“Arrow” Season 4 Episode 1 “Green Arrow” aired last Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM on the CW. In this episode, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) were forced to return to Star City after discovering that the city was falling apart, thanks to the machinations of Damien Dahrk (Neal McDonough). The flashbacks, on the other hand, showed that Oliver, after staying in Coast City for a while, returned to a place he thought he would never return to ever again. Also, several interviews and teasers were released on what to expect in the upcoming episodes. WARNING: This article contains spoilers on the fourth season of “Arrow.” Read on to learn more about this episode and about the rest of the season.
The episode began with Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) living in domestic bliss in the suburbs, where Oliver was just about to propose to her.
However, they were interrupted by Laurel Lance or the Black Canary (Katie Cassidy) and Thea Queen (Willa Holland), as they couldn’t handle the situation at Star City anymore.
It turned out that Star City was in worse shape than ever, and the city council, with the exception of Captain Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), who made it out with a busted arm, was targeted by a man named Damien Dahrk (Neal McDonough), who was also the leader behind the men, called “The Ghosts,” who had been targeting banks and transport weapons over the past few months.
Back at Star City, while Laurel and Thea were glad that Oliver was back, John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Captain Lance weren’t.
At the new Arrow-cave, Oliver, after learning that Felicity had been helping the team behind his back and also managed to track down where the Ghosts’ base of operation was. There, they witnessed Damien’s power first hand, as they saw him killing one of his soldiers.
Thankfully, Oliver was able to learn that the new Star City station was going to be their next target.
The next day, Oliver tried to talk to Thea about her newfound aggressiveness, but Thea refused his help, and continued their search for any sign of cluster bombs around the station.
Later that night, after Felicity made Oliver realize that he needed to be a different kind of hero now, in order to be better, they realized that Damien and his crew were going to bring in the bombs on the first train that was going to come in from Central City.
Sure enough, Oliver, in his new suit, encountered Damien, and was almost killed by him, if it weren’t for Diggle.
Meanwhile, Lance, Laurel and Thea managed to get everyone to evacuate the station.
Afterwards, Oliver told the team what he knew about Damien, and informed the team that he and Felicity were staying, which prompted him to broadcast a city-wide message that he, the Green Arrow, was going to be the hope of the city.
It was also discovered that Lance had been working with Damien, and that Damien’s HIVE was responsible for Diggle’s brother’s death.
The scene then skipped to six months later, where Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) comforted Oliver in front of the grave of someone important to Oliver, who swore revenge.
Meanwhile, the flashbacks showed how Oliver was plucked out of Coast City, where he was busy being a vigilante by Amanda Waller, and went on a mission on Lian Yu, where he was greeted by a not so friendly soldier.
As the premiere left fans with a lot of questions, The Hollywood Reporter recently talked to executive producers Wendy Mericle and Marc Guggenheim about several such particular questions about the premiere.
Mericle and Guggenheim stated that while they still don’t know who will be dying this season, they do know that it will be permanent.
They also stated that Thea’s aggressiveness is a side effect of her being resurrected by the Lazarus Pit at Nanda Parbat, and that we will be seeing Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) and Nyssa Al Ghul (Katrina Law) pretty soon.
They also mentioned that Lance will now be struggling with what to do next, especially after Damien ordered him to tell him all about the Green Arrow, placing him in an extremely difficult spot.
Also, expect that Oliver’s and Felicity’s relationship in Star City will be a little bit different from what was seen while they were in Ivy Town, due to the nature of their work.
With regards to Lian Yu, Oliver will meet another love interest there, and the world of mysticism will be explored.
However, these issues, and more fights will ensue in the upcoming episodes, as the promotional video for the upcoming episode, “The Candidate,” which was released on Spoiler TV, shows the introduction of Anarky or Lonnie Machin, who will be portrayed by Alexander Calvert.
The video shows the Queens fighting crime together, and highlighted Thea’s new aggressive streak.
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