Flash pilot crossovers.. Episode 19 titled "The Man Under the Hood" is co-written by Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti (the team also behind The Flash pilot) - we’ll meet characters from The Flash when Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin) and Carlos Valdes (Cisco) make an “important appearance."
Their scenes were shot for Arrow at the same time that The Flash pilot was filming.
Suicide Squad?.. The producer confirmed that we have not seen the last of the Suicide Squad after Episode 16!
More people to find out about the secret lair?.. “I would say it’s going to go up before the end of the year,” Guggenheim revealed. “By the finale, more people will know than currently do.”
The producer said it’s not a bad thing as it draws people into Oliver’s world: “We tend to get more story out of people knowing than people not knowing.
Lance to find out about Oliver? “I will say episode 19 pretty definitely answers that question as far as Lance is considered and the answer to that will surprise you," the producer teased. "It is not something that you would expect.”
No more island flashbacks.. Staying true to his words that the island will always be involved with the series until the very end, Guggenheim said the writers already have big plans for the island in season 3.
“We know exactly what we’re going to do,” he said. “I think we have more clarity on what’s going to happen in the flashbacks for Season 3 than we did at the beginning of Season 2 for Season 2, if that makes any sense."
Slade's agenda! “He’s clearly not in his right mind,” Guggenheim said. “Episode 18 is called ‘Deathstroke’ in large part because we really get a much greater sense of Slade’s agenda, where he’s coming from but also what’s going on in his head."
He also said Episode 18 wraps up one part of the Arrow story and then episode 19 begins what will take us through to the season 2 finale.
Thea to learn the truth? Guggenheim revealed that it’s coming very soon. “As always, things always happen sooner rather than later on Arrow. I will say that Thea learns something pretty massive in episode 18 and it will cause a tectonic shift in her relationship with Oliver.”
Guggenheim said that will play a big role through the finale.
Last, but certainly not least.. Olicity?! “You haven’t seen the last of ‘Olicity’ moments, as people call them, for sure. But, at the same time, we don’t try to cram them in…we always try very hard to let the episode dictate to us what it wants to be.” (Guggenheim did not reveal whether Felicity would appear in the The Flash pilot.)
So much happening! What are you most looking forward to happening this season?