“Crisis on Infinite Earths” ended its universe-spanning first part with a moment that many viewers were probably expecting to happen closer towards the end of the epic, five-part saga: The death of Oliver Queen.
Queen’s (Robbie Amell) impending doom has been heavily teased over the last year, beginning with the “Elseworlds” crossover a year ago, when Oliver makes a deal with the Monitor (Lamonica Garrett). Then in the Season 7 finale of “Arrow” last spring, the show essentially told viewers that Queen would perish during the “Crisis” event.
“The dilemma that we presented to our own selves was that we spoiled our own story,” Marc Guggenheim, who is showrunning the “Crisis” crossover, told reporters last week, following a screening of the first episode. “If Oliver dying isn’t the surprise, what is the surprise? The timing of him dying.