‘Arrow’ season 5: Stephen Amell unsure on Flashpoint implications

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The fourth season of “Arrow” ended on The CW Wednesday night, and it did so while bringing some closure to the story of Damien Darhk. Oliver Queen seemingly killed the Big Bad for the season, and now seems to be Mayor of Star City. With that in mind, he clearly has some stuff on his plate moving into the future.

There is one important thing potentially for this universe that wasn’t addressed in the finale, and that is the whole Flashpoint arc from “The Flash” where Barry goes back in time and saves his mother. Presumably, this could cause a ripple effect for “Arrow” if this means that he doesn’t have a thirst for justice, and in turn doesn’t become a CIA. He’d never meet Oliver and Felicity, and never be in the position to become “The Flash.”

Speaking to Comicbook.com, Stephen Amell made it clear that for now, the jury’s still out of if “The Flash” will impact the story of his own show:

“I don’t know … I do know that we’ve done a lot of work on Arrow to introduce the other shows, for lack of a better term, and now that that’s all done, we’re focused on doing the things that we do well for Season 5 …  Arrow is at its best when we’re dealing with problems in Star City. We’re not a time-travel show, we’re not a multi-Earth show, though obviously [we do that] with crossovers and stuff like that. We’re Arrow, we deal with Star City, and I feel like we’ll be better off focusing on that.”

We do agree that having more of a traditional Big Bad without powers or immortality would be good for the show, especially if it is someone who can get to Oliver on a personal level. Personally, we’d love more Slade Wilson, since he’s extremely dangerous even without mirakuru and has such a deep history to the character. Unfortunately, we’re not sure anyone is going to be releasing him from his island prison anytime soon.

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