With Arrow Season 6 coming soon, we’ve been hearing a lot about the return of Deathstroke (Manu Bennett), the introduction of Richard Dragon (Kirk Acevedo), the mysterious character Michael Emerson will be playing and which characters survive Lian Yu. What we haven’t gotten a lot about is FBI Agent Samandra Watson, played by Sydelle Noel (GLOW), who is trying to figure out the connection between the Green Arrow and Mayor Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) of Star City.
Co-showrunner and executive producer Wendy Mericle told TVLine:
“Oliver is going to be in some hot water, in a way we haven’t seen before, and Samandra Watson is going to be spearheading that cause. She’s going to get very close to the truth about what Oliver has been up to.”
Oliver also has a promise he made to Slade Wilson to deal with:
“We have this amazing story that is going to tie in with Oliver’s dealings with his own son, as he helps Slade find Joe Wilson.”
And, Mericle confirmed that the Vigilante will be unmasked and said a bit more:
“Who he is and what he’s up to is very personal. He’s got a very close connection to one of our series regulars that I really hope will blow the fans’ minds.”
That last line fits a few of the popular theories of Vigilante’s identity — one being that he’s Curtis’ ex, Paul and another being that he’s Captain Pike who used to be Quentin Lance’s partner. And it doesn’t negate my crazy theory that it’s Robert Queen from Earth-2.
Catch Arrow Season 6 starting October 12th on the CW.