Warning: Spoiler alert! Do not continue if you have not seen the new episode on Monday. Arrow, Entitled "Longbow hunters".
The Arrow team may have accepted a plea agreement to stay away from superhero life, but it turns out to be easier said than done.
New episode on Monday of Arrow find each of Oliver (Stephen Amell) Friends and former accomplices who manage life abroad, with varying degrees of success, as the green arrow unmasked languishes in the maximum security prison in Slabside.
While Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Diggle (David Ramsey) fought for the best way to track down and shoot down the great bad guy Ricardo Díaz (Kirk Acevedo) and the Longbow Archer villains, while the group tried to steal a super powerful battery that could be modified to create a devastating weapon, the tension between the Arrow Team grew even more, while the group struggled to stay away from their heroic alter. while the threats to Star City are increasingly terrible.
It seems that René (Rick Gonzalez) and Dinah (Julianna Harkavy) in particular, will continue to top the issue. The fans saw the renegade René with his Mad Dog team at the premiere of the seventh season last week, much to the chagrin of Dinah, who returns to her roots on the other side of the law as captain of the Star City Police. .
"There will be tension there," González confirmed to Philiana Ng, of ET, at the CW autumn launch event, in partnership with #SeeHer. "Because he decides to get dressed … that lends itself to who Rene is, he's someone who does the right thing in terms of wanting to be a dad, but at the same time, being vigilant is pretty imprudent, but that's what we love about him."
"That clashes with Dinah, who is now the captain of the police," he added. "She has to walk in a straight and narrow line, she has a different idea about how to help the city, there will be friction there."
That said, the actor could not be more excited to explore the divisions between the Team Arrow group, which was once very close.
"I'm excited for the season," said Gonzalez. "I feel like this is a gigantic transition season for Arrow. There are many things that are happening and I think it's going to be an exciting season. "
"The fifth season was very good for me because that was the first season I showed up, but I also feel that we have nailed it in many ways, and I feel like [season] Seven is going to challenge him, "he continued.
Part of Rene's evolution in the seventh season includes spending more time with his daughter, Zoe (Eliza faria), As much as his father as his coach, the semi-reformed vigilante has begun teaching boxing and other self-defense techniques at a local community center.
"I like the juxtaposition of having a character like Wild Dog who is very reckless and dangerous, but he is also affectionate and has a big heart, but wants to protect his daughter," Gonzalez said of his family ties in the new season. "For me, it's amazing because I relate, I have a 5-year-old girl, sometimes as an actor, you reflect the characters in moments that fit in. The work is very comfortable for me and to be a father, to have a daughter, It is very comforting. "
Arrow a surprising twist came at the end of its seventh season premiere last week, featuring a storyline that follows Oliver's adult son, William (Ben Lewis), as he tracks his father's watchman around the world and returns to the predestined island Lian Yu. Showrunner Beth Schwartz confirmed last week that fans are going to see more Arrow the characters appear in the future story, set in 2040, but they could not go into detail about who might be appearing
"There is a lot of territory to choose from," he explained. "Because we've opened it so much, we have so much history that we can count on, we can present something in the future and then you say:" How the hell did that happen? "And then you'll be seeing our current story as : Wait, when is this going to happen? I think it just adds a lot to the story.
So how would Rene feel if his future daughter turns out to be a vigilante like him? "I think Rene would love that in some way," Gonzalez said of the possibility that Zoe would follow in Mad Dog's footsteps. "Rene would love for her daughter to do that kind of thing, that's how she feels like she's helping out, we should do that!"
Fans saw more of the flash-forwards in Monday's episode, such as William and Roy (Colton Haynes) looked for answers in Lian Yu, who only pointed them back to Star City. Unfortunately, Gonzalez admits that even he has no idea what, or who, might appear in this uncertain future.
"I am in the dark, many of us are in darkness, we only know what we are supposed to do," he said. "There's a lot of information that I do not know what's happening, which is great because then I can see it with you."
The actor has also sworn to keep secrecy regarding the upcoming crossroads with Arrow of sister programs The flash Y Supergirl, but he did share that he expected some scenes with the newest DC Comics member expanded: Ruby Rose & # 39; s Batwoman.
"I would love to share a scene with Ruby Rose," Gonzalez said. "Wild Dog, in his first crossover, shared screen time with Supergirl and Flash, and I thought it was really cool, so I think Wild Dog needs a scene with Batwoman, how would they get along? Would there be friction?"
Arrow It airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET / PT in the CW.
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