After sojourning in season 1-land in the season 8 premiere, Arrow is heading to one other acquainted location from its past.
In the final season’s second episode, Oliver (Stephen Amell), Diggle (David Ramsey), and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) salvage themselves in Hong Kong after narrowly warding off the destruction of Earth-2. Alas, there’s little or no time to process what they honest witnessed for the explanation that Video display (LaMonica Garrett) gives them one other project that reunites Oliver with Tatsu Yamashiro, a.k.a. Katana, and proves to be extra inspiring than the first segment of the mission — significantly for superstar Stephen Amell, who has a somewhat intense fight scene.
“Episode 2 is de facto onerous,” Amell tells EW. “[There’s an] elevator fight. It modified into on a sizzling soundstage.” Time modified into one other factor. “This occurs every year the place there’s an episode in-constructed the first three or four episodes that will most definitely be truly heavy on night exteriors. [In Vancouver, Canada], the sun goes down at like 10 at night, and it starts to procure gentle at 4 in the morning, and so it makes it very inspiring.”
With “Welcome to Hong Kong,” Dim Siren also officially joins Oliver and Diggle on Crew Attach the Multiverse (working title). Previously, Amell mentioned that Oliver pulling Laurel into the breach modified into the largest second in the final scene of the premiere since it signified how well-known things have faith modified between the 2 of them. Taking a stare ahead, the showcase will dive even extra into that dynamic.
“They’re beside one one other. They’re working alongside side one one other,” says Amell. “There’s a couple of cases when Oliver seems to her and says, ‘I didn’t query of to be on this mission with you, but I’m jubilant you’re right here.’”
Having Laurel on alongside for the roam also gives Oliver a possibility to place his perception that contributors — both himself and others — can trade into put collectively. “If Oliver doesn’t accept as true with in contributors’s skill for trade, then he’d be a gargantuan-huge hypocrite because you stare on the vogue of person he modified into in Russia, for sake of argument — which will most definitely be one thing we touch on this season — and the vogue of person he is now. If contributors honest judged him on his actions aid then, no person would whisk arrive him. He’d be a pariah,” says Amell. “Laurel has proven herself and so Oliver is now not going to take a seat in judgement of her.”
Arrow airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on the CW.
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