Now that the Cayden James (Michael Emerson) story has concluded, Arrow joins Flash and Supergirl in the February hiatus. But when it returns in March, the tensions between the two Team Arrows will finally burst into open conflict. At least, according to the following preview. If it really happens, it’s an event that has been coming since the first time Rene (Rick Gonzalez) called someone “hoss.” Now add Dinah’s (Juilana Harkavy) continuing rage, a newly revealed master manipulator pulling the strings on their distrust, and whatever fallout remains to be seen from James’s reign of terror and you get a civil war in the Arrowcave.
But I’m going to be honest, this week’s resolution to the James arc — and the revelation about who killed his son — was as damp a squib as the Black Hood reveal over on Riverdale. Of course I am willing to admit that may be bias talking as I’m not exactly a fan of Kirk Acevedo and I consider him a step down from Emerson. At the same time, Richard Diaz has been such a non-entity this year that pivoting over to him as a big bad seems kind of silly. Unless, of course, I can get the real Richard Dragon out of all of this. He’d be an interesting character for Arrow to utilize at this point. He might even be able to help out Black Siren (Katie Cassidy) with the conflict in her soul. In fact, just about every character on the show, except maybe Thea (Willa Holland), would benefit from training with him.
Arrow returns March 7th on The CW.