Expect This Year’s Arrow Season Finale To Be Unlike Any Other

Have you ever sat back and wondered if the citizens of Star City get really nervous when May creeps up and possibly take trips out of town to avoid the next major terrorist attack? Well, it sounds like they may be able to breathe a little easier this year as the upcoming season finale of Arrow aims to break the cycle.

Before proceeding any further, let’s take a look at what executive producer Marc Guggenheim recently told Entertainment Weekly:

“We’re not going to destroy the city. We’re not even going to threaten the city. In fact, I can also tell you the finale doesn’t even take place in the city. Finally, the citizens of Star City can breathe easily in May.”

While that’s certainly very cryptic, the first place my mind travels to is that of the island of Lian Yu. Seeing as how Prometheus’ attack on Oliver Queen has been very personal, I wonder if the big bad will take our hero back to where it all began as it were. You have to admit that it’d complement the flashbacks quite well, which we all know will culminate with when Ollie was rescued.

And, according to Guggenheim, more surprises are in store:

“You can expect a good number of returning characters, characters you haven’t seen in a while, back in the episode.”

Sure, that’s very vague as well, but this would seem like as good of a time as any for someone like Roy Harper to make their return. We do know that Laurel Lance will be appearing on the season finale of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow in some capacity, but until we know what that is, let’s not think she’s a certainty for Arrow. Plus, there’s that recent Deathstroke teaser to consider.

No matter who ends up making an appearance, it seems like a solid bet that this will be an explosive conclusion to a season that’s been a true return to form.