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CW's Arrow Returns Tonight With Firefly & The Dark Archer

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:42

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5063:]]Tonight will see the return of Arrow to the CW after taking it's mid-season break.

The new episode, "Burned," will feature the debut of a new DC Comics character, Firefly, as well as the return of John Barrowman's recently revealed alter-ego, the Dark Archer, Malcolm Merlyn.

Arrow executive producer and writer, Alan Kriesberg, offers to CBR about Firefly in the episode, "We thought it was interesting for him [Oliver Queen] to go up against a villain who himself was 'damaged' and did not get over it. There's sort of a dark mirror aspect to the hero and the villain. So after we came up with that hook, we went to the DC sandbox and said, 'Oh, we could use Firefly.'" 

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5064:]]And regarding the Dark Archer, Kriesberg says, "His [Oliver Queen] experiences both fighting the Dark Archer and then all the new stuff that will crop up over the course of this season make him have to look at his role as a vigilante. He'll have to become a hero in very different terms. What you'll see as the season progresses is less of a focus on the list and more of a drive to stop the Dark Archer and also to really fulfill the promise of what it means to be a hero beyond the narrow scope of the list provided by his father."

Tune in tonight at 8pm ET on the CW for "Arrow."

Episode Synopsis:

LIVER HANGS UP HIS HOOD — Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) confidence is shaken after being beaten by the Dark Archer and he takes a break from being Arrow. However, when Laurel (Katie Cassidy) calls Arrow for help investigating a firefighter’s suspicious death, he reluctantly agrees but his hesitance while fighting almost costs him his life. Meanwhile, Tommy (Colin Donnell) throws a benefit for the firefighters and Thea (Willa Holland) tries to lift Moira (Susanna Thompson) out of her depressive state. Eagle Egilsson directed the episode written by Moira Kirland & Ben Sokolowski (#110). Wednesdays 8PM/7c on The CW