I’ve written before about the show and Ollie and the women and the fact that I love the DC character and everything that comes with him. So nobody should be surprised that I’m hyped for the debut of season 3 and the new and returning awesomeness that’s going to come with it.
It was hard to narrow it down to 5 things that I’m really excited for – so there are some honourable mentions we need to sort out:
More Suicide Squad!
This has a chance to be really cool with impact scenes and episodes featuring Amanda Waller and her band of bad guys contracted to do “good”. PLUS we might just get another tease of Harley Quinn if we’re lucky.
Diggle has been one of the most important pieces of Arrow since day 1… and here’s hoping that doesn’t change any time soon. When Diggle’s involved things are a little more sassy and a lot more fun.
The Future of the Canary!
The door has been opened for Laurel to become more of a fixture in the crime fighting scene… maybe even as the Canary. BUT, Sara will be back – and she is the Canary!
Thea has gone of with Malcolm Merlyn and it’s very reasonable to think that she’ll be trained as a fighter and maybe even an assassin. The question is, does she come after Roy?
And now for the big reasons… in no particular order.
Word is that Ollie is going to ask Felicity out on a proper date thinking that things are calmed down and he knows that she’s a great girl that has all kinds of love for him. But smart money is on continued tension and Will They? Won’t They? moments all season long.
The fan girls LOVE this relationship and will blow up Twitter every chance they get if they think that Ollie and Felicity are going to get together. Where do you think the whole Olicity thing came from?!
The Introduction of Ra’s al Ghul!
One of the most infamous bad guys in the DC universe is coming to The CW this season and he’s going to bring trouble. Last season we were introduced to his daughter Nyssa, but this season we get The Man himself – and all signs point to him being harder to bring down.
I’m looking forward to the possibility that the Suicide Squad may be brought in to help in the fight – and perhaps even Malcolm Merlyn will have a stake in taking on his one time mentor and leader.
Odds are there will be an undercurrent of “where’s Thea?” in Roy’s storyline – and even a chance that they meet in a dark alley somewhere with weapons drawn and a lot of screaming and maybe even shots fired.
The Introduction of The Atom!
Brandon Routh is back in the DC universe as The Atom in Arrow Season 3. I’m guessing that we’ll be introduced first to Ray Palmer in the boardroom and then, some time later, when things get sticky, The Atom will make his way onto the scene and be awesome!
The real question for me is, why is he there and how long will it take for Ollie and the gang to figure that out and decide if Palmer can truly be trusted.
A Bigger Badder Arrow!
Oliver Queen has spent 2 seasons as The Arrow in Starling City and things have never really calmed down for him. With experience comes intelligence – but there will also be emotion which makes Ollie and The Arrow so compelling to me.
There will be questions about who Oliver should or shouldn’t date… Felicity, Laurel, Sara – and probably others. There will be confrontation when it comes to Thea, Malcolm, Ra’s al Ghul, and certainly more. The Flash crossover could leave Ollie with a mess to clean up at home as well.
And as we progress in the series The Arrow will have to step up his game and be bigger, badder, and better than ever to make sure that nobody fails this city!
Look for Arrow on The CW or CTV depending on your location – it all starts Wednesday, October 8th!