I’m glad the reviews for the finale seem to be really positive. I've been seeing a lot of people on Twitter complain about the ending/final few seasons in terms of how Arrow lost its gritty realism when it spun off all the other shows. And I don’t disagree with that. However knowing that MG and SA have talked for YEARS about how they wanted Oliver to die at the end, I think the other shows, the crossover and the supernatural elements saved Arrow’s finale (for me, at least). Had this remained a gritty, realistic show, Oliver might have just ended up dead in the finale. As it is, they left it really open, made him a god, and pretty much ensured we have not seen the last of this character.