Now that Arrow‘s final handful of episodes to complete season 7 are in full swing, it’s hard not getting overly excited for what’s to come. After all, it was only earlier this week that we were treated to a Birds of Prey-inspired adventure in the form of “Lost Canary” that concluded with Earth-2’s Laurel Lance accepting her Earth-1 counterpart’s Black Canary costume – and let’s also not forget a certain major character from “Elseworlds” being spotted on the set of the finale.
As we move forward, expect for John Diggle to reassume the spotlight in the appropriately titled “Spartan.” Set to grace our screens next week, this will indeed be the episode featuring Ghostbusters‘ Ernie Hudson in a guest role. The name of his character had previously been under wraps though, and now we have a good idea as to why.
You see, as you begin to browse the massive gallery below, you’ll eventually come to find that Hudson’s uniform bears a name tag reading “Stewart.” And seeing as how “Elseworlds” hinted at Diggle’s Earth-90 doppelganger being Green Lantern John Stewart, well, this is sure to get people talking.
How this factors into the grand scheme of things remains to be seen, but it’s not crazy to assume that John Diggle and General Stewart could be related. Furthermore, depending on which continuity you’re adhering to, John Stewart was a Marine. If the stars are aligning as we’d hope, then maybe we’ll see David Ramsey wearing an emerald ring before the series wraps – even if it ends up being Dig’s doppelganger. Hey, I’d settle for that.
For more on “Spartan,” be sure to check out the official synopsis:
ERNIE HUDSON (“GHOSTBUSTERS”) GUEST STARS — After the Ninth Circle delivers a major setback for Team Arrow, Diggle (David Ramsey) reluctantly reaches out to a Four-Star General of the Defense Intelligence Agency (guest star Ernie Hudson) for help, despite unresolved tension from their past. Meanwhile, Oliver (Stephen Amell) discovers a piece of information that he believes will turn Emiko (Sea Shimooka) against the Ninth Circle. Alena (guest star Kacey Rohl) returns with an interesting proposal for Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards). Avi Youabian directed the episode written by Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes (#719). Original airdate 4/22/2019.
Arrow airs on Monday nights on The CW.