After a second season dedicated to lingering drama from the island, Arrow launches Season 3 tomorrow night with a brand new mission, a new villain, and newly promoted fighters. Spoilers ahead!
Here’s the logline on “The Calm” (as in before the storm, I assume) — With crime in Starling City at an all-time low thanks to the Arrow and his team, Oliver thinks he can finally balance being both the Arrow and Oliver Queen and asks Felicity out on a date. However, when a new villain (guest star Peter Stormare) emerges, who has claimed the name Vertigo from the recently deceased Count, Oliver is caught off-guard and someone close to him is hurt. Oliver and a newly suited up Roy take on the Count. Meanwhile, Diggle becomes a father, Lance is promoted to Captain, Laurel joins Arrow’s inner circle and Felicity gets a part-time job at a tech store to make ends meet. Also, Oliver fights to regain his company, Queen Consolidated, but comes up against a very worthy opponent – the charming Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh). Glen Winter directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim & Jake Coburn.
And here are a handful of sneak peeks to get you ready! Note: The CW are MASTERS of promo deception, so take everything here with the appropriate grain/boulder of salt. Enjoy!
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