Arrow season 7’s midseason finale – episode 8, “Unmasked” – proved to have way more surprises than anticipated in retailer, given a lot of the season’s main storylines appeared to be settled with Ricardo Diaz’s imprisonment in “The Slabside Redemption.” Maybe the largest shocks got here within the episode’s first and final scenes, which respectively revealed the id of the brand new Inexperienced Arrow as Oliver Queen’s half-sister!
“Unmasked” additionally launched a second new Inexperienced Arrow – one whom was seemingly assassinating philanthropists who have been working to enhance issues for the individuals of The Glades. This led to an odd scenario the place Oliver Queen was recruited by Captain Dinah Drake to clear the identify of the Inexperienced Arrow who had changed him, regardless of the objections of Star Metropolis’s new mayor. By the top of Arrow‘s midseason finale, Oliver had been employed on to help the Star Metropolis Police Division in some official capability, however his life remains to be in upheaval regardless of having discovered a approach to legally save his metropolis. Oliver’s relationship along with his spouse, Felicity, is on the rocks within the face of the modifications Felicity has undergone in his absence and now John Diggle is working with Ricardo Diaz behind their backs to trace the supply of a mysterious and sinister monetary group.
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Little progress was made within the investigation into Felicity Smoak’s loss of life in the way forward for Star Metropolis 2038. Our heroes made contact with the girl often called Blackstar, who claimed that her dealings with Felicity have been restricted to promoting her bomb components. This was later decided to be a lie, however left William with no additional avenues for info aside from Zoe’s father, the previous Wild Canine, Rene Ramirez, who’s implied to have modified closely during the last 20 years.
Whereas the episode of Arrow lacked an unique tie-in to the upcoming Elseworlds’ occasion, as a substitute displaying the identical one which concluded the mid-season finale of Supergirl, it nonetheless gave Arrow-heads loads to ponder. Listed below are 9 of the large questions followers are asking after the midseason finale.
9. Who Is The New Inexperienced Arrow?
There wasn’t a lot of the brand new Inexperienced Arrow in “Unmasked”, however Arrow did lastly verify her id. The opening scene exhibits a younger lady understanding and watching the information, solely to alter right into a Inexperienced Arrow costume. The ultimate scene of the episode exhibits the identical lady speaking to a tombstone and addressing her father, with the digicam panning round to disclose the tombstone is that of Robert Queen, Oliver Queen’s father.
Although the girl shouldn’t be named within the episode, it’s believed that she is going to finally be revealed as Emiko Queen – a personality from the comics who’s Oliver Queen’s half-sister, who finally adopts the moniker of Pink Arrow. It stays to be seen why this new Inexperienced Arrow adopted Oliver Queen’s mantle, however within the comics, Emiko was initially decided to switch Oliver as Inexperienced Arrow. This new half-sister of Oliver’s appears equally decided, telling her father’s tombstone that she “shouldn’t be giving up… not ever…” regardless of Oliver proving to be extra like Robert Queen than she thought.
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8. Is Arrow About To Introduce The Ninth Circle?
“Unmasked” continued ARGUS’ investigation into a picture of the portray “Dante (He Hath Seen Hell)” that was digitally encoded into the monetary recordsdata of a black-market chemical weapons supplier. Lyla Michaels decided that a number of terrorist organizations, together with Kobra, Basilisk and the Third World Liberation Military, have been all utilizing the portray of Dante as an identifier. Cross-referencing the identify Dante with the monetary data she had retrieved from a Swiss financial institution recognized to be a entrance for a number of legal organizations led her to a checking account and 5 transactions between “Dante” and a consulting agency named Rubrum, Silentsim & Ursa – a entrance for The Longbow Hunters.
The concept of an unlimited legal monetary group overseen by somebody known as Dante appears to be a fairly clear reference to the Ninth Circle. The first villains of Benjamin Percy’s run on the Inexperienced Arrow comedian guide, the Ninth Circle have been a cabal of corrupt executives and bankers who financed numerous legal enterprises in secret. Led by the mysterious determine recognized solely as Dante, the Ninth Circle additionally ran numerous worthwhile unlawful enterprises, equivalent to human trafficking, whereas providing white-collar criminals a spot to soundly deposit their holdings. Whereas the identify of Dante could also be a coincidence, a physique like the Ninth Circle would definitely be able to all of the monetary misdeeds ARGUS is investigating in Arrow.
7. What Precisely Is Oliver’s Place With The Police?
Dinah Drake finds a superb loophole that permits Oliver Queen to function brazenly as Inexperienced Arrow with out violating Star Metropolis’s anti-vigilante statutes. As long as Oliver is working alongside the police in an official capability, it doesn’t rely as vigilantism. This begs the query as to what Oliver’s official standing with the SCPD is. Deputy? Particular Agent? Or is he, as he mentioned earlier within the episode, a Advisor, akin to that the majority well-known of Police Consultants, the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes?
6. Can Oliver and Felicity’s Marriage Final?
When Felicity Smoak attracts a gun in protection of their house when she and Oliver are attacked by an murderer known as The Mirror, Oliver is greater than just a little disturbed. He was not ready for the way badly the previous seven months have modified Felicity or how her near-death encounter with Ricardo Diaz pushed her to grow to be extra militant in defending herself and her household. Whereas Oliver says he desires to get to know the brand new Felicity and see how a lot the girl he married remains to be there, Felicity confesses that what’s greatest for her proper now won’t be the identical factor that’s greatest for them as a pair. It stays to be seen if the 2 would possibly have the ability to readjust how they view each other however the way forward for Star Metropolis 2038 means that they’re destined to fail.
5. Will Diggle Working With Diaz Spoil All the things For Him?
With no different choices left to them of their efforts to trace the mysterious Dante, Lyla and Diggle flip to the one particular person they know who has had contact with somebody who is aware of the way to contact Dante – Ricardo Diaz. Diggle tells Lyla straight that there isn’t a manner they’ll ever let Oliver or Felicity know that they’ve elected to attempt to work with the person who ruined their lives and tore their household aside. Given Staff Arrow’s track-record for conserving secrets and techniques, which means the 2 will nearly actually discover out and that their already strained friendships might lastly break for good. Mockingly, this may increasingly result in Digg’s biggest concern – shedding his household in the identical manner Oliver misplaced his – coming true, as he and Oliver have come to think about one another brothers.
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