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After almost seven years, the CW superhero drama "Arrow" is officially going to end after a shortened season next year.
Through its seasons, the show has had its ups and downs, but it's been beloved among many comic book fans and fans of the character, and it has spawned the shared TV universe of DC heroes known as The Arrowverse. Before the series ends, however, there are a few things that need to happen.
There have been tons of Green Lantern references in the Arrowverse. However, those references culminated in last winter's "Elseworlds" crossover, where it was revealed that John Diggle, who has fought alongside Oliver Queen since the very first season, was a ring-bearing Green Lantern on another earth. And that's not all. Hal Jordan, whom Oliver is best buds with in the comics, literally had a cameo (his face wasn't shown, but his jacket was) in season four. No matter who it is, the time is right for a Green Lantern to appear on Arrow.
A satisfying conclusion to Roy Harper and Thea Queen's story arc
Thea, AKA Speedy, and Roy, AKA Arsenal, are two of Arrow's best characters. And, sadly, they've both exited the show. Though Roy has come back in the "flash-forwards" (more on that later) his present-day counterpart, along with his on-off lover Thea, have been gone for a while, and were last seen leaving with Nyssa Al Ghul to locate the remaining Lazarus Pits. To say the least, it'd be sad if we never hear from them again, and we've got our fingers crossed that, when they next appear, their story will culminate in a way that's satisfying.
The formation of a Justice League
Now, it's likely we'll see this happening in "Crisis on Infinite Earths". However, we could hopefully see it before that. The Arrowverse has plenty of great heroes to form a Justice League around; Green Arrow, Flash, Superman, Supergirl, Batwoman, Martian Manhunter and Black Canary are just a few of the great DC heroes out there. Green Arrow, being the most "leader"-type figure in the Arrowverse, would be perfect to form the team and lead it into battle.
Return of MIA characters
Huntress, Wildcat and especially Deathstroke have been missing for a while now. While Warner Bros. doesn't seem to want Deathstroke in the Arrowverse, let's face it: Deathstroke may never be properly used in the DCEU. As for Huntress...there's no excuse for her not to be used in the Arrowverse again. She's a great character who was painfully underused, and the upcoming "Birds of Prey" episode would be a great way to use her. Wildcat wasn't too compelling, but his sudden exit was barely explained.
The "flash-forwards" get resolved
Arrow's flash-forwards to the future have added a sense of mystery back to the show. However, we don't want them to end as mysterious as they've started. We need to have some sort of resolution to those flash-forwards before the show ends. Maybe finally explain why Oliver disappeared for starters. (Though "Crisis" may explain that. *wink wink*)
In both the present and future, we've got plenty of possible people to take on Oliver's legacy. In the present day, we've got Emiko Queen, Roy Harper and Thea Queen. In the future, we've got William Queen, Mia Smoak and Connor Hawke. If Green Arrow does become a legacy hero (which he probably will, seeing as he'll most likely die in the Crisis, and Star City will need a new protector) there are plenty of potential replacements out there.
What are your thoughts?