Although “Arrow” is on hiatus until March 23, fans continue to speculate about the big mystery of Season 4. After teasing a major death coming before the conclusion of the season, fans now believe they have some new evidence that indicates who eventually dies on the CW series.
The season opened with Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) standing at the grave site of a recently buried friend. He vows to kill the man responsible, and although there are several theories about the identity of that person, nobody is quite sure who will die by the end of Season 4. However, thanks to some newly published photographs at Moviepilot, some fans think they have an idea.
The outlet has a slew of photos of a funeral scene showing characters Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), John Diggle (David Ramsey), Nyssa (Katrina Law), Thea (Willa Holland) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) all dressed for the occasion. Laurel’s mother, Dinah Lance (Alex Kingston), is also there. The combination of the characters attending the funeral appears to suggest the person who will wind up in the grave is Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne).
For one thing, his extended family is there. For another thing, there seems to be a shot in which Laurel is walking up the aisle while everybody else is sitting, indicated she may be on her way to deliver a eulogy for her departed father. Despite the overwhelming evidence in the pictures, though, there’s another interpretation of what’s going on here.
As ComicBookMovie.com pointed out, these images from the set could very well be associated with a flashback scene rather than the big funeral related to the Season 4 teaser. Maybe the biggest evidence backing this theory is the fact that Blackthorne can be seen in some of the photos wearing what looks like a fake hairpiece. With actress Madison McLaughlin’s presence on the set prompting fans to suspect she’s playing a younger version of Laurel, all this intrigue can be easily explained away as a mere flashback.
However, the evidence we’re dealing with a flashback scene wouldn’t explain why characters such as Felicity, Diggle and Nyssa are there. Viewers have seen the relationship between Quentin and these characters develop over time, so there’s no reason they would be in attendance at any funeral from the character’s past.
Fans will just have to wait until “Arrow” returns March 23 to see how it all shakes out with the grave scene.
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