ArrowSeason 6 premiere introduced a new era where Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and the rest of the characters in the series are starting to move forward. After the tragic incident in Lian Yu, it seems like not much choice was left.

The first episode picked up with the aftermath of Season 5 finale. As the viewers have seen, members of Team Arrow, David Ramsey (John ‘Spartan’ Diggle), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity ‘Overwatch’ Smoak); Echo Kellum (Curtis ‘Mr.Terrific’ Holt), Rick Gonzales (Rene ‘Wild Dog’ Ramirez) and Juliana Harkavy (Dinah ‘Black Canary’ Drake) are still alive.

Paul Blackthorne, aka Quentin Lance, also joined the list of people who survived the explosion.

However, Oliver’s sister Thea ‘Speedy’ Queen (Willa Holland) is still in comatose after the incident. Oliver definitely has much trouble to deal with as William’s (Jack Moore) mother died as well. On the other hand, it was shown in episode one that Black Siren (Katie Cassidy) is alive too and is now out to spread crime in Star City. The premiere ended with Oliver Queen being revealed as Green Arrow in the news and the upcoming episode will show viewers how he will deal with this matter.

Episode 2 and its Batman reference

“Arrow” Season 6 recently released the sneak peek for the second episode and Oliver Queen is making a Batman story reference to conceal his identity.

While denying that he is Star City’s most famous vigilante, Oli just name-dropped both Gotham City and Bruce Wayne into his lines. The short clip was posted on Arrow’s official Twitter account.

According to Cinema Blend, five years have passed since a reference was made to the most prominent City in DC Comics.

Through this, a possibility about whether Bruce Wayne could join the Arrow-verse emerged. After all, if both characters have the same backstory then they could’ve met through Wayne Enterprises and Queen Consolidated.

Will Bruce Wayne join the fold?

Cinema Blend points out that there are several reasons why fans should not take the mention of Bruce Wayne into account.

One must not conclude that he will jump on the bandwagon sooner or later because “Arrow” has been getting lots from Batman stories over the years. There are numbers of similarities starting from “Batman Begins” to Ra’s Al Ghul plot in Season 3.

On one hand, it would bring great delight to the viewers if he makes an appearance whether as the Batman or not. Viewers will soon find out if the Green Arrow can find a way to squeeze him in, or can give him some advice to protect his identity. “Arrow” Season 6, episode 2 entitled “Tribute” will air on October 19.