Season five of Arrow will debut on Wednesday, October 5th and as the date nears, more information is being revealed about the upcoming season. Reports have indicated that the show will be getting back to its original roots, staying focused more on vigilante justice. What we do know is that season five is well into production.
Marc Guggenheim took to Twitter to announce that episode #504 is in production and will be titled, “Penance.” The episode was written by Brian Ford Sullivan and Oscar Balderrama and will be directed by Dermott Downs.
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) August 18, 2016
The title of episode 504 is intriguing. Penance is defined as, voluntary self-punishment inflicted as an outward expression of repentance for having done wrong. This could mean a lot for our Arrow characters. Will it be Oliver Queen that is seeking penance? Or another member of the newly formed Team Arrow? Either way, season five is shaping up to be interesting and bloody.
In an effort to bring Arrow back to its original glory, the fights will apparently be modified. According to an interview with Amell earlier in the year, this season will have a one-shot fight scene that is unmatched in brutality on network TV.
Arrow returns to our screens via the CW on Wednesday, October 5th.
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle, computer-science expert Felicity Smoke, his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen former police captain Quentin Lance, and brilliant inventor Curtis Holt. But sinister players with a connection to Oliver’s past will push the team to its breaking point, threatening everything Oliver’s worked for and his legacy as the Green Arrow.
Newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.
Source: Marc Guggenheim Twitter