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{{Quote|Of course, life will go on. It always does. But how? What twists and turns it will take, I can't say. I don't know what the future holds...except to say expect the unexpected. Oliver may be gone, but his mission endures. That mission lives on, Oliver lives on, in the people he inspired. Some will take that mission to the rest of the world...maybe even beyond that. Because if the past eight years has shown us anything...it's that this universe is far bigger than any of us could have dared imagine. Even if it is a little less bright, without him in it.|[[John Diggle]]'s eulogy at [[Oliver Queen]]'s funeral}}
 
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{{Episode
 
|name= Fadeout
 
|name= Fadeout
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|image= <gallery>
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The citizens of Star City gather to memorialize the Green Arrow.png|Episode
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</gallery>
 
|number= 170
 
|number= 170
 
|season= 8
 
|season= 8
 
|epnum= 10
 
|epnum= 10
|airdate= January 28, 2020<ref name="synopsis"/>
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|airdate= January 28, 2020
|writer= [[Marc Guggenheim]]<ref name="synopsis"/><br/>[[Beth Schwartz]]<ref name="synopsis"/>
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|writer= [[Marc Guggenheim]]<br/>[[Beth Schwartz]]
|director= [[James Bamford]]<ref name="synopsis"/>
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|director= [[James Bamford]]
 
|before= {{Ep|Green Arrow & The Canaries}}
 
|before= {{Ep|Green Arrow & The Canaries}}
 
|after=
 
|after=
 
|show= Arrow
 
|show= Arrow
|titleref=<ref name="synopsis"/>
 
 
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==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
After eight seasons, and the launch of countless superheroes, the [[Arrow|series]] wraps up the story of the [[Oliver Queen|Green Arrow]]. [[Emily Bett Rickards]] returns as [[Felicity Smoak (Earth-Prime)|Felicity]].<ref name="synopsis">[https://comicbook.com/dc/2020/01/11/arrow-series-finale-and-retrospective-synopsis-released/ - Arrow Series Finale and Retrospective Synopsis Released - Comic Book]</ref>
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{{Synopsis|After eight seasons, and the launch of countless superheroes, the [[Arrow|series]] wraps up the story of the [[Oliver Queen|Green Arrow]]. [[Emily Bett Rickards]] returns as [[Felicity Smoak|Felicity]].|https://comicbook.com/dc/2020/01/11/arrow-series-finale-and-retrospective-synopsis-released}}
   
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==
 
===Main cast===
 
===Main cast===
*[[Stephen Amell]] as [[Oliver Queen|Oliver Queen/The Hood]]<ref name="endings">[https://www.tvguide.com/news/arrow-season-8-stephen-amell-david-ramsey-character-endings/ "Arrow's Stephen Amell Says He Got the Ending He Wanted for Oliver" - TV Guide]</ref>
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*[[Stephen Amell]] as [[Oliver Queen|Oliver Queen/Hood/Green Arrow]]
*[[David Ramsey]] as [[John Diggle (Earth-Prime)|John Diggle/Spartan]]<ref name="endings"/>
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*[[David Ramsey]] as [[John Diggle|John Diggle/Spartan]]
*[[Rick Gonzalez]] as [[Rene Ramirez (Earth-Prime)|Rene Ramirez]]<ref name="pics"/>
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*[[Rick Gonzalez]] as [[Rene Ramirez|Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog]]
*[[Juliana Harkavy]] as [[Dinah Drake (Earth-Prime)|Dinah Drake]]<ref name="pics"/>
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*[[Juliana Harkavy]] as [[Dinah Drake|Dinah Drake/Black Canary]]
*[[Katherine McNamara]] as [[Mia Queen]]<ref name="pics"/>
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*[[Katherine McNamara]] as [[Mia Queen|Mia Queen/Green Arrow]]
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*[[Ben Lewis]] as {{F|William Clayton|(archive footage)}}
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*{{F|Joseph David-Jones|(credit only)}}
   
 
===Special appearance by===
 
===Special appearance by===
*[[Katie Cassidy]]<ref name="reddit"/>
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*[[Katie Cassidy]] as [[Laurel Lance (Earth-2)|Laurel Lance/Black Canary]]
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*[[Melissa Benoist]] as [[Kara Danvers]]
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*[[Grant Gustin]] as [[Barry Allen (Earth-1)|Barry Allen]]
   
