Arrow Season 5 Finale: Ranking The Probability Of 17 Major Character Deaths In 'Lian Yu'

Arrow is going back to the island, and not everyone will be making it out alive.

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The Arrow Season 5 finale is upon us, and it's shaping up to be the biggest in the show's history - which, considering how they always go out with a bang, is really saying something.

The action, in both flashbacks and present day, will return to Lian Yu, the most fitting setting to cap off this run, which has been centred around the theme of 'legacy', and bring an end to the flashbacks as we know them.

In Oliver's increasingly desperate bid to defeat Adrian Chase/Prometheus, he's gathering together a few recruits, including some major returns: Digger Harkness/Captain Boomerang, Nyssa al Ghul, and, of course, none other than the show's greatest villain, Slade Wilson/Deathstroke.

Prometheus, too, has assembled a team, including Evelyn Sharp/Artemis, and Laurel Lance's evil Earth-2 doppelgänger, Black Siren. It's shaping up to be a huge dust-up, and one that will irrevocably shake-up the series. We know that it'll end with a cliffhanger, that Oliver will see the boat that rescues him from the island, and perhaps most pertinently, that characters will (probably) die, with showrunner Wendy Mericle telling EW:

“Chase has been trying to prove to the world and to Oliver that he’s not a hero, he’s a killer, and he’s going to pull out one final, big whamo at the end that’s going to leave Oliver reeling. We might lose some people.”

So, just who might we lose? While it's fair to say Oliver Queen is going nowhere, there's a feasible chance - to varying degrees of probability - that anyone else could bite the bullet. Or arrow.

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