"Arrow" Series Finale: [SPOILER] Liked Diggle, So They Put a Ring On Him

Now that the dust has settled from "Crisis on Infinite Earths" – and The CW's Arrowverse is a bit more "cozier" because of it – the changes are starting to be felt across all of our shows. Arrow is ending its run after eight seasons – only to become Green Arrow and the Canaries; while The Flash, Supergirl, Batwoman, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow have to rewrite their "universe scorecards" to adjust for some major changes in the status quo.

Did we mention Black Lightning doesn't have the benefit of past crossovers to help with its transition? Meanwhile, viewers have Superman & Lois to look forward to down the road as the pilot script was given a series order. Yup, change is in the air – and throughout the universes.

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Heading into the show's final chapter, there's still one leftover mystery that fans would like a resolution to: the deal between John Diggle (David Ramsey) and the ring-wielding universal law-n-order organization known as the Green Lantern Corp. We've had clues dropped during the "Elseworlds" crossover (when Flash-90 mistook him for the ring-bearer he knew) and seventh season outing "Spartan" (with Diggle's grandfather being named "General Roy Stewart"… hmmm…).

Flash ahead to the past few months, and two more interesting developments. First, Green Lantern Corp home planet Oa was spotlighted at the end of Arrowverse crossover "Crisis on Infinite Earths". Then it was announced that Arrowverse guru Greg Berlanti was developing a Green Lantern/Green Lantern Corp series for HBO Max.

So with the pop culture "stars" aligning and final episode "Fadeout" happening next week, it appears we finally have a resolution to the Diggle/Green Lantern Corp deal – if only a brief one. In the following scene, Diggle is finishing his move to Metropolis with his family – it's late and he's finishing up. From out of the sjy crash lands… something.

After Diggle picks himself up from the explosion, he makes his way to the crash site and finds a box. When he opens it… well… it ain't gonna' be easy being green for Diggle in the near future:

Last week, Ramsey gave viewers the heads-up that they should expect some revelations coming their way – offering this:

"Without a doubt. You are absolutely going to get your answers. And well-deserved answers. We've been talking about this for years, and I think everyone by series' end will be very happy."

As for Berlanti's upcoming Green Lantern/Green Lantern Corp series, Ramsey is really excited by what he's learned about the project from Berlanti – saying:

"I've talked to Greg about it, and they have a great plan. It sounds fantastic. People are champing at the bit to see this universe, to see this military corp come to live-action, and I'm among the people who are so excited.

It's great for for television, man. I mean, people are going to be really stoked about this show."

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In October 2019, Berlanti confirmed he was bringing a Green Lantern-based series to HBO Max. Flash ahead to earlier this month, with HBO Max Head of Original Content Sarah Aubrey taking time during the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press event to offer details on the Green Lantern series:

● The series is going to span generations, but with a specific focus on two Earth-stationed Green Lanterns ("It's going to span several decades on focus on two stories about Green Lanterns on Earth") and one space-set storyline.

● Looks like all storylines roads will be "going into the Sinestro story," bringing Green Lantern Hal Jordan's archenemy and dishonored Green Lantern Corp members into the spotlight.

"Both of these original DC properties we'll be creating for HBO Max will be unlike anything seen on television. An anthology series of cautionary tales set in a world where superpowers exist, and, in what promises to be our biggest DC show ever made, we will be going to space with a Green Lantern television series, but I can't reveal any more about that just yet."

– Greg Berlanti

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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