After a subpar fourth season, Arrow’s fifth season looks to be one of the best ones yet. The cast realize that this is their chance to save the show and are willing to do everything to redeem it to what it once was before incorporating supernatural themes and magic onto the show. Granted, those seem like interesting themes to add to any show but Arrow requires a certain degree of grit to please the fans and critics alike.
Stephen Amell promised fans as stellar season and so far, the show has surpassed expectations. The fall finale is coming up and Stephen Amell hopped on a live stream via Facebook to answer some questions and interact with his fans. One of the topics brought up was the upcoming finale and Stephen Amell couldn’t stop talking about how proud he was of that episode (while answering a question about Artemis’s potential betrayal):
“Maybe. I can tell you that Artemis plays a big, big role in our fall finale which airs this Wednesday. I know sometimes I say this, but it’s probably the episode I’m most proud of this year. Does it have the history and the characters and all of the things that the 100th episode has? No, of course not. That would be impossible, but I’m so proud of that episode.”
It seems like Amell isn’t the only one who is hyped about the upcoming premiere. Showrunner Marc Guggenheim also had a few things to say about the episode, which he confirmed will finally end the flashback scenes on the show:
“It was really just a hope at that point [in 2012] that the show would run five years, and we always thought that we would intercut the final moment of the series with the first moment of the series, that it would form one big Moebius strip, there’s still a part of me that wishes we could do that. But I wouldn’t want to artificially extend the flashbacks [beyond five seasons], and I also wouldn’t want to artificially cut the show short. It would’ve been a beautifully elegant thing, and Five Years Ago Me would’ve loved it. But things change, and I do think it’ll make the Season 5 finale pretty awesome.”
Amell ended his stream by urging fans to tune into the episode and to stay glued to their TVs until the very last scene which he emphasized will be very important once the show resumes again. Fans of the show look like they’re in for a treat this week. The fall finale of Arrow airs this Wednesday on the CW.