Oliver Queen Faces A Strict Vetting In Next Week’s Arrow

by Erik Amaya

The first episode of Arrow‘s sixth season teased out events following last year’s finale, leaving some fans worrying about a couple of favorite characters. But now we know, with relative certainty, who lived and who died. One person, though, was clearly never going to make it off the island alive. And in the case of John Diggle (David Ramsey), it seams surviving left him with a new challenge to face. Quentin (Paul Blackthorne) also has a few unresolved issue to face thanks to his experiences on the island. He and Diggle should commiserate over tea or something. Does Diggle like tea?
Anyway, the new status quo for the show is familiar, if with a few bumps. Oliver (Stephen Amell) is still mayor and Green Arrow, but becoming a full time father — or, at least as full time as his own father was — is giving him plenty of new feeling to, um, brood over. The rest of the surviving Team Arrow are also back in place, Diggle included, but it seems someone has been working the past five months to out Oliver as Green Arrow. Who could it be and how would they know Curtis’s (Echo Kellum) T-Sphere would have the information they need?
Well, I’m assuming the photo of Ollie unmasked was on the T-Sphere. But while considering the identity of the team’s new opponent — it could be Michael Emerson’s unnamed character or Richard Diaz Jr. (Kirk Acevedo) — take a look at a preview of next week’s episode. The photo did enough damage to bring in the FBI, who need to vet Ollie as his various hooded activities have far reaching security implications.
You’d think A.R.G.U.S. would’ve told the Bureau about him by now.

Arrow airs Thursdays on The CW.

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