'Arrow' Season 8 Episode 6 sneak peek teases the return of Quentin Lance and a dangerous hostage crisis
'Arrow' Season 8 has brought back pretty much every major person from the life of Oliver Queen / Green Arrow (Stephen Amell). In Episode 6 'Reset', which is being directed by the show's very own David Ramsey, yet another character makes his return: Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne).
A sneak peek for the episode released by The CW on November 26 shows Quentin and Oliver discussing a hostage crisis with Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy). The clip reveals that unnamed gunmen have taken a precinct hostage and their only demand is to speak with Quentin.
Both Oliver and Dinah tell Quentin that going in to speak with the attackers would be a terrible risk to take but Quentin brushes off their concerns. He might not be a cop anymore but Quentin Lance doesn't back away from a threat under any circumstance, least of all when he knows he's got the Green Arrow watching his back.
There's always a chance that Quentin might still get seriously injured, considering the episode' synopsis teases a "life-or-death situation". Here's the full synopsis for the episode: "Oliver is faced with a life-or-death situation after being double-crossed by Lyla; Laurel has an opportunity to make amends."
Quentin clearly places a lot of trust in Oliver and his abilities, which is actually quite beautiful when you consider that they started out as bitter enemies. It took a lot for Quentin to forgive Oliver for his past sins and to think that now, at the very end of the series, they're in a position where Quentin would place his life in Oliver's hands is rather touching.
Judging by how the other episodes have gone, 'Reset' will probably serve as a tribute to Quentin and his rollercoaster relationship with Oliver. Over the years, they've been enemies and they've been allies and the episode will likely focus on concluding that arc, which started all the way back in Season 1.
'Arrow' Season 8 Episode 6 will air on The CW on November 26.