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As per Entertainment Weekly, another major name is leaving Arrow once the show’s ongoing sixth season comes to a close.
Previously, we’d learned that Willa Holland – the show’s Thea Queen – wouldn’t be returning for Season 7, and now we have word that the brilliant Paul Blackthorne will be joining Holland in departing the series. Blackthorne, of course, plays Quentin Lance in the fan favourite show.
In most cases, actors tend to sign a six-season contract when landing a gig in a show such as Arrow, and so it appears that Blackthorne and Holland’s deals are up and they’ve opted not to return. For the Thea Queen character, she departed Star City alive and well, meaning that she could still return at some point down the line. Right now, it’s being kept hush-hush on how things will play out for Quentin Lance. Given how Quentin has just been made Mayor of Star City following the arrest of Oliver Queen, could it be that Ricardo Diaz or even Black Siren have the new Mayor in their crosshairs?
We’d love to say that Quentin makes it out of the current sixth season alive so that there’s always the chance of Paul Blackthorne returning down the line, but if we were betting sorts, we’d slap the mortgage on him being a casualty of the ongoing war between the Green Arrow and Ricardo Diaz. After all, we’ve heard how there’s going to be a major change-up for the show’s seventh season, with something happening at the end of Season 6 that will change the game. Killing off the ever-present Quentin Lance would be a major move, and we can’t help but fear that the character’s time is numbered right now.
Arrow currently airs in the UK on Sky1 every Thursday at 9pm. Tonight’s episode is the nineteenth of the sixth season, meaning that there’s only four more episodes to come before Season 6 concludes. With Oliver Queen losing everything and everyone close to him, this current season has been absolutely phenomenal so far, and it promises to go out with a bang over the next few weeks.