Major spoilers below for anyone who didn't yet watch Arrow's Season 6 premiere.
Last night's Arrow was a crazy one, as the Season 6 premiere ended with Oliver Queen being exposed as the Green Arrow via a high-quality photo appearing on the news. Now that the big reveal has been seen on television, star Stephen Amell is sharing how Oliver will handle this big shock in the next episode and beyond:
There you have it. Oliver Queen is about to go all smiles to the media and turn up the charm whilst trying to allege the Green Arrow leak is all a bunch of "fake news." Not that he really has a choice, considering admitting he is the Green Arrow could land him in a whole heap of trouble, in addition to jeopardizing the lives of everyone he's in close contact with. Arrow fans shouldn't necessarily count our guy out though, since Oliver is the spin master when it comes to bad situations. But with someone like Special Agent Watson on the case, this might not be a situation the father-in-training can talk himself out of.
Especially if Agent Watson is a more intense version of Season 1 Quentin Lance! As Diggle actor David Ramsey tells EW, Special Agent Watson is to Arrow what James Doakes was to the actor's former series Dexter, which hopefully means Watson will walk up on Oliver when he's closing a shipping container and say "Surprise, motherfucker." Jokes aside, it sounds like Watson is going to be a huge thorn in Team Arrow's side, as well as the X-factor that could prevent the group from successfully pulling the wool over the eyes of the citizens of Star City.
As Oliver tries to convince Star City, and the rest of the world, that he isn't the Green Arrow, the hero will probably have trouble operating freely in Season 6. With the protagonist of Arrow under a microscope, other members of the team will have to step up, which seems to be what Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity) is hinting in the quote below:
Arrow hits The CW with an all new episode on Thursday, October 19th, at 9:00 p.m. ET. Those that missed the Season 6 premiere and failed to see who lived or died can catch up right here. Those who read the site often may already know this, but Stephen Amell talked about pitching last night's shocker at SDCC last year, as prompted by one of our own. Read up on that and be sure to visit our fall premiere guide for more great programming!