Arrow has set the bar pretty high for itself after its excellent Season 5 regained all its lost glory and righted the wrongs of previous seasons. Despite Prometheus easily being the best villain in Arrow's five-year history, Executive Producers Wendy Mericle and Marc Guggenheim have stated that their new villains for Arrow Season 6 might just be able to one-up Josh Segarra's brilliant performance. However, that isn't the only reason to look forward to Season 6, as Marc Guggenheim has stated that we might get to see the popular #DC comics character The Huntress return to the Arrowverse.
When We Last Saw The Huntress
We were first introduced to the character of Helena Bertinelli in Season 1 of #Arrow when Moira Queen was conducting business with Bertinelli's father and Oliver and Helena ended up crossing paths. #OliverQueen soon discovered that Helena, much like him, had an agenda of her own. She wanted to kill her father (a mobster) for murdering her fiancé and had been secretly destroying his organization. Oliver soon became romantically involved with her as they both had secret identities that only the other knew about.
Although Oliver initially wanted to help her take down her father, he soon realized that her methods were too violent. In Season 2, she manages to find her father's location but he dies from a cop's bullet (which she is extremely morose about since she wanted to apprehend him herself), and she is arrested by Inspector Lance. Since then, Helena has been missing from the Arrow world, though it was revealed (by Guggenheim) that between the episodes "Birds of Prey" and "The Calm" she had escaped her prison cell and was on the run.
Could The Huntress Return?
In an interview with CBR.com, EP Marc Guggenheim, when asked if the #Huntress could come back in Season 6, said:
“I want to say, ‘Absolutely.’ Jessica De Gouw has expressed an absolute willingness to come back. Jessica’s a favorite actor of mine, and the Huntress is a favorite character of mine. I want to make it happen in Season 6. We’ve got some plans for the later half of the year that I think she will fit into really well, so we’ll see.”
The Huntress's return would certainly spell out trouble for Team Arrow, who have never hidden their distaste for her in the past. Diggle in particular has often referred to her as Oliver's crazy ex-girlfriend. Needless to say, someone is definitely going to get caught in the crossfire between the Huntress and Team Arrow, given how little she cares for everyone but herself. Her approach towards fighting criminals is also very reminiscent of another Vigilante on Arrow and it's entirely plausible to see them teaming up if she does return.
Guggenheim has been trying to get Helena Bertinelli to reappear on Arrow for quite some time, and he pitched ideas to the Arrow writers in Season 3 and 4 for her return, though they didn't pan out. Since Arrow largely turned Helena into a villain instead of the tough heroine she was, it's possible that we'll get a redemption story for Bertinelli, something that fans will certainly be eager to see. What's really cool about a potential Helena Bertinelli return is that her character has been such a wildcard that it would be impossible to guess if she would work with the #superheroes or against them. So far, nothing is concrete. Still, we can keep our fingers crossed that Helena does indeed come knocking into what is already shaping up to be the biggest season of Arrow.
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