On the next episode of The CW series Arrow, called “Sins of the Father,” Oliver (Stephen Amell) receives an offer from Nyssa (Katrina Law) that is hard to refuse. At the same time, Thea (Willa Holland) continues to battle the blood lust while Malcolm (John Barrowman) steps in to help his daughter, and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) has a heart to heart talk with Nyssa.
During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Katrina Law talked about how much more dangerous Nyssa is, now that she’s been left in a dungeon with time to make a plan, the interesting family dynamic with Malcolm Merlyn, the joy of working with John Barrowman, what pushes Nyssa to threaten Thea, how she feels about Team Arrow, the special connection with Laurel, the love Nyssa has for Sara (Caity Lotz), and the flashback that she’d love to see on the show. Be aware that there are some spoilers.
Collider: Nyssa has always been someone who’s very dangerous. How much more dangerous is she, now that she’s had time to actually think and plan how she wants to handle the situation with Malcolm Merlyn?
KATRINA LAW: Well, I think the new level of danger that she is introducing is that, even without fighting or being a physical danger, she now has the fate of Thea in her hands and she’s saying, “I control whether she lives or dies without lifting a finger.” I think she’s very dangerous in this episode, and Oliver knows it. Don’t let her sit around and plan, that’s for sure.
As the longest-running comic series currently airing on primetime television, The CW’s Arrow has accumulated quite a cache of side characters that can be brought back at any time and Seasons 3 and 4 have seen the show taking advantage of plenty of them. In fact, the most recent episode brought back Roy Harper, Nyssa al Ghul, and Tatsu Yamashiro all at once. According to executive producer Marc Guggenheim, there’s one popular character in particular that he wants to bring back: Jessica Du Gouw’s Huntress."We’d like to. We had an idea for an episode this year, but Jessica was unavailable and I wouldn’t dream of doing the Huntress without her.”
Six months before Warner Bros. officially announced their Suicide Squad movie back in September 2014, The CW's hit TV series Arrow introduced their own version of this villainous group, which featured DC Comics characters Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson), Deadshot (Michael Rowe), Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White) and Shrapnel (Sean Maher). While this lineup is obviously much different than the Suicide Squad movie lineup, the series eventually killed off both Amanda Waller and Deadshot, leading fans to speculate if they were removed because of the Suicide Squad movie. Another pivotal Arrow character, Deathstroke (Manu Bennett) hasn't been seen since Season 3, and Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim recently teased on his Tumblr page that he won't be popping up anytime soon, since he is "currently tied up in another DC project."
Now that we’re halfway through Arrow season 4, we reconsider the odds of who is in the grave.
At the beginning of Arrow season 4, we theorized about who might be in the grave. Now, 12 episodes into the season, we rethink what we know.
Not in the grave: Felicity
After her scare of being shot and paralyzed, we saw her in the flash forward in a car, sitting with Oliver. The two appear to have broken up, as they sit as far apart from each other as possible and neither is wearing a ring. Felicity tells Oliver to “kill the son of a bitch.”
VIXEN JOINS TEAM ARROW – Oliver (Stephen Amell) realizes he needs help battling Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) so he calls in an old friend – Vixen (guest star Megalyn E.K.). Using her magical ability to summon animal powers, Vixen gets a lock on Darhk’s location and the team goes to war. Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) has a heart-to-heart talk with Malcolm (John Barrowman).
Pop quiz: What does the Green Arrow’s latest adversary have in common with Oliver’s fiancée Felicity?That answer, in a moment.This week on the CW series, former team member Roy “Arsenal” Harper (played by Colton Haynes) was blackmailed by a hacktivist known as The Calculator to pinch some Palmer Tech toys. After Roy was rescued from his forced servitude, The Calculator (Everwood‘s Tom Amandes) faced off against Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), over the computer wires and thus never laying eyes on each other. Ms. Smoak would emerge the victor in that clash of keyboards, but her business with the mysterious menace was far from over. Because after giving a rousing presentation to the Palmer Tech board, she came face-to-face with The Calculator’s public persona, Noah Cutler. Or as she knows him, “Dad?!”With that reveal capping the episode, TVLine turned to showrunner Wendy Mericle for exclusive insight on the awaited introduction of Papa Smoak, how chilly a welcome he will receive and for how long he might stick around.TVLINE | Before we get into who Felicity’s father is, I wanted to walk about who he isn’t. Why did you so freely dismiss the Damien Darhk theory at the beginning of the season? And why did you nix him as the eventual reveal?You know, we did talk about it, and being perfectly honest, we knew Andy Diggle was going to be working with H.I.V.E. and with Damien, so we felt that if we had every relative of our core teamArrow Season 4 Spoilers somehow involved with H.I.V.E. it would feel very “Tiny Town,” very coincidental. It was purely a choice based on that. It kind of narrowed the scope of the world too much, and we felt it was better to find an organic way to bring in Felicity’s father. The other piece is that if it was Damien or tied to H.I.V.E., it would make it harder to bring him back, say, in Season 5.Read more: http://tvline.com/2016/02/03/arrow-season-4-felicity-reunites-with-father-calculator/
When we jumped forward in time at the end of Wednesday night’s episode of “Arrow,” one thing was noticeable right away to many fans: Felicity Smoak no longer has that engagement ring around her finger. Ultimately, we don’t thin that it takes a real master of deduction to figure out what has happened here to cause things to go sideways, either: Oliver did something to mess it up. Specifically, it probably has to do with his son William and that big secret hanging over his head.Read more: http://cartermatt.com/193456/arrow-season-4-spoilers-is-oliver-going-to-come-clean-about-william/
Queen Mary is going to meet King Francis' killer in an upcoming episode of "Reign" season 3. When Mary enters Scotland, she is going to come face-to-face with the man responsible for her husband's death, Entertainment Weekly reports.
