[WARNING – SPOILERS]

The mid-season finale of Arrow ended in devastation, and apparently Stephen Amell’s (Oliver Queen) mother was watching, and it was too much for her to handle! Stephen posted this:

 

Then, of course, Stephen added fuel to the fire by posting this to his Twitter:

And, finally, on his Facebook:

Facebook. Thank you so much for the enthusiasm spilling out of tonight’s fall finale. I’ve never had anywhere near this amount of feedback. And by feedback, I mostly mean swear words. There were an awful lot of expletives.

Seriously though: Despite the title, our show is bigger than any one character. We’re going to prove that to you.

Sit tight… January will be here in no time.
xo

(And look Mom… I’m totally fine.)

 

In the episode, Arrow finally meets up with Ra’s al Ghul, also known as The Demon’s Head. Fans of the comic, or anybody with knowledge of al Ghul, knew poor Oliver Queen had no chance. al Ghul has been rendered virtually immortal due to his Lazarus Pit, and, over the centuries, has become one of the greatest martial artists to have ever lived, with only Batman able to stand toe to toe (although still not able to beat him).

al Ghul easily dominates Arrow, puts a sword through his heart, and kicks him off a cliff, killing the hero of the show. I’ve added the fight below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJKnGxRTT9I

With the mountain being al Ghul’s location of choice, one can assume the Lazarus Pit is close by, potentially being Arrows method of returning to life. I’ve also added the promo for the next episode, subtly titled The Return:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYjRLt-Syk8

I suppose we’ll have to wait till after winter break to find out what happens.