‘Arrow’ Season 2 Premiere Photo Gallery Features Old Friends & New Enemies

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Oliver Queen in Arrow season 2 Arrow Season 2 Premiere Photo Gallery Features Old Friends & New Enemies

It’s been a long wait (well, almost five months) for Arrow fans who are eager to find out what happened to Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and his friends after the shocking events at the end of the vigilante justice show’s first season. The series premiere pulled in four million viewers for The CW earlier this year and, considering how strong the ratings remained, the first episode of the second season may well end up attracting an even larger audience.

Courtesy of The CW, we now have a massive gallery of stills from the season 2 premiere episode “City of Heroes”, the title of which strongly hints at a season arc of other vigilantes being inspired by Oliver or coming to fight by his side. Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) seems like the most obvious choice to become Oliver’s apprentice, since this would be in keeping with the comic book canon, and the introduction of the super-powered Flash (Grant Gustin) later in the season may also open the floodgates for more heroes with abilities outside of the ordinary – like Green Lantern, for example.

Check out the images from the Arrow season 2 premiere below, which include a tense business meeting between Oliver and his new rival Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau), a shot of Diggle leaping into action and some scenes in the nightclub that is the front for Oliver’s Arrowcave. Be warned that some of these images could be considered mild spoilers for the episode.

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It looks like a tense meeting between Oliver, Felicity and Isabel is interrupted by some kind of violent attack, though it’s unclear whether this has been orchestrated by Isabel herself or by some outside force. We’ve been promised two new villains this season, one of whom will likely appear in the island flashbacks with Isabel seeming like a strong candidate for the other. In the comics, Isabel believed that Queen Industries rightfully belongs to her, so we can probably expect to see her trying to take the company out from under Oliver’s feet this season.

For those viewers who are heavily invested in the romance aspect of the show (we know you’re out there, don’t be shy), it looks like there will also be some focus placed upon the relationship between Thea “Speedy” Queen (Willa Holland) and Roy Harper. As a resident of the Glades, Roy will no doubt have been hit hard by the events of the season 1 finale, but he and Thea appear to be still going strong.

There’s more to be gleaned from these stills and we invite Screen Rant readers to do so during the wait for the season premiere, but as one last note on the bright side, it seems as though Felicity has received a promotion at Queen Consolidated. Formerly relegated to the lower floors as a computer technician, Felicity is shown in these stills wearing a business suit during the meeting with Isabel. We already know that she took it upon herself to redecorate the Arrowcave during Oliver’s absence, so perhaps she helped run his daytime business as well.

With only a week left to go, tell us your wishlist for (as-yet unannounced) DC characters to be introduced in the second season of Arrow.


Arrow returns to the The CW on Wednesday, October 9th.

Source: The CW

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  1. I can honestly assume that Isabel somehow knows Ollie’s secret identity and hired Bronze Tiger to prove it to her so she can plan a way to get Queen’s companies from underneath him, possibly even plant evidence to frame him for things Tiger did.

    I’m also still hoping to see Deathstroke appear in the final shot of the season confronting Ollie in Star City, Roy becoming Arsenal rather than Red Arrow and maybe even a cameo from Maggie Sawyer to hint at other heroes outside of Star City.

    • I agree with Deathstroke making an appearance at the end of the season. Imagine if Black Mask came on there? Lol! Let’s see…. Who else…. No villains come to mind, but in heroes, I would like to see Connor Hawke and/or maaaybe Green Lantern? Ooooohhh! And Booster Gold (haha kidding)

      • Would be good since we got the Ferris Airlines easter egg at the end of season 1. Although it’d be weird since the movie version of Hal and the TV version of Ollie are the total opposite to the comics where Hal was the straight man and Ollie the cocky, arrogant playboy.

        • Hahaha true! I know they also mentioned Coast City as well, and Bludhaven. Think we’ll see Nightwing in the near future?

          • Possibly although with the Maggie Sawyer cameo I mentioned, she worked as a police officer in Metropolis and is currently engaged to Batwoman so it’d be a cool little tie-in to the Gotham Central TV show.

            • Ahhhhhh. I see where you’re getting at. But wont Gotham and Arrow be separated because they’re on two different channels?

              • Who knows. Maybe they are connected and WB/DC are thinking that CW would be stretched financially and time wise by having three shows running on its network that share the same TV universe?

                It’s like when Doctor Who aired on BBC1 and Torchwood was on BBC Three to appeal to different audiences but still sharing the same world.

            • Yes, but see, that might not work, because one is a girl and the other is a girl, so that means they would be…oh…you knew that….I see….!

      • Booster Gold might actually be fun. Also big fan of Flash and Green Lantern, so take my line of thought from there. Maybe launch Doctor Fate and Hourman from here as well? Please?

        • Booster was pretty hilarious in Smallville. It would totally be a WTF episode if Booster showed up. Lol

  2. You just may be right, Dazz. You’re very intelligent, I like you! Screen Rant buddies?

    • Screen Rant buddies!

      *secret handshake*

  3. Has it ever occurred to WB that the could fuse there tv shows with their cinematic universe? I mean they could drop a man of steel Easter egg, since their doing all these secondary character shows.

    • Its stll way to soon for that. And im sure its been thought of. I think a MOS reference this early would hurt the shows uniqueness. They are trying to make their own show.

  4. So stoked for season 2. I think the best way to end season 2 would be to have Oliver and Diggle in their hideout looking at info about some criminal only to have the screen cut to static and General Zod’s voice saying you are not alone.

    • And then he’s proven right when Felicity returns with the Thai takeout they’d ordered.

  5. I like the fact that Roy is somewhat filling in for the ‘Vigilante’ spot when Ollie disappears from the city, at least it’s nice to (at least) keep his real identity from harm. Because it would be too obvious if the vigilante also disappear at the same time Ollie goes MIA, I mean, the hooded guy showed up not long after he returned from the island, right?

    • Could even be the reason Ollie comes back. Thea begs him to stop Roy from getting hurt any more trying to be the vigilante, not realising her brother is the hooded guy they’re obsessed with finding.

      Becomes the Wade Wilson to Roy’s Ollie, goes through the lame Batman Forever nickname thing (“What do you think I should call myself? Red Arrow?”) then Queen makes an off the cuff remark to give him his codename:

      “Woah, we’re just going to warn the guy, you don’t have to bring an arsenal”.

      Something cheesy like that.

      • “Woah, we’re just going to warn the guy, you don’t have to bring an arsenal”

        Deserves some applause, I think.

  6. Oliver & Felicity. Make it happen.

  7. my best friends sister got a nice 9 month old Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK55 AMG only from part-time off a computer… look these up…..http://x.co/2TabE

  8. Needs more Slade. Slade is so bad ass

    • Slade’s been promoted to series regular for Season 2. Good news, eh?