While it seemed the final season of Arrow would lead up to the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, it appears the series will have its own ending following the event.
TVLine reports Arrow‘s “Crisis” contribution will be the 8th episode in its 10-episode season. Since the beginning of The CW crossovers, Episode 8 of each series has been the slot for the annual storyline with it also serving as the mid-season finale as of last year’s “Elseworlds” crossover. But with only two episodes remaining after the crossover, it was unclear how Arrow would handle things this year.
As it happens, Episodes 9 and 10 will air after “Crisis” concludes in January. According to executive producer Marc Guggenheim, Episode 9 will not be related to the crossover while episode 10 will be “a proper series finale.” That finale may also feature a logistically difficult scene to pull off. In fact, it is so complicated, Guggenheim tweeted Sunday morning that he would release the script pages after the finale airs if they can’t make the scene happen.
But make no mistake, Arrow will still be airing new episodes in 2020; something we did not expect to happen.
Arrow returns October 15th on The CW.