Arrow is shaking things up for its 150th episode!
The show’s landmark hour (airing Feb. 4), was written by Marc Guggenheim and Emilio Ortega Aldrich. It will showcase a documentary called The Hood and the Rise of Vigilantes, which stars Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), and will be narrated by Kelsey Grammer. The “documentary” will feature interviews with the rest of the team about their masked activities and Green Arrow’s role in Star City.
Of course, the camera crew picked an awkward time to follow Oliver: Not only is the Emerald Archer busy dealing with a new threat to the city, but his son William has also just returned from boarding school. (That last bit also raises questions about season 7’s flash-forwards because Adult William, played by Ben Lewis, previously said that Oliver and Felicity left him behind. Perhaps he wasn’t referencing Felicity’s decision to send him to boarding school?)
Here’s the full logline for “Emerald Archer” from The CW: “The 150th episode of ‘Arrow’ showcases a documentary entitled ‘The Hood and the rise of vigilantism’ starring Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), and the rest of Team Arrow. As a camera crew follows Oliver and team around to talk about their past as vigilantes and what the Green Arrow means to Star City, Oliver must also deal with William’s (guest star Jack Moore) return from boarding school as well as a new threat to the city. The episode will feature “documentary footage” captured by the BTS crew and interviews from those who have worked alongside the Green Arrow. The documentary is narrated by Kelsey Grammer. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Emilio Ortega Aldrich”
Before we get to the 150th episode, however, we’ll spend some time getting to know Emiko Queen (Sea Shimooka), a.k.a. the new Green Arrow and Oliver’s newly discovered half-sister, in the winter premiere and experience A.R.G.U.S.’s Ghost Initiative, which is comprised of Diaz (Kirk Acevedo), China White (Kelly Hu), Slade’s son Kane Wolfman (Liam Hall), and Carrie Cutter (Amy Gumenick).
Arrow returns Monday at 8 p.m. on The CW.