Having been a fan of Arrow since the pilot episode originally aired back in 2012, knowing its conclusion is within reaching distance is still somewhat surreal to me. But in a matter of months, the series which spawned an entire universe of prime time TV shows will have taken its final bow. It’s strange, I know, but all good things must come to an end at some point.
Believe it or not, the date for the finale and the two episodes to precede it have already been locked in. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the final chapter of Oliver Queen’s journey will grace airwaves on Tuesday, January 28th at 9:00 pm Eastern. And in case you were wondering, the hour-long retrospective that’s been talked about will serve as the 8:00 pm lead-in.
Here’s what’s on tap for January, just to avoid confusion:
Tuesday, January 14th:
Arrow: 8×08 – “Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part 4” at 8 pm
Legends of Tomorrow: “Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part 5” at 9 pm
Tuesday, January 21st:
Arrow: 8×09 – “Green Arrow and the Canaries” (backdoor pilot for the spinoff) at 8pm
Legends of Tomorrow – Season 5 Premiere at 9 pm
Tuesday, January 28th:
Arrow retrospective special at 8 pm
Arrow: 8×10 – “Fadeout” (series finale) at 9 pm
As you can see, the scheduling for Legends of Tomorrow is somewhat goofy, what with the second episode airing actually serving as the season premiere. I guess we’ll just have to roll with the punches. Regardless, those should make for three thrilling nights of television.
When it comes to The Flash, that’s set to return on Tuesday, February 4th for the second half of its sixth season. And as you may have figured, it’ll be paired with Legends of Tomorrow for the foreseeable future.
In the meantime, feel free to share some of your fondest memories of Arrow in the comments section below!