For four seasons, the finale of Arrow has placed Starling City / Star City in danger. Malcolm Merlyn tried to shake things up, Slade Wilson ran his own personal purge, Ra's al Ghul cast a shadow across the city and of course Damien Darhk tried to nuke the place. I think everyone in the city tries to schedule their vacation for May. But that won't be happening this time. We heard from executive producer Wendy Mericle at Palyfest that the city was safe, but executive producer Marc Guggenheim gave a bit more to EW.com:
We're not going to destroy the city. We're not even going to threaten the city. In fact, I can also tell you the finale doesn't even take place in the city. Finally, the citizens of Star City can breathe easily in May.
So what types of things well we get with the final showdown between Oliver Queen and Adrian Chase?
You can expect a good number of returning characters, characters you haven't seen in a while, back in the episode.
That goes with a message Guggenheim posted on his Facebook account saying that there will be some exciting news about Arrow on Monday. I know the one thing fans have wanted for a long time would be the return of Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett). There seems to be some animosity between the actor and the producers over how easily Slade was defeated the last time Bennett appeared. But his appearance would get a lot of folks excited… and would make sense since the five-year flashback story will be wrapping up as well.
Arrow airs Wednesday at 8 pm on the CW.