WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Season 6, Episode 22 of Arrow titled “The Ties That Bind.” Do not read if you have not seen the episode or read at your own risk.
Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is running out of time to stop Ricardo Diaz from taking over Star City. He is desperate and desperate times calls for desperate measures.
Including revealing your secret identity.
On Thursday’s episode of Arrow, Oliver and Team Arrow lost another chance to finally finish Diaz off for good. Towards the end of the episode, Oliver had one final plan that no one saw coming. He went to FBI Agent Samandra Watson for help but she wanted two things first.
The first was for Oliver to admit the truth and confess what she had already known, that he is The Green Arrow.
“I am the Green Arrow,” Oliver tells her.
The episode ends before Watson reveals the second part to their deal. However, this is a major development. By revealing his identity, Oliver risks going to prison and given that next week’s episode is called ‘Life Sentence’, it suggests that is exactly where he will go.
Elsewhere in the hour, Diaz sent his men after Oliver’s family, Rene, Dinah, John and Lyla, and Curtis. Team Arrow’s bunker is destroyed as is New Team Arrow’s. The team makes a play to try and capture Diaz with the help of Anatoly but ultimately gets away.
Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) works to try and hack a drive that Diaz is very protective of but the encryption does not complete due to Diaz’s crew gassing the bunker. Meanwhile, Diaz seems to be on to the fact that Anatoly betrayed him and it seems the Russian is also realizing that as well.
- It is a tad unrealistic that Diaz took over and now completely rules one of the most powerful criminal organizations. He killed two members of the Quadrant and they don’t have the backup? Odd.
- It feels like the relationship and storyline between Oliver and Anatoly will likely end in Season 6. Anatoly will probably help Oliver defeat Diaz but get killed in the finale. Diaz told someone “I’m going to kill you.” And that could be Anatoly he is talking to in the promo.
Arrow airs Thursday’s on The CW in the U.S.