Second Chances” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)
TALIA AL GHUL TAKES OLIVER UNDER HER WING — In his quest to take down Kovar, Oliver (Stephen Amell) gets help from a surprising source – Talia al Ghul (guest star Lexa Doig). However, when she reveals what she wants from him in exchange, Oliver isn’t sure he can accept her help. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) attempts to hack the NSA to help free Diggle (David Ramsey) but when her online efforts are flagged, she faces off against an unknown adversary. Meanwhile, Curtis (Echo Kellum) tells the team about a female vigilante, Tina Boland (guest star Juliana Harkavay), he uncovered online who has been wreaking havoc all over the country.
Mark Bunting directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Sarah Tarkoff (#511). Original airdate 2/1/2017.
Will Prometheus be unmasked?! “You’ll have to watch the episode,” Guggenheim says. “Prometheus will make an appearance.”
New flashbacks ahead: “There’s an idea that carried
over from the 100th episode into the 101st,” Guggenheim says. “The
flashbacks will be actually flashbacks to season 1… One of the things I
wanted to do originally was flash back to season 1 in the 100th episode.
Very quickly we realized that we were telling far too much story for
the 100th episode and there simply wasn’t any room for that idea. We get
to nod a little bit to our 100th episode legacy in our midseason
Team Arrow’s betrayal: “We know from the end of
episode 507 that Evelyn is working with Prometheus,” Guggenheim says.
“We get a very quick payoff to the cliffhanger of 507.” Read more on
Felicity’s relationships will collide: “People who
have been waiting for Oliver to meet Felicity’s boyfriend won’t be
disappointed,” Guggenheim says. “I can tease that Oliver is going to meet Malone, and there’s a Felicity-Oliver moment that the fans will really enjoy.”
Curtis is in for some trouble: “I can tease that we
are going to finally discover what Paul, Curtis’ husband, thinks about
how Curtis has been spending his nights since he decided to become a
vigilante,” Guggenheim says.
The Dominators are gone, but not forgotten: “We get a little bit of Oliver and Thea acknowledging all the things that happened in the 100th episode,” Guggenheim says.
The crossover may be over, but the action has not abated. “There’s an escalator fight sequence that I’m particularly enamored with,” Guggenheim teases.
Bonus: “There’s a shocking end of the winter [finale] moment for Oliver,” executive producer Greg Berlanti reveals of the cliffhanger.