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No Lazarus Pit For Oliver?

January 19th, 2015 by Todd Black Comments



When the shocking midseason finale of Arrow aired in December, we saw Ra’s al Ghul run a sword through Oliver Queen’s chest, then subsequently kick him off of a cliff. Many a fan believed that the only “logical” way that Oliver could truly return was through a Lazarus Pit. However, if Oliver Queen himself Stephen Amell is to be believed…that won’t happen, at least not for Oliver.

During an interview, Amell chatted about his characters “fate”:

“We just saw him fall,” Amell said when quizzed about how they might justify bringing his character back from the apparent dead on the show. “We’ve seen Oliver survive. So, [we don’t know] whether he went straight off the cliff, whether something broke his fall, whether he hit the ground. We have mystical herbs on the show that have healing powers. We’ve seen a Lazarus Pit, although that’s not something that’s going to be used for Oliver. I hope he survives. I like playing him.”

Obviously Amell is toying with us on some degree, as we all but know Oliver will return to the series. The real question will be in what capacity, and of course how he will return.

Hopefully the answers will unfold when Arrow returns this Wednesday!

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!