'Arrow' Episode 9 Sneak Peek: 'Green Arrow & the Canaries' sees the future of Arrowverse changed post-Crisis
Thanks to the efforts of the Paragons, and the sacrifice of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), the Crisis has been averted, and life has been restored to the Arrowverse. In the wake of the Crisis, reality has been changed, somewhat, and the further down the timeline you go, the more those changes ripple. So what does that mean for the children of Star City, 2040? We're about to find out.
The CW has released a sneak peek ahead of its penultimate 'Arrow' episode, entitled 'Green Arrow & the Canaries.' The episode will serve as a backdoor pilot to a spinoff series of the same name, and is set entirely in the future. In that future, however, things are a lot brighter and less violent, than the 2040 we've seen before. Mia Smoak (Katherin McNamara) apparently never took on her father's name, skills, and costume, and instead is a wealthy socialite about to celebrate her engagement.
Her brother, William Clayton-Queen (Ben Lewis), seems to benefit from the new future as well. His biggest problem at the moment is simply finding himself a faithful romantic partner, and organizing his sister's wedding as her man-of-honor. The new future perhaps benefits no one so much as Zoe Ramirez (Andrea Sixtos), who was killed just before the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) shunted the kids of 2040 into the present in time for 'Crisis on Infinite Earths.' She is alive and well, although there is no sign yet of Connor Hawke (Joseph David-Jones), which means that he may have been erased from the timeline.
Mia, while enjoying her socialite life, is searching for a sense of purpose. How she gets from there to wielding the bow again is going to be an interesting but hopefully quick journey in this backdoor-pilot episode to her very own spinoff.
'Arrow' Episode 9 airs on January 21 on The CW.