"Arrow" actor John Barrowman will guest-star in the penultimate episode of "Reign" season 3 as King Francis' killer. Instead of dying because of the issues in his ear, Francis was killed in a swordfight. He engaged in a duel in order to save the love of his life Mary.
By this point in Season 4, the CW’s Arrow has amassed quite a gallery of rogues. After Oliver gave up killing unless absolutely necessary way back in the beginning of Season 2, many of his bad guys are actually still alive with the potential to return. While this isn’t great for Oliver Queen and Co., it’s nice to know that some of the more epic villains are always waiting in the wings. Star Stephen Amell just so happens to have one in mind that he’d like to come back: Deathstroke.Amell revealed his desire for the return of one of Oliver’s most formidable nemeses at the Heroes and Villains Fan Fest in New Jersey over the weekend. The Season 2 supervillain was one of Oliver’s most genuinely frightening bad guys, and he posed problems for our hero both on the action front as Deathstroke, as well as on the character front as Oliver’s friend-turned-foe. It’s no wonder that Amell wants him back. Here's how he put it, according to ComicBook. "Manu is a character, and Manu played a great character. And I really honestly think that Arrow has been missing something since he hasn't been around. I really do. He was a transformative villain. I would really love it if Deathstroke could keep being a part of the Arrow universe."Read more: http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Arrow-Character-Stephen-Amell-Really-Wants-Back-Show-113627.html
The CW has released the first photos for Arrow episode 4.11 which features the return of Amanda Waller and an enemy from Diggle's wartime past. Titled “A.W.O.L.,” the episode is officially described as follows:“Diggle must learn to trust his brother Andy (guest star Eugene Byrd) when an enemy of their wartime past, an agent of the criminal organization Shadowspire, pays a visit to Star City. However, Diggle learns more than he bargained for about their shared time at war. Meanwhile, Oliver has to learn a whole new way of life.”Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/650483-amanda-waller-shows-up-in-arrow-a-w-o-l-photos#e0TKHU45eyzp91yo.99
Arrow is pointed in a very dark direction when the CW series resumes Season 4 this Wednesday at 8/7c. Who if anyone will be able or willing to stop him from crossing lines in the name of revenge?
When last we tuned in, Damien Darhk had ordered a brutal attack on the limousine taking Oliver and his fiancee Felicity away from a campaign event. Oliver escaped unscathed, but Felicity took a lot of fire. With his love in no condition to quell his anger, Oliver’s want for revenge is at risk of going unchecked. Or will he receive unexpected counsel from a frenemy?
Executive producer Wendy Mericle shared what’s ahead for the superhero series.
TVLINE | What are you most excited about, from the back half of this season?
I think we’re really excited to see the final confrontation between Oliver and Damien Darhk. I mean, this is the first season we’ve launched a Big Bad in the premiere and tracked him all the way through. When we left at the end of 2015, he’d obviously done something really horrifying. One of the things we’ve been most excited about is exploring how Oliver’s going to react — What is he going to do, and will he go back on who he’s become, and become darker? Will he go back to more of a Season 1 type Oliver, who’s willing to kill, to go to those dark places to get revenge?
TVLINE | In that respect, who’s the angel on his shoulder and who’s the devil?
Felicity was always the angel on his shoulder — and whether she is or is not going forward I will leave everyone to find out when Episode 410 airs. But Dig is interestingly also someone who’s always been his moral compass, and one of the things that’s interesting about this season is that we have taken everybody who would normally reinArrow Oliver in to their own morally compromised and dark places. So I don’t know that anyone is necessarily going to be there to stop him. Even Thea is struggling with her own bloodlust. The one person that might be helpful to him is Malcolm. What the viewers will see is we’re going to have him give Oliver some very interesting and helpful advice. And obviously we’re going to blow that up. It will bring them a bit closer together, though, which will give us some really juicy stuff when we start to break them back apart.
