"What's Twilight?"
"You're so better off not knowing.

Oliver Queen and Tommy Merlyn[src]

This article contains plot details about an upcoming episode.

"Fadeout"[2] is the upcoming tenth and final episode of the eighth season of Arrow, and the one-hundred-seventieth and final episode overall. It will air on January 28, 2020[1].


  • Stephen Amell and David Ramsey got the ending they wanted for their respective characters.[8]
  • The final scene is a brand new scene Marc Guggenheim came up with after he just finished meditation class one morning at the time the ending had not been written. Guggenheim tweeted that he planned on posting script pages on the night of the finale if the scene is cut from the broadcast airing.[9]
    • Stephen Amell cried when Guggenheim told him about it at the Entertainment Weekly cover shoot. But there were a lot of hurdles to get the scene over.[10]
  • Guggenheim posted a picture to clarify viewers on where the title came from. In it, the fadeout is the area on a longbow where the grip tapers into the risers and limbs of the bow.[11]
  • This is Emily Bett Rickards' first appearance since her departure in "You Have Saved This City".
  • It is the first and only Arrow episode to have a 2-hour run.
  • According to Guggenheim, the last piece of dialogue in the finale is "... tell it to you".[12]


Preparation began on October 22 to October 30, 2019. The shooting for this episode ran from October 31 and concluded on November 13, 2019.[2]


  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
  3. 3.0 3.1 - Caity And Katie Behind The Scenes. It Looks Like Sara Will Be In The Finale. - Reddit
  4. - Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) - Twitter
  7. - David Nykl (@dav.nykl) - Instagram
  8. "Arrow's Stephen Amell Says He Got the Ending He Wanted for Oliver" - TV Guide
  9. "Arrow's New, Very Final Scene Will Present 'A Lot of Logistical Hurdles'" - TV Line
  10. "How Arrow saved the TV superhero — and why it had to end" - Entertainment Weekly
  11. Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter
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