Looking Ahead in the Arrow Universe

The Flash and Arrow returned to CW this week with their mid-season premieres. On Tuesday we saw The Flash face off in a chilly encounter with an old enemy, and on Wednesday we encountered Team Arrow dealing with the loss of Oliver Queen and a new villain “Brick” taking over Starling City.

So what’s next? Arrow ep. 11 “Midnight City” is set to be part 2 in a trilogy featuring Vinnie Jones as Danny “Brick” Brickwell. Starling City must now deal with a villain who has released a large percentage of criminals back into the streets to do his bidding. Laurel (Katie Cassidy) suits up as Black Canary, but the question will be, “Is she ready to be a superhero?” Comments from show-runners imply that she will give it a valiant effort, but she is clearly not Sara (Caity Lotz). Meanwhile, Ray Palmer will team up with the police in an attempt to deal with the growing threat of Brick and his crew. Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) is ready to go on the run from the League of Assassins with Thea (Willa Holland).

Watch the extended Arrow “Midnight City” preview below.

Arrow ep. 12 “Uprising” is part 3 in the “Brick” story trilogy. The fight against the villain continues, and the official synopsis from CW reflects an Oliver Queen still absent from Starling City. Team Arrow is getting desperate and considers an offer from Malcolm Merlyn to assist in taking down the hard baddie. But the most interesting part of the episode is a look into Merlyn’s past. Once a loving family man, now a trained assassin, we realize he has a story to tell, much as Oliver did. “Uprising” is set to explore how this transition occurred.

And finally, CW has released a synopsis for ep. 13 of Arrow, titled “Canaries.” Major spoiler here – Looks like we will see Oliver returning to Starling City by this time. However, the Starling City and team he left behind are not necessarily the same he returns to. They’ve dealt with a crisis without him, surviving a crucible, and coming out the other end knowing of their capabilities without their leader. The episode also promises the return of the hallucinatory drug Vertigo, which is given in its full force to Laurel, who then must face her worst fear – her own sister. Thus, we see Canary vs. Black Canary. Who will come out on top?

There is a lot to look forward to in the back half of season 3 of Arrow. Keep watching CW on Wednesdays at 8/7c for more!

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