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‘Arrow’ and ‘IZombie’ heroes show their softer sides

They may be rough around the edges – sometimes blessed with superpowers – but heroes need love too. When the times get tough, even these legends need someone they can depend and lean on…and sometimes a little bit more.

Let’s look at Oliver Queen, billionaire playboy-turned-hooded vigilante from Warner TV’s Arrow, played by Stephen Amell. Season Three ends with Oliver finally opening up to Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), and leaving Starling City together to start a new life away from the violence and chaos.


“Oliver is totally at peace at the beginning of Season Four. We get to see some of the interplay between Oliver and Felicity, and they are very happy. Although, of course, it doesn’t take very long for Oliver to get back to Starling City,” admits Amell. 

Perhaps crime-fighting is too big a part of Oliver’s psyche, and leaving his past behind isn’t that simple after all. But can he ever have a normal relationship with Felicity? Find out in Arrow S4, premiering at 9 p.m. on Oct. 8, same day as the U.S., only on Warner TV.

Meanwhile, a completely different but no less heroic character is Liv Moore (Rose McIver) who is once again an outcast from her loved ones in Season Two of iZombie. With things not ending well with her ex-fiancée Major Lilywhite (Robert Buckley) after he almost becomes a zombie – and with her potential love interest Blaine DeBeers (David Anders) becoming a human – Liv still feels like an outsider despite having people close to her.

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iZombie executive producer Rob Thomas revealed that Liv and Major will eventually move on from each other and that they will start dating other people. So with Blaine and Liv sharing the same enemy, maybe there is a chance for them to fall in love?

Find out in iZombie S2, premiering at 9 p.m, Oct.7, same day as the U.S., on Warner TV.

Also premiering on the same day, just after iZombie, are 2 Broke Girls at 9:50 p.m. and Mom S2 at 10:15pm. Also catch new episodes of Gotham S2, Tuesdays at 9 p.m.; Blindspot, Tuesdays at 9:50 p.m.; The Big Bang Theory S9, Fridays at 9 p.m.; and Public Morals, Fridays at 9:50p.m..

Warner TV is available on SKYcable Channel 77, SKYcable HD Channel 197, Cignal HD Channel 119, Destiny Cable (Digital) Channel 77, Destiny Cable (Analog) Channel 80, and Cable Link Channel 30.

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