Even more spoilers have emerged for the upcoming (very-close to premiering) second season of Arrow. Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed all the latest details on the return, check out what he had to say below.
On Barry Allen aka The Flash’s (recently cast to be played Grant Gustin) entrance.. “He has a very easy relationship with Felicity, because Barry’s a forensic scientist,” further adding that “He’s young and a little socially awkward, like she is. So there’s a lot of fun with that.”
Barry is also a bit of a fanboy when it comes to the hooded crimefighter, despite the fact he’s a very “different character from Oliver.”
“He comes to Starling City, and he says to [Felicity], ‘I heard the vigilante saved you. What’s he like?’” previews Kreisberg. Being in the hero’s orbit is “definitely going to have an impact… because he’s seen that it’s possible to put on a mask and change the world.”
Felicity and Diggle travel to Lian Yu to find Oliver.. “They’re completely astounded and overwhelmed with the fact that Oliver spent five years there and decided to go back,” revealed Emily Bett Rickards. “What kind of psychological state are you in that you go back to the worst time of your life where you became this killer? We end up trying to get a ‘lost ‘Oliver found.”
Felicity grows.. “I definitely think that Oliver is changing his idea of who Felicity is and what she is capable of, because she’s proving herself over and over again,” says Stephen Amell. Adds Rickards: “We go to the island to save him. And yes, that’s, ‘I’m here for you. We’re you’re friends. You’re not alone,’ but it just has to be so much more than that. Because there is chemistry between them.”
Summer Glau not a villain.. The businesswoman is more of an adversary, one who has a poor opinion of party boy Ollie and “is not interested in working with him at all to save Queen Consolidated,” says Amell.
Thea finally in a good state?.. We first see Thea managing the Verdant night club, but her relationships with Roy and Moira will continue to be “roller coaster rides,” says Willa Holland. Meanwhile, her boyfriend will earn the ire of her brother, who is “dismayed to discover that Roy Harper is hellbent on being his ally, whether he wants him to be or not,” says Kreisberg.
Betrayal, key theme of the season?.. There’s “a lot of betrayal amongst people, and things that aren’t what they seem” Kreisberg reveals.
Are you looking forward to Barry Allen becoming part of the ‘Arrow’ team? Would you be all for a Flash and Felicity hookup? And will Oliver be a changed man when he returns to Startling City?