Channing Sargent
September 20, 2016 1:54 pm

“For the past five months you have been waiting for things to go back to the way things were,” Felicity tells Oliver in this trailer for Season 5 of Arrow. We’re pretty sure the CW put that moment first as a reference to the show’s struggles in the seasons three and four to connect with viewers like it did in seasons one and two.

A few other prescient quotes:

In Season 4, we saw Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow, played by Stephen Amell, and his whole team falling apart and disbanding. We worried the same would be true for the show itself. But as this trailer shows, Oliver is training in a bunch of friends to have his back while he goes about protecting the city. The show will get some new blood with these characters, and hopefully fans of the show will have some people to get behind.

We’re liking the way this trailer clicks. It’s got great momentum, and we’re feeling hopeful, even if not everyone is.

But we’ve got your back, Arrow. At least for now.