Colin Donnell once again returns to “Arrow” after his character died in the season 1 finale in the upcoming second episode of the third season, “Sara.” On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the CW released an official description for the episode written by Jake Coburn & Keto Shimizu and directed by Wendey Stanzler.
When “Arrow” killed off Tommy in the first season, it was heartbreaking, and this isn’t a show that can easily bring back characters once they’ve died. Yes, there are flashbacks and there are always hallucinations, but you can’t count on it. Fortunately, it’s been no secret that Tommy is going to be seen in the Hong Kong flashbacks in season 3, but now the synopsis for the episode reveals that he’s apparently a target – but is he a target because Amanda is testing him or for some other reason?
Meanwhile, in the present, there’s another archer in Starling City (and it’s not like Starling has the best reputation with other archers), and this where Komodo comes in. Then there’s the missing Thea, and we can’t help but wonder how long it will take them to discover that she left town with Malcolm Merlyn of all people – and what will happen when they do. Then there’s of course the matter of the episode’s title, “Sara,” and just what secret Laurel is going to be keeping about her sister from her father. Anyone else worried about Sara? As for good news? At least the Arrow is still in good standing with Lance since he calls him in about the new archer?
Here’s the official description of episode 302, “Sara”: “COLIN DONNELL RETURNS AS TOMMY MERLYN IN A FLASHBACK; MATT WARD GUEST STARS AS SIMON LACROIX, AKA KOMODO — Lance (Paul Blackthorne) calls the Arrow (Stephen Amell) when another archer appears in town and starts skewering businessmen. Diggle (David Ramsey) uses A.R.G.U.S. to find the archer’s identity; he is a man named Simon Lacroix (guest star Matt Ward), who goes by the codename Komodo. However, the team hits a rough patch with the mission and gets help from a surprising source – Laurel (Katie Cassidy). Meanwhile, Oliver begins to worry that he hasn’t heard from Thea (Willa Holland), which forces Roy (Colton Haynes) to tell him the truth about why she left town. Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) pursues Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards). In the flashback, Maseo (guest star Karl Yune) tells Oliver that Amanda Waller has ordered his first kill. As Oliver looks down the scope of the rifle, he sees the target is his best friend, Tommy (guest star Colin Donnell). Despite her promise to her sister, Laurel debates sharing a secret about Sara (Caity Lotz) with Lance.”
“Arrow” season 3 airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW. What are you hoping to see in this episode?