Arrow Synopsis – Season 3 Finale: My Name Is Oliver Queen


Well Arrow fans, it’s all come down to this. Oliver Queen has been in some tough situations before, but he’s currently playing the most dangerous game of his city-protecting career.

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When we last left Oliver, he was busy trying to persuade Ra’s al Ghul that he was all-in on accepting the offer to ascend to become the new head of the League of Assassins. That meant that only a few people were in on the plan, including Malcolm Merlyn, who later appeared to betray Ollie. And what about close friends Felicity Smoak and John Diggle? They’re probably not as apt to believe Oliver after he had them gassed at the end of last episode.

Not only does our hero have to convince Ra’s that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to succeed him, time is of the essence, because the Demon’s Head wants to use the Alpha/Omega bioweapon on Starling City. Even with some help from one of his costumed brothers in arms, the Arrow is going to be facing his greatest challenge to date in the Season 3 finale, “My Name is Oliver Queen.”

Don’t believe me? Here’s the official synopsis from The CW:

"Everyone’s lives are in danger as Ra’s al Ghul (guest star Matt Nable) puts forth his final plan. Oliver/Al Sah-him (Stephen Amell) must decide if he’s strong enough to take on this new role and what it will mean for everyone on Team Arrow, and his soul. John Behring directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Jake Coburn (#323)."

If he wasn’t busy enough, we’ve also seen that Oliver will be dropping in on this week’s episode of The Flash, attempting to help Barry Allen out with some serious trouble of his own. How does he get back and forth from Nanda Parbat so quickly? I guess the Flash could just run him there

Getting back to the topic at hand, the scuttlebutt is that a major character might die, which is almost getting to be an Arrow tradition — though usually the deaths comes before the season finale. I’d be especially upset if it was Diggle, since his daughter would never get to know him. I’m almost convinced it could be Malcolm, perhaps saving Thea Queen’s life if she arrives in Roy Harper’s old costume to help in the final battle. Hmm …

I don’t need to tell you this, but you’ll want to make sure you’re in front of your TV, refreshments close at hand, at 9 pm on Wednesday for the Season 3 finale of Arrow. We’ll do our best to hit the bullseye with our recap and review 20-30 minutes after it’s over in the East. Be there or be the new Ra’s al Ghul!

(Just kidding. Please don’t do that.)

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