There are many reasons fans should be looking forward to the Arrow Season 3 premiere. For one thing, I can’t remember the last time I’ve watched Stephen Amell workout with his shirt off, which is simply unacceptable. Then there’s the fact that Thea and Laurel have most likely transformed into full-on badasses thanks to a little Archery Training: 101. (Girl power.) And, of course, there’s the impending promise of an Oliver and Felicity date to look forward to. (Team Olicity forever!) So here we are, mere hours away from watching how all of these events unfold. What could possibly go wrong? Well… there’s always the chance that — due to work or some unavoidable social obligation — you’re unable to find yourself in front of a television screen by the time 8 p.m. rolls around.
And as terrible of a thought as that is to consider, it's one I’m afraid could quite possibly end up happening. (Don’t your bosses know how important this is to your career?) So just on the off chance that something does come up, here’s how you can go about quenching your Oliver Queen thirst when you finally do get a free moment. Starling City awaits…
Pull a Felicity & Do a Little Digging Online
Fortunately, though, you’re not going to need her high-tech skill set in order to track down the episode. CWTV.com is always really great at posting the most recent episodes of their shows online as early as the next morning. Just locate the Arrow page, click on the Season 3 premiere episode, and you’ll be good to go. The episode should also appear for both Hulu and Hulu Plus subscribers the following morning as well, so as long as you don’t mind a few commercial interruptions, you’ll be staring into Oliver’s abs — I mean, eyes, in no time.
Follow Slade’s Example & Just Get Angry at On Demand
Unfortunately, Arrow is not currently part of the On Demand family, so going there would be a lost cause. (Damn you, Xfinity!) But if you have the urge to simply scream at your TV about this for a little while, then by all means, go right ahead. Slade would be proud, though I’m not so sure that’s necessarily a good thing.
Be Sensible Like Diggle & Have a Friend DVR It
If you yourself don’t own a DVR, but know someone who does, your best option could be to ask if they’d be willing to lend you a little space on their machine. You could even bring over some pizza for the both of you to eat while watching the show. It’s a win-win situation really. Plus, this is the whole point of having friends, isn’t it?
Make Like Oliver & Own the Situation
If you’re really that desperate to see the show, buying it outright is always a dependable option. That way you can watch it however many times you want. If that sounds good to you, then Amazon, iTunes, and Vudu are ready and willing to cater to any of your purchasing needs.