Despite the fact that Arrow will be reaching its conclusion next season, that doesn’t mean we can overlook what’s happening before then. Don’t forget, we still have five episodes remaining in the current season, and it’s around this time that the series normally kicks things into high gear.
Based on what we’ve just learned, the episode titled “Spartan” (yes, the very same one to feature Ernie Hudson as a guest star) will be something no fan of the show will want to miss. Here, take a look at the official synopsis and then we’ll discuss it further:
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.
After reading about that “major setback for Team Arrow,” it’s probably safe to assume something big will happen during “Lost Canary” on April 15th. But when it comes to “Spartan,” this could be the turning point when Oliver sets Emiko on the path to redemption and possibly changes her mind about the Ninth Circle. Then again, she could be pure evil and ignore her brother’s best attempts.
One other thing I’d like to point out is the part teasing Alena’s “interesting proposal for Felicity.” Maybe it’s just me, but I think this will be where we see the groundwork laid for Emily Bett Rickards’ exit from the series. You have to admit how that little teaser sounds a little too convenient.
Arrow airs on Monday nights on The CW, with “Spartan” set to debut on April 22nd.