Arrow Season Finale: Your First Look at Arsenal
In the just-released trailer for the season finale of Arrow, fans can get a blink-and-you'll-miss-it look at a reconfigured Team Arrow, including Nyssa Raatko, at least three members of the League of Assassins and a masked-up Roy Harper. Given the fact that we've been told Roy will be Arsenal when all is said and done, it seems likely this will be his permanent mask. Where it came from is anybody's guess, unless there's a surprise visit from Barry Allen, who designed Oliver's mask, in the finale -- but that seems very unlikely. "We want to keep inching Roy towards an Arsenal place," Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim recently said. "One of the runnings gags is that he keeps getting called Speedy and says, 'I don't like that nickname. Come up with another nickname for me.' When the time is right, eventually the nickname that will stick will be Arsenal, but the time has to be right."
The next question, of course, becomes what exactly can Roy provide when he's proven useless with a bow and presumably no longer has his Mirakuru-induced super-strength following the injection he took on tonight's episode. We already knew that Nyssa and the League of Assassins were coming -- although in tonight's episode, Sara seemed to imply that she had failed in attracting them -- so how they come to be there (especially with the city surrounded by A.R.G.U.S. agents who all know what Nyssa looks like) will be another interesting question. "She went to go get help, because when you're fighting an army, you need an army," showrunner Andrew Kreisberg told reporters at a recent screening when asked where Sara went at the end of "Seeing Red." "She goes and gets Nyssa, and she comes back with The League. It's The Arrow, Canary and Roy and the League of Assassins versus Slade and his Mirakuru Army." Arrow's second-season finale airs next Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.0comments