Arrow has aired its final episode and with it comes closure for our characters in their current story arcs and teases for some to begin new stories or have their current stories continue down the line. The most prominent of both instances being how we leave John Diggle by the end of the episode.
After half of the episode is spent in mourning coupled with the out of nowhere task of rescuing Oliver’s teenage son William from the first person on The List that The Hood spared rather than killed during his early days as the Starling City Vigilante, Oliver’s funeral and memorial takes place with a public unveiling of the Green Arrow statue first seen in last week’s Green Arrow & The Canaries and then with a private gathering of Oliver’s nearest and dearest.
It is at this time, when Diggle realises that Oliver’s eight-year mission to save Star City is finally complete, that he decides to disband Team Arrow and the vigilantes go their separate ways.
Deciding it was time for his family to relocate, Diggle announces he, Lyla and their kids are moving to Metropolis. However, after sending his wife, son JJ and daughter Sara ahead presumably to get settled before bringing the moving truck, Diggle witnesses what appears to be some form of falling star or meteorite crashing in front of him and sending him hurling back.
When he approaches the crash-site he picks up a box, and despite not revealing to the audience exactly what is inside the box, once he opens it a bright green light is shown which indicates, if David Ramsey’s teases are to be believed, that this is a Green Lantern Power Ring. You can watch the scene here.
To clarify, we never see John Diggle suit up as the Green Lantern, neither is it revealed that his surname in this reality is actually Stewart…despite presumably Diggle’s stepfather still having the surname Stewart.
Also, nothing has been stated or reported as to whether or not David Ramsey’s John Diggle will in fact be one of the Green Lanterns appearing on the upcoming Green Lantern series on HBOMax.
However, after eight seasons of teasing, hinting and fan-speculation, it has finally been made canon that original character John Diggle is now officially at least linked to the Green Lantern mythology.
What does this mean for the character’s future? Only time will tell.
Arrow: Fadeout saw the return of many fan-favourite characters and actors including Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen, Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance, Katrina Law as Nyssa al Ghul, Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn, David Nykl as Anatoly Knyazev and Joe Dinicol as Rory Regan/Ragman for Oliver Queen’s final farewell.
The aforementioned Green Lantern series is currently in the works for the HBO Max streaming service, with Arrowverse helmsman Greg Berlanti producing.
Do you want to see David Ramsey return as John Diggle/Green Lantern at some point?