Arrow's season 2 return is just around the corner, and what better way to get amped up with a few spoilers tidbits. Get all the juicy scoop from executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg below.
Slade's revenge.. "For Slade, he has spent five years planning his revenge. Suffice it to say that simply killing Oliver would not be worthy of a five-year plan. Between Episodes 10 and 18, which would be the next chunk, you'll really get a full sense of what Slade has basically come to Starling to do. It's nothing as simple or as merciful as killing Oliver".
Laurel's addiction.. "It's really something in the first four to five episodes back. Even though Sara, in flashbacks, has been a part of the show, Sara in the present day has been gone since Episode 5. It's really since that episode that Laurel has gone on this downward journey. It's going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better. And it'll get a whole lot worse before we see what reaction Sara has to it".
Lance family drama.. Andrew Kreisberg revealed "Episode 14 is probably the most Brothers and Sisters, as in the ABC show [produced by Arrow EP Greg Berlanti], episode we’ve done. Everyone in the Lance family has big secrets and it’s all going to get blown wide open — but in a good way".
Roy's new powers.. "A big part of the drive of our first few episodes back is Roy's discovery of his abilities and how he's struggling with it. As we've seen with Slade in just the hint in Episode 9 — and this will be explicated in the flashbacks once we return — Mirakuru giveth and it taketh away. It obviously makes you a very formidable physical force, but there are also some downsides to it that both Roy in the present and Slade in the past will be experiencing".
Tracking down Sebastion Blood.. "The man in the skull mask plays a very large role in the next couple of episodes. The Arrow has been spending the holidays and the weeks between Episodes 9 and 10 basically turning the city upside down looking for this man".
Scoop on Olicity.. "There's always potential. There's clearly a connection between the two of them and a lot of chemistry between Stephen and Emily. Whether that gets consummated in some way, I would say everyone has to keep watching. Part of the fun for us with the show is doing this razor's edge walk with them. The characters are two very different people, yet they're drawn together. They're also drawn to other people at the same time. A big part of Episode 10 is the fallout from the Barry-Felicity flirtation. They have some quintessential Oliver-Felicity moments in the first four to five episodes of the second half of the season".
Felcity.. "We talk a lot about whether Felicity is an only child or not, but the truth of the matter is until we actually write it and put it on screen, anything is possible. That said, we are going to learn a bit about Felicity's parentage. We'll learn it pretty soon".
Diggle.. Kreisberg mentioned that Diggle will "have an episode where we flash back to Dig’s time in Afghanistan, so that’s going to be a huge David Ramsey episode".
Isabel Rochev.. "We have not seen the last of Isabel. All of Isabel's motives will be revealed. That said, not everyone on the show has to be planning on blowing up the city. There are some people who are heroes, some people who are bad guys and there are people who have to just be people. That said, in Episode 8, we got a taste that there's a history between Isabel and Moira that we don't fully understand or know about yet. When Isabel returns, we will learn the secrets of that exchange that they had".
Thea no longer a Queen?.. " For us, the fun of that reveal at the end of Episode 7 wasn't so much the reveal, it was the fact that now we have several bombs under several different tables. Oliver and Thea have yet to find out the truth. By the end of the season, they will learn the truth, but how and when will be part of the surprise".
Season 2 villains?.. "Robert Knepper is coming in Episode 12 [as the Clock King]. He plays a bad guy, but there's an expectation when Robert Knepper plays a bad guy that you'll be seeing a very specific version of Robert". Guggenheim further added "Then we have Katrina Law coming in Episode 13 as Nyssa al Ghul. She is outstanding. We loved having her on the show. We thought she was the perfect embodiment of the daughter of Ra's al Ghul".
Are you looking forward to the show's return? And which development are you most excited about?