If fans of Arrow were to commiserate over Oliver Queen's tragic past, the recounting could take days. The DC Comics vigilante has lived a rough life despite his silver spoon upbringing. The CW has taken gone to painstaking lengths to show fans how much Queen has suffered and how his loss drives his work as the Green Arrow, but is all about to change. In the 100th episode of the show, Oliver will be reunited with all his lost loved ones, and Stephen Amell says his character finds closure in that.
In an interview with TV Line, Amell talked about the milestone episode and said the story will be very different from what Arrow fans have seen before.
"It is such a radical departure from anything that we have ever done on the show," Amell told the site. "We utilize the fantastical elements that we bring in on The Flash and carry through to Legends of Tomorrow with the present-day storyline to create something...that is not a flashback [or] a flash-forward. It's something else entirely."
The actor continued and said the episode's loose timeline gives Arrow "license to do whatever we want" and "show some things that we'll never be able to show, to have some characters interact that will never be able to interact on the show again."
If you're not familiar with the 100th episode, then you should know it will bring back several important characters. The milestone story will see Oliver Queen wake up in a world where he never went aboard The Queen's Gambit and both his parents are alive. In this world, Oliver is still in a relationship with Laurel, and the two are preparing to get married. On the surface, the hero's life looks better than ever, but Oliver begins to notice that not everything is as perfect as it seems.
In true comic book fashion, Oliver's bliss won't last. When the episode ends, the hero will be thrust back to his real world of vigilantism and supernatural threats. But, for the first time, Amell says Oliver will be given closure in the 100th episode.
"There [is] a very therapeutic moment for my character towards the end [of the Arrow episode] where I get to say goodbye to people that I never got the chance to say goodbye to," Amell explained.
If you want to check out the full synopsis for Arrow's 100th episode, then you can read it below:0comments
"ARROW CELEBRATES 100 EPISODES; THE EPIC SUPERHERO CROSSOVER CONTINUES — Oliver (Stephen Amell) wakes up to a life where he never got on The Queen's Gambit. Robert (guest star Jamey Sheridan) and Moira Queen (guest star Susanna Thompson) are alive and well. Laurel (guest star Katie Cassidy) is his loving fiancée and their wedding is imminent. Everything seems perfect, but Oliver starts to notice small imperfections that make him question this new reality. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and the recruits take on a new threat with help from The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist)."
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT; The Flash on Tuesdays at the same time; Arrow on Wednesdays and DC's Legends of Tomorrow on Thursdays. All four series air on The CW. The "Invasion!" crossover will air beginning November 28.