The Vigilante Hunter Stalks Oliver In A Preview Of Next Week’s Arrow

by Erik Amaya

 

Despite Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) belief that her father’s murder stalked her across Earths, a vigilante hunter is stalking former masks in Star City. And as this preview of next week’s Arrow indicates, Team Arrow will have to reform to take down the mysterious person in a military grade exosuit. But will that person turn out to be another part of the collateral damage from the choices Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) father made?

While it has taken some time for this season to find itself, blowback is a fine theme; particularly as it relates to Oliver’s attempt to be transparent and work within police guidelines. It suggests further threats will emerge from mistakes made in the past as the vigilante hunter closes in on the old Green Arrow.

It also relates to Laurel’s story as she feared some blowback from her choices and the A.R.G.U.S. story sets up blowback to come with its Suicide Squad Ghost group ready to go off-leash at a moments notice.

Which actually leads to a question about Dante — the target Diggle (David Ramsey) has been chasing for much of the year. Will he/she/they be tied to the vigilante hunter? Someone had to hack the DA’s office to get Oliver’s non-redacted files. Perhaps all of these threads can come together and reveal a worthy foe on all fronts.

Arrow airs Mondays on The CW.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. 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.

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