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Jack Rowand/The CW
TV PSA: Do not miss tonight's Arrow.
Sure, every episode of the CW hit is awesome, but trust us when we say that episode two of the drama's second season pulls off a finale-worthy cliffhanger in the final scene that you do not want to have spoiled for you.
We chatted with leading man Stephen Amell about tonight's episode, including how Oliver is adjusting to his new "no-kill" rule and which actor he's been spending a lot of time with, calling their scenes "a hell of a lot of fun." Plus, Amell teases that Team Arrow could be growing very, very soon...
While Oliver, Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) will still be working as a trio, Amell says they will be receiving some help this season. "On the fringes now we have Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), and to the same extent, and now maybe even more so, we have Officer Lance (Paul Blackthorne), which is a hell of a lot of fun. I love working with Paul, and episode three is he and I very much working in tandem, and it's a blast, so I'm excited."
In fact, Amell says he wants Team Arrow to expand and reveals it will: "Someone new does learn my identity in the first nine episodes, and certainly not someone that we would expect." Theorize away, Arrow fans!
Of course, one of the premiere's most memorable moments came when Oliver decided he would no longer kill his opponents in honor of his dearly departed best friend Tommy (Colin Donnell), and Amell says fans can expect the no-kill rule to actually make the fight scenes even better. "It certainly makes them meaner. In a lot of ways, an arrow to the heart is probably a little bit nicer than me using that awesome new bow that I have and punching you in the face five times because at least with an arrow to the heart it's over quickly."
But rules were made to be broken, and Oliver's newly-implemented one may just come to end in the second season's first nine episodes.
"We create these rules and it doesn't mean that we always have to stick to them. We see that rule tested continuously this season, and Oliver has drawn a line, but is there anything that's going to push him over it?" Amell says. "Probably. It creates an incredibly tense moment towards the latter half of the first nine episodes, the results of which carries into the second part of the season."
Finally, Amell encourages fans to tune in live tonight as the closing scene will leave you breathless. "It's good, as far as cliffhangers go, it's right up there for us, for sure," he teases.
Arrow airs tonight at 8 p.m. on the CW.