This week’s episode of Arrow finally gave us the answer to the true identity of Prometheus but the reveal itself only left more questions to be answered.
Fans were left scratching their heads after (spoiler alert) Prometheus was revealed to be Star City District Attorney Adrian Chase (Josh Segarra). The twist itself was an intentional move to subvert the expectation that Chase was Vigilante, his alter ego in the comics.
But now that Chase has been revealed as Prometheus, the question becomes who is Vigilante? Executive producer Marc Guggenheim revealed to Entertainment Weekly that while the writers know Vigilante’s true identity, it’s likely something that won’t be revealed for quite some time:
“We know the answer to that. You probably will not get the answer to that in season 5.”
The possibility that we may not learn the true identity of Prometheus this season is rather shocking itself. Arrow typically wraps up most plotlines by the season’s end. Only big bad’s Malcolm Merlyn and Deathstroke have managed to survive beyond a season in the series before.
Hopefully, it won’t be too long before Vigilante’s true identity is revealed. Last year, The Walking Dead was met with a major backlash from the fanbase after the season ended on a major cliffhanging, leaving fans frustrated as they had to wait for answers until the series returned from hiatus.
Arrow returns March 15 with the episode titled “Checkmate”. Here’s the official synopsis:
“OLIVER SEEKS THE TRUTH — Oliver (Stephen Amell) gets closer to the truth about Prometheus. Meanwhile, Helix refuses to continue helping Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) until she does a favor for them. Ken Shane directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz & Sarah Tarkoff (#516). Original airdate 3/15/2017.”
Arrow airs on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 5 for our weekly reviews.