Arrow executive producer Wendy Mericle has teased that the upcoming season finale will take us all the way up to the moment we were introduced to Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) in the series pilot.
Mericle explained to Entertainment Weekly that the flashbacks will reveal moments that occurred just before the start of the series and even go a little further to show more of Oliver just after he is rescued by the fisherman on Lian Yu:
“We’ve managed to hopefully stick the landing on it in a cool way that allows us to see both some of the moments right before we first met Oliver in the pilot, where he launched that flaming arrow and it lit up that signal fire, and also maybe a little bit after as well, some of the more emotional moments that we never got to see in the pilot.”
Arrow season 5 continues this Wednesday, April 26 when the series returns from hiatus with “Dangerous Liaisons”:
“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.