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Arrow's Marc Guggenheim teases 'other consequences' from Season 5 cliffhanger

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Jun 23, 2017

The fifth season of The CW’s Arrow ended with one of the most explosive (ahem) cliffhangers in show history, but producer Marc Guggenheim teases it may not mean what you think it means.

Spoilers ahead for the Season 5 finale of Arrow!

In a chat with Entertainment Weekly, Guggenheim teased that a lot of the fan buzz surrounding the finale has been about who may live and die in the wake of the island-wide bomb that torched Lian Yu — but we might all be focusing on the wrong thing. They’ve been known to use these cliffhangers as fakeouts, and Guggenheim said they very well could take it a different direction than where fans are expecting.

Here’s an excerpt from his comments:

“A lot of the discussion that we’ve had and a lot of the discussion we’ve seen online is very binary — people either live or they’ll die. There are other consequences that can come out of what happened at the end of [episode] 523. While everyone is focused on one thing, you know us on Arrow, we may be doing something else.”

Though the explosion with the entire cast (minus Oliver) on the island was obviously a jaw-dropper, it’s not very likely the producers would literally wipe out the entire supporting cast in one swoop. There’s gutsy, then there’s crazy. That’d be crazy for a show like this, and you pretty much know most of the gang found a way to hide and ride out that explosion.

So what does Guggenheim mean by focusing on the “consequences”? Maybe some team members are hurt, or trapped, or something else in the fallout? Or heck, maybe Oliver decides to actually be a dad and keep his kid around after all this?

Give us your best guess and let us know what you’re thinking below.

(Via Entertainment Weekly)