'Arrow' Season 8 Episode 2: Oliver seeks out a person who will play a pivotal role in 'Crisis' while Connor and JJ have a heart-to-heart
'Arrow' season eight's first episode started the countdown for 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' with the destruction of Earth-2, and Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy Rodgers) barely made it off her doomed world with Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and John Diggle (David Ramsey).
Though Oliver did manage to finish his mission on Earth-2 by retrieving a set of dwarf star particles that are indigenous to the parallel universe, he could only watch helplessly while the alternate world was erased from existence by a blood-red wave of anti-matter.
Now, with the heroes reeling from the trauma of seeing a whole universe die, we'll be seeing how each of them deals with this experience in episode two.
Laurel, especially, is going to have a hard time accepting the fact that everything and everyone she knew is dead and the episode will likely spend some time exploring how the event has changed her character.
Meanwhile, The CW has released a clip from the episode on October 22 and it showcases a confrontation between John "JJ" Diggle Jr (Charlie Barnett), the leader of the Deathstroke Gang, and his brother Connor Hawke (Joseph David-Jones).
In an interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), David-Jones had revealed that episode two will feature a conversation between the two brothers which is the actor's proudest moment from the season and we can't wait to see what that scene might be.
While Connor and JJ figure out their family drama in the future, Oliver needs to move on to the next phase of his mission for the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett).
We don't know yet if the episode will be set on another alternate world or on Earth-1 but we do know that Oliver's next mission is to recruit an individual who has a very important role in the coming 'Crisis'.
That person is most likely Lyla Michaels (Audrey Marie Anderson), who will become Harbinger, the Monitor's herald, during the 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'.
According to the synopsis, Oliver and his team are going to be assisted by Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana (Rila Fukushima) in this mission. Here's the full official synopsis for the episode:
"Oliver, John, Laurel and Tatsu seek out an important person within The Monitor's plan; Connor has a heart-to-heart with his brother."
'Arrow' Season 8 Episode 2 'Welcome to Hong Kong' will air on The CW on October 22 at 9 pm ET.