computer and watch the episodes via the CBS website. That day, I binged the first four episodes of season one. Those beginning episodes may not have made me fall in love with the show right then and there, but they were enough to convince me to start watching weekly.
It wasn’t really until episodes six and seven (“Red Faced” and “Human for a Day”) that I started appreciating all that the show was bringing to the superhero TV landscape. And I rode that wave of appreciation until episode thirteen, “For the Girl Who Has Everything.” Still my favorite episode of the series to date, “For the Girl Who Has Everything” made me a true Supergirl fan. To me, it demonstrated the very best of Supergirl and made me love the characters all the more.
From that point on, Supergirl was the show I looked forward to the most, surpassing what was then my current favorite, The Flash. The show spoke to me in a way the other superhero shows did not. I laughed, I cried, I cheered, I exclaimed, I felt the light, I felt the hope. Maybe it was just good timing. Maybe the show gave me something I needed at the time. But whatever it was, the light and hope Supergirl season one exuded affected me in a way only a handful of shows and movies ever have.
When season two came around, I couldn’t wait to dive back into the world with the characters I had grown to appreciate and love. I was even excited for the move to The CW because I saw the possibilities it presented. But as season two has gone on, however, I cannot help but feel that Supergirl has lost its way. Since The CW move, Supergirl has fallen into the trappings of the other CW DCTV shows. The difference is that Supergirl did not originate on The CW like The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow did. It had a life – an entire season – outside the confines of The CW and slowly worked its way toward being the show I most looked forward to every week.
Now, it’s largely thrown away much of what the first season offered and become something else entirely: mediocre, disjointed, and lacking focus. I used to get excited when Supergirl came on. Not anymore. Click Next to discover 8 reasons Supergirl has lost its way and 2 ways it can find it again.