Say what you will about Arrow, it often has some amazing cliffhangers, and Season 5’s may just be the best one yet. In the finale, many of Oliver Queen’s allies were on Lian Yu while he went after foe Adrian Chase, when Chase killed himself, he set off bombs that lined the island. Leaving many to wonder who lived and who died.
But now, the showrunner and executive producer for Arrow, Marc Guggenheim, is teasing that something different than life and death could be awaiting Oliver Queen when he returns next season.
“A lot of the discussion that we’ve had and a lot of the discussion we’ve seen online is very binary — people either live or they’ll die,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “There are other consequences that can come out of what happened at the end of [episode] 523. While everyone is focused on one thing, you know us on Arrow, we may be doing something else.”
There are many interpretations of this. At the end of the season, Oliver’s son William was once again put in danger, there is also his mayoral status which may be in jeopardy because of events of the finale. We’ll just have to wait and see what these consequences are.