While we’ve seen Oliver Queen and John Diggle separated for most of “Arrow” season 5 to date, we’re going to see during next week’s “Penance” the next best thing: Oliver working alongside his wife while he is away. There should be some fun that comes with this, and hopefully in the process, we’ll see something happen that eventually brings the original Team Arrow back more firmly together.
In addition to that, we’re going to see a little bit more of Felicity’s own story as she has to make some decisions for Oliver’s recruits without him being around to consult with it. Given the trauma that she likely feels at this point following the events of Havenrock, we certainly imagine almost any decision that she makes weighing rather heavily on her in one form or another.
Synopsis – “Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) team up on a secret mission for Diggle (David Ramsey). Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) finds out and disapproves of the plan and opts to stay behind. When Tobias Church (guest star Chad L. Coleman) launches a deadly assault against the city, Felicity must decide if she wants to send the recruits out sans the Green Arrow.”
There are a lot of things to like about reading this. Specifically, who’s excited to see more of Tobias Church? This guy has quickly established himself as one of our favorite villains in this world, thanks largely in part to Coleman’s performance.
Promo – This makes it clearer that Oliver could actually be reunited with John by the end of this! He’s hoping to break Diggle out of prison, but we figure that’ll be no easy task.
Tonight’s episode – You’re going to be able to get a full review for it a little bit later tonight over at the link here! (Photo: The CW.)