Emily Bett Rickards Wants Tommy Merlyn To Return To Arrow


Ever since Tommy Merlyn was killed off way back in season 1’s finale, the producers of Arrow have thought of crafty ways for Colin Donnell to reprise his role. For the most part, those consisted of flashbacks and hallucinations, but last fall’s Crisis on Earth-X crossover saw the Nazi-ridden alternate universe’s version of Prometheus be unmasked as Tommy’s doppelganger, which had to come as a shock to a fair percentage of viewers.

But what may have been the slickest way of bringing him back was witnessed a few weeks ago when he crashed Oliver Queen’s trial in full Green Arrow regalia. Of course, speculation ran rampant as to how this was even possible up until the point of airing, but it was ultimately revealed that Christopher Chance AKA the Human Target had assumed Tommy’s likeness in order to do the Emerald Archer a solid.

Shockingly realistic rubber masks notwithstanding, stalwart actress Emily Bett Rickards is keeping her fingers crossed hoping that her character of Felicity Smoak can somehow continue sharing the screen with Tommy. Here’s what she had to say when recently speaking with Cinema Blend regarding the topic:

“Colin Donnell’s always the number 1! I’m always just like, ‘More Colin!’ all the time. We spent our first season together like newbies on the block… Just having him back is such a joy.”

Personally, I’d like to see Donnell play another variation on Tommy – preferably from another Earth – if he does indeed have the time to book a return trip to Star City. Granted, he doesn’t have to again go an extreme like he did with Prometheus-X, but it’d be nice to see something different. Plus, it’d give him a chance to flex his acting muscles.

But even if this doesn’t come to fruition within the next year, viewers can still look forward to seeing more of Colton Haynes as Roy Harper, who’s rejoining the principal cast. Hey, that seems like as good of a bonus as any.

Arrow returns for its seventh season on Monday nights this fall on The CW.

Source: Cinema Blend