Rough times are up ahead for Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) on the next episode of "Arrow" season 5.
In the previous episode, Star City district attorney Adrian Chase/Prometheus (Josh Segarra) managed to successfully abduct Oliver with the help of Talia al Ghul (Lexa Doig). But his plans for Oliver will not end there.
According to the synopsis for the upcoming episode called "Kapiushon," Prometheus will do everything that he can to torture Oliver. During the recent PaleyFest event, showrunner Wendy Mericle shared with Rotten Tomatoes that things are not looking good for Oliver as he is under the hands of Adrian, while locked up and chained in a cell. She also stated that Amell managed to provide a performance that made him appear broken at the end of the episode.
On the other hand, executive producer Marc Guggenheim also revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that fans of the series will get to see Talia again very soon.
Talia happens to be the eldest daughter of Ra's al Ghul (Matt Nable), the former head of the League of Assassins. She helped Adrian capture Oliver as part of her revenge plot against the latter for killing her father.
But according to Guggenheim, it will be revealed that Talia will have a different reason for hurting Oliver. "What she wants from Oliver in the past is very different from what she wants from him in the present," the executive producer stated.
Guggenheim also mentioned that Oliver was not able to hear Talia's last name when she first appeared in "Arrow" season 5.
"Oliver couldn't have heard it, because if he had, when Ra's talked about his daughter he'd be like, 'Yeah, the other daughter, I met her back in Russia,'" he stated. "We were very cognizant not to retcon anything. So yes, she is Talia al Ghul, but Oliver obviously doesn't know that."
The CW will air the next episode of "Arrow" season 5 on Wednesday, March 22, at 8 p.m. EDT.