When “Arrow” season 5 came to an end, the five year flashback story came full circle, and we finally saw exactly what happened to Oliver Queen when he got off Lian Yu and returned to Star City. Now that the five year flashback story is over, fans assumed that the flashbacks won’t be a regular thing in season 6, but that’s not the case.
During a panel at Nashville Heroes & Villains FanFest on Saturday, “Arrow” star Stephen Amell confirmed we will be seeing plenty of flashbacks in season 6. Amell said, “They are a part of the show’s DNA. I would expect to see them on a relatively regular basis.”
This news is sure to upset some “Arrow” fans who were hoping to finally be free of the flashbacks, however, now that Oliver’s story has come full circle, the flashbacks will be a little different this time around.
The flashbacks in season 6 will be used to tell the backstories of other characters, so we’ll just have to wait and see if the writers can make them work.
“Arrow” will return in October.
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice.
As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), and his new recruits, street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) and meta-human Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy).
Oliver has finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team only to have it threatened when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City, forcing Oliver to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family”.