At long last, the CW and DC Comics superhero team up, “Legends of Tomorrow,” is just one week away from its highly anticipated premiere. With former “Arrow” character Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) making his way to the spinoff, a new teaser for the show features the hero getting some advice from The Green Arrow himself.
At least one theory about the fate of Arrow‘s Felicity following her being shot in the fall finale has itself been shot down.In the wake of a recent Stateside promo that teased a dire diagnosis for Oliver’s fiancée (played by Emily Bett Rickards), some speculated that she would wind up at least temporally paralyzed and eventually become Oracle, the wheelchair-using, tech-savvy alter ego typically assigned to DC Comics’ Barbara Gordon. (Remember, Season 3’s Felicity-centric backstory episode was originally titled “Oracle,” then later changed.)
Nyssa al Ghul, from The CW’s Arrow, has had a turbulent story since she was first introduced in season two.Hell Hath No Fury.The resilient daughter of the former Demon’s Head, Nyssa al Ghul, started as first in line for the throne of the League of Assassins–only to have Oliver fulfill the prophecy of the next Ras al Ghul by surviving Ras’s sword. Then to keep his blood in power, her father forced her to become the unwilling wife and vassal of Oliver Queen when he took her place as leader of the League.But that wasn’t the end of it, the title of Demon’s Head made one more jump to Malcolm Merlyn, the man who betrayed her father and had a large role in killing her past lover. And like every other member of the league, Nyssa had to become subservient to him. When she bowed to Merlyn at the end of season three, the audience could feel her disgust and anger permeating from the screen and coursing through our own veins. It was clear Nyssa had no control over her own future. It was devastating to see a woman with a lioness spirit like hers be so callously treated.
With Valentine’s Day coming up on Monday, isn’t this the time to celebrate love? We certainly think so, and with that we’re going to be doing a TV Romances article series all week talking about love in one form or another. We’ll be detailing favorite couples, favorite prospective couples, and even some people we know will probably not get together but have a huge ‘shipper contingent online. There are just meant to be a fun little way to get in the holiday spirit. We’re including all of our favorites, and you can also pick your favorites daily in the poll! We’ll announce who the readers have chosen come February 14.
Fans had mixed reactions over Felicity’s physical disability after Darhk’s attack in the midseason 4 finale episode. Some fans were happy to see the Arrow team’s IT guru survive that attack, although at the same time, a few were sad that Felicity has been paralyzed from the waist down and needed the use of a wheelchair to get around. The second half of “Arrow” season 4 will feature the character’s continued struggles with her physical disability that may also affect her relationship with Oliver/Green Arrow.Latest “Arrow” spoilers indicated that even though Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) may appear to have adjusted to her new wheelchair-bound life, showrunner Wendy Mericle shared in a TVLine interview that fans “will definitely feel the weight of it” in upcoming episodes. She also mentioned of a “big decision” that she and Oliver (Stephen Amell) will need to make towards the end of episode 13 titled “Sins of the Father.” That decision will lead Felicity on a personal journey to be shown in episode 14 titled “Code of Silence” and episode 15 titled “Taken.”
Well, how the hell else was Arrow going to bring back Roy Harper? By not having him do parkour?
“Unchained” is a grand cavalcade of returning guest stars, with one very addition to the show’s mythos. Roy is the star attraction here, considering he was once a series regular and all. The episode recaptures precisely what Roy represented for Arrow during his tenure, all of which boils down to three key elements. First, there’s the parkour, now and forever, and I deeply appreciate Arrow going to the trouble of giving us the most Roy Harper-ish reintroduction possible with his various chase sequences.
When "Arrow's" Nyssa al Ghul gets her hands on Malcolm Merlyn, there's gonna be hell to pay.Following Ra's al Ghul's death at the hands of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), Merlyn (John Barrowman) robbed Nyssa (Katrina Law) of her birthright by claiming leadership over the League of Assassins. To add insult to injury, Thea and Laurel convinced Merlyn to use the Lazarus Pits to resurrect Laura's sister, Sara Lance, who also happens to be Nyssa's deceased lover. Knowing full well of the consequences in bringing someone back from the dead, an angry Nyssa destroyed the pit. Subsequently, Malcolm's men dragged Nyssa away and her whereabouts have remained unknown. This week, the lifelong assassin returns -- and she's out for blood.Ahead of tonight's episode, "Unchained," Law spoke with CBR News about her character's new quest for vengeance. We discuss her relationship with Sara and Team Arrow, what she'd like to see in the future for the character, including her hopes for the introduction of Nyssa's sister, Talia and whether she's destined to lead the League of Assassins.CBR News: The synopsis for "Unchained" says Nyssa "makes her move." What exactly is that move, and what are some of the long term ramifications of those actions?Katrina Law as "Arrow's" Nyssa al GhulLaw's return as Nyssa means big trouble for Malcolm MerlynKatrina Law: TThe biggest move is, she finally gets out of the dungeon. Then, all of a sudden, Malcolm Merlyn is going to be in the fight of his life again. He knows she's coming. It will be interesting for the audience to see what Nyssa has been planning this entire time and see how it comes to fruition.Read more: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/arrows-katrina-law-targets-malcolm-merlyn-hopes-face-talia
John Diggle's relationship with his brother Andy is taking center stage onArrow.
