What’s next for Thea (Willa Holland)?
With Holland only contracted for 14 episodes this season, Thea was MIA on-screen. But with her return, “She’s headed in a direction that’s very similar to where her mother was before she was killed in Season 2,” Guggenheim previewed. “We’re excited about it; I’m actually really excited about her storyline because we’re taking her to a place where she’s been dealing with all of these issues the same way Oliver has, with her bloodlust and with her other elements of her past, and this season’s going to find her in a similar place but for very different reasons. There’s gonna be a great scene coming up between Oliver and Thea that’s one of my favorites on the show.”
The next hour is a big one.
“For me, [Episode] 14 is this fulcrum where a lot of the little seeds that had been planted in the first half of the season start to come to fruition,” Guggenheim teased. “You start to realize that oh, Prometheus has been setting up a chess board and the episode ends, I think, with sort of the next key move in Prometheus’ grand plan.”
Thea will also give her brother a pep talk in the next episode. “Thea’s gonna make a good case to Oliver, of all people, for all the things he’s accomplished as mayor,” Guggenheim previewed. “You start to see like, oh wait, in the first 13 episodes, he actually kind of did some stuff. And he’s not done yet. But we definitely went into the season with the goal of showing that Oliver is actually much better at this job than you might expect.”
A brand new episode of Arrow aired last night and there was something very good about it– Thea’s back!!! After gone missing the past few weeks, our favorite girl made a return on last night’s episode. I’m sure you’ve all been wondering about Thea’s absence and a couple of days ago, we finally got an answer from Marc Guggenheim who revealed to TVLine that the reason that we haven’t seen Thea is because of Willa’s contract: “Everyone’s like, ‘Where’s Thea? Where’s Thea?’ Willa’s [contracted for] 14 out of 23 episodes this year. She’s not in all 23. That’s not her contract. We’ve had to write around that.” Now, i don’t know about you guys but i’m hoping that the contract change means that Willa is eyeing some new projects.
High definition screencaptures from the episode have been added to the gallery, and we’ve also replaced the current episode stills with their high quality versions.
WILD DOG’S HISTORY IS REVEALED – A traumatic attack on City Hall triggers painful memories for Rene (Rick Gonzalez) about his family. Flashbacks reveal how Rene went from simple family man to a hero named Wild Dog. Meanwhile, Oliver (Stephen Amell) must deal with the perpetrator behind the attack and realizes the best way to do so is as Mayor Queen instead of the Green Arrow. Tensions run high in the Arrow bunker.
The Flash, fittingly, was quick to secure a renewal for the 2017-18 TV season — as were six other CW series. The network kicked off its Sunday appearance at the Television Critics Association winter press tour by announcing the seven shows had earned early renewals, including the aforementioned The Flash as well as Jane the Virgin (both of which will be heading into Season 4), Supernatural (for a lucky Season 13) and Arrow (now targeting Season 6). Additionally, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and CBS import Supergirl all will be back for Season 3.
“Over the past several seasons, The CW has built a schedule of proven performers, from our lineup of DC superheroes, to critically acclaimed comedies, to sci-fi dramas,” network boss Mark Pedowitz said in a statement. “Early pickups of these seven series now allow our producers to plan ahead for next season, and gives us a solid base to build on for next season, with original scripted series to roll out all year long.”
The Flash is The CW’s top series, averaging a 1.2 demo rating — which equals or bests 22 of the Big 4 network dramas — and more than 3 million weekly viewers (in Live+Same Day ratings); Supergirl follows with 2.7 mil and a 0.9. Arrow, Legends and Supernatural tie for third, each averaging a 0.7 rating season-to-date.
The midseason finale of Arrow ended with a bang as watched a very loved character make a return in the last minute of the episode. The episode itself was filled with lots of answers, more and more questions and we see Thea suit up again! Sure, there was zero action for Speedy but it’s always nice to see her suit up. High definition screencaptures from the episode have been added to our gallery. The show is now on an hiatus and will return in January!
High definition screencaptures from last night’s episode of Arrow and the third part of CW’s DC four-show crossover have been added to our gallery! It was a very eventful episode, with a lot of familiar and loved faces returning our screen. I was, once again, blown away by Willa’s acting and i’m sure you guys were too. The crossover ends tonight with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow!