Which brings me to the next part of my post: looking forward to next season. If you have not watched the first season, stop reading now. This will be the bulk of my post, so I don't want to put it in spoiler tags, but it will contain spoilers, so if you're not okay with that, stop now.
So, the season finale leaves a lot up in the air. We have Moira in cuffs and on her way to jail, we have Detective Lance suspended for working with the vigilante(though, in light of the events of the finale, he may be reinstated), we have Tommy possibly dead(you'll see why I say "possibly" soon), we have Malcolm possibly dead, and now Felicity's involvement with the Hood is known to Lance, and a large portion of the Glades is leveled. On the island, we have both Fyers and Yao-Fei dead, and our three heroes stranded and alone.
So, what will the next season bring? Will Lance act on his knowledge about Felicity, or will he ignore it because she and Oliver helped to try and stop the Undertaking? Also, we are sure to see the Huntress and Deadshot return at some point, and I would not doubt that The Count will make a comeback as well. Maybe this time he'll actually escape and come after Oliver with a vengeance. China White is still out in the world as well, so I'm sure we'll see her too. Of course, there will be a variety of new villains, and I see a potential Big Bad in the form of the woman that Fyers reported to at one point. I also see the possibility of Shado or Slade showing up in the present. Perhaps one of the made it off the island at some point before or after Oliver did. Next, I think it's possible Tommy might not be dead, although, since he seems to mostly have forgiven Oliver it is unlikely. When it was first shown that Malcolm was the Dark Archer, I forsaw a Harry Osbourn style plot where Oliver kills Malcolm and Tommy takes up the DA mantle to get revenge, and this seemed to be what they were moving towards when they had Tommy see Oliver with Laurel. It would have been just one more thing to motivate him to kill Oliver. However, after the finale this outcome is unlikely. I'm very intrigued to see what will happen with Roy(for those that don't know, in the comics Roy Harper is Green Arrow's sidekick Speedy). Will he find the Hood and become Speedy in the next season, or is that further in the future? Or course, there will be a lot of internal strife for Oliver because he failed to stop the Undertaking and allowed Tommy to die. Before, he was ready to give up the Hood when he stopped Malcolm, but now that he has failed I think he will continue to work as the Hood in order to atone for his mistakes, which could also put a halt on his relationship with Laurel(come on, did you really think it would be that easy for the two of them to get together?).
Whatever the case, I cannot wait for the fall to see the second season of this show. What did you guys think of the first season? What are your predictions and hopes for season two? Any villains you hope to see? Any character relationships you want to see more of?
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.