You know, I don’t actually know for sure. I just assumed that he would also appear in the present day. Don’t know why.
Maybe I got the wrong end of the stick….BUT, it seems, according to this article from The Hollywood Reporter, that it is unclear whether he appears in just the flashbacks or also in the present day.
Also, I remember posting this a while ago:
Which made me think that they could both be in Starling for some random reason (ex-boyf turned criminal?). Although, I guess they could be interacting in the flashbacks…So I guess we’ll see. I think it might be a good idea to have him show up in the present day, if only to see Oliver’s reaction (well, why not?!)
As for Mama Smoak - this I do know for sure. Oliver’s going to interact with her. Evidence, you ask? Why, this from the Captain himself:
That is going to be one hilarious meeting. I cannot wait.