 
===Special guest star===
 
===Special guest star===
*[[Grant Gustin]] as [[Barry Allen (Earth-1)|Barry Allen]]<ref name="pics"/>
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*[[Emily Bett Rickards]] as [[Felicity Smoak]]
*[[Willa Holland]] as [[Thea Queen (Earth-Prime)|Thea Queen]]<ref name="pics"/>
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*[[Susanna Thompson]] as [[Moira Queen]]
*[[Emily Bett Rickards]] as [[Felicity Smoak (Earth-Prime)|Felicity Smoak]]<ref name="synopsis"/>
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*[[Colton Haynes]] as [[Roy Harper|Roy Harper/Arsenal]]
*[[Colton Haynes]] as [[Roy Harper (Earth-Prime)|Roy Harper/Arsenal]]<ref>https://www.instagram.com/p/B4StgXzHAUu/?igshid=cd4m4fltr323</ref>
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*[[Echo Kellum]] as [[Curtis Holt|Curtis Holt/Mr. Terrific]]
*[[Caity Lotz]] as [[Sara Lance]]<ref name="reddit">[https://www.reddit.com/r/arrow/comments/dvhefk/actor_fluff_caity_and_katie_behind_the_scenes_it/ "Caity And Katie Behind The Scenes. It Looks Like Sara Will Be In The Finale." - Reddit]</ref>
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*[[Willa Holland]] as [[Thea Queen|Thea Queen/Speedy]]
*[[Echo Kellum]] as [[Curtis Holt (Earth-Prime)|Curtis Holt]]<ref name="pics"/>
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*[[Paul Blackthorne]] as [[Quentin Lance]]
*[[Paul Blackthorne]] as [[Quentin Lance (Earth-Prime)|Quentin Lance]]<ref>https://ew.com/tv/2020/01/15/crisis-on-infinite-earths-marc-guggenheim-earth-prime-ezra-miller-mia/</ref>
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*[[Caity Lotz]] as [[Sara Lance|Sara Lance/White Canary]]
*[[Susanna Thompson]] as [[Moira Queen (Earth-Prime)|Moira Queen]]<ref name="pics"/>
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*[[Colin Donnell]] as [[Tommy Merlyn]]
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*[[Sea Shimooka]] as [[Emiko Adachi]]
   
 
===Guest starring===
 
===Guest starring===
*[[Audrey Marie Anderson]] as [[Lyla Michaels (Earth-Prime)|Lyla Michaels]]<ref name="pics">[https://www.spoilertv.com/2020/01/arrow-episode-810-fadeout-series-finale.html?m=1 - Arrow - Episode 8.10 - Fadeout (Series Finale) - Promotional Photos + Press Release - SpoilerTV]</ref>
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*[[Audrey Marie Anderson]] as [[Lyla Michaels]]
*[[Joe Dinicol]] as [[Rory Regan (Earth-Prime)|Rory Regan]]<ref>https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/452975128859639808/665735550522753058/video0.mp4</ref>
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*[[David Nykl]] as [[Anatoly Knyazev]]
*[[David Nykl]] as [[Anatoly Knyazev (Earth-Prime)|Anatoly Knyazev]]<ref>[https://www.instagram.com/p/B43ZpDdhthV/?hl=en - David Nykl (@dav.nykl) - Instagram]</ref>
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*[[Katrina Law]] as [[Nyssa al Ghul]]
*[[Sea Shimooka]] as [[Emiko Queen (Earth-Prime)|Emiko]]<ref name="pics"/>
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*[[Lexa Doig]] as [[Talia al Ghul]]
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*[[Joe Dinicol]] as [[Rory Regan|Rory Regan/Ragman]]
   
