Posted: October 11, 2017 by Erin Marie Durcan

The fifth season finale of Arrow left fans in a hushed, shocked tone as (SPOILER!) Lian Yu was blown up after Adrian Chase shot himself in front of Oliver and his son William. With EVERYONE on the island, it left fans wondering their real fate.

During the show’s hiatus to when filming for the new season started, fans started getting some hints on who was coming back and who wasn’t. And then they started to make their own predictions.

I, however, like to stay surprised. The only thing I have seen for the new season was the trailer presented at the San Diego Comic Con (which I couldn’t resist). That is it! I follow Arrow on social media from the writers and production staff to the cast members. But as soon as I see something that talks about the upcoming season, I shut the window on my phone. The only things I know are that Slade Wilson, Dinah Drake, and Felicity Smoak are back (I did see something about a wedding??) and that Malcom Merlin is not (even though we only saw the bomb go off like the rest of the island).

— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) September 26, 2017

I am very excited about the new season due to the name the season was given, Live To Fight Another Day. I look forward to seeing more interaction with Oliver and William, Felicity forgiving Oliver for keeping his son a secret (maybe realizing he did it for William’s protection), the CROSSOVER WEEK(!!!), no more flashbacks (but I think there are some more), and what Slade has in store for this season (friend or foe?).

Arrow Season 6 starts October 12 (now on Thursdays).