[Felicity and Oliver are going on a date in the season premiere. How do you avoid the tv trope that a hero can’t be with the woman he loves just because of his duty?]
When you see the premiere and you see how things shake out, you’ll come to a very sympathetic understanding of both of their positions. The premiere last year was a microcosm of what was happening for the whole year. In the same way that the premiere of last season was really about Oliver struggling with whether or not he should be the Arrow, in this season premiere it’s, “Can I have everything I want?” that quest is going to take up his entire year, and hers. - Andrew Kreisberg
David Ramsey, Katie Cassidy, Emily Bett Rickards, Stephen Amell, Paul Blackthorne, Willa Holland, Caity Lotz, and Colton Haynes, the cast of Arrow pose for Entertainment Weekly’s 2014 Comic Con portraits .