 
===Co-starring===
 
===Co-starring===
*[[Jack Moore]] as [[William Clayton (Earth-Prime)|William Clayton]]<ref name="pics"/>
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*[[Keri Adams]] as [[Bethany Snow]]
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*[[Tiahra Allen]] as Young [[Sara Diggle|Sara]]
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*[[Johnny Cuthbert]] as [[John Byrne]]
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*[[Marcello Guedes]] as Young [[John Diggle, Jr.|JJ]]
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*[[Jessica Heafey]] as Ms. [[Marcia Pedowitz|Pedowitz]]
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*[[Jack Moore]] as Young [[William Clayton]]
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===Uncredited===
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*[[Manu Bennett]] as {{F|Slade Wilson|(archive footage)}}<ref name="EW">[https://ew.com/tv/2020/01/29/arrow-boss-talks-series-finale-the-episode-hed-redo-and-biggest-writers-room-debates/ "''Arrow'' boss talks series finale, the episode he'd redo, and biggest writers' room debates" - Entertainment Weekly]</ref>
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*[[LaMonica Garrett]] as {{F|Mar Novu|(archive footage)}}
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*[[Brandon Routh]] as {{F|page=Ray Palmer|Atom|(photograph)}}
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*[[Franz Drameh]] as {{F|Firestorm|(photograph)}}
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*[[Nick Zano]] as {{F|page=Nate Heywood|Steel|(photograph)}}
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*[[Lucia Walters]] as {{F|Susan Brayden|(photograph)}}
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*[[Maisie Richardson-Sellers]] as {{F|page=Amaya Jiwe|Vixen|(photograph)}}
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*[[Dominic Purcell]] as {{F|Mick Rory|(photograph)}}
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*[[Marc Guggenheim]] as a memorial visitor
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*[[Stephen Amell]] and [[David Ramsey]] got the ending they wanted for their respective characters.<ref name="endings"/>
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*[[Marc 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.<ref>[https://twitter.com/mguggenheim/status/1187820843939835904 Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter]</ref>
*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.<ref>[https://tvline.com/2019/08/11/arrow-series-finale-very-final-scene-season-8/ "Arrow's New, Very Final Scene Will Present 'A Lot of Logistical Hurdles'" - TV Line]</ref>
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**In the episode, [[Mia Queen|Mia]] instructs [[William Clayton|William]] on the parts of a bow, pointing out the fadeout.
**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.<ref>[https://ew.com/comic-con/2019/07/17/arrow-final-season-cover-story/ "How Arrow saved the TV superhero and why it had to end" - Entertainment Weekly]</ref>
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*[[Stephen Amell]] and [[David Ramsey]] got the ending they wanted for their respective characters.<ref>[https://www.tvguide.com/news/arrow-season-8-stephen-amell-david-ramsey-character-endings/ "Arrow's Stephen Amell Says He Got the Ending He Wanted for Oliver" - TV Guide]</ref>
*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.<ref>[https://twitter.com/mguggenheim/status/1187820843939835904 Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter]</ref>
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*The final scene was 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 posted the script of the ending after he considered about doing it on the night of the airing in case it was cut.<ref>[https://tvline.com/2019/08/11/arrow-series-finale-very-final-scene-season-8/ "Arrow's New, Very Final Scene Will Present 'A Lot of Logistical Hurdles'" - TV Line]</ref>
*This is [[Emily Bett Rickards]]'s first appearance since her departure in {{Ep|You Have Saved This City}}.
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**Stephen cried when Guggenheim told him about it at the ''Entertainment Weekly'' cover shoot. But there were a lot of hurdles because [[Emily Bett Rickards]]'s involvement played a crucial role in getting the scene over.<ref>[https://ew.com/comic-con/2019/07/17/arrow-final-season-cover-story/ "How Arrow saved the TV superhero — and why it had to end" - Entertainment Weekly]</ref>
*It is the first and only {{S|Arrow}} episode to have a 2-hour run, beginning with a preview of the finale.<ref>[https://www.cbr.com/arrow-cw-two-hour-series-finale-date/ ''Arrow: The CW Announces Two-Hour Series Finale Date'' - CBR]</ref>
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*This episode was preceded by a TV special airing prior to it, titled {{Web|Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye}}.
*According to Guggenheim, the last piece of dialogue in the finale is "... tell it to you".<ref>https://twitter.com/mguggenheim/status/1194909456053739520
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*[[Madison McLaughlin]]<ref>[https://twitter.com/MadisonMcLaugh/status/1222346859382898688 Madison McLaughlin (@MadisonMcLaugh) - Twitter]</ref> and [[Jessica De Gouw]]<ref name="EW"/> were unable to make an appearance due to scheduling conflicts.
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*Of the main cast, [[John Barrowman]] ("[[Malcolm Merlyn]]"), [[Josh Segarra]] ("[[Adrian Chase]]"), [[Kirk Acevedo]] ("[[Ricardo Diaz]]"), [[Ben Lewis]] (Older "William Clayton", [[Joseph David-Jones]] ("[[Connor Hawke]]") and [[LaMonica Garrett]] do not make an appearance with footage of the latter's appearance being recycled from "[[You Have Saved This City]]".
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*There was talk about getting Emily to appear in the flashbacks but couldn't because she was only available to film for two days.<ref>https://tvline.com/gallery/arrow-series-finale-burning-questions-answered/ar810b_0197b/[https://tvline.com/gallery/arrow-series-finale-burning-questions-answered/ar810b_0197b/]</ref>
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*[[Slade Wilson|Slade]]'s appearance at the beginning of the episode makes use of unused footage from {{Ep|Unthinkable}} in which Oliver dreams of what would've happened if he had saved his mother.<ref name="EW"/>
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*From [[Mia Queen|Mia]]'s perspective, it had been two weeks after the events of {{Ep|Green Arrow & The Canaries}}, as opposed to [[Dinah Drake]] and [[Laurel Lance (Earth-2)|Laurel Lance]]'s point of view, as they were versions two months before the events of said episode.
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*This is the first and only episode to feature two different title cards during and at the conclusion of the episode. Since the end title card reuses [[Season 1 (Arrow)|Season 1]]'s title card, Oliver and Felicity wear the exact same wardrobe from when they first met in "[[Lone Gunman]]".
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*Marc Guggenheim made an uncredited cameo during the statue reveal. He can be seen on the left side next to Diggle, and behind Felicity and Dinah.
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*[[Rene Ramirez|Rene]] says to [[John Diggle|Diggle]] that is arms are the size of "telephone poles", a reference to the first season when [[Oliver Queen|Oliver]] says a variation of the line saying to him that his arms are "the size of bowling balls."
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*This is the first episode since ''The Flash'' episode {{Ep|Invincible}} that [[Barry Allen (Earth-1)|Barry Allen]] and Laurel have been in the same episode.
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**This is also the first episode that [[Kara Danvers]] and Earth-2 Laurel have been in the same episode.
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*Since [[Oliver Queen]] altered the reality when creating [[Earth-Prime]], [[Tommy Merlyn]] is alive. However, Oliver stopped killing people because of Tommy in the original multiverse. This was explained in the flashbacks where it was [[John Diggle]] who convinced Oliver not to kill people in the new multiverse.
 
