With less focus on flashbacks, season 6 of Arrow will have more space for its plot and characters. For five seasons, Arrow told a present-day story while also sketching out the five years Oliver spent away from Star(ling) City. With the finale of last season bringing things full circle, the show is now free to tell a different type of story. We know flashbacks will still appear in some form, but mostly the new season of Arrow will be concerned with telling a modern day narrative and fleshing out its growing cast of characters.

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