The season premiere of Arrow is finally here and I think it’s going to be the best season yet. Last season Oliver and Thea had to deal with the death of their mother which was a huge shocker to everyone watching. I may or may not have teared up during those final moments. Thea found out that Malcolm Merlyn is her father and Laurel found out Oliver’s true identity and is now officially part of the gang. Oh and Diggle is also expecting a child with Lyla, so that will definitely be interesting to see how they handle that. Assuming that Oliver would never let Diggle out in the field anymore, especially that he’s a father-to-be.
In the teasers for the season premiere, fans are focusing on this “date” that Oliver and Felicity are slated to go on. I mean, aren’t you? Olicity forever! Per the promo (featured below), while Oliver is involved in a high-speed chase he asks her if she likes Italian, but sadly we all know that it’ll be interrupted by some villain on the loose. However, we do see that Oliver tells her a secret he’s been hiding about his five years away, that he wasn’t always on the island.
Romance has been a tricky issue for Arrow as we’ve seen with Oliver and Laurel, and also the fact that those two have zero chemistry together, but Felicity is a whole different story. Here’s hoping that’ll work out.
The premiere also introduces a couple of new characters including Count Vertigo (Peter Stormare) and Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh). Meanwhile, Detective Lance has been promoted to Captain and apparently Oliver and Laurel are in business together.
Arrow premieres on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8/7c on The CW.