'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Part 1: EPs Talk [Spoiler]'s Shocking Sacrifice

TVLine | 12/8/2019 | Vlada Gelman
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Warning: The following contains major spoilers for Sunday’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” Proceed at your own risk!

The Arrowverse’s biggest crossover event, “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” kicked off with an extremely bold, episode-ending twist on Sunday’s Supergirl: the death of Oliver Queen, aka the Green Arrow!

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To stop the wave of anti-matter hurtling toward Earth-38 (and the rest of the multiverse), Oliver and his superfriends were tasked with protecting quantum towers, which were placed by The Monitor on key Earths, from an army of shadow demons. But when the threat became too overwhelming, forcing The Monitor to scoop up the heroes, Oliver refused to retreat until the planet — which was ultimately destroyed — was evacuated. He kept fighting until he ran out of arrows, leaving him defenseless against the creatures, who critically wounded him. Barely able to talk upon being delivered to Earth-One’s Star City bunker, a dying Oliver tearfully told daughter Mia to tell his son William and his wife Felicity how much he loves them. Then he took his final breath.

Prior to his death, Oliver — plus, Earth-16’s Oliver in 2046 — also shared some significant final scenes with Sara “to remind the audience how far they go back, and how embedded her history is with his, and how important he is to her in her life and where she’s ended up,” Legends of Tomorrow showrunner Keto Shimizu said at a recent press screening. The interactions also allowed “her to see the person he’s become, to really acknowledge that,” Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz added. In fact, after guilt-torn Earth-16 Oliver apologized for bringing her on the Queen’s Gambit, Sara reassured him that he’s a good man on every Earth.

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In the end, Oliver’s heroic actions saved many additional people from Earth-38, giving them enough time to get on a spaceship...
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