As if we didn’t need anymore reasons to get excited for tonight’s season finale, Stephen Amell recently did an interview with Entertainment Weekly, where he gives us a nice preview of what we can expect from tonight’s episode in regards to his character, the action sequences, and an ending that nobody could predict! Below is a portion of the interview, where there’s really no big spoilers, but if you want to be totally surprised by tonight’s episode, then you may want to check it out after you see the episode.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I’ve been wanting to ask you this: Slade has been playing up this one person he has left to kill. Meanwhile, Oliver has spent this entire season trying not to kill. So what’s the worst thing Slade can do at this point: Kill that final person, or make Oliver kill?
STEPHEN AMELL: It’s the latter. He’s trying to prove a point to Oliver that he’s this broken, unredeemable person, and the whole point of the finale is how far can he push me. I have to go to a place that even Slade never expected I would in order to finally, hopefully, get a leg up on him. Because he’s been four steps ahead of me at every point, because he knows, or at least he thinks that there’s a line that I won’t cross. And that’s what I have to do in the finale. I have to do the unthinkable, which is where the title came from.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: In terms of actual fight scenes, I remember you talking earlier this year about how the mid-season fight on the freighter was the show’s biggest fight scene to date. How does the finale compare?
STEPHEN AMELL: We blow up the freighter and we flood it with water, and we have a massive fight in the middle of it. The fight sequence between Slade and I at the end of this finale, not to mention the massive Braveheart-style brawl in the middle of the finale, is by far the best stuff that we’ve done. If we can’t win the stunt Emmy for this episode, then the system is broken, for sure. I’m starting a campaign, because it’s movie s— that we do in this finale. And because of our production schedule, it had to be the actors, and we had to do it on the fly. It’s incredible. It’s an incredible sequence of events.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Is this finale a don’t-miss-the-final-60-seconds thing, or is it just so consistent that it doesn’t matter?
STEPHEN AMELL: Oh man. Everything follows a relatively normal path. It’s explosive and it moves so fast, and it’s basically like a 43-minute action scene, but nobody can see the sixth act. If you were to gather every person that was a fan of the show and predict the ending of this season, nobody would get it.
You can check out the full interview with Stephen Amell over at Entertainment Weekly.