WARNING: Major SPOILERS for Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part 1 ahead.
The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths Arrowverse crossover kills Green Arrow in the first episode, but The Monitor casts doubt on if he’s really dead. The Arrowverse has been setting the stage for Crisis on Infinite Earths ever since introducing The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) in last year’s Elseworlds crossover. Then, Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) made a deal with The Monitor to save the lives of The Flash (Grant Gustin) and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), but it meant he’d be indebted to the cosmic being in the future.
Throughout all of Arrow season 8, Oliver has been helping The Monitor prepare for the oncoming Crisis, and has known that he would die in the inevitable battle to save the multiverse. With tonight’s episode of Supergirl, the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover officially kicked off as heroes from all across the multiverse joined forces to protect Supergirl’s home of Earth-38. Though they weren’t able to save that particular universe, they were able to evacuate three billion people off-world and get them to Earth-1. However, it came at a deadly cost.
In the final moments of Crisis on Infinite Earths Part 1, Oliver sacrificed himself to save even more people from Earth-38, with The Monitor estimating he saved at least one billion all on his own. Unfortunately, Oliver was gravely injured in the process and at the end of the episode, the Green Arrow dies – though not before saying goodbye to his super-friends and his daughter Mia (Katherine McNamara). After the hero’s death, The Monitor proclaims Oliver Queen wasn’t supposed to die like this, and this wasn’t the ending he foresaw for Green Arrow.
More to come…