Arrow Spoilers

Arrow Preview: Vigilante's 'Exciting' Arrival and Oliver's 'Resolute' Path

With Big Bad Prometheus still a threat to Star City, Team Arrow needs all the help they can get. But they probably weren’t expecting yet another new — and mysterious — crimefighter to appear on the scene.

This Wednesday’s episode (The CW, 8/7c) marks the debut of Vigilante, a moniker adopted by D.A. Adrian Chase after his family was killed by mobsters in the DC canon. So will the show’s incarnation of the legal eagle closely follow his comic book origins?

Arrow Spoilers“I don’t want to say too much, because I’m actually really excited to surprise everybody,” his portrayer Josh Segarra said during TVLine’s visit to the CW series’ Vancouver set. “When I watch something that’s based off [source material], I’m excited to see the parts that I imagined in my head the most. So when I started reading the Vigilante comics, there were, of course, parts [where] I was just, ‘Oh, my God, I hope I get to do this! I hope I get to go down this road!’ And so far, I’m getting to do a lot of those things” — some possibly as early as this Wednesday.

“When you finally meet Vigilante, it’s a pretty exciting time for Chase and for the Vigilante,” Segarra teases.

For Oliver, the new guy on the streets leaves the hero “holding up a mirror [to himself] and seeing whether or not what he is doing is having an impact,” star Stephen Amell previews. “The thing that I like about the episode is that he learns that even if it’s not going as quickly as he wants, they really are on the right path.

“This isn’t the happiest that Oliver has ever been, but this is the most resolute and confident that he has been in his path,” Amell continues.

Meanwhile, the team is split on how to deal with the killer vigilante, who is trying to keep the city safe in his own way. Whether he is friend or foe to the group remains to be seen, but Segarra hints that his alter ego’s interactions will soon expand beyond just scenes with Mayor Queen.

Hints Segarra: “Chase starts getting involved a little bit more into the rest of the world.”

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8 Comments
  1. Jamie says:

    Oh great, another episode centered around an insta-vigilante while the main characters have no substancial storyline whatsoever.

  2. AJ says:

    I like how they killed Laurel because they didn’t have any story left to tell with her and the new D.A. is now becoming a vililante…

    • CK says:

      I totally agree, and I was never the biggest fan of Laurel being a vigilante, but this is ridiculous. She could’ve hung up her mask, same as Thea, and gone back to the DA’s office. All of these insta-masks are more redundant than Flash and their speedster of the week. The core characters are being sidelined. Diggle’s barely had any screen time. They made Felicity’s PTSD over Havenrock about Rory. Then they give her some unbelievable bland mayo cop boyfriend, without zero context whatsoever, just to further Oliver’s man pain. Thea barely has an arc, other than fielding Oliver’s mayoral duties, and babysitting Lance. Even in prior seasons, when I wasn’t enjoying a particular story line or arc, I still ran with it, because I still recognized the show, and I felt at home with the characters. I don’t even know what this show is about anymore.

  3. Azerty says:

    Yep I agree. There are already too many recruits on the field, now another vigilante? I get that this season is about legacy and what Oliver wants to transmit to wanabee heroes but it is getting boring. Plus, in season 2-3-4 the main villain had an army, which gave a purpose to bring allies. Now Prometheus seems to work alone. Are they going to attack him all at once? (Oliver, Diggle, the 4 recruits and possibly the DA that makes 7 against 1…not really interesting). And they are taking the screentime even when they are not on the field, for example we have barely seen Thea this season.

  4. Azerty says:

    Yep I agree. There are already too many recruits on the field, now another vigilante? I get that this season is about legacy and what Oliver wants to transmit to wanabee heroes but it is getting boring. Plus, in season 2-3-4 the main villain had an army, which gave a purpose to bring allies. Now Prometheus seems to work alone. Are they going to attack him all at once? (Oliver, Diggle, the 4 recruits and possibly the DA that makes 7 against 1…not really interesting). And they are taking the screentime even when they are not on the field, for example we have barely seen Thea this season.

  5. I love it yes the show is called Arrow but it also a show that can show character we won’t see on movies