“Arrow” revealed that one of its major characters is gay in the second episode of its seventh season.
The episode titled “The Longbow Hunters,” which aired on Monday, featured a flash forward with Oliver’s son William now all grown up. William is reunited with Roy and gives a quick rundown of what he’s been up to in an off-hand comment about his sexuality.
“Felicity and Oliver, they really just left you?” Roy asks William.
He replies: “Pretty much. And my ex-boyfriend wonders why I have commitment issues.”
Some fans were thrilled at the series adding more LGBT characters.
#arrow Omg remember the casting description for a gay tech expert?! Was that for William?! Omg is William gay?! That would be so awesome!
— Sandrine Geller (@GellerSandrine) October 16, 2018
Omg his William gay?!? Yasss
— amber chowdhury (@amberryyc) October 23, 2018
1) Stephen doesn’t write the show. 2) I’m so happy the LGBTQ community are being represented more. I’m so proud of @ARROWwriters @CW_Arrow for making William gay. So stop speaking on behalf of the viewers, because you don’t
— Steph (@stephw19xoxo) October 23, 2018
“Arrow” airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. on CW.