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Stephen Amell has left quite a legacy with his run on Arrow. The series finale airs this coming Tuesday (January 28), and his Arrow-verse colleagues have a lot to say about him. The Flash’s Grant Gustin and more have honored Amell with some parting words ahead of the finale airing.
Things tend to be eventful when it comes to Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin. Having joined the Arrow-verse in 2013, Gustin has spent considerable time with his good friend and frequent co-star. With Arrow’s series finale only days away, it is time to get reflective! Cue Gustin, who had high praise for Amell telling, TV Guide:
Stephen's always been so great to me, personally, and to just the world as a whole. He's definitely been the leader of the Arrowverse, and I don't want to have to take up that place. They'll be missed.
It is not the first time that Grant Gustin has spoken kindly of the Arrow star. Gustin has previously called Stephen Amell a “legend” in a moving Instagram post last year. As you can tell, nothing has changed between the pals as Arrow’s series finale readies to air. In an important side note, Amell’s mom has already seen it!
Grant Gustin’s thoughts reflect on his personal relationship with Stephen Amell, as well as his professional respect for Amell’s contribution to what is now the Arrow-verse. Now, Arrow is readying to say goodbye to him and the series. Speaking of Amell’s contribution ahead of the series finale, Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist said:
Stephen started all of this. And the legacy he's leaving is pretty incredible. You know, we almost have our own Justice League on television, and the universe is massive and he was always at the helm. So it'll be different without him and an adjustment without him there and without all the Arrow people there.
While it all started with Arrow, it will not end with it when the series finale airs. A Green Arrow & The Canaries spinoff has been set up, and a Superman series is already on its way. As Melissa Benoist points out that there will be an adjustment in store without Arrow and accordingly, Stephen Amell.
The next seasons of Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl and the other Arrow-verse series will be their first full ones without Arrow. Stephen Amell has not ruled out a return in the future, so that is something. As for Arrow’s legacy and its long-term impact on the universe it started, Supergirl’s Chyler Leigh said:
It's just an amazing privilege to be part of the Arrowverse, and it's always going to be called that. It'll never not be the Arrowverse.They really did, they paved the way. They set an incredible foundation for us to be able to come and do what we do and stand among a whole bunch of people in so much leather.
No Arrow would mean no Arrow-verse and, subsequently, no mega-crossovers. That is a lot to take in. Fans of the superhero drama are preparing to say goodbye to it and hello to Felicity again in the series finale. The good news is that Arrow’s final episode will not be the last time fans get to see Diggle.
As for Stephen Amell, the actor will not be leaving television behind after Arrow. He has Starz’s wrestling drama, Heels, which Vikings’ Alexander Ludwig will co-star in as the brother of Amell’s character. Amell also has a second TV project with his cousin, Robbie Amell. Neither show is Arrow, but they will be something.
Arrow will conclude with a two-hour event. The emotional farewell begins on Tuesday, January 28, at 8 p.m. ET with a special and the series finale at 9 p.m. ET on The CW. You can currently relive past seasons of Arrow on Netflix, along with new 2020 content, and watch this winter’s premieres to cope.