The season starts with a lighter tone where Oliver and Felicity are having a domestic life together in Coast City while everything else is the usual dark tone. I feel this is the writers pandering to the Oliver/ Felicity relationship. While they were having their domestic life, Dinah Laurel, Diggle, and Thea are defending the newly-named Star City in Oliver’s absence. We see Thea loving the thrill of the chase and this is the result of the Lazarus Pit. Everything was going well for Oliver and Felicity until Dinah Laurel and Thea came to him for help. In going back, Oliver finds out that Felicity has been helping the team behind his back.
The tension between Oliver and Diggle from last season is still there and Diggle wasn’t happy that Dinah Laurel and Thea went to Oliver, despite his objections. I hate Diggle’s suit as he becomes the joke of fans thinking he’s Magneto. More than that, he was being an idiot to Oliver who was only there to help and will go back once it’s over. Diggle isn’t the only one Oliver has tensions with, he also has tensions with Thea as he notices that she’s getting unusually aggressive. I hope Oliver would figure out that it’s the effects of the Lazarus Pit.
While Ra’s Al Ghul failed as the main villain from last season, they succeeded with Damian Dahrk who has made an immediate impact on Star City. Already we get a fight between he and the newly named Green Arrow as this was the way to get into the heart of the story. There was a twist we didn’t see and that is when Captain Lance is bound to a deal with Dahrk concerning the Green Arrow as this puts Lance into a moral crisis much like Major from iZombie. This is what should have been with Ra’s Al Ghul.
The flashbacks show Amanda Waller getting Oliver to do a mission on the island and there were easter eggs such as what might be Hal Jordan. There is a first for the show and it’s a flash forward 6 months into the future where Oliver stands at the grave of someone. Barry shows up, offers his help, and leaves after Oliver wants to be left alone and vows to kill Damian Dahrk. There is speculation as to who may die and it will stick. I can see either Diggle, Felicity, or Detective Lance being the ones to go and some speculation that Thea may die, but the problem I have with that is that she was already dead back in last season and was brought back by the Lazarus Pit. I’d rule out Thea for this one. The grave has to be someone Barry is close to.
While the Flash’s second season started out mix, Arrow’s premiere started strong and it’s a great premiere. I like that Oliver announced the Green Arrow name in his speech as well as getting the new suit. Interesting that both shows get new suits. Great start to the season.