Oliver's secrets will be revealed!.. It is unknown who will find out first but Stephen Amell stated that “One of the things that he’s dealing with is that he’s lonely, there’s not a lot of people for him to talk to, save us introducing a volleyball into the show.”
Thea!.. Could she be Arrow's side-kick due to her nickname being exactly like the comics 'Speedy'.
Willa Holland (who plays Thea) tried to hide it, but said its a definite possibility. “Fingers crossed and knock on some wood that I’m going to be slinging an arrow soon,” she says “I don’t want to indulge and spill out too much. you guys will find out for yourselves, week by week, slowly but surely.” That said, Holland thinks a healthy release is definitely needed for the troubled teen, who fell into rebellious ways while he brother was off on an island becoming awesome. “It would be a nice outlet to say the least — running around and kicking some ass,” she says.
The Love Triangle.. Upon Oliver’s return, Laurel is yet to get back with Oliver due to the fact that Oliver was hooking up with Laurel’s sister before his boat sank. There is going to be a lot of relationship drama! “Tommy very much cares about Laurel,” says Donnell. “They took comfort in one another and solace in each other’s arms while trying to deal with the death of a friend and there are a lot of feelings that Tommy is not used to experiencing with women that are percolating there. Tommy is a good guy; I know it doesn’t seem like it right now.” But his different shades will begin to show, says Connor Donnell. That, however, won’t make a difference to Laurel — at least for now, says Katie Cassidy. “I do think that Oliver is the love of her life,” she says. “I feel like with Oliver, it’s a lot more intense; there’s a lot of passion and fire and emotions, obviously. When she’s with Tommy, you just get to see more of a sexy, fun, wild side to Laurel.”
China White.. Viewers will be introduced to the classic character in episode 2 — and it won’t be on the island, Amell teased. “China White is a fixture, [at] the moment, in Starling City,” he says, adding that of all the villains Green Arrow has faced seven episode into filming, she might be the fiercest. “If China White’s name was on the [Oliver's] list, she would not have been crossed off yet.”
Hit-list wont always be crossed of every episode.. “Names have been crossed off in Act I, names have been crossed off at the end of an episode, and names have been considered and not crossed off. And there have been episode where the book hasn’t even been opened,” says Amell. “I like that we’re not married to one idea because that makes it more interesting.”
The Huntress.. She will first appear in the seventh episode, the actress said she couldn’t share much about how The Huntress/Helena Bertinelli comes into the picture, but promises it’s “with a punch.” “She comes in strong,” she says. “She’s a force of nature. And not only the Huntress — Helena is pretty sassy in her own right.” And once she comes across her fellow fighter, de Gouw says they will learn a lot from one another. “He’s got a lot to learn from her and then likewise.”
Salmon Ladder.. Stephen Amell revealed that "We have sort of the inverse of the salmon ladder coming up in episode 8".
Sound promising? What are you most looking forward to? Who will be the first to find out about Oliver's alter ego? Will Thea become Arrow's sidekick? Will Laurel and Oliver get back together?
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