Arrow -- "Lian Yu" -- Image AR523a_0605b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/The Green Arrow and Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- ÃÂ© 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Spoiler Warning for ARROW Season 6 Premiere! The CW’s ARROW Season 6 premiere finally arrived. However, it doesn’t do the last season justice. This new season fails to provide the same level and depth of drama the end of last season provided. It seems to pepper a few fresh ideas on last season’s skunked storylines. The end result leaves the viewer dissatisfied. ARROW Season 6 Premiere Recap Instead of slowly revealing who survived the destruction of Lian Yu, ARROW immediately reveals the team persevered. It also reveals that Oliver and Felicity may get back together. Oliver even tries to connect with his son, but William blames Oliver for his mother’s death. After her hospitalization following the explosion, Thea fell into a coma. She remains there the entire episode. Slade Wilson visits Oliver in the hospital. He warns him he will have to choose between his son and his city. Black Siren continues to cause trouble in Star City as the Arrow Season 6 premiere’s big bad. We first sees Black Siren in the flashbacks causing trouble for Black Canary and Quentin Lance. Black Siren has a knife at Black Canary’s throat. Right before Black Siren kills Black Canary, Quentin Lance shoots her. In the present day it seems she wants revenge on Quentin Lance. She first attacked the police precinct. She attacked the Foundry after and it was revealed that she was after a prototype T-Sphere for reasons unknown. At the end of the flashbacks, a helicopter goes to the remains of Lian Yu, and a man stands over Black Siren’s “dead” body. The man extends his hand and Black Siren immediately takes it and gets up. Black Siren Returns to cause trouble for Team Arrow. Image courtesy of The CW. The episode ends with Oliver and Felicity talking on the phone. Felicity tells Oliver to turn on Channel 52. The top news story is that a picture of the Green Arrow has surfaced revealing that Oliver Queen is the Green Arrow. 1. ARROW Season 6 Premiere: Arrow’s Not-So-Secret Identity Oliver Queen’s identity has been revealed for the third time after this episode aired. That officially makes it the worst kept secret in Star City. It made sense when Quentin Lance believed Oliver was The Hood in season 1 because The Hood started operating a few days after Oliver came back from Lian Yu. It worked in Season 3 because Ra’s Al Ghul was determined to get Oliver to join him. To do that, he made sure that Oliver wouldn’t be able to operate in Star City. THE FLASH Season 4 Premiere: “The Flash Reborn” By now it is just ridiculous that people keep thinking Oliver is the Green Arrow. The people in Star City must be stupid if they keep falling for the same thing. Despite so many people in Star City already knowing that Oliver Queen is the Green Arrow, the general public went through this at least twice already. Doing it now doesn’t add any dramatic weight because it has already been done. We all know that Oliver will find some way to convince everyone that he is not the Green Arrow and everything will be back to normal by the end of the next episode. 2. The Suspense in the ARROW Season 6 Premiere At the end of Season 5, Lian Yu exploded while everyone but Oliver and his son were on it. If Season 6 left everyone else’s fate a mystery, it would have been a more successful premiere. Having the characters believed to be dead would keep the suspense and would allow for more viewers. More people would be interested to see who made it out alive and how. Instead, Season 6 brought back everyone immediately and barely touched on how they got out. The Season 5 finale held so much emotional weight for fans as it was the end of an era for the show. Season 6 could have been the beginning of a new era starting with Oliver trying to find out if his friends are alive. Each member of the team should have gotten their own episode to shine. That could still happen as the season continues, but it will not stand out as much going forward. If those episodes were used to show that the character was alive, it would have been more emotional. Each episode could have shown how the character got out of Lian Yu and how they got separated from the others. If Arrow is going to continue with flashbacks, in my opinion, at least make them about something that audiences want to see. 3. Olicity Returns in the ARROW Season 6 Premiere Olicity has been going on since arguably Season 2, and it has gotten more annoying ever since. They ran their course years ago, but it seems the producers don’t want to give up on them. The paring should have died after Season 4 ended, but yet it remains. Just because the two actors have an excellent chemistry with each other doesn’t mean they should remain a couple. The characters don’t strengthen each other at all. Felicity is just a computer hacker while Oliver is a kick-ass vigilante. They don’t work well as a couple. Image courtesy of The CW. For some reason, The CW has to make Oliver Queen hook up with a blonde hacker. First Oliver Queen and Chloe Sullivan became a couple on SMALLVILLE. Now Oliver and Felicity are a couple on ARROW. Felicty Smoak, a proven powerful female, appears to serve no purpose in the ARROW season 6 premiere other than as a love interest. Conversely, Black Canary’s motivations and goals seem much more strongly driven and defined. Green Arrow and Black Canary are one of the most iconic superhero couples in comic books. The tv show needs to embrace the comic history instead of disregarding it. 4. Oliver and Son The relationship between Oliver and his son William is not explored that much. It is nice that Oliver is trying to bond with his son; though it doesn’t make sense as to why William is rejecting Oliver. In the episode, it is explained that William believes Oliver is responsible for his mother’s murder. The problem is, in the Season 5 finale, William saw Prometheus was the one responsible for everything. William saw Prometheus kidnap him and then blow up the island. A more significant argument can be made that because Oliver is a vigilante, William’s mother died. The problem with that case is that Oliver left them alone for a while. He had no contact with William or his mother for their protection. There was nothing else he could do about it. William might as well blame Oliver for existing if he is this mad. His argument has no real merit to it. 5 Ways to Fix ARROW In Time For Season 6 5. ARROW Season 6 Premiere: The Action! The action in this episode is nothing to be excited about. Oliver has a hard time just taking out one hired goon. The hand to hand combat scenes made it seem like the team should just stick to using guns instead of fighting with fists. They have certainly made an effort to show more action within the show, but the problem is you mostly see fighting with weapons. The heroes with hand to hand combat experience seem like novices compared to previous seasons. How to Fix It Arrow Season 6 is off to a rocky start. But borrowing plot lines from previous seasons isn’t going to make the show more successful. It is only going to turn more people away from the show. If the show wants to attract all audiences, they need to minimize the romance and focus more on the action and story of it all. Season 5 worked well because the romance wasn’t at the center of it all. It was all about a psychological look inside the mind of Oliver Queen. Season 5 was a character study on Arrow and how everything before has affected him. Season 6 seems to have the theme of Fatherhood. Specifically Responsibilities of a Father vs. Responsibilities as the Green Arrow. If the show manages to focus more on the theme of the season instead of the soap opera aspect, Arrow Season 6 could be better than Season 5.