Oliver Queen hasn’t had an easy life. Well, he sort of did, up until he lost his father and was shipwrecked on an island. Now, he’s dedicated his life to righting his father’s wrongs and protecting Starling City. The bad news is that doesn’t always work out so well. In Arrow‘s season one finale, we saw the complete demolition of The Glades. People lost their homes, and Oliver lost Tommy, his best friend.
But in a new promo for season two, The Hood isn’t ready to give up just yet. As he put it, “We all lost something in this fight.” And now that the battle’s over, it’s time to continue the war. This time, Oliver’s “trying another way.” What exactly that means is yet to be determined, but the preview shows quite a bit of action, both on the island (cue flashbacks!) and in Starling City. It also shows a pretty steamy kiss, but sadly, it doesn’t involve Laurel and Oliver.
All we know is that “When the hood goes up, you better pray,” because Oliver is only getting started: “What doesn’t kill me only makes me sharper.”
Watch the season two preview below:
Arrow‘s second season premieres Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. on The CW.