‘Arrow’: David Ramsey on Finally Addressing the Green Lantern of It All in the Final Season

Collider | 10/22/2019 | Christina Radish
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The drama series Arrow will not only have been on The CW for eight seasons by the time it ends its run this season, but it also kicked off the Arrow-verse, which has led to such other TV shows as The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning and Batwoman. The story it’s been telling has seen characters come and go, timelines changed, more Earths revealed, and team-ups that have saved the planet, on more than one occasion, and it’s almost guaranteed that there will still be more triumphs and tears before the credits roll on the last episode.

During this 1-on-1 interview with Collider, actor David Ramsey (who plays John Diggle, aka Spartan) talked about how it feels different when you know that you’re shooting the last season of your show, the experience of taking this journey alongside Stephen Amell (who plays Oliver Queen, aka Arrow), the absence of Emily Bett Rickards (“Felicity”), the episodes that he’s most proud of, whether he wishes he could have more of a say in the final outcome, what he learned about himself by directing the series, which other shows he might like to direct an episode of, the dynamic between Oliver and Diggle in Season 8, what we’ll see of Diggle’s family dynamic, whether we might feel a sense of closure at the end, and what he’s planning to take home from the set.

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Collider: Does it feel different, when you know you’re shooting the last season and that this will be the end?

DAVID RAMSEY: Yes, it does. I’ve done a show and thought we were continuing to go, and it’s been cancelled. This happened a couple of times, so I do know what that feels like. This feels better. It’s still bittersweet ‘cause there’s still some sadness to it, obviously, but to have...
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