Arrow didn’t want long to reveal the big bad for the season. We’ve known Cayden James (Michael Emerson) has been putting together a team since early on. We’ve also known this had something to do with his son, the problem is that we don’t know who his son is and neither does Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell). In a clip from tonight’s new episode, We Fall, James shows up at the mayor’s office and demands $10 million dollars by that night. And again every night until further notice.
James not only has a big bomb, he’s taken over Star City’s infrastructure giving him the ability to hurt a lot of people. We know that tonight, some of that directly effects William (Jack Moore) and Oliver will have to deal with the fact that his son finds out he’s been suiting up again, directly breaking the promise he had made. The father theme continues to lead the season with the love of their children being the driving force for Oliver, Cayden, Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett), Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) and Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne). It can’t be a coincidence that Noah Kuttler (Tom Amandes) popped up during the wedding episode. He may have a role to play later in the season.
Arrow airs tonight at 9 PM on the CW.