Arrow is back and better than ever. Five months have past since the events of season three. Oliver and Felicity are finally together and kissed their crime-fighting days goodbye, but don’t expect that to mean “happily ever after.” The past is sure to rear its ugly head towards the dynamic duo. There are a lot of things going on in season four, so you need to be prepared. In order to do that, here are 7 things you need to know about Arrow season 4.

Warning: This article contains spoilers about season 4 of CW’s Arrow.

1. The Constantine Crossover Will Be Epic

Matt Ryan will reprise his fan-favorite role as John Constantine for a big arc in Arrow. First appearing in the fifth episode of season four, titled “Haunted.” Producers of Arrow and of Constantine have assured fans that the episode will not disappoint, telling ET Online that it is a “legitimate crossover” that feels like a mutual crossover rather than just John Constantine appearing in Star City.

2. Felicity Is CEO of Palmer Technologies

Felicity is now the head of Palmer Technologies as acting CEO. As actress Emily Bett Rickards discussed in an interview with, the role holds a lot of power over the company and is something that takes a lot of getting used to for her. Though as we know, Felicity can handle a little bit of power just fine. She even toys with Oliver that she might “gift” him his company back as an early Christmas present. This seems possible, given the headline seen in the future scene of The Flash which read “Queen Consolidated/Wayne Enterprises Merger” (even hinting at hopes of a Batman appearance somewhere down the road).

3. Black Canary Has Some Serious Family Drama

Black Canary is definitely going to play a major role this season, after she finally embraced the vigilante inside of her. She’s working to prove how much of an asset she can be to the team, co-showrunner Wendy Mericle told TVLine. Still, at the same time, has some troubles of her own to deal with as Laurel Lance. Producers have teased that the overarching theme of the season is chosen family versus blood family. With that in mind, Laurel will have to deal with some betrayal from one of them and choose who her real family is.

4. Secrets Get in the Way of Oliver and Felicity

Oliver and Felicity are finally together and all seems to be well when the two trade in their capes for life in the ‘burbs. However, drama can’t escape these two in Ivy Town. Things get a lot more serious than just talk of marriage and kids, says ET Online. When one of them is caught keeping a secret from the other, the future of their relationship is compromised and discussed on a much more real level than ever before.

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5. Damien Darhk Is No Joke

Oliver has faced more than his fair share of some dark, sharp-witted foes, but he’s never seen anything like Damien Darhk before. In Green Arrow comic books and even judging by teasers of the new seasons, it seems that any old tactics that he may have used to bring down Ra’s al Ghul or Deathstroke will not work on Darhk. He’s going to have to come up with an entirely new and improved strategy to bring him down. His utter lack of conscience makes him the worst kind of threat — unpredictable.

6. Oliver’s Loosened Up a Bit

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the quick-wit an dry humored banter of Oliver Queen. Given everything he’s been through in the past three seasons, we can’t exactly blame him for that. However, it seems in the trailers that being in love agrees with Oliver Queen as he’s much more light-hearted and jokey than ever before.

7. The “Death” of Ray Palmer Is Dealt With

It’s now a widely accepted fact in Star City (and by Team Arrow) that Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) is dead. His cause of death is believed to be the explosion in Palmer Technologies. However, fans know that this isn’t in fact what went down. While his “passing” will be dealt with by Team Arrow, it will not be a focal point of the season in any way, said Marc Guggenheim to ET Online. Considering that he supposedly passed away five months prior to the start of the season, it’s not unbelievable that the group would have move passed it by some degree in that time.

Arrow season 4 premieres Wednesday, October 7 at 8pm on The CW.

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Kartik Chainani

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV