Another thrilling season of The CW's Arrow is about to come to a close, with the Season 4 finale, Schism set to air on Wednesday, May 25. All season long, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and the good citizens of Star City have had to deal with the villainous Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), and it's all been leading to one massive showdown in next week's finale. To get fans ready for this big event, The CW has released 12 new photos.
The brief synopsis for the finale teases that Oliver will team up with "a surprising force" to bring down Damien Darhk, but we don't know who Oliver's new ally may be. Given the amount of villains that circulate throughout the show, it could be anyone who stops by to help Olly out, including the heroes from CW's other hit shows The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait six more days to find out for sure, when the finale airs on The CW.
The CW renewed Arrow for Season 5 back in March, along with the rest of the network's current lineup, which includes The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow. The CW also picked up Supergirl from CBS for its second season, just a few months after the show crossed over with The Flash for an episode in March. Now that Supergirl is on The CW, there will most likely be several more crossover opportunities with Arrow, The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
As for the Arrow finale, there have been rumors that the show will finally address the growing rift between Oliver and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), who is seen in one of the new photos with Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), as they're both seen filming something. There is also speculation that Thea (Willa Holland) may be tempted to join forces with Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), but nothing has been confirmed quite yet. Merlyn has been trying to recruit Thea to abandon Team Arrow recently, so we'll have to wait and see how that story line pans out.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Katie Cassidy as Dinah "Laurel" Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, John Barrowman as Malcom Merlyn and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Lance. The series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter. Take a look at the new photos from the Arrow Season 4 finale below.