ARROW Will Explore Oliver's Bratva Connections in Season 5
Arrow season five will finally explore Oliver's Bratva connections. CBR says showrunner Marc Guggenheim says the flashbacks will continue as the series heads into next season. Guggenheim says fans who who are tired of flashbacks may be so due to the fact there isn't much of a difference in Oliver past and Oliver present at this point in the story.
Frankly, I have no clue where this show is headed. I haven't heard an utterance of Bratva since early season 2. If I would've seen these flashbacks season one they would've meant so much more, but the Russians literally have no presence in the story currently. For me, I feel like I'm basically going to learn how he got his tattoo. Hooray.