The upcoming season finale of the DC series Arrow will also be the show’s last episode. The creative team behind the CW series recently talked with Variety about how they would attempt to “give everyone a satisfying ending.”
Today’s final episode of Arrow, titled “Fadeout,” will have to wrap up a number of complicated plot threads, including the fact that the titular Green Arrow named Oliver Queen (played by Stephen Amell) was killed off a few episodes prior. Executive producer Beth Schwartz described navigating the Green Arrow’s death as “extremely challenging,” but admitted that “In the end, all of those challenges is what made the ending so perfect.”
The finale episode will also feature Felicity, a character who left the series at the end of the seventh season. In the episode, Felicity, played by Emily Bett Rickards, will get a chance to interact with her adult daughter. Schwartz describes the scene as “wish fulfillment.” “One, being a parent — and I’m a new parent — seeing your child in their adult self is really crazy and also amazing when you’re proud of who she became as a woman and also honoring her father’s legacy,” Schwartz explains. “[It was] not obviously under great circumstances because they’re at Oliver’s funeral, but I think it was a very meaningful moment in their lives.”
This won’t be the last viewers will see of the “Arrowverse” characters, however. A few months ago the CW announced that it would be developing a new spinoff series of Arrow titled Green Arrow and the Canaries. The series will focus on the female heroes originally introduced in Arrow, and will see the role of Green Arrow passed down from Oliver Queen to his daughter Mia Smoak, played by Katherine McNamura. The finale episode of Arrow may also function as a backdoor pilot for Green Arrow and the Canaries.
The series finale of Arrow airs tonight on the CW at 8pm EST and will be a 2 hour long event. You can watch the promo video for the event below: