Arrow Season 4 SPOILERS Ahead!
If you don’t watch Arrow on the CW, go ahead and find a copy of the first season and get to work. Don’t worry, this post will still be here when you get finished. Once you get caught up to the most recent episode, you might be asking the same question that’s been going around the Internet for the past couple of days, “Who is in the grave???”
Before the mid-season break, we saw Felicity take a round in the abdomen and her fate was unknown. Since Felicity took the helm as the communications leader of Team Arrow and the love interest of the titular character, she has been a pivotal member of the show so the opening episode brought a lot of fear and concern for her fate.
Fortunately, we see that she survives to the end of the episode, even sitting in the limousine waiting for Oliver to return from the grave site… but we have no idea who is in the grave at the end of the episode.
Let’s review who it isn’t. Oliver, Felicity, and Barry Allen (The Flash) are all safe from this particular grave so we can rest easy on that. Whoever was killed clearly impacted both Oliver and Felicity so it could be anyone else from Team Arrow. I don’t want to speculate, but I think anyone on Team Arrow is in danger of shuffling off their mortal coil, even Oliver’s sister, Thea. Thea’s death would certainly affect both Oliver and Felicity… but so would the death of Felicity’s mother or even John Diggle. Frankly it could be anyone closely associated with the team and I imagine we will have to wait until the end of the season to find out. Arrow has never shied away from killing off characters, even if they do tend to bring them back to life. Regardless, the fresh grave, despair, and the final comment by Felicity, “You have to kill the son-of-a-bitch” suggests that the season will continue to get darker and darker until we finally find out who is in the grave.
*Look at the two characters sitting in the limo as Oliver returns from the grave. They are as far apart as they possible can be with Felicity and Oliver looking off in opposite directions. Are we seeing a possible end of their union? Look closely and you will see that Felicity’s ring finger on her left hand is naked and the ring he put on it earlier in the episode is no longer there…………