ARROW Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg Previews The Season Finale

The first season of The CW's Arrow comes to a close this Wednesday. Are you ready? Earlier today ComicBookMovie.com spoke exclusively with Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg and asked what fans should expect to see unfold.

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By Mark Julian - 5/13/2013





In preparation for the end of the first season of Arrow, we spoke with showrunner Andrew Kriesberg to get the scoop on what fans can expect from the season finale. Here's what he had to say.

"I would describe it as an emotional roller coaster. It really is a culmination of the season, there are things in it that hark back to the pilot and episodes two and three. It really feels like the end of a comic book run, it's really the final chapter of series one. It answers all the questions that were asked in season one and asks a bunch on new ones that will take us into Season Two. We shot it for more days than the average episode and spent more money on it than the average episode. Episode 22 [could be] the season finale of any other show, Wednesday's episode really feels like a movie."

Our conversation touched on a number of Season Two topics that you'll definitely want to learn about after the finale airs (and some news on Kreisberg's Booster Gold pilot as well). Check back later this week for the full interview. And be sure to tune in this Wednesday at 8PM PST/EST to see just how Oliver's (Stpehen Amell) confrontation with The Dark Archer (John Barrowman) unfolds now that all the secrets are out in the open.



HEROES ARE FORGED AND SACRIFICES MADE IN THIS EPIC SEASON FINALE — Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) race to stop the Dark Archer (John Barrowman) from unleashing his vengeance on The Glades. However, they run into a roadblock after Detective Lance (Paul Blackthorne) picks up Felicity for questioning. Tommy (Colin Donnell) and Oliver’s already tumultuous relationship takes a turn for the worse after Oliver makes a confession about Laurel (Katie Cassidy). After hearing of the danger in The Glades, Thea (Willa Holland) races to find Roy (Colton Haynes), inadvertently putting herself directly in the line of fire for Malcolm’s (John Barrowman) devious plan. On the island, Oliver, Slade (Manu Bennett) and Shado (guest star Celina Jade) are locked in a life-or-death struggle against Fyers (guest star Sebastian Dunn) as his missiles lock on a full Ferris Air jetliner. Susanna Thompson also stars. David Barrett directed the episode with the teleplay written by Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg and story by Greg Berlanti (#123).


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TheFox - 5/13/2013, 4:33 PM
Big words, Kreisberg... your show better live up to 'em.

(Oh, who am I kidding? The last two episodes blew me away, so I'm sure whatever they have planned for the finale, it's going to be spectacular!)

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JoeMomma29 - 5/13/2013, 4:34 PM
This show is awesome! The last two episodes were great. Kinda sucks that the season is already ending.
superotherside - 5/13/2013, 4:43 PM
Wow. Can't wait. Is Wednesday here yet?
unknownfacts - 5/13/2013, 4:51 PM
Definitely one of the best comic book live action TV shows to date.
ToddDamian - 5/13/2013, 4:52 PM
...........

soooooo good.
thebearjew - 5/13/2013, 4:53 PM
this has been a really good show!! Sme of the action in the past few episodes has been pretty impressive i cant wait for the season finale i hope he just kills tommy already hes such a loser

Oh and the roy thea thing, thier presence is annoying and hes a major d bag
thebearjew - 5/13/2013, 4:54 PM
I HOPE THEY FINALLY CALL HIM GREEN ARROW ENOUGH WITH THE VIGALANTE THE HOOD GUY CRAP HES NAMES [frick]ING GREEEENNN AAARRROOW
eatmyhit - 5/13/2013, 4:58 PM
It has grown stronger as the season has progressed, i think like alot of people I didn't think much of the show at the start but by episode 5 it seemingly just took off, the acting has improved also the occasional cheesy line is still evident but altogether one of the best shows on tv at the moment!
thejfather1 - 5/13/2013, 5:01 PM
*Insert Me Gusta pic below please*
bluehit - 5/13/2013, 5:15 PM
Great show! One of the best comic hero TV show, ever!
gmoney0505 - 5/13/2013, 5:17 PM
This better be good. I re-watched episode one and noticed Oliver had that dragon tattoo that Shado had since episode one. THey have had her planned since the beginning. That's the stuff I like about this. Looking toward the future and planning ahead. More Arrow Action!


knighted - 5/13/2013, 5:29 PM
It will be interesting to see what happens since the dark archer had owned the hood in every fight they've had.
jlabatman - 5/13/2013, 5:44 PM
Love this show, best show on CW ever!!
MrDonut - 5/13/2013, 5:45 PM
Best comic book show around, let's see if Agents of SHIELD can match it
thewonderer - 5/13/2013, 5:56 PM
Fantastic show. Amazing action, great comedy, awesome main cast, and good motivations. Some of the plots don't work, but the story overall has been sweet.

Can't wait. Currently in my top 3 favorite shows of all time.
JoeMomma29 - 5/13/2013, 6:31 PM
@ MrDonut

Yeah lets hope ABC give Agent of Shield a chance to progress like CW did with Arrow. Dang already ABC gave the axe to two shows that have barely aired two to three episodes. And they axed Happy Endings which that was a great show. ABC and NBC are very quick to give something the boot!
braces - 5/14/2013, 5:30 AM
I can wait for the finale but I don't want it to end either.
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 5/14/2013, 5:42 AM
Great show. Arrow has gotten progressively better as the season has passed. Cast seems to be finding their chemistry. I love all of the DCU characters that keep popping up and the easter eggs they throw in the show. Looking forward to season 2.
grampageezer - 5/14/2013, 7:14 AM
What I find unusually coincidencial, is how Oliver and the Dark Archer both decided on using the same gimmick for their vigilantism - training for years to become proficient with the bow, and then choosing virtually, the same green hooded costume to skulk around in at night.

What are the odds?

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