In a recent interview, Arrow showrunner said that supporting character Curtis is traumatized by the events of the show’s previous season.
Over the course of Arrow‘s sixth season, Curtis had to deal with a lot. His new boyfriend was shot. He was stabbed by the season’s main antagonist, Ricardo Diaz. One of his team mates nearly died. Another actually did. And finally he had to deal with the break up of Team Arrow. And according to the showrunner, this newest season will focus on him dealing with these traumas:
We are going to see that he was little more traumatized than we thought [about] how things went down last season — which is why he specifically chose this position in ARGUS.
[Curtis is] still trying to do what he can to make sure he doesn’t blow the mission, but still being uniquely himself!
From the look of things, Curtis is one of many character who has some issues to work out.
Season 6 ended on a rather bitter note. While Oliver Queen and company were ultimately able to stop Ricardo Diaz but it did not save the team from breaking up and the FBI learning of Queen’s secret identity as The Green Arrow. The season ultimately ended with Oliver Queen in jail and is where the seventh season started. And from the look of things everyone has a lot of issues that they will have to work out before the season ends.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance, Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake/Black Canary, Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog, Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt/Wild Dog and Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/Black Siren.
Source: TV Line