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LtColCarter
February 28th, 2013, 11:56 AM
We all know what the end result is of Oliver's years on the island. And we're slowly seeing bits and pieces. However, the full puzzle isn't put together. What do you think happened to Oliver on the island?

VampyreWraith
February 28th, 2013, 01:19 PM
He might have been forced to join/work for those other people on the island.

LtColCarter
February 28th, 2013, 01:36 PM
He might have been forced to join/work for those other people on the island.

That could be a possibility, but when he was with those people before...he was beaten and kept as a prisoner. So, IDK.

VampyreWraith
February 28th, 2013, 02:03 PM
That could be a possibility, but when he was with those people before...he was beaten and kept as a prisoner. So, IDK.

True, there could be a leadership change though(if Fyers(sp?) or his boss gets killed, maybe by Slade), or I since Fyers takes orders from someone else(I think that was mentioned in some episode) maybe whoever that is decides they could use Oliver after all(after some additional torture/training).

Ian-S
March 3rd, 2013, 04:21 PM
I think Fyers and his crew ups sticks and leaves when their funding get's pulled, leaving just Oliver and the Aussie guy, and maybe the original man who rescued/captured Oliver left.

LtColCarter
March 5th, 2013, 07:21 AM
I think Fyers and his crew ups sticks and leaves when their funding get's pulled, leaving just Oliver and the Aussie guy, and maybe the original man who rescued/captured Oliver left.

Possibly...but how did he get turned into the fighting machine that he is now? If I'm remembering correctly, he couldn't even do pull-ups correctly.

garhkal
March 5th, 2013, 01:50 PM
Several years stranded with nothing else to do but work out/train would generally make one better rather quickly.

the fifth man
March 5th, 2013, 08:43 PM
I love how they show little flashes throughout episodes of what happened to Oliver on the island. I hope that is something they stick with in Season 2 as well.

LtColCarter
March 6th, 2013, 08:53 AM
Several years stranded with nothing else to do but work out/train would generally make one better rather quickly.

:indeed:


I love how they show little flashes throughout episodes of what happened to Oliver on the island. I hope that is something they stick with in Season 2 as well.

I like it too. I like knowing a character's back story. Makes them more endearing.

garhkal
March 6th, 2013, 03:22 PM
I love how they show little flashes throughout episodes of what happened to Oliver on the island. I hope that is something they stick with in Season 2 as well.

How long do you think they can drag that out though?

LtColCarter
March 6th, 2013, 03:51 PM
How long do you think they can drag that out though?

He was on the island for 5 years...so...5 seasons! ;-)

VampyreWraith
March 7th, 2013, 08:06 AM
He might have been off the island at some point before he was rescued in the first episode. He mentioned being a Bratva(sp?) captain, and it was verified by that guy at the mechanic shop. If he was stranded on the island the whole time, how did he end up involved with the Russian mob(especially if he didn't end up working for Fyers or his boss at some point)? Though, I suppose he could have made another new friend on the island who was involved with the Bratva. If they are going to drag out the flashbacks for more than this season, there has to be more to them, than Oliver, Slade and Yao Fei running around the island, working out/training(IMO).

LtColCarter
March 7th, 2013, 08:54 AM
I guess all will be revealed in good time! ;-)

garhkal
March 10th, 2013, 01:14 PM
He might have been off the island at some point before he was rescued in the first episode. He mentioned being a Bratva(sp?) captain, and it was verified by that guy at the mechanic shop. If he was stranded on the island the whole time, how did he end up involved with the Russian mob(especially if he didn't end up working for Fyers or his boss at some point)? Though, I suppose he could have made another new friend on the island who was involved with the Bratva. If they are going to drag out the flashbacks for more than this season, there has to be more to them, than Oliver, Slade and Yao Fei running around the island, working out/training(IMO).


So what.. Did he get off, with the help of the mob, work for them for a while then get stranded back there?

VampyreWraith
March 10th, 2013, 02:16 PM
So what.. Did he get off, with the help of the mob, work for them for a while then get stranded back there?

I don't know, maybe something like that lol. Maybe he might have been forced to work for them as some sort if payment for their help, and he could have chosen to be "stranded" and "rescued" again once he was done working for them. Or, if for whatever reason, he ended up working for Fyers or his boss(who seem like they have contacts with all kinds of people), he could have developed the mob connections through them. Or maybe could he could have met someone else on the island, who was involved with the Russian mob, who ended up owing him. I don't know lol.

The island flashbacks are my favorite part of the show so far, I look forward to them, and to finding out what exactly happened to Oliver.

the fifth man
March 12th, 2013, 10:01 PM
I guess all will be revealed in good time! ;-)

Which is just fine with me. I am enjoying the ride thus far.

LtColCarter
March 18th, 2013, 09:01 AM
Which is just fine with me. I am enjoying the ride thus far.

As am I! I was doing a Vampire Diaries re-watch last week...and in season 2 and Stephen Amell (Oliver) played a werewolf in an episode or two.

Mrja84
November 12th, 2013, 02:13 PM
I do think, that his rescue was arrange by him given what we have seen so far. If he is going to be rescued it will be public and it will need to be near where the Gambit sunked.

At some point, he decided to follow through with his Dad's wishes and used his time off the island to arrange a boat to get to the island so he can be "saved".

LtColCarter
July 20th, 2015, 07:51 AM
I was just looking at this thread that I'd started back in 2013. I can't believe how much has happened on Arrow so far. Yet, we still have a lot to learn about Oliver!

mysterywriter012
August 22nd, 2015, 05:52 PM
I'm interested in seeing how he joined the Russian mob! :)

garhkal
August 23rd, 2015, 11:20 PM
Maybe after he left China..

LtColCarter
August 26th, 2015, 09:57 AM
I'm interested in seeing how he joined the Russian mob! :)

Yes, this would be interesting to see.

LtColCarter
April 7th, 2016, 02:07 PM
I just wonder how much went on on Lian Yu during the 5 years Ollie was there. It seems that he sure experienced a lot while he was there. I just wonder how much longer the show runners are gonna go with the Lian Yu references?

jelgate
April 7th, 2016, 02:15 PM
The really can only use it for one more season.

Ian-S
April 9th, 2016, 06:14 PM
Yes, this would be interesting to see.

I think given the flashback in the last episode we can safely assume it was because of the pact he made with the

nameless Russian chick (sorry I don't know her name) to go to Russia and tell her family what happened to her if she died.

That's assuming the writing staff have remembered and it's not just a happy co-incidence.

Cmdr Sean Coll
November 3rd, 2016, 11:34 AM
Oliver only spent 3 years on Lian Yu. And 1 of those years he was working for ARGUS to bust that black ops group that was helping Rider find that magic skull thing. Maybe the Bratva strand Oliver back on Lian Yu as punishment for something. That would lead to him being picked up by the fishing boat in the first episode.

garhkal
November 3rd, 2016, 01:52 PM
Oliver only spent 3 years on Lian Yu. And 1 of those years he was working for ARGUS to bust that black ops group that was helping Rider find that magic skull thing. Maybe the Bratva strand Oliver back on Lian Yu as punishment for something. That would lead to him being picked up by the fishing boat in the first episode.

True. Talking about that. HOW did that reporter gal get the dude to pull info on the bratva so soon??