Crisis on Infinite Earths was the biggest and grandest crossover in TV history, and the final episode of the crossover revealed that the main Arrowverse shows now inhabit a single Earth, Earth-Prime.
However, the effects of this Post-Crisis universe seem to be more than fans may have first thought.
Eagle-eyed fans will already have seen John Diggle and Lyla Michaels with both a son and a daughter in the epilogue of the crossover. While not yet confirmed, it is most likely that the son remains John Diggle Jr, the daughter is the resurrected Sara Diggle who existed Pre-Flashpoint but was then replaced by JJ Diggle after Barry Allen reset the timeline.
Last night’s Batwoman episode ended with the shocking cliffhanger that there is another Beth Kane existing on Earth-Prime simultaneously with the main villain of the series who has adopted the name, Alice.
However, while both of these surprising developments will hopefully be explored further. Information we have recently obtained leaves the biggest question mark hanging over our heads, and that is the reveal that during Arrow’s final episode, how is it that both Moira Queen and Emiko Adachi in attendance and what appears to be Oliver Queen’s funeral?
Susanna Thompson portrayed the Queen Family matriarch Moira for the first two seasons of Arrow from 2013-2015, before being tragically murdered in front of her children by the villainous Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke.
Emiko meanwhile was the Season 7 main villain who at first posed as the new Green Arrow while Oliver was in prison, before the reveal that she was in fact Robert Queen’s illegitimate daughter and Oliver’s half-sister who was in fact responsible for the sabotage of the Queen’s Gambit which begun Oliver’s journey to becoming the Green Arrow.
Emiko also met a grizzly end in the Season 7 finalé at the hands of her former subordinates, deciding her last act would be one of redemption in protecting her brother from the Ninth Circle.
So the question remains how Moira Queen and Emiko are now apparently alive in this new reality and what that means for Paul Blackthorne’s pending return in an as-yet-undisclosed role but it is almost obvious to be Earth-Prime’s, Quentin Lance.
The series finalé of Arrow, titled Fadeout, will be the one-hundred-seventieth overall and feature not only the aforementioned returning three actors but also Emily Bett-Rickards in her first appearance as Felicity Smoak since her departure in Season 7.
Other returning favorites known to appear are Colton Haynes and Willa Holland as Roy Harper and Thea Queen respectively, as well as Caity Lotz as Sara Lance, Joe Dinicol as Rory Regan/Ragman, David Nykl as Anatoly Knyazev and Jack Moore as the present-day William Clayton, the formerly illegitimate son of Oliver Queen who has been portrayed by Ben Lewis in the last two seasons as part of the show’s future arc story.
The final episode will follow this week’s Green Arrow and the Canaries episode which dually serves as a backdoor pilot for a series that will potentially take the place of Arrow in the next Fall line-up.
The fallout from Crisis is set to be explored over the back-end to the current seasons of The Flash, Supergirl and Black Lightning airing weekly on The CW.
Arrow airs it’s penultimate episode Green Arrow and the Canaries tomorrow (Tuesday 21) at 8 pm before returning to the season’s normal time slot next week (Tuesday 28) for the series finalé Fadeout.