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Season 5 of Arrow will start with the “most vicious, violent one-shot” in TV history

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After that magnificent second season of Arrow which featured the mother of all showdowns between Ollie and Slade Wilson while Starling City burned, I’m proper amped for the third season return of the Emerald Archer. I mean, those two other seasons that appeared? Clearly pranks that went way too far, as Ollie faced the dread of suburban life and the main villain was a charismatic cult leader whose special power was hand-wavy magic.

Clearly that was a joke featuring actors who looked and sounded just like the real deal. For the love of Grodd please tell me that the last two years of my life were a hallucination brought on by huffing Sriracha sauce again.

Anyway, season “five” of Arrow is still on track, in a manner that hopefully remembers that it’s an action show and not a daytime soapie. And maybe it has, as Arrow star Stephen Amell revealed on Facebook via TV Line that the series is going back to the streets with a new tone, upgraded costume and the return of a character that hasn’t been seen in two years.

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“If [the premiere] is any indication, Arrow is going to be f–king mean this year,” Amell said, adding that the premiere episode which is directed by fight choreographer James Bradford has given the cast “the opportunity for us to have the most vicious, violent one-shot in the history of network television”. Something along those lines was done in season 4, as Arrow pulled a Daredevil and doubled down on a handful of fight sequences which certainly felt very, very different.

As for that mystery return? I’d put my money not on Slade Wilson, but rather on Russian Mafia leader Anatoly Knyazev being the man that Amell is hinting at. Hey, someone needs to explain how Ollie became a high-ranking member of the Bratva. More street-level action, a helmet for John Diggle that doesn’t look like a Magneto rip-off and far fewer episodes starring Felicity’s mom please.

Hopefully the recent shenanigans by the Flash will mess around with the Arrow timeline a bit as well before season 5 begins.

Last Updated: June 28, 2016

37 Comments

  1. Did they kill off Felicity? I would watch it again if Felicity is dead.

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    • The Order of the Banana

      June 28, 2016 at 14:06

      My apologies to Emily Bett Rickards; she’s a lovely actor and alongside Rose McIver from iZombie and Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), I think she’s swell… but the Felicity character has overstayed her welcome!

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 28, 2016 at 14:05

    • The Order of the Banana

      June 28, 2016 at 14:06

      ^This^

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  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 28, 2016 at 14:07

    DC Tv series is like Power Rangers in comparison with Marvel on Netflix

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    • The Order of the Banana

      June 28, 2016 at 14:08

      Power Rangers? Dear sir… they’re like the Tellietubbies to Marvel’s glorious creations on Netflix. I can’t wait for the next season of Jessica Jones and Daredevil (or the new season of Luke Cage)

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 28, 2016 at 14:09

        XD I stand corrected

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  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 28, 2016 at 14:08

    “most vicious, violent one-shot” in TV history….. he’s gonna shoot JFK?

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    • The Order of the Banana

      June 28, 2016 at 14:09

      No! Not again!!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 28, 2016 at 14:10

      If you want vicious & violent you watch Banshee.

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      • The Order of the Banana

        June 28, 2016 at 14:10

        I still haven’t seen Banshee, but that’s only because Nic’s always raving about the porno scenes on Facebook.

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 28, 2016 at 14:12

          Fast forward porno scenes…..wait…Nic does what? Anyway, best TV series ever. Top 10 stuff

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          • miaau

            June 28, 2016 at 15:16

            but very, very violent

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 28, 2016 at 15:19

            Yes it is, I wish more shows had the balls to do this.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 28, 2016 at 14:13

          It are good!

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 28, 2016 at 14:15

            Kai Proctor for president!

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 28, 2016 at 14:11

        I LOVE Banshee!

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        • Ir0nseraph

          June 28, 2016 at 14:22

          I should probably watch it.

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 28, 2016 at 14:28

            Lots of sex though. Be warned

          • Ir0nseraph

            June 28, 2016 at 14:30

            So not a family show, noted.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 28, 2016 at 14:32

            Not even close, I believe it’s got a 18 slapped on the side

          • Ir0nseraph

            June 28, 2016 at 14:37

            I do need that, I just made it through a Hallmark show with my wife, now it’s my turn.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 28, 2016 at 14:40

            XD

        • The Order of the Banana

          June 28, 2016 at 14:24

          I’ll check it out as soon as I can.

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  5. Mistake Not...

    June 28, 2016 at 14:11

    It’s directed by a fight choreographer? Well…
    Also, can the main villain be a living embodiment of season 3 & 4? And they assassinate him in the premier? I’d watch that.
    Also, STFU about ‘darkness’!
    “My darkness infected the team, Felicity.” ; “Felicity, you bring the light.” ; “I can’t come back from the darkness.”
    Ugh, shoot me now.

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  6. VampyreSquirrel

    June 28, 2016 at 14:45

    ¯_(?)_/¯

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    • HvR

      June 28, 2016 at 14:46

      (?°?°??? ???

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        June 28, 2016 at 14:48

        ???? ?( ?-??)

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        • HvR

          June 28, 2016 at 14:53

          (?°?°??? ???

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            June 28, 2016 at 15:01

            ???? ?( ?-??)

          • HvR

            June 28, 2016 at 15:02

            (?°?°??? ???

          • VampyreSquirrel

            June 28, 2016 at 15:21

            ???? ?( ?-??)
            Stop it! Poor tables.

          • KingKappie

            June 28, 2016 at 15:25

            I was wondering how long this will go on for

  7. For the Emperor!

    June 28, 2016 at 16:55

    Perhaps Arsenal returns? Or was he somewhere in Seasons 3 and 4 and I missed him?

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  8. Zubayr Bhyat

    June 29, 2016 at 06:35

    Could they change the soundtrack? Pretty sure The CW needs to bring a Hans Zimmer imitator or something…

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