First has to do with the Felicity backstory episode that was originally entitled Oracle. But now, according to EW, the title has changed to the less fangasm inducing The Secret Origin Of Felicity Smoak. Felicity’s mother will be played by Charlotte Ross (NYPD Blue) while the mystery of her father will not be resolved.
Second, folks hopping to see Connor Hawke as a child pop up this season may have to wait. Executive producer Marc Guggenheim told TVLine that it needs to be handled in the right context and that could be in season 3 or season 10… he didn’t know. Sounds like this one may be hanging over Ollie’s head a while.
And finally, from EW we get the news that a more modern Green Arrow villain will be showing up this year. The part of Simon Lacriox, aka Komodo, has gone to Matt Ward (Tron: Legacy). In the series the character is a mercenary and will show up in the second episode, but in a change this season the villain-of-the-week motif will now tie better into the overall story arc for the season. So Komodo’s appearance is definitely part of the bigger picture.
Arrow will return in October 8 at 8 p.m. on The CW.