Season six continues after the devastating explosion on Lian Yu and Oliver Queen (played by Stephen Amell) returns home. There he tries to settle into his new role as a father. Oliver wants it all – meaning he wants to be a good father while still defending the city he loves in both his capacities as Mayor and Green Arrow. He will be tested as both a father and superhero. Some baddies reappear like Black Siren (played by Katie Cassidy), Vigilante (played by Johann Urb), Ricardo Diaz (played by Kirk Acevedo), and Cayden James (played by Michael Emerson) which he has to deal with. To make things even more tricky the team of people Oliver works with – John Diggle (played by David Ramsey), Felicity Smoak (played by Emily Bett Rickards), Quentin Lance (played by Paul Blackthorne), and Curtis Holt (played by Echo Kellum) – is beginning to show signs of fraying.
Season five involved plenty of new characters/villains and storylines. I was encouraged. Season six took a step backwards in this regard. For longtime fans of the series this season might seem a little like deja vu. Things that have been done before are gone over again. Villains we have seen before and Arrow has defeated. Even the tension within the Green Arrow’s team. It seems like they have run out of ideas and are just revisiting the past. They have to pull up their socks a little when it comes to presenting new ideas next season.
What is good about the season is how many crossover episodes there are. If you are a fan of superheroes and DC Comics then you will be like a pig in poop here. Green Arrow spends time with The Flash, DC Legends and Supergirl. Interesting to see these interactions.
- Featurette: The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2017
- Featurette: The Split of a Man: Deathstroke
- Featurette: Inside the Crossover: Crisis on Earth-X
- Featurette: Revenge in Ones and Zeros: The Story of Cayden James