Alright ladies and gentleman we made it the series finale. The episode to end everything in a beautiful bowed package to us the fans. So let’s get to this review!
So in this finale we had many faces revealed to be back from the dead in this new reality which is one of the things we can thank Oliver/Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) for. We had our beloved Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell) now alive after all these years of Oliver blaming himself for his death and wishing it was him instead of Tommy and now Tommy has a second chance at living a life. Moira (Susanna Thompson) is back alive which I always felt bad when in Season 2 when she died cause I really thought Season 2 was going to be a redemption arc for her but instead they killed her and then they brought her back to life by re-writing what happened to her in Season 2. Quentin (Paul Blackthorne) is back alive after dying from a heart attack that became fatal and even being brought back to life you can tell he is thankful to Oliver but also sees him as the great man he is. And Emiko (Sea Shimooka) is back after that sacrifice she did to save the city which I’m glad she is back maybe we will see an older version of her in the spin off series, that would be nice.
In this episode there were lots of emotions that were expressed. I will admit I was trying so hard to hold back the tears but when it came to Oliver’s funeral I couldn’t hold them back anymore. Eight years I’ve gotten to see this series evolve from darkness to heroism, from a mans single mission to a teams mission, and a family formed that was stronger than any blood family.
I thought it was a good idea that Quentin had the statue of Oliver as Green Arrow stand in that park to always make them remember the man who saved not only the city but the world.
It was such a great episode, I loved that we had a lot of flashbacks from a lot of the seasons. Makes us see even more how much Oliver has changed throughout the seasons of this show. And yes Oliver did change for the better, and it’s because of that his legacy will always be him being the Green Arrow, but also William (Jack Moore) and Mia (Katherine McNamara) will be his legacy.
And it looks like Mia/Green Arrow has already made headlines as being a figure who will continue on with Oliver’s mission to protect the city and it’s citizens. I’m looking forward to seeing more of Mia’s mission as the new Green Arrow on the spin-off series and what they do with that series.
And Felicity got to meet Mia from the future to at least get to know her a little bit and has something to look forward to now seeing Mia being a hero to the city. And we also saw in 2040 where Felicity went when she went through the portal with the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett). Felicity pretty much went to heaven where Oliver was waiting for her and for them to be happy together forever.
At Oliver’s funeral we had so many show up but I’m glad that Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Barry (Grant Gustin) could make it. After all super friends have to stick together. And John Diggle (David Ramsey) made a speech that I think will stick with us forever just like how this series will stick with us forever.
And it looked like when Dinah/Black Canary (Juliana Harkavy) was heading for a new fresh start which that had to be the moment she was sent to the future. And then Diggle took the family to Metropolis but not before he received a gift from space and it hints at possibly becoming an emerald knight himself, yes they teased us with Elseworlds that Diggle had the lantern ring and now on Earth Prime he has received the lantern ring. This could explain why he’s not around in the future!
As for the show runners Beth Schwartz and Marc Guggenheim I thank you for giving us a series that we all came to love and adore. It’s thanks to you both that we got this amazing ending to the series and it was a great ending. It’s thanks to your show that we were even able to listen to an amazing composer Blake Neely create such beautiful and memorable music that helped take us on the journey through each season. And thank you Blake Neely for that music!
Until we meet again with another amazing show!