Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg sat down with the press at a preview screening of Arrow Season 2 Episode 19, “The Man Under The Hood and Season 2 Episode 20, “Seeing Red. He answered a few questions and made interesting revelations, including on Summer Glau's character Isabel Rochev and what's up with her. Read Kreisberg's comment on Summer Glau and Isabel Rochev below:
We now know that Isabel Rochev is working with Slade, so she’s definitely on the bad side of things. Did Kreisberg and the other writers always know that she was a baddie?
“Isabel was the one thing that we weren’t entirely sure about as we were developing the season,” Kreisberg admitted. “Truthfully, there was a very early iteration of the series where Sara started the season as Ravager and then we switched over…”
Kreisberg also explained why Ms. Rochev was off the canvas for a lot of the recent episodes.
“Part of the reason Isabel disappeared for awhile was we still weren’t sure which way to go whether she should be an ally or a villain and we’d kind of written it where it could turn out either way.”
Also, Kreisberg revealed that Summer Glau was very happy to find out Isabel was going to be on Team Slade so she could finally kick some rear end.
Also, concerning Isabel, since she’s now essentially taken over Queen Consolidated, expect the Queen’s financial woes to be a big part of the story moving forward.
“That plays out in the last five episodes,” Kreisberg said. “And we’re going to start Season 3 with Oliver in very different circumstances than he’s been before, which, obviously, him being in different circumstances changes the circumstances of his paid bodyguard [Diggle] and his paid assistant [Felicity] since he can no longer pay them.”
Who else feels that Isabel Rochev could come back in season 3 of Arrow?
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|15 Apr 2014|
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Message #1 | chrisdvanne_ | 15 Apr 2014, 23:48 GMT [Entry]
It seems Arrow writers didn't really know what to do with Summer's character Isabel Rochev, which explains why she disappeared for so long. We fans kinda figured it out and I can't say we're pleased to hear that.
Hopefully, having Summer in a few good episodes at the end of the season can make up for the rest but I have the feeling Arrow fans (and also some of Summer Glau fans) have given up on the character a while ago.
Message #2 | chrisdvanne_ | 16 Apr 2014, 21:34 GMT [Entry]
If Isabel Rochev is still the head of Queen Consolidated at the begining of season 3 (and we don't know that as of yet, she could have been replaced), does that mean she's still seeking for revenge on Oliver now that Slade will probably be gone after season 2 finale?
Message #3 | robbo | 16 Apr 2014, 22:07 GMT [Entry]
I wonder is their going to be another twist towards the end of Arrow, If she is head of affairs at Queen Consolidated in season 3 would that mean she would be pulling all the strings at the company, possibly playing a major role in season 3 in trying to destroy the Queen family, ( here"s a thought I wonder if Isabel double-crosses team Slade and has other ulterior motives).
Message #4 | Metal | 16 Apr 2014, 22:47 GMT [Entry]
Well eventho I would've loved Isabel to turn out the sort of dark-evil, but good character, I can't say I am really disappointed now as the plot has thousands of ways to fo, and most aren't bad at all. Depends on how the producers will play their cards.
I would've loved to see her being dark tho, but not necessarily evil or good for that matter. Unfo that combo is pretty rare to non-existent on tv or else where much. It would've broken the stereotype or good and evil characters a little. But that's a bit offtopic.
Anyways, I wonder indeed what will become of Isabel's character and whether Malcolm will fight Deathstroke at the finale. I know it sounds crazy, but wouldn't it be really cool and unpredictable if he teams with team Arrow, hence they seem unable to match team Deathstroke by any means, not even getting close. So unless they get some outer help, they appear to be terminal.
As for Isabel, I doubt they will put her on top of Queen Consolidated just to cut her head off at the end of the season. Given that Summer's play skills are awesome and really adds up to this character and don't forget that Moira has yet another secret in her pocket this time concerning Isabel.
If they go and cut her from the script that line of Moira would look like a complete bs and won't make up anything positive or sensible for that matter. So I am sure that unless those things unveils till the end of this season, we will see Summer in the next season as well. The fact that "we’re going to start Season 3 with Oliver in very different circumstances than he’s been before, which, obviously, him being in different circumstances changes the circumstances of his paid bodyguard [Diggle]and his paid assistant [Felicity]since he can no longer pay them", meaning he being broke, then that's a near guarantee.
It would be interesting if the collision between Slade and Oliver doesn't "fully" unfold at the end of this season for some force-major reason, don't you think. Like something completely unexpected crosses their path to one another, to such extend they might even have to pause their feud and unite for the time being. But I doubt that this fits what the start of season 3 is promised to be somehow. But who knows.
Message #6 | Metal | 20 Apr 2014, 12:57 GMT [Entry]
Exactly something like that.
But that has a very slight chance of pulling out. With all the guest stars in the remaining 4 ep's. Yet with Arrow yo never know.
Yet I am almost certain that we'll see Malcolm vs Slade this season in an epic battle, which would be awesome. Maybe at the side Summer and Oliver will have a battle of their own. ^^
But first if Roy and whether he lives and probably more of Isabel as whatever her masked identity is.
As her being on the A list, we've seen how fast ppl can go off of any list in this show, especially in Oliver's book, I wonder what happened to that. But that will only keep us more excited, as the rest of the Arrow fans, which is only good.