TV show trailer and poster for the CW’s Arrow season finale. On the surface of things, such a titular declaration may seem a little on the redundant side. Consider the context brought to it, by everything that has led up to the season 3 finale, and it becomes clear –necessary, even – why Oliver Queen’s (Stephen Amell) self-identification would warrant full billing. That, or why Oliver Queen has been in serious need of intervention / rehab.
Frankly, there has been a lot of cultish behavior, all around, this season. Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) making daughter, Thea (Willa Holland), his apprentice; Laurel Lance’s (Katie Cassidy) determination to be an apprentice, as a license to hit people; flashback Oliver going Stockholm syndrome, under Maseo’s (Karl Yune) supervision; Gen. Shrieve’s personal slice of the U.S. military; The League of Assassins (period); the police dept. turning on their repeated savior, at the drop of Quentin’s (Paul Blackthorne) rationality hat; Team Arrow’s inability to function, without the actual Arrow persona; The Arrow selling out to Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable), to save his city, only to wind up drinking the kool-aid. With trading in his name/ personal identity a key part of that process, here we are.
Since group intervention should mean something more, where comic book heroes are concerned, Arrow does go a few extra miles for the climactic come-back. However inevitable it may have seemed, Merlyn might have finally justified his place on the intervention panel. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) has a little more ‘leverage’ to work with, in getting through to Ollie. Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh)… well, he seems just happy to be included, after losing some ‘leverage’ of his own.
As of this season, however, it just wouldn’t be a team-up without Arrow’s proud progeny, The Flash. Grant Gustin pays his respects one more time (by photobombing, along with Katie’s Black Canary, and Victor Garber‘s Dr. Stein), in an accompanying poster (expect at least one other mystery guest), as Ra’s al Ghul’s master plan goes into effect, and Team Arrow regroups to re-register its namesake trademark.
Arrow season finale Ra’s al Ghul poster
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