The CW has released the first batch of images from Wednesday’s episode of Arrow, and they feature a meeting between Felicity Smoak and her father, The Calculator (his true name has yet to be revealed). Making his debut in this week’s instalment of the DC Comics adaptation, it was revealed that he had plans to destroy Star City and appears to be just as unaware about Felicity’s secret life as she is about his.
Fans of Arrow have been speculating for a while that he would be revealed as Felicity’s father, so the twist didn’t have a huge impact, but it certainly still opens the door to some new storytelling possibilities.
For more information on what to expect from the episode – titled “Sins of the Father” – here’s the synopsis courtesy of the network:
Oliver (Stephen Amell) receives an offer from Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) that is hard to refuse. Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) continues to battle the blood lust, Malcolm (John Barrowman) steps in to help his daughter, and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) has a heart to heart talk with Nyssa. Gordon Verheul directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Keto Shimizu.
Also in the gallery above are some very intriguing shots of Nyssa al Ghul squaring off with Malcom Merlyn for control of the League of Assassins. Will the Green Arrow take out the new Ra’s al Ghul in order to save his sister? That remains to be seen, but for a first look at footage from this episode of Arrow, be sure to click right here.