Arrow is wrapping up it’s fourth season and tonight’s finale is going to have one hell of a battle between Team Arrow and Damien Darhk.
It’s been a rough season for the team. They’ve lost the Black Canary and weren’t able to stop a nuke from blowing and killing tens of thousands of people. Plus, now Darhk is stronger than ever as the deaths have now amplified his powers.
The season finale looks to have a final showdown with Oliver calling the citizens of Star City to arms and asking them to join him in the battle against Darhk.
Stephen Amell recently revealed some details on the finale:
“I can tease that there is an ultimate showdown, and that ultimate showdown takes place on a level playing field. And I know the hook from the last episode made it feel like the whole episode would be about rescuing Felicity, and that’s really not the case at all. We solve that problem pretty early on.”
“It calls back a little bit of our premiere from this year, which I think is always a fun technique. We get some resolution. Not just for Oliver, not just for Darhk, but for most of our core cast members.”
This being a season finale, though, there will no doubt be questions as to what’s next for Oliver and Team Arrow. As Amell puts it, ‘Schism’ includes an angle that will entice viewers to tune in when the series returns for season 5 in the fall, but it will steer clear of offering up the identity of the big bad that will be the focus of Team Arrow’s problems.
“Last year, there was just a ton of mystery [in the finale] — the team was staying, Oliver and Felicity were going. In this finale it feels very similar because it’s almost the opposite.”
What about next year’s villain… here’s what Amell has said so far:
“I’ve heard that our big bad, our villain, is something that you can really only do once you’re in the fifth, sixth or seventh season of a TV show.”
“As far as I know, they don’t have superpowers. I’ll tell you that.”
“There’s nothing we really do in the finale that introduces a big bad for next year. We do throw a little hook in there that will very much excite people for season 5, but it does not have to do with the big bad.”
Interesting. Sounds like Team Arrow is going to be fractured by the episodes end.
Catch the ARROW season finale tonight on The CW.