Out of Gotham, Arrow and The Flash, season 4 of Arrow has got to be the one Im most interested in writing about. That's simply because a lot needs to happen in this season to get the fans excitement back. Season 3 hasn't been getting the awesome 'word of mouth' that the past two got. With the announcements of new villains, Oliver Queen finally taking on the name of Green Arrow, and the new costume, many fans are rather excited for this season. Hopefully it'll drop a certain thing and improve on some certain things that Im about to go into detail with.
LESS LOVE DRAMA
Ok I think we all know about this one. The love triangle and the emotional Felicity is the main thing that damaged season three. Of course when you go through certain events, there is gonna be a lot of emotion between the characters. But when Felicity is about to cry and Oliver gives a depressing speech nearly every episode, it drags. Now I will personally say I'm not a fan of Olicity, but there does seem to be a large fan base behind it. Because if there wasn't, we probably wouldn't of seen the forced relationship difficulties. Oliver and Felicity are a couple now and it seems that isn't going away yet. I can live with this, but hopefully we'll see the geekier and less emotion Felicity this season. There's always gonna be drama now and again but that doesn't mean we can't have the Felicity and Oliver that were in seasons one and two. Season 4 is supposed to be taking a lighter tone so hopefully we won't see all of this relationship drama. Instead more about the heroes and even villains.
A BETTER VILLAINS-ARC
A year ago I was rather excited to see Ras Al Ghul as the main villain in season three. After episode nine (The Climb), Matt Nable gave a solid performance that showed just how fearful a villain Ras was. The fight Ras and Oliver had was the best dual I've seen on the show. I honestly thought Ras would be up there with Slade, or even better. But then we didn't see him show up again until episode fifteen and already he was giving up his place. While if all the love drama was cut out of season three, the villains-arc could have been better, but at the same time could have been even better if they didn't go with the whole 'Oliver Queen taking over as Ras Al Ghul story'. Ras Al Ghul is one of the best villains in Batman's rogue list and even one of the best in DC Comic. They could have done so much better. Matt Nable gave a good performance yet I feel the writing of the story-arc let him down. Now of course the point Im trying to get out of this, is that we need a better villains-arc in season four. One thats more memorable and stands out from other villain-arcs in comic TV series. Damien Darhk may not be as well known a character in DC Comics but hopefully he'll stand out as a major villain in the new season of Arrow. We need something fresh and more involved in this season when it comes to the main villain, and hopefully we won't be let down.
LESS OF THE ORIGIN
I don't know about everyone else but Im kind of tired of seeing the origin flashbacks. Every season we always hear Oliver say "There's still things you don't know about me" and then we find out something new in the flashbacks. Then they'll link the origin into the main story, which is becoming a pattern now. I think they need to stop introducing stuff into the main timeline that has something to do with the origin. I also think they should cut back on all the flashbacks. Don't get me wrong the origin is an interesting part in Oliver's crusade but we don't need it to constantly interfere with the main events of the season. Its becoming too much of a coincidence.
LESS BATMAN, MORE GREEN ARROW
Im sure most fans can see that Batman has a big influence on this show. The villains, the brooding attitude, and the copying of storylines. Green Arrow may not have been as big of a character in the comics and its understandable that their taking inspiration from the Batman mythos. But I think its time they stopped taking storylines from Batman and tried to renovate stories of Green Arrows. And after Oliver's happy time away with Felicity I think it'll be nice to see him lighten up a bit and gain the attitude he has in the comics. He's finally taking on the identity of Green Arrow, and getting an awesome suit upgrade which is more like the comic book costume. So I think with that they can make Oliver Queen more Oliver Queen.
BRING ON OLIVER'S CHILD
This has been something that almost seems forgotten about. It was first hinted on that Oliver had a child in season two, then the girl who is the mother of that child showed up again during The Flash crossover. Yet nothing else was mention during the rest of the season. I think its about time they brought this matter up. In the comics Connor Hawke was the son of Oliver Queen. This could lead to bigger events later on in the Arrow series so Im not expecting them to make this a big event in season four. But it would be nice to see him introduced sometime in the season. Or at least have his mother meet with Oliver at some point.
Well it seems a lot of the things that I believe should happen in season four involve less of the things we saw from season three. Arrow can still be an awesome show, and Im sure we're all very excited for the new season. But cutting down on some things and bringing some fresh things to this season is needed.