*James Bamford directed his third and last ''Arrow'' finale.
 
*James Bamford directed his third and last ''Arrow'' finale.
*This episode will have a TV special airing prior to it, titled {{Web|Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye}}.
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*This is the first (and only) time that [[Melissa Benoist]] has appeared on ''Arrow ''without the episode being part of a crossover.
*The true version of Laurel Lance will be revealed.
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*Series creator Marc Guggenheim always planned for ''Arrow'' to end with Oliver dying. However, early plans for the series finale saw Oliver die ''in'' the final episode rather than ahead of it. Furthermore, the finale was originally envisioned with Oliver inspiring [[Bruce Wayne|Batman]] to begin his own crusade.<ref>[http://www.justjaredjr.com/2020/04/01/arrow-creator-reveals-finale-almost-went-a-different-way/ 'Arrow' Creator Reveals Finale Almost Went a Different Way]</ref>
*Due to scheduling conflicts, [[Madison McLaughlin]] was unable to make an appearance.
 
   
 
==Production==
 
==Production==
Preparation began on October 22 to October 30, 2019. The shooting for this episode ran from October 31 and concluded on November 13, 2019.<ref>[https://twitter.com/mguggenheim/status/1187524154783780864 Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter]</ref>
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Preparation ran from October 22 until October 30, 2019. Shooting ran from October 31 until November 13, 2019.<ref>[https://twitter.com/mguggenheim/status/1187524154783780864 Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) - Twitter]</ref>
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==Gallery==
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===Videos===
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<gallery>
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Arrow 8x10 Promo "Fadeout" (HD) Season 8 Episode 10 Promo Series Finale
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Arrow Season 8 Episode 10 Fadeout Scene The CW
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Arrow Season 8 Episode 10 Suit Up Scene The CW
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</gallery>
   
