In its 5th season, "Arrow" has seen many changes. The team of old is gone, with a new group of recruits fighting side-by-side with Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey), while Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is calling the shots back in the Arrow Cave.
It's a new dynamic and one in a long line of team changes. For Ramsey though, he's hoping for a bit of a throwback this season to the team that started it all. "I hope you get to see [Oliver, Felicity and Diggle] more, in general," he says. "I think the show really missed that."
Truth be told, the original Team Arrow is still a group that fans hold near and dear to their heart. They're not alone -- Ramsey feels the same way.
"I remember watching the show in the first and second season and there would be an assignment they'd go on and Felicity is at the helm with Oliver and Diggle in the field," the actor recalls. "And she'd be controlling things, opening up doors that shouldn't be opened up by computer. And that's so much fun."
Ramsey told us he misses that old dynamic, and he's hopeful the show will revisit it again eventually, but he's also looking at the situation realistically. "There's 23 episodes and that's a lot of writing, that's a lot of work," he says. "Nine months we're shooting this show. There's a big story to tell, and now you have more characters to tell the story."
Still, Ramsey is confident the original team will get their time to shine in the end. "I don't think I'm misspeaking that the show really does hinge on those three, and that relationship between the three," he concludes. That's something a large portion of "Arrow's" fanbase will definitely agree with. It's good to know Ramsey treasures OTA as much as we do.
"Arrow" airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CW.