Among the many things the current season of Arrow has going for it, the elder series in The CW’s DC TV universe can lay claim to bringing back a number of fan favorites in recent memory. Already, we’ve been witness to some unforgettable returns made by Manu Bennett’s Deathstroke and Colton Haynes’ Roy Harper (who’ll be rejoining the principal cast next year), with even Josh Segarra reprising his role of Prometheus as part of Oliver Queen’s Vertigo-induced hallucination in last night’s episode!
Well, it looks like the producers aren’t through pulling out all the stops because, believe it or not, Colin Donnell will soon be returning as Tommy Merlyn. I mean, we knew it was coming at some point, but now we know exactly when to expect him: May 3rd.
Since his unfortunate demise at the end of season 1, Tommy has popped up here and there as either a hallucination or via flashback scenes. Actually, he did turn out to be the Prometheus of Earth-X during last fall’s mega crossover event, but that guy was a different beast entirely. Still, we can’t help but wonder how this instance will play out.
Aside from this knowledge, the official synopsis for the excitingly titled “Docket No. 11-19-41-73” doesn’t reveal all that much, as has been the case for recent descriptions pertaining to this series:
COLIN DONNELL GUEST STARS — The pressure mounts for Oliver (Stephen Amell) who begins to wonder if he will lose everything in his battle to save Star City. A familiar face returns. Andi Armaganian directed the episode with teleplay by Ubah Mohamed & Tyron B. Carter and story by Marc Guggenheim (#621). Original airdate 5/3/2018.
Arrow airs on Thursday nights on The CW.