Arrow has wrapped up season 3 in a neat little bow. One thing I love about Arrow is they don’t leave the audience hanging with a cliffhanger. This season’s ending signaled an end to the Arrow and a new life for Oliver Queen. I’m not sure I can live with this much finality for four months, considering it’s a finality I don’t particularly like. Then again, maybe it’s good for Oliver to take a vacation with Felicity; for John to spend some quality time with Lyla and Sara; and for the new masked heroes to keep Starling City safe.
What did you like most about “My Name Is Oliver Queen”? What did you like least?
The old Ra’s al Ghul is dead. Yay. Nyssa is alive. Yay! Malcolm Merlin is the new Ra’s al Ghul. Hiss. Nyssa bowed to him. Boo! Does this mean the League of Assassins will play a part in season 4? Will John Barrowman still be a regular? I hope not, because we’ve had our fill of the League for awhile.
Wrapping up Maseo and Tatsu’s storyline was heartbreaking, in both the flashback and the present. It’s possible we might see Katana again, but not Maseo.
We got our “Oliver and Felicity happily ever after” moment, but not for Oliver and Diggle. It’s sad to see the man Oliver first took into his confidence turn his back, but John has always overcome his objections for the greater good. (Remember how pissed he was when he first found out Oliver was the guy in the green hood?)
What was your biggest surprise?
For me, there were two. The best one was Felicity saving Oliver in the ATOM suit. Too bad she couldn’t get the helmet off, because I sure would have liked a kiss. At least Oliver gave us a huge smile. The second was Malcolm becoming the new Ra’s. It wasn’t nearly as much fun as the first one.
Is the set up intriguing enough to bring you back for season 4?
I don’t know. I’m not really invested in the Black Canary or Speedy. John’s future is uncertain (to an extent); the ATOM’s (or is it Atom’s?) future is elsewhere (right?); and Oliver is out of the picture with Felicity.
Even if Oliver does return, what’s the future of the sentimental hood and the green leather pants? The green leather must return! Please?
I’d been wondering why Arrow had been one episode ahead of The Flash and Supernatural for the past couple months. Apparently, Arrow had to be wrapped before The Flash. Will Oliver make an appearance in The Flash‘s finale? Or is he off on his pre-honeymoon with Felicity? A quick scan of IMDB tells me Oliver will still be on vacation. But you know who will be there? Rory Williams! Er, I mean Rip Hunter. Which means, Arthur Darvill! In that the case, I’ll be there, too!