Oliver Queen's worst nightmare has come true on Arrow.
Although Oliver (Stephen Amell) believed his former friend-turned-dangerous enemy Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett), aka Deathstroke, to be dead, he is very much alive. Slade is actually the mastermind behind the attempted creation of super soldiers in Starling City that has left Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) forever changed.
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Stephen Amell and Colton Haynes
Roy Harper is on his way to becoming the superhero we all know and love — or is he?
On Wednesday's Arrow (8/7c, The CW), Oliver (Stephen Amell) will finally start training Roy (Colton Haynes) after his comic book sidekick was injected with the Mirakuru serum. But training with his vigilante hero isn't exactly what Roy had in mind...
When Arrow returns (Wednesday, 8/7c, The CW), Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) has one thing on his mind — and it's not what you think.
Stephen Amell and Manu Bennett
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Wednesday's midseason finale of Arrow. Read at your own risk!]
The real big bad of Arrow's second season was finally revealed!
It turns out Sebastian Blood's (Kevin Alejandro) quest to make super soldiers is under the direction of Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett). Sporting his infamous eye patch, Slade was seen in present-day Starling City, telling Brother Blood that he is determined to burn the vigilante's world to the ground. Why does he hate Oliver (Stephen Amell) so much after spending all that time with him on the island? Because, given a choice, Oliver instinctively saved Sara (Caity Lotz) over Shado (Celina Jade) on the island, much to the dismay of Slade, who had harbored feelings for Shado.
But that was the least of the action during Wednesday's midseason finale, which also featured Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) taking one giant leap to becoming the superhero we all know and love. What's next for him and the rest of Team Arrow? Executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti were on hand during a screening of the episode to tease what's next:
The Count has returned to stir up more trouble in Starling City — and this time, his quest for vengeance against Oliver will put Team Arrow in the line of fire.
On Wednesday's episode (8/7c, The CW), viewers will discover that The Count (Seth Gabel) escaped from maximum security prison during the Undertaking and has set his sights on making Oliver (Stephen Amell) pay for using his own drugs against him. "The Count has learned from his past mistakes and he's spent countless days replaying in his mind the last confrontation that they had...
Nyssa Al Ghul, Katrina Law
The daughter of Ra's al Ghul is coming to Starling City — but it's not exactly who you'd expect.
Spartacus alum Katrina Law has been tapped to play Ra's al Ghul's other progeny, Nyssa al Ghul on Arrow, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
On The CW series, Nyssa is...
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When Arrow returns on Wednesday (8/7c on The CW), it will do so without its hero. In the wake of the Undertaking — in which an earthquake machine leveled half of The Glades — Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) has retreated to his own sanctuary ... and we're not talking about the Foundry. The emerald archer has ditched his hood for the safety of Lian Yu, the island where Oliver was marooned for five years of his life.
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It won't be long, however, before Oliver is pulled back into the world of Starling City, where his family name is now synonymous with mass murder. Will Oliver be able to be the hero that the ravaged city needs? Who might stand in his way? TVGuide.com caught up with executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrews Kreisberg to get the scoop on Season 2:
John Barrowman, Stephen Amell
Arrow surprised fans at Saturday's Comic-Con panel with a slew of scoop on the second season and a sneak peek that included a look at what's to come when Oliver (Stephen Amell) once again suits up.
The second season premiere, which will pick up five months after the earthquake, is titled "City of Heroes." "That's really what this season is about," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said. "It's about Oliver becoming a hero. There's going to be a couple more heroes helping him out this season."
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In the sneak-peek trailer shown before the panel...
Katie Cassidy, Caity Lotz
Arrow fans were thrown for a loop Thursday night after reports surfaced that The CW series had cast the Black Canary.
The Pact's Caity Lotz has, in fact, been tapped for a recurring role on Arrow's second season, but she won't be playing Dinah Drake, TVGuide.com can exclusively reveal.