In the midst of all the commotion surrounding the “Elseworlds” crossover – not to mention the announcement of 2019’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” – trailers for individual DC series became overshadowed. Fortunately, it didn’t take The CW very long to release them online. And if we’re to learn anything from Arrow‘s midseason premiere teaser, it’s that this show will start off the New Year with a bang.
If you’re current on what’s been going on, then you remember how last week’s episode, “Unmasked,” finally revealed the new Green Arrow’s identity. Well, in a way it did, as we know that it’s a woman under the hood and she’s Oliver Queen’s estranged sister, but we don’t know her first name. Though if I were to wager an educated guess, I’d say she’s Emiko, someone with whom readers of comics should be familiar.
Furthermore, it should be noted how only we the viewers are in on the secret. But if the promo embedded at the top of this article tells us anything, it’s that Team Arrow will close in on the truth soon enough. In fact, Rene Ramirez will have a pointed conversation with the vigilante he’s been supporting for the past few months.
Right now, it’s hard to tell if everyone will learn the truth about Ms. Queen in this particular installment, but it’s fair to believe a face-to-face with she and Oliver will come by episode 150 (7×12). In case you hadn’t heard, that one’s titled “Emerald Archer,” and sounds like an opportune time for a pivotal moment.
Unfortunately, no synopsis or photos taken from “Shattered Lives” have been made available, though I should point out how those will likely arrive two or three weeks before the time of airing. Yes, I’m aware of how the network has been highly secretive with this show during season 7, but they may be willing to lay their cards on the table now that Oliver is out of prison and his sister has been unmasked.
Arrow returns with new episodes on Monday, January 21st on The CW.