Oliver Is Running For Mayor On 'Arrow' & This "Candidate" Certainly Has Our Vote

If you thought getting the new vigilante nickname "Green Arrow" was exciting, that's nothing compared to the latest upgrade our beloved Mr. Queen is thinking of adding to his resume. I might as well just come right out and say it: Oliver has decided to run for mayor on Arrow and I, for one, could not be more excited. I supposed we probably should've seen this coming, especially given that Wednesday night's Arrow episode was titled "The Candidate." But initially, I just figured that was in reference to the Queen family friend, Jessica Danforth, whose run for office lasted about the span of 15 minutes before all the shooting and child abduction antics ensued. But if all that had to happen in order to see Oliver step up in such a big way, then so be it!

Truth be told, this is just the type of character development that Oliver has so desperately needed. Don't get me wrong, I've loved him as a vigilante — seeking justice in the name of the city he loves. But in the daylight hours, Oliver Queen hasn't really been doing much lately. Ever since Palmer Technologies overtook Queen Consolidated, Oliver has relied on his alter ego to pick up most of the slack in the whole contributing-to-society department. What he failed (at least back then) to realize is that Oliver Queen can be just as useful and valuable to Star City as the Green Arrow can. And if he does, in fact, become mayor, he'll be able to do just that.

Normally, I'd say that winning would be a sure bet, considering that no one else wants to touch the electoral position with a 10-foot pole. (The last three mayors have all died, don't forget.) But now that Damien Darhk has infiltrated the city, I wouldn't put it past him to pull out all the stops and sabotage Oliver's candidacy. Though, with Team Arrow on his side, my money's on them. Let's just hope that Oliver has properly prepared himself for the world of politics. Dealing with mass murderers and meta-villains is one thing. Interacting with politicians, on the other hand, is a whole different thing entirely. Good luck, Ollie!

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