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[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:
Perennial bad guy Robert Knepper is heading to Arrow, TV Line reports.
Knepper will play DC Comics villain William "Clock King" Tockman, a brilliant criminal who prides himself on his precision. He'll appear in the 14th episode of the season.
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Being poisoned will be the least of Oliver Queen's worries when he discovers that Team Arrow let Barry Allen in on his big secret in order to save him. But for Barry (Grant Gustin), it's a dream come true as his suspicions about the vigilante known as the Arrow will be confirmed during Wednesday's Arrow (8/7c, The CW).
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Love that Caroline is helping Stefan through his PTSD! Will anything romantic develop between them on The Vampire Diaries? — Ginger
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Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) will make his Arrow debut Wednesday (8/7c on The CW) for a two-parter that will cap off the show's fall run. Hailing from Central City, a pre-Flash Barry heads to Starling City to lend a hand with an investigation that will shed light on his own backstory, which is very similar to his origin story in the comics.
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