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 a few weeks back.
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 happening at some point, but that doesn’t make the parameters of his comeback any less shocking. If we’re to go by the trailer for next week’s episode (seen at the top), it’ll be he who shows up in court to deflect suspicion from Oliver.
Taking all that into account, it allows for some sense to be made of the following video Donnell posted on Twitter. In it, we see him assuming Stephen Amell’s seat while lounging in the full Green Arrow costume. Check it out!
— COLIN DONNELL (@colindonnell) April 26, 2018
Right now, I’m just trying to wrap my head around how any of this is possible. If you’ll recall, Tommy died in season 1’s finale and has returned via flashbacks and hallucinations in the time since. In fact, his doppelganger was revealed to be Earth-X’s version of Prometheus during last fall’s crossover, so that forces me to wonder if this is yet another double from somewhere in the multiverse.
For more on “Docket No. 11-19-41-73,” be sure to check out the official synopsis below:
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.