The first clip from the second season of CW‘s Arrow has hit the Internet and it’s got everything we’ve grown to love about the series bundled into a minute and a half of video joy. Hit the jump to check it out!
This clip finds Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) landing on that mysterious island Lian Yu in search of Oliver (Stephen Amell). Take a look and then let’s discuss.
The banter between Diggle and Felicity is great, all leading to my favorite line of the clip at the end when Felicity says, “You’re really sweaty.” That kind of banter between the group is one of the things that really makes Arrow stand out from many of the other failed superhero TV shows. It doesn’t feel forced, it just flows through the series.
Taking the series back to the Island is an interesting move, and the insights Diggle and Felicity should discover about Oliver should make some interesting television. The series is also stepping up the guest stars while adding new villains and superhero characters in an effort to build up the Arrow universe.
The episode synopsis is below.
FROM VIGILANTE TO HERO — Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) travel to Lian Yu in search of Oliver (Stephen Amell) who left Starling City after The Undertaking. Convinced to return home, Oliver finds that things are in worse shape than he thought – Isabel Rochev (guest star Summer Glau) is preparing a hostile takeover of Queen Consolidated, Thea (Willa Holland) refuses to visit Moira (Susanna Thompson) in jail, Roy (Colton Haynes) is trying to fill the void left by the Arrow’s absence, and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) is working with the District Attorney’s office to take down the vigilante. Meanwhile, flashbacks to the island show Slade (Manu Bennett), Shado (guest star Celina Jade) and Oliver in a desperate situation. John Behring directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim (201).