'Arrow' Season 8 Episode 4 sneak peek teases Mia and Oliver having trouble connecting since he was absent her whole life
While William had some time with his father before Oliver was called upon to defend the multiverse by the Monitor, Mia has never had a chance to know Oliver because he left just after her birth
Since the start of 'Arrow' Season 8, Oliver Queen / Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) has been seriously troubled by the fact that he might not see his children again.
However, now that the adult versions of his children — Mia Smoak (Katherine McNamara) and William Clayton (Ben Lewis) — have been transported to the past, he finally has a chance to reconnect with his kids.
Meanwhile, a sneak peek from Episode 4 'Present Tense' suggests that Mia at least is going to need some time before she can get used to seeing her supposedly dead father.
While William had some time with Oliver before the Emerald Archer was called upon to defend the multiverse by the Monitor / Mar Novu (LaMonica Garrett), Mia has never had a chance to know her father because he left just after her birth.
She is bound to have some abandonment issues and Oliver himself is going to have trouble adjusting to the fact that in Mia's future, all that's left of him is his tombstone.
The sneak peek also shows John Diggle (David Ramsey) being very wary of his adopted son Connor Hawke (Joseph David-Jones) because, after all, he hasn't adopted him yet so Connor is still just the son of Bronze Tiger / Ben Turner (Michael Jai White) to him.
If he's this taken aback by the knowledge that he's destined to adopt Connor, there's no telling what his reaction would be if he were to find out that his actual son John "JJ" Diggle Jr (Charlie Barnett) is a supervillain and the leader of the Deathstroke Gang.
The cast for 'Arrow' Season 8 includes Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen / Green Arrow, Ramsey as John Diggle / Spartan, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance / Black Canary, Rick Gonzalez as Ramirez / Wild Dog, Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt / Mr Terrific, Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake/ Black Canary, Joseph David-Jones as Connor Hawke, Katherine McNamara as Mia Smoak / Blackstar, Ben Lewis as William Clayton, Andrea Sixtos as Zoe Ramirez, and Charlie Barnett as John Diggle Jr / Deathstroke 2040.
'Arrow' Season 8 Episode 4 'Present Tense' will air on The CW on November 5.