New Arrow Season Finale Details Tease the End of the Show's Flashbacks

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Transformers: The Last Knight

A production wrap video posted to Facebook features tons footage from behind the scenes (and a toy Optimus Prime) ahead of the first trailer.

However, they’re not quite done filming yet—Michael Bay and Josh Duhamel are currently filming reshoots on the USS Carl Vinson, off the coast of San Diego.



Dwayne Johnson has posted a bunch of new images from filming to his Instagram account, featuring his hero getting into a scrap in a market (and market goers being surprisingly okay with it? .


A Monster Calls

A new featurette discusses the original story behind the movie.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

K-2SO, Jyn, and Cassian have some issues in this new clip from the film.

Assassin’s Creed

Aguilar gets into a carriage chase to save a young child in a new clip from the film.


Season five will end with a flashback of Oliver seeing the boat that originally rescued him from the island—i.e., the opening scenes of the show’s first season. Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim explains this was meant to be the final shot of the series when it ended, but since Arrow has been so successful, it’s now part of the season five finale, and thus the end of the show’s flashback side story.

It was really just a hope at that point [in 2012] that the show would run five years, and we always thought that we would intercut the final moment of the series with the first moment of the series, that it would form one big Moebius strip.

There’s still a part of me that wishes we could do that, the showrunner continues. But I wouldn’t want to artificially extend the flashbacks [beyond five seasons], and I also wouldn’t want to artificially cut the show short. It would’ve been a beautifully elegant thing, and Five Years Ago Me would’ve loved it. But things change, and I do think it’ll make the Season 5 finale pretty awesome.


He also teases the potential for some suitably wild events to occur in the finale.

Look, we have some incredibly clear plans for what we want to do in the Season 5 finale. At the same time, we always leave ourselves room to be like, ‘…and throw this cliffhanger in, throw that twist in.’ Usually the craziest ideas on this show tend to be the ones that the ideas sort of linger, and we never really quite set on them. Like, ‘Oh, maybe we’ll kill off Tommy?’ We don’t fully commit until we’re pretty much breaking the episode.


[TV Line]


The second season of the show will debut on May 5 next year on Netflix.[Coming Soon]



The CW has bought a new supernatural dramedy from Ben and Dan Newmark that revolves a department store in Limbo that helps souls on the way to hell get a chance at going to heaven. [Deadline]



Gracie Dzienny, who was introduced in the season two finale as the older version of Clementine, will become a series regular next year. [Deadline]



TV Line interviewed Abigail Spencer about the forthcoming Benedict Arnold/Bonnie & Clyde episodes.

TVLINE | It sounds like in the next two episodes — involving Bonnie and Clyde and then Benedict Arnold — things get very tense for the “time team.”

Yeah, a lot more is just going to be revealed, as we get closer [to the winter break]. As with any good action-adventure storyline, you keep learning more truth, and the tensions keep rising.

TVLINE | A synopsis says the three of you form a “dubious pact.”

I feel like every week we form a dubious pact. [Laughs] In the Bonnie and Clyde episode, you’re going to learn a lot more about Wyatt and Lucy, and they’re going to develop a relationship with Bonnie and Clyde, which was great. We also learn more about what Flynn’s after. And then [the Benedict Arnold episode aka] our midseason finale, I can’t wait to see how that one comes together. A lot comes out in that, as well.


Doctor Who

A bevy of new pictures from the Christmas special have been released. You can find the the rest here.


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Agents of SHIELD

Finally, Coulson and May debate the use of metahumans in the field (and discuss the craziness of Aida being an android) in a new clip from the midseason finale.

Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.


James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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