On tonight's brand-new installment, titled "A.W.O.L.," Arrow dives deep into Diggle and Andy's relationship before things went downhill, flashing back to their time in Afghanistan and shedding light on why Diggle revered his younger brother. It's a stark 180 from their ice-cold relationship in present-day Star City, one, we'll come to find out, that just may be salvageable.After all, blood is thicker than water.
Ahead of the big episode, Arrow star David Ramsey jumped on the phone with ETonline to talk all things Diggle, the significance of Felicity's injury on the team (spoiler: it won't be pretty!), the looming secret of Oliver's son and going up against King Shark in Central City.
Logistically, there will be some challenges because she's meeting a personal challenge she's never met before, and that will affect the team -- Diggle will feel some of that. I think for Diggle, the writers will explore some of this -- not so much in this episode, but in future episodes before the end of the season. He's always been a protector, he's always been protective of Oliver and that doesn't just stem from the physical protection but also the emotional and psychological protection that he offers. We'll see some of what he can offer to Felicity in terms of that. This will obviously rattle the whole team. His heart goes out to Felicity. As much as she's not available to the team as much as she used to be, it's much less of a logistical concern than it is an emotional concern.
If you perform a Google search of "who's in the grave?" it's not until the third page of results that you find a non Arrow related entry. Such is the international obsession with the mystery on Arrow.
The writers and producers have done an excellent job of providing just enough teases to spark speculation and debate. Be it Quentin or Laurel Lance, Thea, Donna or John Diggle, fans are eager to say they called it.
I'm waiting for Google to throw a hat in the ring with some possibilities on the results page. Maybe we need a few more million searches... So let's do it Arrowheads.
The executive producer of "Arrow" dropped major spoilers about what's to come in the rest of the season, including Felicity's (Emily Bett Rickards) condition, Roy's return to Star City and Oliver's quest for revenge.In last week's midseason premiere, it was revealed that Felicity was left paralyzed after being shot by Damien Darhk's (Neal McDonough) ghosts, when they opened fired on Oliver's limo at the end of the fall finale.During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Wendy Mericle opened up about how Team Arrow's go-to IT tech will cope with paralysis."She's really grappling with the question of getting through this tragic event and figuring out what her life is going to look like afterward," Mericle said. "She knows Oliver has a tendency to revert to [his darker ways]. Despite herself, she's still in shock about what happened, and her focus is going to be mostly, and interestingly, on Oliver and trying to keep him from falling back into this dark hole he's been in the past."The showrunner also confirmed that Felicity will not become Oracle, although she will eventually get a really cool codename."She is not Oracle," Mericle asserted. "We are going to give her a very fun, cool name in a future episode. It's going to be fun. We definitely want to give her a codename. It's been a long time coming, but no, she's not going to be Oracle."Read more: http://www.latinpost.com/articles/110941/20160125/arrow-season-4-midseason-premiere-recap-and-episode-11-spoilers-ep-opens-up-about-felicitys-paralysis-video.htm
For further details, here’s the synopsis of the episode – titled “Unchained” – courtesy of the network:
ROY HARPER RETURNS; NYSSA MAKES HER MOVE — The team faces off against a formidable villain nicknamed The Calculator (guest star Tom Amandes). Meanwhile, Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) makes her move and Roy Harper (guest star Colton Haynes) returns to Star City. Kevin Fair directed the episode written by Speed Weed & Beth Schwartz.
CBS and Time Warner are taking steps that could allow them to extricate their CW network from Netflix's grasp.The companies are working to create a standalone streaming service for the CW, which they own jointly, according to Bloomberg's Lucas Shaw. Today, Netflix streams past seasons of CW shows and Hulu streams current ones, but that could change as the contracts wind down.The service could be priced at $2 to $4 a month and would offer a "live feed" of shows as well as on-demand watching, according to Bloomberg. Popular CW shows include Arrow, Jane the Virgin, and The Flash.
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