With filming for season four well underway, fans of the hit CW series Arrow have been outright spoiled by the cast and creators dropping hints at the storyline, and new cast members being added every week. But at this year's Comic-Con International: San Diego, talk of the fourth season's plot points and reveals led some inquisitive reporters to go out on a limb and ask about a major reveal during season two.
During press roundtables to promote the upcoming season, Stephen Amell revealed his interest in having Oliver Queen learn about the child that he fathered before leaving on the Queen's Gambit and getting lost at sea.
Me personally being a dad, I would love to see how Oliver interacts with having a kid... Now obviously, it would be a different experience from that experience, but I think that that storyline deserves further attention. One of the big tenets of Greg Berlanti is you don’t introduce something to the audience and you don’t tease it if you are not going to follow through with it in some way, shape or form. So I think it’s a safe bet that Oliver will find out about his child at some point.
While Oliver has not personally received the news, the discovery in season two was little more than a passing mention - what's more, the baby's mother lives in Central City, where Oliver's friend and superhero ally The Flash currently resides.
Last year, Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg seemed to echo Amell's thoughts on Greg Berlanti's style of storytelling, when he was also asked about the mystery baby during a Q&A:
I think that like we did in season one -- the seeds for season 2 were planted in season 1 -- and again, the best part of the success that the show has had was knowing that we were going to make more, we could drop these things in and pay them off later.
In the comics, Oliver traditionally does not meet his son -- named Connor Hawke -- until the child is well into his teens. Hawke eventually takes over for his father as the Green Arrow, which is the title that Amell's "Arrow" will take on in Season 4.
While the outcome of this plot point is yet to be seen, these hints at it serve as a form of comfort for anyone wondering what happened to Oliver Queen's unseen child in season 2.