Arrow Finale Does 2 Things That Haven't Been Done on TV Before, Stephen Amell Promises

Exclusive! The CW hit's season two finale airs tonight at 8 p.m. and Stephen Amell teased will feature "resolution" for a fan favorite couple

By Tierney Bricker May 14, 2014 5:00 PMTags
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Concerned that Arrow won't have enough time to wrap up all of its insanely awesome storylines by the end of tonight's finale?

You aren't alone! "My biggest fear going into the finale that we wouldn't have enough time to tell the story," star Stephen Amell told E! News. However, Amell quickly assured us that yes, the CW hit's season two finale is everything fans are expecting it to be: epic. 

"Some of the stuff that we pull off in the finale...I think there are two things in the finale, from an action standpoint, that just haven't been on TV before."

Aside from action, the finale is also packed with emotion, Amell teased. Here's what he told us fans can expect from "Unthinkable."

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Who Do You Love?: We've all seen the pictures of Slade (Manu Bennett), Oliver's foe, holding both Laurel (Katie Cassidy) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), echoing the Island flashback of Oliver having to choose between Sara and Shado five years ago. (And we all know how well that ended.)

"Oliver has to make the brutal decision that he's ever made. He has to go to lengths that he's never gone to before," Amell previewed. "Oliver has always been so focused on protecting the people around him and the people that he cares about, and in order to finally, hopefully, get a leg up on Slade, he has to do things that Slade would never even consider him capable of."

And Olicity fans can expect some major "payoff" for all the tension that's been brewing between the pair this season, as Amell assured us, "We don't tease anything unless we're going to ultimately explore it. So all of the angst and the build-up between Oliver and Felicity throughout the course of the season, we find a resolution in the finale."

The Grim Reaper Comes to Starling City: Of course, big deaths happen all the time on Arrow: The season one finale saw the death of Tommy (Colin Donnell), Oliver's best friend, and Slade recently killed Oliver's mother, Moira (Susanna Thompson). So can we expect a major death tonight? Take what you will from this tease from Amell: 

"The scene between Tommy and Oliver at the end of the [season one] finale was the whole point of this season, the journey that it took him on, and in the end, my last scene in the finale between Slade and I is the culmination of that journey." 

Also telling? The pair's past will play heavily into that final scene. "We have something that we've never attempted on the show, which is a direct splicing go the past and the present throughout act five, and it is a roller coaster ride."

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City of Heroes, Indeed!: Anyone else get chills during the promo when all the Heroes are heading off into battle together, an iconic image if there ever was one on the show? Well, it almost didn't happen, Amell spilled. 

"A line of dialogue was there that would've made the formation different. So they were setting up the formation andI stopped everything and said, 'Guys, if I may, this has to be in the middle with Roy on my right and Sara on my left. There's not other way that can happen,'" he explained. "And everyone looked at it and was like, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah! You're right, let's drop that line of dialogue.' And then it just ended up being this iconic formation."

And while it wasn't Amell's "favorite scene" of the finale, he gushed that it made him "proud of the show" and "was the crowning moment of the season" for him. 

Arrow's finale airs tonight at 8 p.m. on the CW.