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Arrow is a show that many believe lost its way some point after Season 2. It lost its focus, and over time, it turned into something of a depressing joke among fans. But the still has still managed to retain a loyal following, with many sticking around in hopes that it would make its way back to its Season 1 roots.

Season 5 certainly seems to be on the road to doing that. Following a key death last season, Oliver is coping with this heavy loss, and has reverted back to his old ways of actually killing his enemies — which is obviously a huge no-no in the world superheroes. In addition to this, Oliver once again recognizes his inability to take on the world all by himself, and turns to training several vigilantes who have risen up in his wake.

It all makes for a pretty compelling trailer. Check it out below:

While a part of me is disappointed that this season will see Oliver training yet another team — as I was hoping he’d be the sole focus in the aftermath of last season’s death — I’m holding out hope. In the grand scheme of things, while these characters are definitely there to support him, the actual crux of the series once again seems to be Oliver Queen, which is a good thing.

In the aftermath of The Flash, the series seemed to want to spread itself too thin and align itself too much to the rest of the shows in the CW’s Arrow-verse, and as a result, it suffered. In narrowing its focus to one man’s struggle once again, and keeping the villain more grounded, I hope they bring the series back to its former greatness.

What did you think of the new trailer? Do you think this will mark a return to form for Arrow? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Arrow returns to the CW on Wednesday, October 5 at 8/7c.

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SOURCE: Television Promos