We’ve all seen the preview trailer for this episode. How bone-chilling…
“You were delivered by the prophecy. Your name is Al Sah-Him!”
“My NAME is Oliver Queen!”
It seems as if Oliver has been duping Ra’s Al Ghul all this time! Perhaps it was all part of a bigger plan to take down the League of Assassins once and for all: To tear them apart from the inside.
Seemingly, Oliver had betrayed his team and locked them into the cages of Nanda Parbat, leaving them to “die” from the gases of the hallucinogen created by Ra’s Al Ghul that Al Sah-Him is supposed to release unto the citizens of all of Starling City in order to complete the “transformation.”
The marriage between Nyssa Al Ghul and Al Sah-Him almost took a turn for the worse when Nyssa pulled out a kitchen knife to stab Oliver before the marriage could be finished. Obviously, he was more than ready for whatever she was about to do and blocks the knife, giving the implication that all hope has been lost for her. Starting to see a pattern here left by Oliver? He’s really getting into character to convince Ra’s that he’s completely on his side.
Now, it’s time to make sure that he will be able to save his city. But here’s the kicker, can he do it by himself? Can he rally his team back together?
How could he rally his team back together? He left them for dead on more than one occasion, took Diggle’s wife hostage, abandoned Felicity when they finally had their moment together, his sister, Thea, is in pain of her missing brother. Basically, he’s done all of the bad things that any man could do to his family and friends.
And if it comes down to it and Oliver has saved Starling City and stopped Ra’s Al Ghul and the League of Assassins, will Oliver put an end to Ra’s Al Ghul once and for all? We’ve seen him struggle in the past with stepping over that level of comfort and killing someone before. He’s spared Malcolm Merlyn and Slade Wilson in the past. But can he do the same with Ra’s Al Ghul?
It’s more than just an external battle with his enemies and his homeland. It’s an internal battle within himself, too.
And on top of all of this, Thea reunited with Roy in last week’s episode and, as a gift, Roy left her with his Arsenal outfit. Will she finally realize her destiny and join her brother in the crusade to save their beloved city?
It’s the epic season finale we’ve all been waiting for. What will happen to Starling City? Who will turn against who? How many casualties can we expect? Does Oliver have what it takes to fully end Ra’s Al Ghul and not fail his city?
So many questions will be answered and more on tomorrow night’s exciting season finale of Arrow at 8 p.m. on SFL-TV, the CW!