Dragon Con 2016 was the occasion for a lot of actors to talk about the future of our favorites TV show. In this perspective, Stephen Amell gave us a little insight of what to expect in Arrow Season 4:
"We do something in the premiere that we've never done in the history of the show. It does something for the remainder of the season that there's going to be a constant jeopardy in the show, even if times are good. It's a really interesting technique. I think it promotes a good story. I think it will pique people's interest."
Departing from this statement, an idea grown in my mind. And if we got a preview of the last episode in the premiere ?
Seeing images of Star City in total chaos in the last episode would definitely put everything under pressure. We would never feel safe, despite moment of happiness, knowing what's going to happen. I don't know if using a flash forward on Arrow is a good idea but if it had to happen I hope it works.
The use of flash forward, while being something common on the big screen, is not a technique really used on TV. Nevertheless, some shows used it with sometimes convincing results. The most notable being Breaking Bad and also FlashForward as its name suggests.
Flash forwards can bring more depth to a show if it's used the right way, but can also be a double-edged sword if it doesn't.
I don't know what will happen on Arrow this year but I'm hopeful that the writers will find the best way to portray this new season.
Arrow returns October 7th on the CW for season 4!