Tonight’s episode of Arrow, Next of Kin, shows us the changes in the team now that Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) has stepped away to focus on being a father and a mayor. And really, those two jobs are big enough. Being the leader of a vigilante group is just a bit much, don’t you think?
In the video below, executive producer and co-showrunner Wendy Mericle talks about the new episode and the team adjusting as John Diggle (David Ramsey) steps up into the role of the Green Arrow. But just prior to Oliver asking him, John was about to step down from field duty because of the damage resulting from the shrapnel wound he got on Lian Yu. Only Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy) knows about John’s injury. Will she keep it quiet or tell the others? The video talks about the bad guy for the episode, Onyx. There is a DCU Onyx Adams, she’s ex League of Assassins and become a vigilante, not a criminal… she will be played by Chastity Dotson (In the Cut). The episode also focuses on Oliver continuing his attempts to connect with William and deal with FBI.
Arrow airs tonight at 9 PM on the CW.