I wonder if they're going to have Samantha actually die, so William ends up staying with Oliver
I don’t think so because the EPs have said multiple times that Arrow is not like The Trash or Supergrill or even Legends. It’s not exactly family/kid-friendly. The fact it’s getting moved to a later time slot kinda seems to corroborate that. Both EPs have said that Arrow is not the type of show that works with kids on it full time.
That said, I DO wish Samantha made it out alive because as someone whose own mother passed away when I was young, I wouldn’t wish it on anybody. Not even fictional characters. Literally no one deserves that.
I can’t see William being on Arrow except the occassional episode. Not even the Xmas/Channukah episodes because they are usually the deadlier ones. UNLESS that means they plan to give Oliver a break. Which would be lovely.
Either way, I would love to see more of Dad!Oliver.