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 06:44, May 18, 2020

"Of course, life will go on. It always does. But how? What twists and turns it will take, I can't say. I don't know what the future holds...except to say expect the unexpected. Oliver may be gone, but his mission endures. That mission lives on, Oliver lives on, in the people he inspired. Some will take that mission to the rest of the world...maybe even beyond that. Because if the past eight years has shown us anything...it's that this universe is far bigger than any of us could have dared imagine. Even if it is a little less bright, without him in it."
John Diggle's eulogy at Oliver Queen's funeral
"Fadeout" is the tenth and final episode of the eighth season of Arrow, and the one-hundred-seventieth and final episode overall. It aired on January 28, 2020.

SynopsisEdit

After eight seasons, and the launch of countless superheroes, the series wraps up the story of the Green Arrow. Emily Bett Rickards returns as Felicity.[src]

CastEdit

Main castEdit

Special appearance byEdit

Special guest starEdit

Guest starringEdit

Co-starringEdit

UncreditedEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Marc 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.[2]
    • In the episode, Mia instructs William on the parts of a bow, pointing out the fadeout.
  • Stephen Amell and David Ramsey got the ending they wanted for their respective characters.[3]
  • The final scene was 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 posted the script of the ending after he considered about doing it on the night of the airing in case it was cut.[4]
    • Stephen cried when Guggenheim told him about it at the Entertainment Weekly cover shoot. But there were a lot of hurdles because Emily Bett Rickards's involvement played a crucial role in getting the scene over.[5]
  • This episode was preceded by a TV special airing prior to it, titled Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye.
  • Madison McLaughlin[6] and Jessica De Gouw[1] were unable to make an appearance due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Of the main cast, John Barrowman ("Malcolm Merlyn"), Josh Segarra ("Adrian Chase"), Kirk Acevedo ("Ricardo Diaz"), Ben Lewis (Older "William Clayton", Joseph David-Jones ("Connor Hawke") and LaMonica Garrett do not make an appearance with footage of the latter's appearance being recycled from "You Have Saved This City".
  • There was talk about getting Emily to appear in the flashbacks but couldn't because she was only available to film for two days.[7]
  • Slade's appearance at the beginning of the episode makes use of unused footage from "Unthinkable" in which Oliver dreams of what would've happened if he had saved his mother.[1]
  • From Mia's perspective, it had been two weeks after the events of "Green Arrow & The Canaries", as opposed to Dinah Drake and Laurel Lance's point of view, as they were versions two months before the events of said episode.
  • This is the first and only episode to feature two different title cards during and at the conclusion of the episode. Since the end title card reuses Season 1's title card, Oliver and Felicity wear the exact same wardrobe from when they first met in "Lone Gunman".
  • Marc Guggenheim made an uncredited cameo during the statue reveal. He can be seen on the left side next to Diggle, and behind Felicity and Dinah.
  • Rene says to Diggle that is arms are the size of "telephone poles", a reference to the first season when Oliver says a variation of the line saying to him that his arms are "the size of bowling balls."
  • This is the first episode since The Flash episode "Invincible" that Barry Allen and Laurel have been in the same episode.
    • This is also the first episode that Kara Danvers and Earth-2 Laurel have been in the same episode.
  • Since Oliver Queen altered the reality when creating Earth-Prime, Tommy Merlyn is alive. However, Oliver stopped killing people because of Tommy in the original multiverse. This was explained in the flashbacks where it was John Diggle who convinced Oliver not to kill people in the new multiverse.
  • James Bamford directed his third and last Arrow finale.
  • This is the first (and only) time that Melissa Benoist has appeared on Arrow without the episode being part of a crossover.
  • Series creator Marc Guggenheim always planned for Arrow to end with Oliver dying. However, early plans for the series finale saw Oliver die in the final episode rather than ahead of it. Furthermore, the finale was originally envisioned with Oliver inspiring Batman to begin his own crusade.[8]

ProductionEdit

Preparation ran from October 22 until October 30, 2019. Shooting ran from October 31 until November 13, 2019.[9]

GalleryEdit

VideosEdit

ReferencesEdit

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