Despite being deputized by the SCPD, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) has a hard time staying out of hot water. And if this preview of next week’s show is to be believed, the police suspect him of murders because arrows were found at the crime scene. But is the real target of this investigation Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), whose departure from the series needs some set-up?
Meanwhile, it is interesting to learn J.J. and Connor (Joseph David-Jones) are two separate people. The Legends’ visit to 2046 saw them as one and the same. But that was before the Legends mucked with the timeline at the end of their first season. And now that they are two separate people, we see J.J. has a tense relationship with his family. He took up the Deathstroke iconography to set him apart from his father, but it seems to be a way of life at this point. One expects he will be part of the 2040 Glades cabal.
Which means, once again, the show has made its future storyline just a little more interesting than the present-day story. But there were one or two compelling threads back in 2019; particularly in regards to Diggle’s (David Ramsey) step-father (Ernie Hudson) and Emiko (Sea Shimooka) committing to the Ninth Circle plan even after learning Dante (Adrian Paul) killed her mother. At the same time, Oliver may have planted a seed of doubt in her mind, which may bear fruit at the most crucial moment.
Arrow airs Mondays on The CW.