Tonight we get the culmination of not only the fifth season, but of five years of Arrow.
From those first moments when we saw a scraggly-bearded Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) shoot a flaming arrow to signal a passing boat, to now, we’ve watched two stories: The story of young Oliver becoming the Hood and the story of the Hood becoming the Green Arrow. Both have been five year journeys and the use of regular flashbacks made the series unique.
But now, those flashbacks have caught up to where the series started as the battle between Oliver and Adrian Chase (Josh Segarra) comes to a head. And we get the return of Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett), the man who began training Oliver on Lian Yu so many years ago.
I’ll be live tweeting tonight’s finale at 8 p.m. PST over on @BC_DCTV; you can join in on the conversation there or you can follow along below.