Arrow Executive Producers Discuss Season Five Cliffhanger

by Erik Amaya

In a new behind-the-scenes featurette, executive producers Wendy Mericle and Marc Guggenheim discuss the explosive cliffhanger to season five and the end of the show’s traditional flashback structure.

I’m interested to see what they can do with flashbacks now that it’s no longer tied to Oliver’s five years in hell. The Deadshot flashback episode from a few years ago might be a clue to how they’ll use it. Well, sometimes, anyway. I hope they take advantage of the flashbacks and show us some of Black Siren’s life on Earth-2.

As mentioned in the video, Katie Cassidy is a series regular again as the villainous Laurel Lance of a parallel Earth. It’ll be interesting to see how the character works over a longer period. When she’s a guest character, she doesn’t really need an arc. But as a regular, she will undoubtedly go through some sort of transformation. Hopefully, that will be fun to watch.

Arrow returns October 12th on The CW.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com. A contributing writer at CBR, Fanbase Press, Monkeys Fighting Robots and Rotten Tomatoes. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.