Season four of Arrow has taken things in a very unexpected direction by making Malcolm Merlyn the primary antagonist, the same role he played in the show’s first season. Having the Dark Archer buddy up with Oliver after everything he’s done never quite rang true, so it’s actually been pretty good to see him go back down this villainous route.
However, proving that he shouldn’t be underestimated is Damien Darhk, and as you can see in the gallery above, he’s looking to get out from behind bars in order to resume his own plan. He’ll actually be getting some help from Malcolm this time around though, who’s clearly realized that taking down Green Arrow will be much easier with an ally as powerful as Darhk.
For more details on what to expect from “Eleven-Fifty-Nine,” here’s the official synopsis:
Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) learn that Merlyn (John Barrowman) is going to try to break Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) out of prison. Meanwhile, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) gets a surprising offer and Felicity (Emily Brett Rickards) has a heart-to-heart talk with Curtis (guest star Echo Kellum). Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Keto Shimizu.
So, there are still no clues as to which character is in that grave, but with these two bad guys about to team-up, Arrow may shed some light on that soon enough.