Tonight, Arrow will return to The CW and season five is shaping up to be very different compared to past seasons. Executive producer Wendy Mericle explained that this season will focus on “Oliver’s legacy” and that he will be defending the city alone for the first time in a while.
“For both Oliver and Diggle, they’ve been doing this for a few years now. In a way, they’re the elder statesmen of vigilantism, and they are going to find a way to embrace that role.”
“Oliver has really taken Curtis under his wing, because Curtis is the least trained of all the vigilantes that are working with them now. Their relationship is one of master and student, where he’s really trying to [teach] him how to be a badass.”
Arrow Season 5 begins on Wednesday, October 5 at 8/7c on The CW.
“Legacy” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
NEW BEGINNINGS — After Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) death and the departures of both Diggle (David Ramsey) and Thea (Willa Holland) from Team Arrow, Oliver (Stephen Amell) takes to the streets solo to protect Star City’s citizens as the Green Arrow. With Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) guiding him from the bunker, Oliver is forced to deal with a city that has become overrun with both criminals and a slew of new (and painfully inexperienced) vigilantes. Watching Oliver try to balance his jobs as both the mayor and also the protector of Star City, Felicity suggests he form a new team, but Oliver resists. However, when a deadly new criminal, Tobias Church (guest star Chad L. Coleman), enters the picture, Oliver realizes the best thing for the city might be a new team of superheroes. Meanwhile, the flashbacks take us to Russia where Oliver faces off against the Bratva.
James Bamford directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle (#501).
Original airdate 10/5/2016.
Source: TV Line