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A 'Broken' Arrow in Season 2? Plus: Which Finale Scene Was Deleted for Being Too Revealing?

Arrow Season 2 PreviewHe helped save (part of) The Glades and ultimately drove his point home with the Dark Archer, but as Arrow‘s Season 1 finale drew to a close, Oliver Queen chalked up a big one in the loss column — the life of his longtime best friend Tommy Merlyn.

As such, Stephen Amell says that fans of the CW drama should expect to see a “broken Arrow” when Season 2 takes flight this fall.

“Not a Broken Arrow as in the Travolta/Christian Slater movie — which I enjoyed — but yeah… Oliver’s not going to be in a good place,” the actor previews.

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In saying a tearful goodbye to Tommy — who wound up sacrificing his life to save lady love Laurel’s, as one stretch of The Glades cratered — Oliver sustained “a massive loss,” Amell attests. “But hopefully this will be the impetus for something greater.”

In other words, Tommy’s death may ultimately help birth the superhero Starling City deserves as well as needs.

“There’s a reason why we don’t call [Oliver] Arrow, Green Arrow yet — because he’s not that person,” Amell explains. “He was a vengeful, stubborn myopic individual this year, and he has to grow, because his way didn’t work. He had moments of success but ultimately failed, so he’s got to become a better version of himself.”

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Alas, one person whom Oliver may keep at bow’s length as he recoups from The Undertaking and its casualties is Laurel, with whom he had just reunited. Having just lost someone else close to him, “I would think that a gigantic caution flag has been thrown up, for him having any type of meaningful relationship with anybody,” Amell reckons. “If Sara was a big wedge between [Laurel] and Oliver, I can only imagine what would happen because of Tommy.”Arrow_Season1_finale_TheaRoy

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Speaking of Starling City sweethearts: Relative newcomer Colton Haynes, who will be a series regular come Season 2, was pleased to see his Roy Harper take selfless action in the finale, running to the rescue of his neighbors rather than speed outta town with Thea — a certain signs of things to come for Oliver’s one-day sidekick. But, the actor shares, an even more revelatory finale moment was left on the cutting room floor.

Somewhere in between Thea helping Roy vanquish a gang of street thugs and the couple’s mid-quake kiss, “They cut out an entire scene that would’ve given a lot more away,” Haynes shares. “It was a big scene … that might’ve told you the route that Thea is going, or the route that Roy is going. But I think they didn’t want to give too much away.” With those teases tendered, he invites viewers to “draw your own conclusions!”

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  1. jay says:

    i like seeing oliver n laurel together besides felicity would bring an end btw olly n diggles

  2. zack says:

    I hope they stick to the comic and let Roy live and one day become red arrow

  3. George says:

    I think Roy Harper is going to become speedy the he will slowly start to transform into a red arrow character then after Roy is red arrow then Thea will become speedy because in the comics it says Roy is the first sidekick/partner then it’s Thea dearden. And a definat no to Oliver and felicity it just doesn’t work he should just stay with laurel and then she becomes black canary

  4. edd says:

    Oooiii.. u guys shd leave felicity for me. She wud be a better much for me than oliver…**wink**. Im in love wif dat girl….lol

  5. nimsy says:

    i dont knw y most of u ar yapin abt chemistry,wen its obvious dat most of u cant see dat laurel and olie has great chemistry 2gether.its just dat laurel part in season1 is to av an aura of coolnes arnd her.felicity and olie ar also hot 2gether,bt it just wont ad up cos she meant to b his side just lyk chloe to clark kent.laurel and olie al d way.

  6. tassshhh says:

    Olicity is never gonna happen…. 1.Oliver mad Felicity are just frenzy 2.Oliver didn’t TELL felicity he got into (her car) the nearest car wen he was in trouble 3.he didn’t tell Laurel yet because ” I don’t wanna hurt the pple th@ I care about” 4.laurel knows him better than anyone else 5. I bet felicity Never I) asked olly to take off his shirt before kissing him. II) Never undressed him b4 screwing him…. spoon olicity shippers suck a big d*ck and get uzd 2 the fact lauliver z real n olicity aynt ….

  7. tassshhh says:

    Screw olicity coz that just jaqd up…lauliver got it foreal…. and yes we vae TV in Africa too…BTW olicity suck a big d**k

  8. Vicky says:

    In season 2 I’m hoping oliver is going to open up to thea I just love the relationship between them. I guess I’m a sucker for the whole over protective big brother thing. Thea has to become speedy and Roy needs to be red arrow and I can’t wait for oliver to actually tell thea he’s the hood. I feel like they are going to keep Moira in prison for a couple of episodes and when she is gone Oliver and Thea are going to get closer

  9. emmantheo says:

    @adelani oliver couldn’t tell laurel in order not to endanger her,just as he couldn’t tell his family. Oliver and laurel are more sexy together.