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  • There's a surprising connection between Arrow and the music of Bruce Springsteen. 1 / 10

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  • The penultimate episode of each season of Arrow is named after a relevant Springsteen song. 2 / 10

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  • The latest Arrow episode, "Living Proof," shares its name with a 1992 Springsteen song. 3 / 10

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  • Springsteen wrote "Living Proof" about his feelings on fatherhood, after his son was born. 4 / 10

  • Season 7 of Arrow has seen Oliver struggling with fatherhood and Felicity Smoak's pregnancy. 5 / 10

  • The lyrics of "Living Proof" also mention prison. Oliver started season 7 in prison. 6 / 10

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  • The penultimate episode of season 1, "Darkness on the Edge of Town," started this tradition. 7 / 10

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  • "Streets On Fire," where Star City burned as Deathstroke attacked it. continued the running gag. 8 / 10

  • It remains to be seen if the tradition will extend into the shortened season 8. 9 / 10

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