The CW has released the first images from next week’s episode of Arrow, and in them we finally get to meet the villainous Konstantin Kovar. Played by action movie legend Dolph Lundgren, he’s the reason Oliver Queen has travelled to Russia and joined the Bratva in this year’s flashbacks (which are set to be the last, but are also the best we’ve seen in some time).
Things don’t look too good for Oliver in the gallery above, but it’s going to be just as bad in the present as he and the rest of Team Arrow end up squaring off with mysterious baddie, Prometheus. For more on what to expect from this episode of Arrow – titled “So It Begins” – here’s the official synopsis:
When Prometheus ups his killing spree, Oliver (Stephen Amell) searches for connections between the victims. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Curtis (Echo Kellum) discover the victims have a mysterious link to Oliver’s past and this new secret could upend his new team. Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) has a heart-to-heart with Lance (Paul Blackthorne), and Felicity considers telling Malone (guest star Tyler Ritter) the truth about her work. John Behring directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Brian Ford Sullivan.
After a weak third season and a very disappointing fourth year, Arrow is back on top form and delivering quality episode after quality episode. That was definitely the case this week as well, as Green Arrow hired the Human Target and put an end to Tobias Church’s reign of terror in Star City (though Prometheus ensured his end was a permanent one).
We still have no clue who the villainous new archer is, but this next episode of Arrow will hopefully shed some light on that when it airs next Wednesday.