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Arrow Season 3 Synopsis: Back to Normal?

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Can Oliver Queen every live a regular life?

This is the question Starling City's hero will be asking himself when we kick off Arrow Season 3 on Wednesday, October 8.

And he won't like the answer he's forced to accept.

The CW has released the official synopsis for this fall's new batch of episodes, initially teasing that Oliver will "bask in the success" of his Arrow Season 2 victory, setting his romantic sights on Felicity in the process.

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But Oliver's dreams of living like a normal human being will quickly be dashed... by whom?

Check out the network description and try to decide now:

In the aftermath of this victory, Season Three opens with Arrow now a hero to the citizens of Starling. Crime is down, people feel safer, and Captain Lance even calls off the Anti-Vigilante Task Force. Basking in his success, Oliver believes he can finally have a private life and asks Felicity out on a date. But the second Oliver takes his eye off the ball, a deadly villain reappears in Starling, forcing Oliver to realize that he can never be Oliver Queen – not as long as the city needs The Arrow.

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I hope season three builds on the things that worked in season two (Team Arrow) and moves away from the things that didn't (Lance Sister Drama). I nearly quit watching in the second half of season two because of all the soap opera the show became. I love the action, the hero's journey, and the team work, but I can't stand the melodramatic love triangles and the over acting done by some of the cast. I'd rather no romance than bad romance, but I am hopeful that the writers can tell a good story with Oliver and Felicity as they have been developing and showing a relationship rather than just telling us about one.

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it's fine as long as there's tidbits of olicity!

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We'll see if anything happens between the two of them..The writers like to dangle that idea out there like gold chain..Believe it when I see it.

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Of course he can't live a normal life. Otherwise there would be no show. Which wouldn't be such a bad idea. :-)

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@ Dan

You do not like Arrow?

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@ Meme

I enjoyed the first season. Especially the bits on the island. But season 2 got derailed with an over-the-top story line and some seriously too-serious acting from many of the cast members. As I was watching season 2 I kept thinking: "Green Arrow in Smallville was much cooler than this!" :-)

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this sounds alot like what happens in nolan's batman story between wayne and rachel

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Yes! Love it! I do wish felicity could be a little "kick ass"! Maybe in a Lana Lang sorta way. Not full on bad ass but enough not to always be the damsel in distress. I keep hoping oliver will teach her, which will, in turn, bring them closer and of course heat up the sexual tension ;)

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I read this...and then wished I hadn't read it LOL. Now I have 3 months of disappointment to live with :-/

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