The 100th Episode of Arrow Might Bring a Long Lost Character Back to LIfe

Friday, 23 September 2016 - 3:41PM
Arrow
Friday, 23 September 2016 - 3:41PM
The 100th Episode of Arrow Might Bring a Long Lost Character Back to LIfe
It seems like every superhero in DC's universe has had their parents killed in tragic circumstances: Batman, the Flash, Superman, the list goes on. The CW's Arrow, however, held a particularly dark death for Oliver Queen's father, Robert: after the family yacht, The Queen's Gambit, capsized, Oliver, his dad, and another crew member made it to a lifeboat, where Robert quickly realized that not all of them could survive. So, in the infamous scene, Robert pulled out a revolver and shot the other passenger, then lifted the gun to his head and killed himself, but not before telling Oliver to "Survive. Right my wrongs."

Needless to say, Oliver Queen has a complicated relationship to his dad.

The CW's The Flash also has a tragic loss of a parent, but there's one key difference: Barry Allen can do something to change it. Namely, time travel. When you're the fastest man alive, you can run fast enough to escape this timeline, creating the highly anticipated CW TV event, FlashpointThe event promises to change everything in the CW superhero universe and "[bleed] over to every DC show" according to Mark Pedowitz, CW network president. According to Grant Gustin, the actor who plays Barry Allen, "I think we can state Flashpoint does not last all season long...But there are permanent ramifications."

And this might mean seeing the return of Robert Queen on Arrow.

After five seasons, Arrow's 100th episode looms. It's a milestone for the show, and one that promises something special, considering that a photo was recently released showing Jamey Sheridan (who played Robert Queen) participating in a script reading with the rest of the cast:



The caption on the Tweet narrows down the possibilities: taken at face value, they seem to suggest that Robert isn't going to appear in an alternate timeline as a result of Flashpoint or in a flashback. That leaves only a few possibilities, including seeing Earth-2 Green Arrow once again. Having Robert Queen return from the dead doesn't seem likely, but nothing is impossible when it comes to comics (especially considering the weird, pseudo-magical elements of the last season). We'll have to stay tuned!

Arrow Season 5 will premiere at 8 PM ET on Wednesday, October 5.
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