Arrow Boss Teases Oliver's New Groove, Two Origin Stories, All-Future Episode, Robert Queen's 'Return' and More

TVLine | 1/21/2019 | Matt Webb Mitovich
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Oliver Queen’s got a brand new bag when The CW’s Arrow resumes Season 7 tonight at 8/7c.

As revealed at the close of the (terrific) midseason finale, Star City’s infamous vigilante is now working unmasked as a consultant for the SCPD. That will stir conflicts, showrunner Beth Schwartz says in the Q&A below, as well as set Oliver’s wife Felicity on a mission.

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Schwartz also fielded our burning questions about the (misleading?) flash-forwards, Robert Queen’s “return,” haunted Laurel and more.

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TVLINE | Get me excited about “Oliver Queen, SCPD-sanctioned fighter of crime.”

Having our entire series based off the vigilantes not being in partnership with the SCPD, we found it super-exciting in the writers room to make this happen. But it’s not going to be without conflict. And the rest of the team is going to have to find their way as well, to figure out how this is all going to work.

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TVLINE | And what will determine whether he suits up versus rocks a V-neck and blazer?

He will suit up with the police — but he will also wear a V-neck and blazer. [Laughs] He will do both.

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TVLINE | Will Oliver get to deal with any Villains of the Week, or will be be frying bigger fish?

A combination. Definitely some Villains of the Week.

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TVLINE | The “Elseworlds” crossover seemed to do some damage control with regards to Oliver and Felicity. Would you say they’re back to 100 percent? 90 percent? 80…?

I would say 100 percent.

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TVLINE | But will we still see Felicity on edge, getting darker?

She definitely has a lot going on in the second half — specifically figuring out what she’s going to do now that Oliver’s back, and how she’s going to fit into his new role working for the SCPD, while also doing her own thing. She’s...
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